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Easel cards: part 2

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Card, Design Ideas, stampin up, Techniques | 3 comments

As promised here are the second group of easy Easel cards.

I really do Love the Jars of Love and the versatility of the stamp set and matching dies. The process for making these cards is the same as Tuesday cards, just different designer papers and stamped images.

These cards are just so darn cute, I think my grand children will make them the next time a visit is in store.  These cards are so easy to put together. With a little stamping and some designer paper they look awesome.  I hope you will try your hand.  check out Tuesday’s post for measurements and details.  Click here to check it out now.

Lightening bugs, as we called them in Indiana, were plentiful during the hot muggy summer months.  We spent many a summer’s night with jars in hand trying to catch those elusive little buggers.  We always had a few by the end of the evening but not enough to serve a night lights.

Wouldn’t these cute fairies make a fun tooth envelope for the tooth fairy to grab from under a pillow.  She just drops the Pixie Dust wherever she goes.

I think a jar stamped full of cherries or apples could have the tree sitting fairy sitting on top for a fun card to accompany a homemade pie or tart.  Wow I’m hungry now!  This fairy set is so incredibly cute, love it!!

Here are the images of the Tree Fairy, she is precious.

make me a pie please

Make me a pie please

Here are a couple more close ups and I’m off to fix my lunch or more like “linner” since it is after 2:00 pm.

Envelopes to match add such a fun touch.  You will find it so easy to do, but such bang for your buck!  Make a card and mail it, don’t horde them for a rainy day, when you can be spreading sunshine.

I welcome your questions or comments... leave them HERE.

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love




Fall Forward

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in stampin up, Techniques | 7 comments

fall forward


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have been actively ordering from the 2016 Holiday Catalog – before it opens to customers on September 1. We are excited to share some of our new goodies with you today! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on the Fall months – Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

As we travel through life, new people come in and out.  Each acquaintance bring with them a blessing or lesson for us.  Take heed and pay attention to all the seasons of your life and the people that share that season with you.

As each of you are part of my journey, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you.  Whether you are just passing through or you become a forever friend, thank you for being you!

Forever friends

Forever friends

I combined the Leaflet Framelets, Beautiful Branches Thinlets, Vintage Leaves, Paisleys & Posies stamp sets and the Woodland embossing folder  for this first card.

First pick out the colors for your layers, mine are Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  I cut all the layers pieces 5 1/4 by 4 inches.  Next run the top layer through the embossing folder and sponge Whisper White ink for highlights.

To die cut the leaf, stack two of the layer pieces on top of each other, place leaf die in center and run through the big shot.

This will allow the top piece to be cut, while second piece will have an indentation of the leaf.  Put the next layer piece under the indentation layer, fit the die into the groove of the indentation now run though big shot again.  By doing it this way you are assured all the cuts are exactly in the same place on each layer.

Next step depends of the final outcome you desire.  On this card I cut the two brown layers in half and discarded the lower half.  Next I adhered each layer on top of one another with about  1/8″of each layer showing.

glue together over lapping as you go

glue together over lapping as you go

The Maple leaf was stamped using Pool Party on vellum. Let it completely dry and then adhere behind all the layers.

For a cute accent, I used the Small Leaf Die from Beautiful Branches (only available until August 31st so order today!!!) and tied with linen thread.  The sentiment is from Paisleys & Posies.  It needed to standout so I stamped in Early Espresso, fussy cut, then added the layers to match.

Ok, this card uses the same layering technique but different take.

I believe in you!

I believe in you!

This time I used 6 layers of colors for a truly Autumn card.

First I stamped the Thoughtful Branches leaf on the front of the Garden Green card stock piece which would become the front of the finished card.  The Gorgeous Grunge spots seemed to add just the right touch.  Crumb Cake spots on the white card base and Versamark for the green tone on tone.

Each layer was cut with the leaf framelet using the technique described above. Next I cut each layer piece in half diagonally, making sure to line them up perfectly. (if they don’t line up you can always trim off any pesky edges.)

The Believe (from the Light Hearted Leaves-retired) was stamped in Tangerine Tango.  To insure it was stamped in the correct location, I cut a piece of card stock the size of the word “Believe” .  I lined up  the layered pieces as they would be on the finished card. Placed the piece I had just cut that matched “Believe” inside the cut out leaf layers. Lightly traced the  cut piece with a pencil,  moved the layered pieces aside, stamped the sentiment, erased the pencil marks, replaced and adhered the layers to the card front.  Easy peezy.

The inside sentiment is from Thoughtful Branches- “Take It One Step At A Time, Our Hearts and Thoughts Are With You.”  The leaf cutouts made a perfect back drop.

Such fun cards with a new technique for me.  Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

I welcome your questions or comments... leave them HERE.

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love







  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Imogene Thomas at
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Louise Sharp at Louise
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

Set Em UP with Love

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Techniques | 0 comments

Easel cards are so easy to Set UP for a daily reminder of a loved one who thinks of you.  So use these examples to SET Em Up yourself.  For example…

My grand daughter left for college a couple of weeks ago.  We are all going to miss seeing her, but most of all her Mother is going to miss that happy smile and gracious hug every day.

So, I reminded her that as she will be in a whole new place with lots of new people her mind will be distracted however every-time her mother walks past her room she will be a little sad.  So write your Mother or send her a card.

We all enjoy mail!!  To make it easier I made her a few cards-family, friends, anyone will be thrilled to receive a card from her.

The Jars of Love and Fairy Celebration have so many wonderful images the cards almost made themselves. The Sentiments complimented the images for a set of versatile cards.

I will display two of the cards today and two more on Thursday.

Love Pinks

Love Pinks

Something Fishy

Something Fishy

The Decorative Label punch gave the sentiment a highlighted spot.  The matching fishy die and small heart punch helped the easel stamp upright (with a little help from a dimensional of course).  The flap length is twice the height of the card (for example if note card is used the size is 3 1/2 x 5 so cut flap 7″ long and 2 1/2 wide).  Score in half and one side score and fold in half again.  Add designer paper to card front and bottom flap section.  Stamp the label and adhere to the left side of card front- this will also help with positioning of the flap -eyeball to make sure both fit properly before gluing down.

Next adhere the unfolded side of the flap to right side of card front.  Stamp and Die cut the jar.  Stamp desired image to inside of the jar and add to bottom flap with dimensionals for depth.  Use your imagination perhaps you want witches, pumpkins, ornaments, birthday hats any stamp will do!

The cards open so there is plenty of room to write a note yet they fold flat to fit easily into a cute matching envelope.  Here are some close ups of the cards closed, open and with the envelope. HINT:  be sure you hold the flap down when you stamp, as it is easy to get smudges.

These cards are easy to make and fun to receive.  Try your hand at spreading the love.

I welcome your questions or comments... leave them HERE.

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love




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