Friday, 1 May 2020

Fun Fold Friday #13 - Pretty Magnolia Easel Card complete with box

Hi Everyone,

Today I have made an easel card and decorated it with beautiful magnolia flowers and made it into a wedding card.  In my sample for the blog I have used the lovely Pressed Petals designer series paper and in the video (link below), I have used the equally lovely Perennial Essence designer series paper. Let me show you how I made it and the box to put it in.

Check out the video on my YouTube channel


For the card:

1 piece of 6" x 12"  and 1 piece of 5" x 5" card stock
1 sheet of A4 whisper white card stock for the flowers and the sentiment layers on both card and box
1/4 sheet of silver foil card for the frame on the card and the mat on the box
Scraps of card stock for the small flowers and the sentiment mat
Magnolia memory dies
Forever blossoms stamp set
Heirloom frames and embossing folders
Stitched so sweetly dies
Small blooms punch
Thoughtful blooms stamp set
Ink to match the card stock
Scraps of so saffron card stock for the flower centres
Scraps of old olive card stock for the leaves
1 piece of dsp 5 7/8" square, 1 piece 5 7/8" x 2 7/8"
1 piece of contrasting dsp 4 7/8" square
Multipurpose adhesive
Flat back pearls (small and large)
Bone Folder
Simply Scored
Flower shaping tool if you have one (anything with a round end will do).

For the box:

1 piece of card stock 8 1/4" square
1 piece of card stock 7 13/16" square
Piece of ribbon to go around the box
Tear and Tape
To small flowers in same colour as the box
2 small flat back pearls


On the long side, score the 6" x 12" piece of card at 3" and 6" and fold and burnish to make the easel base.

Adhere the 5 7/8" square dsp to the card base, the 2 7/8" strip to the front of the triangle piece that the card front will lean against (see picture).  Adhere the contrasting dsp to the 5" square piece of card stock and then add glue to the bottom half of this and attach to the card front so that it stands up like a board on an easel.

Die cut a frame using the heirloom dies in silver foil, I have used the rectangle on this sample and the oval on the video to showcase the two different styles. Then emboss the frame using the matching heirloom embossing folder.

Die cut a large rectangle in whisper white which will be glued to the back of the frame with the sentiment stamped on it so it just needs to be large enough to cover the aperture in the middle of the frame (about 3" x 2"). Stamp a sentiment on this piece and then glue to the back of the silver frame. Then adhere this to the centre top of the 5" square piece which is standing up.

Cut a 3" x 2" scalloped rectangle in card stock to match the base and a slightly smaller one in whisper white for the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment and then layer the two together and add them to the card base with dimensionals to act as a stop for the card front when it stands up.

For each large magnolia flower, die cut two of each of the petal shapes in whisper white and then the larger spiky centre piece in so saffron.  Shape each of  the petals with your bone folder (like curling ribbon) and then layer them up off setting the petals to make a nice shape.  Us the two larger ones, then the medium ones and then the smaller ones, this will give a nice full looking flower.  Add the spiky so saffron piece to the centre of the flower with a dimensional. Add one of the larger flat back pearls to the centre of each flower.

Die cut two sets of leaves for the large magnolias in old olive card stock. Adhere two leaves to the back of each magnolia with adhesive and then arrange on the card front on opposite sides of the silver frame.

Stamp 12 of the flowers from the Thoughtful blooms on the matching card stock and then punch them out with the small blooms punch.  To give these flowers some shape, rub the flower making ball tool over each petal in turn in a circular motion.  This will make the edges of the petals stand up and makes a nice flower shape.  Adhere them together in twos and put a small flatback pearl in the centre of each one.  Add four of the completed flowers to the card front next to the magnolias using a dimensional on the back.

To make the box - put the 7 13/16" piece of card in the simply scored and score at 3/4" on all four sides. Then put the larger piece in and score at 1" on all four sides.

Release the tab at each corner on both the lid and the base and notch them on both sides.  Add glue and make up the base and the lid in the usual way by bringing the tab to the inside of the adjoining edge and securing.

Put the card inside the box and put the lid on top.  Put the ribbon around the box so that the two overlapping cut ends are on the top and stick them together using tear and tape (not too tight, it needs to slide on and off the box).  

Die cut a scalloped rectangle from the silver foil and a smaller one from whisper white.  Stamp a sentiment on the whisper white and then layer the two pieces together.  Add some more tear and tape to the top side of the ribbon in the centre where you want the sentiment layers to go and add the sentiment to the ribbon.  Add the remaining two flowers to the edges of the sentiment with dimensionals.

I hope that you enjoy making this card, its very pretty and makes a lovely wedding card but my changing up the sentiments, it could easily be a birthday or a Mother's Day card, even a Christmas card if you changed the flowers to poinsettas.  I hope you will give it a try.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XX

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  1. Your card and it's box are simply gorgeous. Love them!

  2. Karen, I think you have outdone yourself today. Thia is absolutely stunning xx