By Debbie Mageed, Truly Grateful, Lighthearted Leaves, Easel Card, Thanksgiving, Holiday, Stampin Up


I’m Truly Grateful that you stopped by!! This card was a real creative challenge from beginning to end but I thought I would share it with you anyway. It’s possible to complete a card that doesn’t go together quite as easily as you’d wish. I’m sure that you have had that problem once in a great while, right? That’s the fun of creating! 🙂

Inspired by a recent purchase of the Leaf Quilt Die from Gina Marie Designs, I really wanted to make it rustic with the Wood Textures DSP (can’t use this paper enough!). Paper piecing has not been one of my most creative success stories, because of how each piece has to be glued/taped down. I wanted to try it on Peel & Stick Craft Foam to make that process easier and less messy. The easel part of this card came when I  scored the card base cardstock in the wrong spot once I realized that the card was too big for 8″x11″ cardstock after completing the card front, therefore not allowing the card to stand correctly. An easel card was my solution, but what would you have done?


It’s All in the Details
  • I described the mishaps of this card so this part is just the assembly.
    • Card base: 12″ x 5″ and scored at 2 7/8″ and 5 3/4″
    • Card front: 6 1/4″ x 5″
    • Dark wood background layer: 4 5/8″ x 5 7/8″ (2)
    • Light wood background layer: 4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ (2)
  • I cut black Peel & Stick craft foam to a smidge less than the 4″ square of the Leaf Quilt Die. Cutting the die with two patterns of the Wood Textures DSP and the Old Olive Ombre pattern from the Color Theory DSP, I began the really easy process of putting the focal piece together.
  • The focal image was adhered to the background layers, then I made a bow with the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon and wrapped and adhered it to the back ground layers.
  • The sentiment from Truly Grateful stamp set was inked up with Early Espresso and stamped onto the light wood DSP. It was cropped out with the Oval Punch and then layered onto the dark wood DSP that was cropped with the small Lots of Layers Framelits.
  • Finishing Touch was cutting the leaves from Stylish Stems for the sentiment area.
  • I adhered the two DSP layers together, then cut the Lots of Layers Framelit with both the Wood Textures DSP and Peel & Stick craft foam.
  • The leaves were cut from the Old Olive crackle DSP pattern.
  • The Blessings from Gina Marie Designs was cut from the dark wood DSP.
  • The sentiment from Lighthearted Leaves stamp set was inked with Early Espresso.
  • Because the card front is longer than 12″ cardstock, scoring at 6 1/4″ will keep the easel card looking right. I adhered the card front to the card base by laying it on top of the card base with adhesive on the last flap on the easel front.
  • Whew – done! This card isn’t perfect but I do like the results. As my sister Katy says, if you want a perfect card, go to Hallmark. LOL
Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Truly Grateful, Lighthearted Leaves
  • Paper: Wood Textures DSP, Color Theory DSP, Old Olive 12″x12″ Cardstock
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • SU Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits, Stylish Stems Thinlits, Small Oval Punch, non-SU: Gina Marie Designs Leaf Quilt Die, Blessings Word Die, Peel & Stick Black Craft Foam
  • Finishing Touch: Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon



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DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

Truly Grateful Clear Stamp Set

Truly Grateful Clear Stamp Set

Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set

Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set

Old Olive 12" X 12" Card Stock

Old Olive 12″ X 12″ Card Stock

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Small Oval Punch

Small Oval Punch

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