I found old instructions in my pile of instructions for an easel card. I hadn’t made one in years! With the DSP sale going on now, I thought this was a great time to show you how to do it. All three cards in my video use a lot of DSP! And they’re all on sale!
These cards will fit into a regular size envelope, but they will weigh a little more so shipping might be more.
I make this card from start to finish in the video. I made a PDF of all the measurements. Here it is- but don’t forget, you can look at all my instructions under “instructions” on the right side. Or on the bottom from a phone.
Most everything on this card is from the Zoo Crew DSP: the animals, the flower paper and the black & white paper. The Lemon Lolly striped paper is from the Bright & Beautiful DSP.
I used the Zany Zoo dies on this card: the animals, the sentiment, and the scallop edge on the top easel.
For the flower DSP, I decided to add a little more color to it. Using the white Pearlized Enamel, I put a dot in the middle of each flower. Let it dry, then colored it with my Lemon Lolly Blend.
Here’s everything I used. Let me know if you have any questions!
I put the negative piece, from the Yeti card, on Basic White. I then die cut two of the Stitched Rectangles dies to make a frame using Tahitian Tide paper. I then used the Picture This die on scrap glimmer paper- just putting enough paper under the different circles. I used the Spruced Up Outlines dies with the White glimmer (from the mini) for the tops of the ornaments.
I added a few more ornaments on the card- ones that didn’t fit inside one of the empty circles.
I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Scottie on white with Tahitian Tide ink. I die cut it with the Stylish Shapes dies.
The ribbon on the side is the really pretty Metallic Woven Ribbon in the main catalog.
I wanted to make my pig ride by on hill with water nearby. So, here’s what I came up with! 😂
I used lots of dies on this card. Obviously the Birthday Piggy dies (only 10 days left to get it!). I also used the Waterfall Canyon dies (again, only 10 more days) for the grass, the Basic Borders for the water, and the Gingerbread House for the hills.
I first used my Blending Brushes with Balmy Blue for the sky and Bermuda Bay for the water.
I added the Embossing paste on the water like I’ve done in many cards, but I also used the Paste for clouds. What I did was die cut two clouds from the Waves Dies, then used that a stencil with the Paste. ⬇️
These pigs are so dang cute! Here’s the video on how I make the ocean:
I wanted to make a fancy card with the apples. I colored them with Daffodil, trying to make them look like yellow apples, but they kinda look like lemons! Either way works for a friend card.
The Fabulous Frames dies are one of my favorites. I’ve used it on many cards. For this one, I used it with the Glimmer paper that’s in the mini catalog. The paper is so pretty- three colors: Vanilla, Evening Evergreen and Gold. You could make some really fancy cards with this!
After I colored the apples and leaves, I put Wink of Stella on all them. A very sparkly card!
We made this card at one of my classes. It’s so pretty and doesn’t take long!
When you die cut the window from window wishes, the inside piece comes out and you can use that for the window, or for something else. I first did a light Balmy Blue background, then stamped the trees (also from Window Wishes) with Early Espresso and Garden Green. I then added some snow with the puff paint.
I wanted to make the window look like it was inside a house looking out. The pretty Petal Pink DSP is from the host DSP Design a Daydream. If you place an order over $150, I suggest getting that paper. You can use it for lots of cards!
On the bottom, I had a piece of Basic White that was 4 x 1.5. I scored every 1/4″ using the Simply Scored. It makes it look like beadboard! I then placed a very small piece (4 x 1/4) of white on top.
For the sentiment, I used the Christmas Banners. You can stamp the sentiment and the banner before die cutting, but Ii did it different. First, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white powder. I then die cut it. Then, using Petal Pink ink, I stamped the banner. It’s hard to get it on there perfectly, but I liked the way it looked.
You may have seen the video of me making a background that was a sunset and an ocean. I showed this card in that video. I have made other cards that have palm trees with “lights” on them. Reminds me of one of my favorite commercials- The Corona beer one around Christmas time.
Here’s the video of me making the background (there’s two- one very quick and one longer):
This card just used one kind of paper- Basic White! I don’t think I’ve ever done that before!
The palms from the Palms Dies were die cut and one flipped over- so they would lean towards each other. I colored them with Soft Suede and Granny Apple Green.
For the rhinestones, I used the red ones and the basic ones. For the basic ones, I colored them with the Shaded Spruce Dark Blend.
The sentiment is from Sunkissed and die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.
The birds are from the Waves dies.
Love these types of cards! (as you can probably tell since I’ve made so many!)