Diamond Easel Card for Mother’s Day

Check out this beautiful Diamond Easel Card!  Before being required to shelter-in-place, our community craft club held its monthly meeting.  At the meeting a member of the Playtime with Paper team, Beneta, led the class in making the card design.  I choose a Mother’s Day sentiment and will be sending the card to my mother.  For our cards, the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and coordinating Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper combine to create this beautiful fancy fun fold card. 

Diamond Easel Card

For full details on creating a Diamond Easel Card be sure to check out Susan Levasseur’s post at this link: www.wownolacreations.com. In addition to  products and sizes required for the card, Susan has a step-by-step video you can follow.  Note: Stampin’ Blends can be used in place of the watercolor pencils and Stampin’ Write Markers. 

Making the Diamond Easel Card was a huge success at the craft club meeting.  A big “Thank You” to Beneta for leading the club in creating the card!

I can’t wait to try making the card again using another of the Stampin’ Up! bundles and coordinating papers.  Be sure to notice that the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is discounted on the Last-Chance Product List.  It is available while supplies last or thru June 2.  Grab it before it’s gone!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

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April 3D Tutorial & Blog Hop

It’s a new month and to kick it off, we have the April 3D Tutorial Bundle!  In addition to the April 3D Tutorial Bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop.  We’re each sharing a project created to coordinate with our tutorial project.  The theme for this month is Mother’s Day and more Spring Celebrations.  

Remember, the projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, you’ll receive both Imperial and Metric project measurements.

Here’s a Sneak Peek of the April 3D projects…

You’re going to love the projects featured in this month’s tutorial! 

The card to coordinate with my 3D project is for Mother’s Day but the sentiment can easily be changed to use for a variety of occasions.  Be sure to scroll below the card photo for card details and the Design Sketch.

The card design utilizes the sketch below:Card Details:
  • To create the card base, cut a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Seaside Spray cardstock and score/fold at 5-1/2″.
  • Next, make the second layer using a piece of 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock.  With the “splotch” stamp from the Delightful Day stamp set and Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ pad, stamp a background on the Whisper White cardstock.  TIP: stamp off once before stamping onto the cardstock to create a light background. 
  • After stamping the background, emboss the second layer using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. 
  • With the large Stitched Shapes circle die, cut the Seaside Spray gingham print from the 6″ x 6″ In-Color Designer Series Paper.  Referring to the design sketch, cut the right side portion of the circle and attach to the Whisper White cardstock layer.  Add to card base.
  • Using the Daisy Lane stamp set & Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp six medium daisies onto Whisper White cardstock.  With coordinating Daisy Punch, cut the daisies.  Then, layer two daisies together, adhering at the center with mini glue dots.
  • Cut four leaves from Old Olive cardstock using the Lovely Leaves Dies.  Optional: sponge the edge of the leaves with Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad ink.
  • Next, add leaves to daisies with mini-glue dots and attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For an added touch, cut 2″-3″ strips of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tuck among daisies using adhesive.
  • Using the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment in the Dressed to Impress Stamp Set, to stamp sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut into a banner shape using the Merry Christmas Dies.  Sponge along the edge of the banner with the Seaside Spray ink. Then, add the banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • To complete the card front, add a Clear Faceted Gem to the center of each daisy.
The Mother’s Day card along with the 3D project was lots of fun to create.  Utilizing a Design Sketch when making a card is also a fun challenge.
Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and April 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase the April 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check back again for more project ideas. Please stay healthy…

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Beautiful Promenade Mother’s Day Card

Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, I am sharing the Beautiful Promenade Mother’s Day Card from the latest card class.  For months, I have been wanting to make a recessed panel diagonal card.  With a recessed panel card, the designer series paper for the panel becomes a focal point.  The beautiful Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (DSP) and it’s photo quality is perfect.  The coordinating Beautiful Promenade Bundle offered the necessary pieces to highlight the sentiment and the DSP panel. The April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit contained the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment.  However, there are several stamp sets in the current catalogs that offer the sentiment.  Or you can stamp your desired sentiment.  

Beautiful Promenade Recessed Panel card

Also, don’t forget to embellish the envelope.  On the front, stamp the flower used on the the card on one of the lower corners.  And for a special added touch, cut an envelope liner using the Beautiful Layers envelope die. 

Project materials are listed at the end of this post.  

Card Details:

When cutting the diagonal on the Whisper White cardstock panel,  I did not measure.   I first made a diagonal cut to create the top.  Then on the bottom portion of the piece cut another diagonal.  The diagonal edges that line the Pretty Promenade DSP, are edged with strips of Blushing Bride cardstock.  

  1. Create card base using Thick Whisper White (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ and fold on score line).
  2. For the diagonal piece, a Whisper White cardstock layer is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (same size as card front).
  3. A 3″ x 6″ piece of Pretty Promenade DSP is placed diagonally across card base before adding the Whisper White diagonally cut panels.  Determine layout of the pieces on the card base before using adhesive to permanently attach.  Trim the excess DSP after adhering to card base.  
  4. On scraps of Whisper White, stamp the flower from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set using Blushing Bride Classic Ink Pad.  Cut using coordinating die.  Apply Clear Wink of Stella to flower.
  5. Stamp desired sentiment using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Use 1-3/4″ circle punch to cut.  Layer onto a 2″ circle of Blushing Bride cardstock.  Embellish with Petal Pink Rhinestone Gem.
  6. Stamp leaves on Mossy Meadow cardstock and Whisper White cardstock using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad.  Cut using coordinating dies.  Also cut vellum leaves.  Layer leaves behind the flower using mini glue dots to attach.  

To all the mom’s – Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting…

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