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20 April, 2016

Quad Easel Pictorial

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's pictorial is the one I promised when I showed you the Easter Table Centerpiece. By it's nature the post is a long and picture heavy one, but I promise it's worth it! Although it looks complicated the entire project takes less than an hour to create and the result is stunning.

Card: 6" square base card (Pool Party used here), 5 3/4" x 2 7/8" (4), 2 7/8" squares (4), plus extras for decoration (see end of post for details)
Tools and embellishments: Stampin' Trimmer
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Using your trimmer, score the 4 rectangle pieces at 2 7/8", turn and score diagonally as shown. Alternatively use a ruler and stylus or diagonal plate

Burnish both scorelines as mountain folds

Attach the 2 7/8" squares to the easel bases. I only do one layer toppers so have embossed mine first

Attach embellishments to the toppers and add the stoppers using Stampin' Dimensionals

Attach the individual easels to the outer edge of the 6" base card using Stampin' Dimensionals, rotating after every addition. There will be 1/4" of the base visible in the center

Box...
Card: 7 7/8" square for base (Thick Whisper White used here), 8" square for lid (Pool Party used here)
Tools: Simply Scored and stylus and Paper Snips
Adhesive: Tombow

Score both pieces at 3/8" and 7/8" on all 4 sides. Top

Base

Burnish the scorelines and notch in the corners. Apologies for not photographing at that point. Pic below shows the vertical sides already adhered and the detail added to the lid

The "double wall" box gives a much stronger and more professional finish to the 1/2" deep box. Note the easels will need some gentle manipulation to stand up

Completed box with quad easel safely inside


Additional completion info
Card: Soft Sky and Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky and Pool Party
Stamp set: Watercolor Wings
Tools and Embellishments: Butterfly TIEF, Bold Butterfly and Butterfly Thinlits, Bitty Butterfly punch

Challenges...
#107 AAG at Creative Fingers
Make it Girlie at Simon Says Wednesday
#53 T is for Texture or Teal at Butterfly Challenge (both)

I'll be back on Friday with the mini easel pictorial, so I hope you'll join me then.


13 comments:

  1. Great tutorial and beautiful cards. I love the box too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Hi Em this is stunning I just love it. Thank you for the tutorial. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  3. OMGoodness, Em, you are the queen of easel cards. How absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the great tutorial. Going to give it a try :-)
    Hugs,
    Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  4. I have never heard of a quad easel card before. The result is gorgeous. I love the texture you have given with the embossing folder and the butterflies in the pool party are just perfect. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge and being the first in. your card will be entered into the draw twice. hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Thank you so much, Em! That was a ton of work to put together and I appreciate it! I saw these beautiful cards (and the mini envie) at Pixie's and I'm happy to see this post, too, with the directions! Mwah!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Great tutorial for this beautiful card and box.

    Sylv xx

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  7. Beautiful, the embossing makes them look very expensive. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  8. How clever! Thanks for sharing how you did this!

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  9. Fabulous card! great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Wonderful and great tutorial. TFS

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  11. beautiful project! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Em xxx