Berry Harvest Easel Card for the Pals Blog Hop

Berry Harvest Easel Card by Secrets To Stamping

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

Hi, Stampers!

This month, the theme is The Color Purple. We hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. Do you have a favorite purple in the Stampin’ Up! Color Family? My favorite is Fresh Freesia, so I was very happy that it wasn’t retired this year! Then, I decided to use it with a couple of other purples to color the wonderful Berry Harvest background stamp. Although the photographs don’t show the Orchid Oasis well, these two colors are wonderful together!

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, this card started with making an easel card base – 11″ x 4-1/4″ cardstock scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2.” If you haven’t made an easel card before, here is a great tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to try.
  • After that, I cut Glorious Gingham designer paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and, using a Blending Brush, sponged Fresh Freesia ink over the entire piece.

And now, the fun part!

  • Then, the fun began by stamping the Berry Harvest background stamp with Memento Ink and colored all of the berries and leaves with Stampin’ Blends (colors listed below). Once that was completed, I cut it out with the second largest Deckled Rectangle Die and layered it onto Orchid Oasis cardstock. This panel was then layered onto a panel of Fresh Freesia cardstock, cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4.”
  • Once that was done, I stamped the “happiest birthday” sentiment from So Refreshing stamp set in Orchid Oasis ink, cropped it out with the Deckled Circle die, and layered it onto Orchid Oasis cardstock, cut to the next size. Then, I popped the sentiment up that layer.
  • Since the front panel was still a little sparse, I cut another piece of Orchid Oasis cardstock and dry embossed it with the Cane Weave embossing folder. I tied a small piece of the Fresh Freesia ribbon and secured it to the back before gluing it to the colored panel. Then, I decided to use the Decorative Circle Punch to break up all of the Orchid Oasis by punching a circle with Fresh Freesia cardstock, tucking it under the ribbon.
  • The last touch for the front of the easel was taking a little scrap of Fresh Freesia Ribbon and tying it in a knot. So, am I the only one who feels that bows are too much for cards now?

Then, on the inside…

  • So, the inside started with a panel of white and Orchid Oasis cardstock.
  • After that, I stamped the sentiment from Sweet Citrus stamp set in Orchid Oasis.
  • Then, I used the Elegant Borders die to cut Orchid Oasis cardstock for the little stop for the easel. Once I figured out where to place it, I could have stamped the sentiment a bit higher in that area, but I’m happy with the way it looks anyway.
  • Finally, a little bling with some Iridescent Pearls rounded out the card.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month (second Wednesday), when our theme will be Home for the Holidays.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  7. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<< YOU ARE HERE!
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

  1. Allsorts
  2. 613 Avenue Create
  3. A Place To Start
  4. Crafty Catz
  5. Die Cut Divas
  6. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
  7. Happy Little Stampers Birthday
  8. Krafty Chicks 
  9. NBUS (first time to use Berry Harvest stamp set)
  10. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
  11. A Perfect Time to Craft
  12. We Love Stamping

I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

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If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
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  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 8 sparkly and dazzling Christmas cards—4 each of 2 designs—and eight coordinating envelopes.
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  • A bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Beautiful Christmas-themed pre-cut pieces

Finished folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

Product List

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Noah’s train track building is getting quite elaborate! Maybe engineering is in his future?


21 thoughts on “Berry Harvest Easel Card for the Pals Blog Hop”

  1. Love all that purple Debbie!! That lace piece that you used to hold your card up is just brilliant too!💜💜

  2. A lovely card Debbie – such a wonderful stamp you have used for the background
    Thank you for sharing this with us at We Love Stamping
    Maxine WLS DT

  3. A gorgeous card with a very elegant design. The colour combo is fantastic and the colouring is perfect. And the texture on the cardstock is a great addition. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  4. A beautifully done easel card with a great choice of colors and love that lacy border! And oh how I miss having a toy train out! Love how focused Noah is while fixing the track!! So cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week!

  5. Just beautiful Thanks for sharing over at 613 Avenue Create this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine DT

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