Saturday, 28 May 2022

Awash in Beauty Easel Block Card - Pootlers Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone,

I've made this fun fold card for the Pootlers Blog Hop, I wanted to show off this gorgeous designer series paper without doing much to it, it speaks for itself.  I've teamed it with Gold Metallic Speciality Paper and the Gingham Embossing Folder and picked out the Balmy Blue in the dsp for the card base.  I've made lots of easel cards in the past but this is the first one with the block at the base, I saw this one on Mixed Up Crafts so thought I'd give it a try.  Let me show you what I did.


2 pieces of Balmy Blue card stock 6" x 6", 1 piece 6" x 8 1/2"
1 piece of gold paper 5 3/4" square, 2 pieces 2 3/4" x 5 3/4", 3 pieces 3/4" x 5 3/4"
1 piece of dsp 5 1/2" square
2 pieces of basic white card 2 1/2" x 5 1/2", 3 pieces 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Gingham Embossing Folder
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Gold Shimmer Ribbon
Heat Tool
Metallics Embossing Powder
Pansy Patch stamp set
Double Oval Punch
Brushed Brass Butterflies
Simply Scored
Bone Folder
Take Your Pick
Multipurpose adhesive
Tear and Tape


On the long side score the 6" x 8 1/2" piece at 1", 2", 3", 4" and 8" and fold and burnish. Score one of the 6" x 6" pieces at 3" and fold and burnish.

The 4 score lines at one end form the block, so roll them up until you form the block and add adhesive to the last section and adhere in place to form the square block (see picture).  Fold the 1/2" tab at the other end in towards the block and add adhesive, add one end of the folded 6" x 6" piece to this tab to form the easel.

Run one of the 2 1/2" pieces of white card and all 3 of the 1/2" pieces through the machine in the Gingham Embossing Folder.

Add the gold foil mats to 3 of the sides of the block and the two inside sections of the card. Then add the embossed mats to these. Add the remaining piece of white to the back section of the easel to write your message.

Add the large square of gold foil to the remaining piece of balmy blue and then add the dsp.  Put adhesive on the side of the easel which is folded forward and then add this piece to that taking care to line up the edges.

Stamp a sentiment on a scrap of white using Versamark and then sprinkle on the embossing powder and set with the Heat Tool. Punch out with the Double Oval Punch and layer up on  the scalloped blue one.

Cut a small piece of the ribbon which is about 1" longer than the widest part of the sentiment layers and flag both ends (see picture), add this to the back of the oval using Tear and Tape and then add the sentiment to the card front with dimensionals.  Sprinkle some pretty butterflies to complete the card.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen X

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  1. Oh my goodness I love this card Karen xx

  2. This is a beautiful card x

  3. This is gorgeous Karen. Perfect way to show off that absolutely stunning DSP x

  4. What a fab card - it really steps up the regular easel card. Gorgeous choice of paper too x

  5. Wow, that is beautiful Karen

  6. Stunning, this dsp is so beautiful xx