Did you know, this month’s Large Die of the month Kit from Spellbinders is a fun interactive card die that lets you create a pull-out easel card? Yes, yes, yes!! And that’s exactly what I did.
Hi friends, I am so glad you are here. Please feel free to look around for lots of ideas for card making, paper crafting and even home decor. Let’s take a look at the card for today now, shall we?
The die itself does everything for you to get the skeleton of the easel card working. I used a script-y patterned paper for my top layer and a normal off-white cardstock for the inside panel (for the pulling out part). The kit also comes with a basic wreath die + several different die sets for all year round projects
- Eggs and bunnies for Easter
- Flowers for spring / summer or any occasion really
- Clover leaves for St Patrick’s day
- Balloons for birthday
- Stars for Memorial day / July 4th / patriotic cards or even birthday or graduation cards
- Hearts for love / valentine cards
- Foliage and acorns for fall / thanksgiving cards
- Snowflakes for winter / Christmas
- A couple squigglies and
- A sentiment that says ‘HI’
This is just so much value for money at $25 which includes free shipping in US!!! My brain is just flooding with all the things we can do with this one die kit.
Today though I decided to go with the default way of having a Thanksgiving themed easel card with a wreath. I used one of the older dies from Spellbinders to die cut a word ‘Blessed’ instead of using the die from the kit. This word die comes from an older die set called the ‘Fall Botanicals’. I also added a hidden message under the pull out panel using Thankful Heart stamp set.
Here is a step by step of what I did:
- The pull-out-easel mechanism:
- Die cut the outer panel by cutting it simultaneously with the largest die and the die that fits in the middle rectangle. I arranged and washi-taped both to my script-y patterned paper at the same time and cut it through. The inner die cuts on three sides and adds scor lines for the stand up part of the easel.
- Next I cut the inside pull out tab using off-white cardstock.
- Then I took my gray cardbase, arranged my outermost panel the way I wanted and held them together with washi tape. I took this to my MISTI and stamped a sentiment through the opening, directly on my cardbase. I used Gina K amalgam black ink for this stamping.
- Next I disconnected the panel from my cardbase and adhered my pull out tab to the end of the inside die cut area and adhered this whole thing to the card base.
- For the wreath
- I cut out two of the half circles from brown cardstock and connected them into a full circle. I also made a similar wreath with white cardstock for the backing.
- For my flowers & leaves I used several cardstock pieces from older Spellbinders card kits, and shaped the petals using a stylus from my tool-in-one
- For the acorn I cut several of these from brown cardstock and gold cardstock. I used a single one on this wreath that has gold base and brown cap.
- I also cut out several gold squigglies to tuck in here and there.
- For the main sentiment, I used a word ‘Blessed’ die cut from some wood patterned paper and the same from gold mirrored cardstock. I can’t find the exact same wood patterned pager I used, which is from Pebbles, but I am linking to some similar ones that will work just as well. The gold one is from Spellbinders card kit. I offset and adhered these two word die cuts together using multi medium matte liquid glue.
- For assembling the card, I put together the wreath, adding the white wreath circles as backing and adhered the finished wreath to the card front. I made sure to add glue to only the lower half side. The top portion needs to be free for the pull-out-easel mechanism to work.
- As finishing touches, I added some gems in the flower centers. The die cut pieces that were cut out to be flower centers? I actually used them as confetti and sprinkled them around on the card :-D
I am sure I will be making more cards with this set. Will share more ideas as I make something.
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