Saturday 16 April 2022

Sweet as a Peach Happy Birthday Reverse Easel Card. Stamping with Friends Blog Hop April 2022

 Good Evening Everyone

Today I'm hopping with the Stamping with Friends Group and with the upcoming New Annual Catalogue, we are focusing on the products that unfortunately didn't make the cut and are retiring very soon. It's always sad to see products hit the Retiring List, but it is exciting that we have lots of New things coming out.

I decided to use the You're a Peach Suite, I absolutely love this suite - much more than I thought I would, so I thought I'd use it for this hop and with the Reverse Easel Fold, gave me an opportunity to use up lots of the lovely DSP!

I have made this card style a few times, but the original measurements came from Crafty Karen Designs, thanks for that Karen!!


Bumblebee Card Stock

1pc - 5 7/8" x 10"

1pc - 3" x 4 1/2"

1pc - 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock

4pc - 5 5/8" x 2 1/4"

1pc - 1 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Calypso Coral Card Stock

1pc - 5 5/8" x 4 3/4"

You're a Peach DSP

3pc - 5 3/8" x 2"

1pc - 5 3/8" x 4 1/2"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 5 3/4" x 1 1/2"

1pc - 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"

1pc - 3" x 1"


Here's a  few more images before we get into the "How To"

On the long side, score the Bumblebee card stock at 2 1/2" and 5" and fold and burnish as though you are making a Z Fold card to create your card base.

Take all the DSP and adhere to the relevant sized Card stock mats. Also add the 2" x 5 3 /8" of Basic white to a matching mat.

Add the largest panel to the card base, then two identical DSP panels above. I specifically cut my DSP so that the pattern followed through on the mats, I cut two small and the larger in a row and just wrote on the back to make sure I remembered the correct positioning! haha

On the reverse of these sections add a DSP panel to the top and the basic white panel below so there is somewhere to write a message.

Stamp the sentiment onto the smallest piece of basic white making sure it is over to the right hand side, then layer to the Pear Pizzazz and Bumble Bee mats.

Add the sentiment to the card base centrally about 1/2" away from the edge of the card with dimensionals. this will give height to tuck the vertical panel behind and keep the card upright.

On scraps of Basic White stamp the cluster of three peaches and one large peach. Ink up the stamps with Pale Papaya and then add some calypso coral ink with a dauber to create some depth. Run these through the die cut machine. Also stamp the leaf for the larger peach in Pear pizzazz, but I fussy cut this and left some length on the stem, you will see why shortly!

Stamp the branch image in Pear pizzazz to fill the top of the remaining piece of Basic White. The Stamp the sentiments below to fill the rest of the space. Layer to the remaining Bumblebee card. Pop some dimensionals onto the top third of the snowman panel and adhere to the top panel of the card, again making sure it is centered with the sentiment and the card base.

Pop a little glue onto the leaf image, on that extra length you kept and adhere to the large peach from behind. Then put this onto the sentiment piece - overhanging it slightly - this is why we kept some length on the stalk - otherwise it would not be very secure.

Add the three small peaches to the branch image.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card today as much as I did creating it! Please continue through the Hop and get lots more inspiration for those retiring sets.

Diane Is up Next, click the button below to see what products she has chosen to showcase today -

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




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