Thank you so much to everyone that entered our start to 2020 challenge (#488 – Celebration). If you were one of the winners, please make sure to email the JAI blog to claim your prize.
This week Lou has challenged us to “Add an Easel”. Of course, this could be an easel style fancy fold – or you could incorporate an easel into your project design like Tina did. Click here to see all the design team creations and add your project to our gallery.
I wanted a fresh easel for this challenge – one I haven’t tried before. While searching for cool easel ideals, I came across a Triple Easel Card designed by Nicole Wilson. Nicole has very kindly put together all the measurements and instructions which you can purchase by clicking here. Tutorials are a fabulous time saver and worth every penny to the designer!
This style of easel card has three layers of easels (as the name suggests). The back layer is created using the card base and the front two layers are created using DSP.
Because all our DSP is double sided, it creates a wonderful contrast. I’ve used the Peaceful Poppies DSP. The colours and patterns in this DSP are absolutely gorgeous!
The colours for this card are Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss.
The flowers & leaves are cut using the Poppy Moments Dies from the Peaceful Poppies suite. I wanted a variation in colour, so the back layer of the flower is cut using the Lily Impressions DSP* (*free during Sale-A-Bration). Again, Stampin’ Up! shows its versatility with coordinating products both within the suite and across the range.
The red poppies in the middle layer are from the Peaceful Poppies Elements – they come coloured and ready to add to your project!
I’ve used the stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp set to provide coordinating patterns on the card base. These images were stamped in Versamark and clear heat embossed for a subtle tone-on-tone effect.
As with any good fancy fold design, it all folds up to regular card size ready for posting or delivering in an envelope.
This card was delivered today to my newest recruit, Tanya, who took advantage of the great Starter Kit deal available during Sale-A-Bration. Tanya received $235 of products, a bonus stamp set, a DSP sampler and a mini trimmer all for $165. Oh, and FREE SHIPPING!!!
While she remains an active demonstrator (which will be until at least 31st July 2020), she is able to purchase all the items on her Stampin’ Up! shopping list at a 20% discount. If she wants to, she can sell to family, friends or customers and receive an income on their purchases.
This offer is available to any Australian resident between now and 31st March 2020. It’s great for anyone who loves a great deal on their stamping products. The most common question I get asked is “what if I don’t make the minimum quarterly spend”? (which at the moment is $468 at retail prices – you’ll get your discount off that!). The answer is nothing. You get to keep all the items in your Starter Kit and you simply change from demonstrator to customer. It’s a no-risk opportunity that I encourage everyone to take up. You have nothing to lose and a whole team of lovely crafters ready to welcome you.
Welcome to the team Tanya – it’s so lovely to have you!