Welcome to our monthly Technique Squad Blog Hop. Our theme for our May 2023 blog hop is Any Fun Fold. Fun folds are a great way to make a card that packs an extra punch! Any card is wonderful to receive and a fun fold makes it even more special. My card for this hop is a Standing Easel Card made with the Lighting the Way stamp set and Lighting the Way dies. That gorgeous patterned paper is from the brand new Inked Botanicals 6″ x 6″ paper pack. It’s hard to tell from the photo but the lantern shines with gold foil in the center.
Here’s the view from the side and the back of the standing easel card:
Instructions for the Lighting the Way Standing Easel Card
- Cut a Lost Lagoon card base 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
- Choose a print from the Inked Botanicals paper pack and trim to 5 1/4″ x 4″ in landscape orientation. Adhere to the front.
- Cut a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock 2 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ and score it at 1/2″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, and 6 3/4″.
- Fold the top 1/2″ piece to the back. The bottom three score lines form a mountain or accordion fold. Fold on the 1 1/2″ score line so the rest of the piece folds up behind itself. Then fold towards the bottom on the next score line and fold the last score line up. *Basically, up- down- up on the lower three score lines.
- Put Tear & Tape adhesive on the two littlest scored flaps and keep them folded in place. Adhere them to the back of the card base (the side without patterned paper.) Adhere them about 1/4″ from the right hand edge. Both the top and the bottom will adhere to the back- even with the edges. (Refer to the side view photo above if unsure.)
- Stamp your sentiment from the Zoo Crew stamp set and a leaf in Lost Lagoon ink on a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock and adhere to the back.
- Also adhere a 2″ x 4″ piece of card stock to the “easel”.
- To decorate the front, stamp and die cut 2 stems with leaves (from the Lighting the Way stamp set) on Lost Lagoon card stock with Lost Lagoon ink.
- Die cut 3 bees from a piece of Crushed Curry patterned paper.
- Die cut the lantern from a piece of Calypso Coral card stock and die cut it a second time with it centered on a small piece of gold foil. Piece the gold foil into the Calypso Coral die cut lantern and tape in place.
- Pop the lantern up using dimensionals onto the 4th smallest Deckled Rectangle Lost Lagoon die cut.
- Adhere the Deckled Rectangle to the right side of the front of the card. Adhere the leaves to the left side.
- Stamp the “Hooray” sentiment from the Irresistible Blooms stamp set in Lost Lagoon ink on Very Vanilla banner die cut with the small, wide banner from the Stylish Shapes dies. Pop on the front over the stems of the leaves.
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Well, the blog hop is rather small this month but I know you’ll be inspired by JoAnn Pollock’s card. Click on the next button to see what she made.
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JoAnn Pollock says
I love it! I’ve never made this fold before, I may need to try it.
Lorraine Tierney says
I sure hope you do!