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Card Making Basics - Creating Easel Cards

teacher avatar Papered Chef, Kimberly Smith

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Instructor & Course Introduction


    • 2.

      Card Making Supplies - Easel Fold Ingredients


    • 3.

      Cutting & Scoring Easel Fold Card Bases


    • 4.

      Creating Designer Series Paper Layers


    • 5.

      Creating Cardstock Layers


    • 6.

      Assembling Easel Fold Card Layers


    • 7.

      Using Adhesive Sheets for Die Cutting


    • 8.

      Die Cutting Tips & Tricks


    • 9.

      Stamping Sentiments & Blending


    • 10.

      Making the Easel Fold Card Stand


    • 11.

      Adding an Embossed Layer & Bling


    • 12.

      Finished Easel Fold Card Projects


    • 13.

      Packaging Cards & Easel Fold Samples


    • 14.

      Course Conclusion


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In this class, you will learn how to cut, layer, stamp and embellish Easel Fold Cards. You will use the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set, Natural Prints Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Sun Prints Designer Series Paper, and coordinating foil and cardstock by Stampin’ Up! You will learn how to create A2 Easel Fold cards in a vertical format which have multiple layers. You can substitute any of these supplies with items from your craft stash. You can use the skills you acquire in this class to create other cards because the techniques you learn are broadly applicable.

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Papered Chef

Kimberly Smith


Hello, my name is Kimberly Smith, The Papered Chef. I love sharing paper crafting recipes with the world though my YouTube Channel and Web Site. I'm a paper crafter specializing in using the Brother ScanNCut, card making, 3D craft fair items and stamping techniques. I'm the host of the Hello Crafty Friends Podcast where I teach listeners strategies to help them grow their Crafty Businesses. I teach crafting courses and workshops to adults and children. I'm an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and share my love of crafting with my customers. I help my community of followers take their crafting skills to the next level though step-by-step inspirational projects. That is what I aim to do through these project. I hope you enjoy my project based paper crafting cl... See full profile

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1. Instructor & Course Introduction: Hello and welcome to this card making workshop. My name is Kimberly Smith and I'm your instructor for this course. I'm a professional crafter. I love making cards and 3D paper crafting items. And I'm best known for my YouTube channel, the paper chip, where I've taught thousands of students how to create cards and other paper crafting projects more efficiently and effectively. I wanted to tell you a little bit about what you're going to learn in this card making workshop. Here's a little sample of what you're going to be creating. This is called an easel fold card. This workshop is for any card maker at any level. Because you're going to learn everything from how to score and cut the card basis and how to make this easel filled cards stand up to have to do some stamping techniques, die cutting. And I even show you how to step up your card if you wanted to try some embossing techniques. I also, one of the benefits of taking this course is to do what I call mass production of cards. So that's something that I will also teach you. You are going to be learning how to cut and score all the different pieces so that you can put them all in a pile. And then when it comes time to assembling your cards, you could do it more effectively and efficiently. I have a workbook that goes along with this course. You won't need to take any notes, just print out the workbook. And it has all the measurements that you will need to cut all of your designer series paper layers of your card stock layers, and all of the different pieces that you're going to be needing for your stamping. You can follow along with this easel fold card workshop with any supplies that you already have. I'm focused on the natures prints, stamp set, and the sun prints suite of products. But you can go ahead and use any supplies that you want. Let's just get started and start making cards. I'll see you in the first tutorial. Thank you. 2. Card Making Supplies - Easel Fold Ingredients: In this video, I will share the supplies you will need for your easel fold card project. The first thing you always need is a stamp set. This is going to be for your sentiments. We'll be using the Hello there. And you're on my mind from nature's prints stamp set by stamping up. It is a clink stamp set. So whenever you see these rubber stamps and it's called a cling stamps, that it means it's going to claim to a stamping block. This is a sticker. When you put that down, You need a stamping block to grab onto it. So we need stamping blocks. I'll be showing you how to use those later in the course. This one is a stamping black D, and you'll also need a stamping Black Sea by stamping up or whatever stamping block will fit whatever sentiments you'll be using. So there's the Hello there came out that onto a smaller one. So that's the first thing is a stamp and a stamping black. Of course, you need ink when you're using stamps. The colors of ink will be using in this for this project are Pacific point and gray granite by stamping up. Now because I'd like to add a little bit of texture around my sentiments. I'm going to show you how to use either you can either use a blending brush or what's called a sponge daughter. And they sponge divers put on your fingers. And this is how to add a little bit of ink and texture around the outside of your sentiment. Now we need shapes for our sentiments. Now I die cut these shapes and I'll be showing you how to die cut. In this course. I die cut the shapes using what's called the layering circles dies. It's a set of dyes where I cut out the white and for the sentiments and then another layer for the background. So this is what they look like. The layering circles dies by stamping up. You could use punches or anything you want for your sentiments. That's what these two dyes look like. So you need different colors of card stock or designer series paper for the backgrounds, for your sentiments, and then another color for the inside. Nice layering effect. Now, then you need another set of dyes that goes with whichever stamps that you're choosing to use for this project. So I'm using Nature's prints. There's a stent set to go. I mean, there's a die set. When I say die, I mean metal dies. There's a die set that goes with this. So these little leaf or the, I guess, little sprig embellishments, we need those. They're going to help hold their art easel card up. These little embellishments, we're going to need this one for the sentiment and this is what it looks like. It actually cuts. And in bosses at the same time, you can see that little ridge on this. And then when you get into this beautiful wreath, I really loved this wreath. So these are all part of a set called the natural prints dyes. Some more dies in that set. Now usually, I usually store my dies on magnetic sheets. So maybe, maybe later in this course I will show you the magnetic sheets. If I get to the point of storing this, and if not, we'll just take them out and put him back in the container. This really looks stunning. This wreath when you cut it out with silver foil or any color of a foil. So I want you to use foil or some kind of textured paper for what I'm about to say. So I'm using a piece of silver foil by stamping up and I have a few others coming in. Maybe there'll be here by the time I do this course. So we're going to cut this out. And then we're gonna die cut this wreath. And we're gonna put these extra little pieces in the inside when we die cut. What's really fun is using this adhesive sheets. So these adhesive sheets turn whatever paper your die cutting into stickers. Now if you don't have silver, you can use whatever colors like this one is rose gold. This is a rose gold combination. So you could use any kind of, any kind of texture paper or, or silver foil to cut out your wreath. Then you're going to need some card stock and designers serious paper and the card stock. Let me move this out of the way to show you this next little section. Card stock will be using it coordinates with what's called the sun prints designer Sherry's paper. And this whole suite we're using for this project. I'm using gray granite for the card stock. And I'll be showing you how to make the easel card basis in the next video. And I'm using night of Navy. And I've also pre-cut some other ones in Pacific point. And I believe Let's look at the coordinating colors. Starry sky. So those are the four colors. Also, you need some basic white card stock for the inside of your cards and for those sentiments. Now let me show you the sun prints designer series paper. It comes 12 by 12 as most paper does. As much like card stock or paper comes when you're doing scrapbooking and things. So this is by stamping up, it's called son prince designer series paper. And those four colors, once again, the coordinating colors are gray granite. You can see it here. Native Navy, that's that background color. Here's great. Grant it again. Okay, and there's native Navy. Then we have starry sky, which you can sort of see blended into this piece. This piece is gorgeous. It's so pretty, I don't know when to cut it. And specific point which is that brighter blue color. I think you could see that in this, in this piece here. So pacific point is one of the coordinating colors. So more gray granite. When we use this striped pattern, I'm going to show you how the best way to cut this paper to get the most effective use of the design. Let's make sure that I showed you all the backs of these, okay, there's some specific point that's that bright blue color in there. Okay, So these, these pieces and these patterns will serve different purposes for our project. Here's another piece. So those are the four colors, Pacific point, starry sky, native Navy, and gray granite. Use any colors of card, stock or ink to coordinate with those. Now, when I'm doing easily fooled cards, I particularly like to use what's called the simply score. Scored. It's this scoreboard for folding my cards. But we're going to also, I'm also going to show you how to do that with the stamp and tremor because it's the tremor. This is a stamping tumor. By stamping up, it does cut with one blade and it scores with another. So I can show you how to do that with this tremor as well. Then finally, there's a couple of more things and I I'm gonna see if I can just reach over and grab this machine. When you die cut, you need a die cutting machine. I'm using a stamping cutting in Boston machine. I'll show you how to use that in the proper video and the video. Not proper video, but in the appropriate video for that topic. Okay. And you also need some adhesive for your adhering to your card layers. I'm just using some SEO adhesive in some or you can use some tear and tape adhesive, some kind of rolling adhesive or glue for your layers so you could use some liquid glue, might need a pair of scissors, often in crafting. And when I fold my cards, I like to use little spatulas or bone folders. So here's a couple of the ones I like to use when I'm folding my cards along the score line. Finally, when you're creating cards at the, at the end of this, I'm going to show you how to step them up to another level. You can use embossing folders, which I'll get to. You can use some Blaine. I have some bleeding here. Okay. Some other things you could use on your cards. This is just ways to hold your cards open to keep them from. When you have an easel card, you want to keep it open. I have some foam adhesive sheets we might use for some of this project. And here's some more bleeding. Again, these programs are great for holding up an easel filled card. There's a disadvantage, but when you do use bling on your cards because then you have to protect those when you're there in the mouth because this can poke through your layers. Displaying. I also have a couple of other tricks. I'll be teaching you how to, how to attach some tape to your dies when you're cutting them so they don't slip. If we might use that tape when you're stamping. I like to use a silicone mat. I also want to teach you about how to clean your stamps and things like that. So I might get to the embossing folder part that's going to be like a bonus on how to, how to add extra, extra, Wow, pizzazz to your car. Just an extra nice layer. Okay, So these are all the supplies that you need. And of course, if you don't have them all, don't despair. You just use what you have and follow along the best you can. I'm sure you have a way to cut your paper and score your paper. You have some card stock and you have some pretty papers to layer it up with. That's really all you need to learn how to create an easel fold card. The rest is all icing on the cake. So I will see you in the next tutorial where we will start to create our card basis for our easel folded card project. Thank you. 3. Cutting & Scoring Easel Fold Card Bases: In this tutorial, you will learn how to create the card basis for easel fold cards. We will be using gray granite and night of navy by stamping up this card stack coordinates with our son prince paper. After this, I'm gonna go cut some more using starry sky and Pacific point, other coordinating colors. And then later after we cut some more layers, will be coming back in assembling all the different colors. What I want to do is take out two of each piece. And that's because I want to show you how to do this in a couple of different ways. Just to give you some ideas and based on which tools you may have. So first let's just talk about this simply scored tool. We're going to put the piece of paper on the simply scored. We're going to turn it. It's a piece of 8.5 by 11 card stock. So we're going to turn it in the landscape formation so that it's 11 " across. And then down here, I just took out the little tool and it's a scoring tool. There are two sides to scoring tool. There's a small side. In a larger side, I tend to use the small side when I'm creating score lines for cards. And then I use the larger side. If I'm creating flowers and things where I need to press into a silicon mat. We're gonna go ahead and create the score lines and then cut this. So let's go ahead and do that. We're gonna go over to this. This would be, let me just make this little cluster. So this is just two inch mark. Even though the two is there, it's referring to the larger mark. So that's actually two that's two-and-a-half. And that would be two and three-quarters or 2.75. So that's where I want to score 2.75. And we're gonna good and score the whole paper card stack, copays, a card stack. So you can see there's a line. Now we're gonna go ahead and score at the halfway mark. So this is 11 " across and the halfway mark is five-and-a-half square root 5.5. Now that's all we need for this easel fold card. That's the only score, lemonade, I should say. There's going to be more to it than that. I'm gonna go ahead and take my tremor. And I'm going to open it up. Just so you can see that. Let me just make sure you can see this nice. Now going to turn the paper, so that's in the portrait orientation. Now I'm going to put the paper or the card stock, I should say, right ear at four and a quarter. And we're going to cut this in half using the trimmer blade. Now we have two cards at once. Postcards made it once. Now I like to take a spatula, our bone folder or something to float the cartilage. And we're going to I just want to show you a look at a finished card so you can see the fold we're going for. Okay, so what we're doing is we're going for an hour, explain outer layer this up and how to make this stand. But what we're going for is this type of fold like that. That's just one type of visa card and diesel card is basically a standing card. There's still piece of this missing off. Describe it. A little extra spray. So what you wanna do is you want to flip the card. So we, we scored downward and now we're going to flip it over. Put it against the edge of your simply scored or your edge of your trauma, which can follow it along the score line, or I should say, furnish. Now we're going to turn this, are open this back up and we're going to fold this one in the middle seat. That's all there is to it. We're going to end up, this is what we're going to end up with. And I use this same template a lot from making calendar or something, I went to stand up. So your cargo end up like this. The research you got a couple of pieces of card stock is I want to show you how to do that with the tremor. And then I'm going to show you how to do it a little bit faster because we've been making a lot of these cards. And when I'm asked produced, I just want to show you the speed I work at. We're going to we're working slow first just to show you the steps I get folded in half. Open this up. Scoring on there, so we have the cards. Now these are gonna be of course, folded down until you're ready. We're going to be assembling them. See what I'm saying. You can then square them somewhat flat. Two are ready to assemble. Now. We're going to now take a piece. I'll just take a piece of the gray granite to show you this concept again. So for when you're used to tremor that this is a step it up to you. I'm going to open up the arm because it only goes out to 6 ". So now when you open up this extra extended arm, because after 17 ". So I'm going to now put the paper again horizontally. I'm going to lay the paper horizontally. Now instead of cutting. First, I'm going to use, this is the cutting blade. That's, that's the gray blade. I'm going to use what's called the scoring blade. That really screenplay because it's not a blade. I should say the scoring tool. And it has a little round thing. So whatever tool you're using, you may have a tremor, which I have built in, built into it with a blade and a scoring tool. So let's look at the blade closer so you can see that two, there's the blade. So I'm gonna put that back in now. They take in score, we're going to take this piece of gray granite and we're going to go out to 2.75 or two and three-quarters, right? I'm just working in inches. So two and three-quarters each of these bigger marks on the on the grid if this trimer or coordinate inches. And now we can take the scoring tool. We can just go up and down a couple of times. So what we've done is we've created a score line. Could see that. See if you can see that in the light of the camera. So there you go. That's the score line. It's much faint, faint or line. Then the simplest score mix simply squared. Now we're to go out to five, five-and-a-half. We're going to go ahead and squirt. And then what's nice is you're gonna go to turn this makes we've already done the two score lines. Now we're just going to turn this paper and we're going to go for an acquirer. That's a foreigner quarter. And we're not going to cut. So you can see how easy that was to cut and score at the same time. But what I prefer to do, I'm going to be scoring the other ones on this board. But what I prefer to do is I prefer to score on this because I liked deeper score lights. They helped me better for not getting any younger. And my I say Just dwindles over time. So it helps me to have a bigger, deeper score, nine to see. Sometimes I'm watching TV and making cards and maybe a little dark where I'm working. It's just better to have deeper score lines. I also prefer to use this. This one has a lap desk is simply scored, so I work, it's good work surface spilling, turning that over. Sometimes when incarnate, can we use the terms valleys and mountains when talking about score lines? So when you, when you square something down, it's a valley. And then when you fold it up, it's a mountain. So I'll be kinda pointing that out in the next set of cards. There we go that we've made a couple of. So now what I wanna do is take a piece of each and work in real-time. Just show you how I can make cards quicker. And I, how I, how I use this process in my everyday card making and I will be making a lot of these cards. So what we're gonna do is to start out turning the piece of this is night of Navy card stock. Two and three-quarter inch scoring 5.5. I get the next piece. Two and three-quarters, five-and-a-half. I can even mark these points. I can use them again. These would be called valleys because they are down. Then when we fold them up the mountains, we can take the tumor. I wouldn't recommend any more than two pieces of card stock at once. And this type of tremor, you can cut, you could go push it out to the edge. This is 6 " to make sure that they're even. And then bring it back to four and a quarter. And go ahead up and then down because I did up and down because I did two pieces of card stock. I have four cards created. Get the spatula. This was a valley scoring down, hold it up. It's a mountain. You could see how if I, if I scroll down, then when I'm folding up by folded, that way. If you want to do all your scoring later. Because they do take up a little bit more room. They're not quite so flat. Then you can let your scoring. You're, you're, you're burnishing the edges you that later. But I definitely recommend working in stages. Normally doing this one card at a time because this part I didn't do one part of card stock is pretty thick and just flatten it out. And you can see I'm using the edge of the simply score to align things. So now you know how to use this trimer. Reverse scoring and cutting. You can see my preferred method of using this simply scored for the score lines and for using it for folding, for work surface. Now, just to give you a little sneak peek of what we're doing next, we're gonna, we're gonna be cutting. I'm gonna go ahead and do some more fees. The next time I returned, I wanted to explain what we'll be doing in the next couple of videos. I wanted to show you how to make some more card stack layers that we're going to need for diesel fuel cards. And I want to show you how to make some designer series paper layers that we're going to need for these cards. So don't cut hold of your card stock into cards. I should say, I should have mentioned that earlier. Save a couple of pieces to be able to cut some of the layers you're going to be needed. We're also going to be showing you how to cut. I will be showing you how to cut the basic white layers for the, for the inside. Well, I would say inside we could put a message in set here if you wanted, but it's more like in this case for the back of the card, it would be just if you want to make a message, make that extra piece. And then I'll be getting into the assembly. That's what's coming up. So hopefully you can get, gather your supplies and catch up to the point where at the best way to learn how to make this card is by doing it with whichever supplies you have available to you. Thank you. 4. Creating Designer Series Paper Layers: Now that we have cut and scored or easel folded card basis, I wanted to show you how to create the layers for this card. So in this video, I'm gonna show you how to cut the designer series paper layers. And I'm going to right now go give you an overview of what that will look like and then show you the best way to cut this paper. So here's an easel folded card base. It's going to go like that. And then we have pieces of card stock which will cut in the next tutorial. Let's get one that's contrasting. So this one here, let's put, let's take this one. And if we're going to attach it here, That's a panel of card stock. This is card stock and then there's designers newspapers. So right now we're going to be cutting the designer series paper layers. We need layer for here, a layer for here. And then we need another panel for the front. Let's get a contrast in color like that. So this would be, you need, you're going to need one for here and one here. So we need four pieces of design research paper altogether. And we can get that. We can get everything we need from one piece of card stock. And we get, we can make more than one garden fact, which I got to make multiples. And I also like to cut a couple of pieces of card stock at the same time. I also like to assemble these panels at the same time. I do everything in stages and that's how I get a lot of cards created. So let's go ahead and take two pieces of design research paper. And we're going to cut the first. Just make sure my paper's going right way. It could always be aware of your patterns to and how you want to cut things. But this is gonna be the five inch mark. We're gonna go out to the five-inch mark because these are going to be five by 3.3 quarters. This group of panels here, let me show you where the bleed is. And I just go up and down the blade. Move that to the side. I'm just going to do that again. To make it simple, we'll have to trim them and a little bit. But let's just get these done. Now we're left with this piece here. So let's take these and just going to turn the paper. We're gonna, we're gonna go with we have 5 ". So now we're gonna go with the next measurement, which is three and three-quarter inches. Do that once. Twist. And then this one is already done for you because the last one is already cut. So these are 4 " I'm sorry. No, this one has three terms. Sorry. Sorry about that. These two are done. I'm so used to making for Instacart basis, we need to trim 35 by 3.3 quarters. And this is all in your you can actually much about how it actually works. Sometimes get a little little myself, but that's why you put them in a pile and you mentioned them. Oh, they weren't the same size. And that's actually a troubleshooting tip for you, is to pull your car pieces together when you're done this big pile to make sure they're the right size. Alright, so just so you're not confused, that was in no way. These are just extra little scratch. This was five by 3.3 quarters. So we only just did that one little. That first piece we cut, it was 5 " but we didn't. Then we already have three panels that we need for each from each piece. That's good. And turn this and get another panel. 3.3 quarters. Okay. And then we can go through and three-quarters again because we're going to need that for the next, for the next group. So we have all of the big ones. We're gonna be able to get four from each foot for the large panels. And now let's get the bottom. This is now we're gonna do the bottom panel, 3.3 quarters again to go out to 3.3 quarters. And I'm gonna go to 3.3 quarters again. Save that scrap now for this time. Now, instead of making too big panels, which you can. In fact, it, it depends because you might want to take this whole sheet and this is such a good one for panels that you might want to make this six panels out of this paper. And that's fine too, because they really do look good. So that's what this back panel. But in my case, I'm going to just show you I'm going to turn this. So we had the 3.3 quarters, but now I'm going to turn it and I'm going to make the bottom panels because it's the same width, but then they are there different height, two and a quarter inch. So that's what these aren't two and a quarter inch over there are set up in there. Two and a quarter inch. Okay. So now we have a couple of those. I'm just putting these already here because I want to show you what I made from one designer, one piece of design research paper in a minute. Give you the big picture, two and a quarter. And I like to repeat myself a lot when I'm teaching a two and a quarter. So there are panels, four big ones for the top four for small instances out of each sheet. Now we need these other pieces. We need these, these tiny strips and these tiny strips and these strips, the size. Okay, so here's what we need. Now. We can have, we have some of these little pieces already that we can work with, but I want to take the bigger panel, the bigger strip for you and we'll cut that one down. So what we need is this, this is a 12 inch strip already, it's 12 " this way. So what we need for this for these cars are going to be 4 " by three-quarters of an inch. Okay. So let's just do the three-quarters of an inch and we still have two pieces together. When you start to get when you start to have small pieces and you don't want them to slip. Sometimes I use a little bit of posted or post-it note tape to keep keep this small paper from. When I say small, I mean, if I'm only going up to three-quarters of an inch, maybe don't want this piece of paper to twist, especially when you get into small pieces, a little piece of tape and it does help. Three-quarters of an inch. I'm going to go ahead and lift that up. So that's what we have is three-quarters of an inch. Now. That is that is the size for a big panel. I mean, that's that's the width for the not big panel for the bigger piece of the small pieces and bigger, meaning it's the piece once again, that's going across, across here, across this piece of card stock. And I'll just show you what that looks like. So there's that panel three-quarters of an inch by four. So now we can go ahead and this is a 12 inch strips so we can go ahead and go out to the four-inch mark that we're cutting to it. Once we cut this piece, sometimes the paper was a little bit bigger than 12 " and that's and that means that the final end might be a little bigger, but I'll show you when you're assembling. If anything, it doesn't match up. Like say you're assembling these and there's a little piece of card stock that was our little piece of design research paper that's bigger than the card stack when you're assembling. First to fix it there, see how that one little piece was a little bit bigger than 4 "? And I would fix it at that point when I'm hearing it. But you can also just chest the last one that's not so we have 4 " 4 " and then it seems like sometimes the paper was a little bit more, slightly more than 12 ". So when you get to that last little piece, you might have to sliver off a little end. But I like I said, I do, I do it at the assembly stage. Now let's go ahead and, oops, I don't want to mix these with. I want to show that we're using. I want to put that in the fall, not mix them with the polar head earlier. Just so we can see what we got out of one piece of paper. Now let's go ahead and take over here. By the way, these are my scraps. So let's check these scraps we have familiar and this looks like okay, it was already three-quarters of an inch. That little scrap from earlier. We're going to flip that around and we're gonna go 4 " to the four-inch mark. There's a method to my madness. This one is now we have the same amount of each of those pieces of disasters paper we need. And then over here on my scraps, we have for the strip, for the bottom. This little piece grabbing these pile, this little piece to the bottom needs to be half inch across. We'll see what we have here with our little scraps. Think these are already half an inch. And they are well, yeah, They pretty much aren't. That's each of these lines on the tremor or a quarter-inch. These were already half an inch. And just to double-check. Yes, they were half an inch. I think that's the reason when I first came up with these measurements. This one's not big enough. I came up with them because this was already the right with. So we're going to take two of these little scraps and just go to 4 ". So we have 4 " by half an inch and putting that on that side, and then this should already be half an inch or close enough, right? Because this is carbon making. Not to be totally perfect. This is just measurements. And of course you can go with your own little variations of these, but I don't know if these are going to be 4 " in width to that. I was not long enough. So that's okay. It was it was the right width but not or the right? Yeah. The right width but not the right leg. So go ahead. We're going to have to take we're gonna have to go into our last step here. So we have more than we need. This extra strip here is getting we need to half an inch from it. When you get a little piece of tape again, that's the little trick for you. Let me go ahead and take this down to get that extra half. Okay, there you go. And turn it to the side. Okay. Now these pieces. These are, these are what you can make with your little scraps. So we have more than enough we have more than enough for the extra strips we need for now, I just wanted to show you something. Now that I've cut enough of this, let's go ahead and take another piece of disasters paper for contrast to go over what we just did. And then I'll cut the first part of this again in real time so you have an idea. So here let me just take a piece that's pretty plain. Here we go. We're gonna put this on this piece of design research paper in the camera's view. Now here's where we just cut out of the paper. I'm gonna go ahead and use this color e.g. so let's go ahead and take, or I'll just use both. I'll just use so we have 12. So out of each piece of paper. Well, actually it's better if you look at the side. There you go. So we had from each piece of design issues paper, we have four of the bigger card basis. These are just the extra because we cut two pieces of paper. So we had we had four of the bigger layers. And then we had four of this this size layer, right? And when we did that, we had those extra little strips that we were able to start using for our cards. Then these are the extra 12. So this is what you're going to be able to get out of one piece of paper. I'm just giving you the big picture of how I cut it. You might have been figured out a better way to do it, but this is how I came up with it. Okay. And then we were able to get a bunch of these were elite where we have more than four but I did four but there was still, remember we have extra steps up there. We could have done more than four. But I'm just showing you. Put that over there. That's all you need and then you can save your other sculpture, other things. And you're going to need 1234, okay, you're going to need 1234 of this larger layer, 1234 of the bottom panel. And then you need 1234 if the size and then 1234 of this size. So these were the half-inch, three-quarter inch, two and a quarter inch. And what did we say 3.3 quarters it. How does that correspond? It corresponds to this piece here is one of these panels. This piece here. One of these. Then for the bottom part, you have this piece corresponds to that and this piece corresponds to that. So I hope that makes sense. Now what you just see another to put those together because I'm a very visual person. I have to do that when I'm card making just to make sure I've cut out the paper right sequence to get the most out of my designer series paper. You may have heard of a term sometimes used in car making called a one sheet wonder when, when carmakers talk about how many pieces they can get out of one sheet of paper. So we just did our little one sheet winter. These were our scraps from before. So this are plenty that you need for this smaller pieces. So I just want to show you the bigger piece part one more time. So you take your pieces of disasters paper and maybe you become aware of your patterns. So for this one, I would want to use this side of pattern, this one, this is a piece of scrap paper, scrap of paper. And put the pattern there. And I'm going to go out to 5 " two pieces at once and I slice it, then I turn it. And I'm just going to go 3.3 quarters, 3.3 quarters, 3.3 quarters. Now we have an extra piece here. So we have the extra piece that we needed earlier with the It's already 0.75 " so we can go out to 4 " and we're done. So now it's just scraps. So I mean, look at, look at how easy that is, right? And then we're going to go up to flip. We're going to get to that 5 " again, 5 ". And I'm not going to show you this part again, this little small little slippers, but do use your workbook in your recipe book and everything that you're going to need is in there for all your measurements. So we have 3.3 quarters again. So there's our four panels and then these pieces are gonna be for our smaller parts. So we're going to go to 3.3 quarters again. We're going to do that. I'm going to do that twice. But we need to turn these and make these smaller panels for the bottom part's going to turn it two and a quarter. Push this through two and a quarter. Save all these little scraps because these are, I think this is going to be our little half-inch piece we need yet. These were already made from fresh look. Look at that. Already done. That's gonna be for the bottom part of your panel. She isn't up for it. Just know that's not 4 " You know what? We need them to be. Let me look at the bottom panel again. Yes. The way I had it was 4 " because I wanted it to go across the card stock. However, what I just noticed, and this is kind of a good discovery is that these pieces will be fine tune. These can be used for you can make your own that are bigger, or you can just keep it like this and that would look really good too. It doesn't have to go over the edge out to the edge of the card stock. That was just my design choice. There's no right or wrong way to do it. We're going to turn this though and make it two and a quarter for the bottom panel. This will make sense worrying when we assemble. I'm gonna be like that little piece in which part to cut. I go over things in many different ways. You're going to get more practice with this as we assembled. Okay, there you go. And then you're going to cut those extra strips as we discussed. And there you have it. That's how to cut your designers to use paper. I advise you to cut your entire packet to sanitary is paper. Don't look back. You may want to save. I do advise you maybe tonight, cut all of the really plain pieces. Because if you've run out of card stock, which I think I'm about to do. And in my project that I'm trying to get, I was trying to go for the 70 cards and I only have a few pieces of card stock and I'm only up to about 32 here. So I know. I'm going to start having to use some extra pieces of design shoes paper for some of my layers that I would've used card stock for. So e.g. this circle in the back, I may run out of card stock for the circle in the back of them. They have to use the sanctuaries paper. Or one of these pieces I use card stock for here could be designed to serious paper. This part. I don't want this to be disastrous people. I want this to be card stock and this here to be card stock because it needs to be for the weight. But there's a couple of places in my design where this piece in the background of this can be decentered series paper. So maybe don't cut up your whole pack, saved some of these plain colors that you can use it as sort of faux card stack. Later on when we do some assembly. Alright, coming up next, I'm going to be cutting similar design shows paper. And then when I come back, I'm going to show you how to cut card stock layers that we need. And at the same time in the same tutorial, the basic way that we're going to need in case you want to put notes on your cards. That's all for now. We'll see you in the next video. 5. Creating Cardstock Layers: In this tutorial, you will learn how to cut the card stack layers for your easel filled card. We're going to be creating these layers which will go on the card like so. And the front, there's some calling the front panel. We're going to be creating the bottom panel. You say when put together, which is going to go in the front of the card like this. And we're going to be creating this piece here. We get one for better contrast. This, for this decorative element to go across the front of your card. Those are the three pieces of colored card stock that will be cutting. Then while we're here, I'm also going to show you how to cut some basic white and some silver that we'd be using for your panels if you want to write messages and for your decorative elements. When I show you how to step up this card. So let's get started by taking night of navy will get the night and Navy card stock. And we'll just go ahead and cut and every member you can cut through two pieces of card stock if you want at a time. I'm just going to go ahead and use one piece for this demonstration. The paper is the card stacks eight-and-a-half by 11. I'm going to go up to the four inch mark. And I'm gonna go ahead and cut it. And I'm gonna go ahead and do that again to the other side. So we're going to have an extra sensitive and half by them and we're going to have that extra half inch strip that you can save for other elements later. Okay, we're going to take now we can cut through both of these pieces at once. I'm going to use this little ledge to help line up the card stock. And it's gonna be five and a quarter. Go out to the five and a quarter mark. So the measurements are five and a quarter by 4 ". Oops, that was already 4 ". So we're gonna go five and a quarter. So let's, let's compare those two are other pieces. So I always like to put my pieces. I like to take my pieces of card stock, put them in a pile as I work before I get too far and every time I cut a few pieces, I just put them on the pile to make sure that they're all the right size. And then I also didn't go back and check because you could go really far down the rabbit hole cutting the wrong size papers. So I sometimes check and I go, okay, this is right, that's in front of my card base. And we're good to go. So here's our hero pieces. Now let's get another piece of card stock and show you how to cut the front panel. We'll take a piece of native navy. This looks like it's already a card-based for an easel folded card. So that's already a card-based friend. He's a folded card. I'm going to go ahead and use a different piece. We will go ahead and we'll just go ahead and take one of these pieces of gray granite. So for the bottom panel, we already have it's 4 " across. And then what you're gonna do for the bottom panel is it's gonna be two-and-a-half inches wide or 4 " wide and two-and-a-half inches high, I should say. So this is the bottom front panel. We have. This is gonna go like so just like that. And then this front panel that we cut is gonna go on the top of your card like this. And you can grab any mix and match any of these four cards dark colors because they all coordinate with this suite with the sun prints designer shares paper, please. So just to show you what we've done so far, let's say we have a piece of design research paper for the top, and we have a little piece for the bottom. We're going to be assembling these in another tutorial, but let's just get a little piece for the bottom. And you could see how these layers are going together. Now let's do the decorative strip using my piece of gray granite. It's a scrap my head. It's 12 " long. We're gonna go out to the 1 " mark. And we're gonna go ahead and cut the 1 " strip. And let's double-check that. That's the decorative piece for the front. Good to go. And that's gonna be 1 " by 4 " across. And because I was working with 12 inch card stock for that, we can get three pieces. Those are going to have this piece, this decorative piece in the inside of those that we cut in the last tutorial. And those were these pieces of card of descendants trace paper, like so. So you can see how this is all coming together in the different layers. So those are the steps for the front. Now while we're here, let's get a piece of basic Wipe. And we'll cut look, just cut a little panel to show you how this will work. So because our little panel was 4 " across, if I want to make little white part to go in the inside of that. So one approach could be that I go out to 3.3 quarters and I'll have this. It's all in the workbook. By two and a quarter. Let's see how that will look. Now I could take one of these pieces of cards, stuff that we just cut the front for these panels. And I can layer a piece of basic white on top of it like so. And I will have a place for my message, for my card. So I didn't have an example of that tissue. You here's, here's an example. Here's, here's a temple card partially put together. We have an easel for card, and when you turn it around on this bottom part, you have a rectangle and you have a piece of basic Wipe where you can write a message. Maybe you don't want to do the message there, and maybe you don't want to put a little rectangle around it. The other option is just take your piece of basic white and you can go up to 4 ". This measurement should be familiar to you. 4 " times by five and a quarter and a quarter by four. And you could put the panel along the back and it would be pretty tough stamps. Some of the flowers from nature's prints are some of the foliage, I should say some of the natures prints elements on the back. And you could do, you could have your card, it stands up, easel folk card. And you could write your message on the back of the giant panel or inside. You can put several different panels inside, but the only thing about the inside is there going to be you're going to be able to see them when the sustaining safe, The standing on the mantle. Keeping this measurement in mind, the one that we just used for the card front that we used for the basic white message. We're going to use that same measurement again to cut our silver card stock while we're here. When I did the ingredients for this series, I only had this silver card stock. Now you have some better ones. Some more actually, a better pack, more variety. So we're gonna go and cut a piece of silver the same as we've been cutting. It's gonna be four. And it's going to be by five and a quarter. And that's one option. And I'm going to show you that we can embrace that like that, like so. And then I'm going to cut some different options. I'm going to show you later. We're going to cut one that's just a quarter-inch smaller than that, 3.75 by five. So that's gonna be some, something like that here. Let's put that on another, another piece like so we can emboss that layer and I'm going to show you how that will look. I want to show you how a full one would look and why we may not emboss it on a full sheet because what it'll do is it'll show through on this piece. But I do want to show you that anyway, and I'm going to show you 3.75 by four. Okay, now let's go ahead and take out this other silver card stock I wanted to show you. It's called the silver foil specialty, which just came in in my shipment. Very exciting. And there's three different types of silver foil. What I really like about this is it's already textured. It's three different shades. It's this. What is the silver that I was showing you? But it also has a little bit texture. This one's sort of a matte finish and then this one is even shinier. Let's see if we can't do three of these at once. Maybe we could do three at once. So nicking that one, probably more like two at once. But let's go ahead and I don't want to cut that little nick is we're going to go up to four actually with this one. These ones we're gonna do 3.75. So I'm gonna be showing you something else later. So we've got 3.75. Yep, I was able to cut off rate once I just move my blade up and down. Don't use up all of your silver because you're going to need some for these rays that we're gonna be using for the fronts, the current if you 0.75 by five, I'm lining them all up. She had just use decide. Some of these have a little nick at the end of the paper. So I just want to get I just want to go a little bit beyond five and a quarter because it's a little bit of a nick on sometimes when he's card stuck at ships like this, this metallic card stock, it gets nicked on the corners. So we have 3.3 quarters by five. So you can use, I'm gonna be showing you different ways. You can use silver in place of this card stock. For this background layer of card stock, which you would then layer up with one of these and you can put that on your card. So I'll be showing you that when we step up the card. We can also take a big piece and emboss it and I'll say why you would, why you went to emboss the larger piece. But I've been showing you that. Then you could take this piece here, these smaller pieces. We can emboss these later and I'm going to show you what that would look like and put these on the card. And how the, how the wreath you would have to use one of these other styles because you want whatever you want it to contrast with the background. So these are just gonna be use later and I'll be sharing how in the next tutorial. Get your adhesive ready because we're going to be attaching these layers together that we've been cutting. And your hard work will start coming, be coming to fruition as you layer design histories paper on top of card stock here, here, and here. Thank you. We'll see you in the next tutorial. 6. Assembling Easel Fold Card Layers: Now it is time to assemble all of those layers that we've been cutting. In this video, I'll share how to match up different pieces of card stock and designer series paper for better contrast. And then how to assemble these different layers to get ready for the next phase of our card making process. I've cut out lots of pieces of designers, serious paper. For the backgrounds. I've cut out these little strips that we can put onto card stock. We've already cut card stock. So let's just get down to it so you can use liquid glue. I prefer to use rolling adhesive, but for this tiny strips along here, I do like liquid glue because it's more forgiving. Let's get a little Mac or some kind of surface to play on. Don't want to just mess up your table. And I'm going to just show you that these ones, I did start running out of the night of navy and gray granite and I started I started using some white for some of my layers and that's fine. That's one of the coordinating colors. So that's why I have some white mixed in here. And I'm still using starry sky and the light. So go ahead and get a piece. We're going to look at the card backgrounds. So here are the card, stock card stock backgrounds, I should say. So if you recall, they go on, these are folded card, like so. So we're talking about this piece here. And we're gonna go ahead and get some designer series papers. So I want to show you how I would mix and match first before we even started touching them. Especially if you're just making a few cards, you want to get the maximum productivity out of your session here. So let's say here the designer series, paper, pieces of paper we have to choose from, I prefer these, this side over those sides. So then I'm just going to start matching them up. And I'm just going to see how they contrast. Okay? So for this particular one, this has specific point in it. So this looks good with that. Because you can see that that Colored Girls in from the side. This one is a starry sky. It's sort of like a starry skies are like a purplish colors. I think that would look good on that one. It would look better than this one who has that? It has more of a blue tinge to it. This one with it's more of a blue tinge. Better on the gray granite. Yeah. And I think I'm gonna go with this one On the night and navy. So you can see how I've matched those up. I'm not going to show you how to adhere all of them, but let's just go ahead and end here. One for good measure. So you can see how I do it. I'm just using rolling adhesive. And then you're going to be right over the top of it. When you do this. I'm staying, I happen to be standing up and it's actually a good idea to do. You could do some of these when you're standing up, especially if you want to get the even even margins around the side. But the little ones, because I am using glue and because they're smaller, I can sit and do those while I'm watching TV, etc. Alright, so then you just met. Now these are ready to go for later so you can stack them up. And if you're not sure, if you're going to need smaller pieces, always cut them bigger first because you can always cut these pieces down for the different sections of your card. Alright, let's move on to the strip. So then we would take well, let's go ahead and make a stripping them. We'll put one across the middle. So now let's take the pieces of card stock we cut and look at how they'll contrast on there. So sometimes it's nice to use the same color as the background. That looks nice. Sometimes it's okay to use a different color. Well, it just depends on the color of design research paper you're going to put over. It, will decide that before we put that on there. So let's go ahead and match these up. So we would take little pieces of designer series paper and I'd like to that as a little piece of specific point in it so it could use that one there. I wouldn't use this one on there because there's no contrast. That one might look good on the Navy like that. And this one would look good on a whiteboard, would also look good on a gray granite. For this, I just want something that's a little bit of a purplish tangent. Or maybe this piece would look at this and enough contrast. This one, this one might look good on that one. Now let's take this piece of Navy. Think I can go with this piece here. I think that will look nice. Let's go ahead and put some adhesive on the background. And go ahead. And I just said you should be using the silicon mat. Okay, good. And then we can layer up that section, flipping it over. And then here's what I was talking about earlier. Sometimes you get little pieces that are just hanging over the edge just a little bit. I thought it was. And if you do get that hanging over the edge just a little bit, I think this one's okay. This one's not doing it. But I did save one. I think that was doing it earlier. Because I want to show you how to trim that off. Let's look at these. Yeah, here's a piece, Here's one that's hanging over the edge a little bit. But let me first attempts to see what happens when your card making. You can get easily distracted. I put that there and I look this kind of piece here. So I was saying earlier when I was cutting these are some of them might be a little bit over and it's okay. What I do is I hear there's drips onto the card and then I just trim off this little extra sections with my paper snips. Alright, so that's good. That's looking good. Now. We will get to keep on doing those. I'm going to do this later. I'm not going to have you wait, I just wanted to do the next layer. So let's look at these, this part here. So we'll get out some of those pieces we cut and some pieces of card stock and I'll show you how I match this up. Okay, good, but not loving it. Let's see. I'm looking for something that's a little bit here. I like contrast, but I also like ones that really go well with it. This one would look good on a specific point or this one. Yeah, that would look good because of the contrast. And sometimes it's nice to have striped patterns. Now this is a real light color, so I'd like to bring out the white from that one so we have dark and light. Okay. This will look good on anything. This gray granite will look good down the bottom. I tend to use more great granted on the bottom parts, but instead of the background for the top part, because I think the silver Reese look better on these Navy pieces. Oh yeah, that looks much nicer. And I'm going to go with those for now. So you get the idea. This one is still going to be good. We're gonna go ahead and attach this one. So you always make extra pieces. You always cut out extra pieces if you're doing a lot of cards because it gives you way more designed choices. Getting that little quarter-inch margins centered. Now we're going to take this strip. Let's see. That'll look good across there. And now I'm going to use the liquid glue because that works better for these little strips. And go ahead and put, when you reuse liquid glue, put something under there, DO get it on your table. Actually, I shouldn't put it at the top of that either. I think it's time to buy another bottle of glue for that one right? There we go. It gives some coming out. Now when you have little strips, glue is liquid, glue is more forgiving. Because if you move, if you place it in the wrong spot, you can sort of wiggle it around a little bit. Now for this, sometimes it's good to have a little ledge to push up against on your tray. I'm just making sure that that's the edge of your chair and let's see if it's sticking out the back before we put this onto the card and it is sticking out the back a little. So if there was no glue on the edge, you can go ahead and cut. Now. If there was glue there, then you wait till it dries and then do your little trimming off. That is how to assemble the layers. And later on we're gonna be assembling the entire car, nick, the actual the rest of the card like as far as the dye cutting into pieces for embellishing. But I can go ahead and show you what I would do it these two pieces right now we can go ahead and use these. There's a lot of night and navy in here, I think is rather than use this piece because it doesn't bring any of those colors. Rather than use that because that's too much great grand. And although I'm running out of 90 Navy, I'm gonna be using a lot of tone onto this will be okay, but it doesn't bring any specific point. I think I'm gonna put that on here. Okay, so that's how I'm going to assemble this cart. So I'm gonna go ahead and put the adhesive on for you to show you this part so we'll see how far we've come. And then turn the card, turn it this way and put another bit of adhesive on this section here. You're going to take this piece and center it because this parts the bottom. It helps away your car down. Okay, So when you're standing up your card, this is heavier so it helps, it helps make your cards stand up and it helps way that section down, which is what you want. Then for this section, go ahead and turn that over to see which way is up and down. I guess. This is just kinda looks like it's sticking up this way. So we'll make that the bottom over the bottom panel. Now before we make this actually stand up, we need some of our embellishments. And I'll put it like this right on here. So this is how to assemble the layers. But you're going to be on there like so. And now we're going to keep on doing that until you get all of your layers done. And you can see I've been working on my layers. Okay, so that's what you wanna do for the whole next stage. You don't want to worry about your die cutting. Because think about it. If you have this much done, you don't even need to die cut the wreath. You could put a sentiment on here. And it's centering on the bottom and be done a card very quickly if you ran out of time. So this, these are almost done. Now. Of course I'm gonna be doing decrease the risk for these, so we will get to that. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to keep on assembly my layers. And when I get back, when we meet again, you will see how far I've come along with this part and this project. And we will start to work on embellishing our cards by learning some dye cutting techniques. Thank you for watching and keep on creating. Thank you. 7. Using Adhesive Sheets for Die Cutting: Now it's time to learn how to use adhesive sheets for die cutting. This is a wonderful process because instead of using liquid glue which could ooze out of the wreath and all these intricate pieces. We're just going to turn this into a sticker. And then in the next tutorial I'll share I had to die cut somewhere. So let's take this piece here and I want to give you a little tip. If you have a piece of 12 by 12 card stock foil, e.g. you want to cut it in four inch strips, even though your adhesive sheets come in six by six or six by 12 sheets. In this case, I'm using the package of stepping up adhesive sheets. They come in six pi twelfths, but the card stock needs to be cut in foreign strips so that you can get nine out of one piece of card stock. I learned that the hard way because some of those I cut six-by-six. And what happened was when I cut my original foils six-by-six, I was only able to get six whole reset of it. And then I had to use all these middle strips, these middle pieces for lots of extra little shape, which is great. But now I'm kinda short on foil. I didn't plan, I didn't plan that. So I'm just letting you know that little tip. So you're gonna get a piece of silver foil and you're going to turn it upside down and just go ahead and cut this adhesive sheets the size you need it. I'm gonna go this direction. Just to show you, of course, you could cover up your whole piece of card stock. Now, these come in little panels. Here's gonna peel that. It's double-sided, sticky side on each sticker here, or should I say wax paper. And it's a sticker in the middle. So you peel it off. There's the sticker piece, you can see the shininess. And you're gonna go ahead and put that, put that on the back of your card stock that you're cutting. The designers trace paper or whatever you're going to turn it just sticking. Another strip. This this beets glue anytime for intricate dies. That is for sure. I had put that there. Now. I would, I would continue going down and putting it all on the bottom. That's what I would do. Now what I want you to do is take your somehow a little bit of Google on the front here. Take your, your knee just prints dyes, urethra meatus prints dyes. And you're going to cut around it. So in order to get three out of this, you just want to use just the part you need when you're die cutting. We're gonna go ahead and set up the dye cutting platform on the stamp and cut and Emboss machine. This is what it looks like. It does close. Okay. Opened it up. The platform is this base plate number one? It's pretty it's pretty thick. And then you have what's called a thin di adapter. Whenever you have metal dyes like this, you need this number to then dive depth adapter. You need to plate number three, the bottom plate. Then you need to put down what you're cutting. We're making a sticker there. And then you need to put this top plate on number three. Now what I want to show you though is don't just run this through without extra things. So you could put extra things in the middle of one of these extras, nature's prints, dyes like that little piece there. Or in this case, we could put a couple of these little pieces. These are the little pieces that help hold up the card. I didn't put them on this yet, but you can see these little extra pieces. I will find a finished car to show you. A finished, not finished, but one with some extra pieces. And you can see how I can add that element on the top. And a couple of elements here. So you can add those before you run this through the machine. You can even add one of these as well, but you don't want to get them to touch each other at all. Because if they do, you can bend your metal. And what you can do is use some post-it notes or tape to keep things from slipping too much before you run it through the machine. Because once they overlap each other, they can get bent. So let me grab a sticky note just to show you what I mean. I'm just I don't want to cover it up too much. I just want to cover it up like right there to keep it from knocking into there. I think that should be good. Alright. So you can see actually, if you use posted tape, we can actually see through the tape and it's a little better. Just like to give you lots of tips and tricks. So I'm going to use this wall safe posted tape. And I'm going to just go ahead and use that so you can actually see before when you put the next plate on top, okay, these are not touching each other and not falling into each other. That one looks like it is. Now usually doesn't take this long to die cut. I'm just doing it for teaching purposes and then I'm gonna be doing a lot more as my mass production of this project. So now we're going to put plate number three on top and I'm going to roll it through. Sometimes you hear little cracking noise when you roll things through. Now if you're not going to use all of these right away, that's fine. You're going to take up the metal part and just leave this part together. I'm going to reuse this tape because I can just tape it to my machine over here. You reuse it later. Now, let's say we're going to just peel these up later. Because maybe while you're watching TV, you want to assemble your cards, right? So I put these in a bag, the ones that I'm cutting and save them till later. So, but let's for this purpose, I'm gonna go ahead and take a minute, go ahead and get a card and show you how to, how fun it is to make a sticker. Now remember, we did have it in there's two sections on the back. So you can peel them off in sections. Just get when you get one section going, it's pretty easy to get the whole thing. So it depends on if you want to go to the front or the back, but as long as you get you're trying to get these sections are and you want to get rid of all these extra little pieces that are in the middle of your diet. And sometimes you need to poke them out with a tool. Like sometimes you can't get them all off. They don't just peeled right off. Just go ahead and peel that. And like I said, these intricate details to me are meant for when I'm watching TV or in my case, Netflix. Because I can get a lot done. I'm going to use that piece to of course, once you get the sticker off the back, you do have to use it because you can't store it this way. You have to put it on your card. All right, so look at that beautiful sticker. All the extra pieces are mostly gone. And we're just going to double-check. If you have what's called a, this is the Take your pick tool or any kind of tweezers. Just comp kind of pokey tools you can peel. He can push through that off and you can get all these little pieces of there we go. And that is all never going to go ahead and put that on the card. You want it to be even so that both sides have a little you don't want to get it in this part, the card stock part, it'll fit on the designer shows paper part. So let's just kind of push the sides a little bit like that. And then before I push it all the way down, let me give you another tip. You're going to take what I call my bucket of crafty goodness, these are just extra pieces I've been cutting. There's no contrast there. Let's get one that would use maybe use this gray granite piece as the background. So put that under there like that. Because that's where it's going to you're gonna be able to put that under there before you finished laying down the rest of the leaves. Because the leaves can overlap this a little bit and it's not going to every time because it depends on the direction you put the wreath. But something like that, that's sort of in the middle. I want to move to C. I didn't push it down too much. I want to move it up a little bit. That way I have room for my sentiment that's going to get in. Now once they get it all the way I want it. Notice how loosely until I got this under there. And then I'm going to take an extra piece of wax paper so I don't get my fingerprints or Glue Oliver something. Go ahead and push against. Push on this foil and really seal it done. And that is how to do it. That is how to get the sticker onto your card. So now I recommend just creating the Reece, do that part of the car making process, get as many as you can done until you run out of soil like I'm gonna be doing soon. And then when I come back, I'll give you some more tips and tricks for die cutting will die cut out the pieces we need for the backgrounds. I cut out the pieces we need for the sentiments that we're gonna be stamping on to. And I'll show you the machine at a little bit different angle. That's all for now. Thank you very much for your attention. 8. Die Cutting Tips & Tricks: In this tutorial, you will learn some more dye cutting tips and tricks. This time we're going to be cutting out the basic white card stock that we're going to be using for the sentiments, the background card stock layer and this other piece of basic white card stock for this part here. The reason I created this video and die cutting separate, separately is because in the last video I showed you how to use adhesive sheets. And so when you have detailed dyes like this, the metal dyes, you will need adhesive sheets. It's better than using liquid glue. For these, it would be a waste of adhesive sheets to use these because these sentiments, e.g. are gonna be popped up with phone dimensionals. This background piece just needs a little tiny bit of glue behind it are rolling. And he said, we don't need to use adhesive sheets for this part now. But if you want to get a review of that, go ahead and watch that last section. I also wanted to change angles so you could see this entire machine. It's called the stamping cut and Emboss machine. And by embossing, you can emboss backgrounds, which I'll show you later, but you can also emboss metal dyes, as in this outline on this die here. When you open it up, you can open up both sides. And that way if you're right-handed, you can crank it with the right right hand or if you're left-handed, you could turn it around. So you open it up like that because it stores in a portable way, sort of portable. And then you're going to use these distant getting sandwich. You can always have a **** cutting sandwich. That means the order of the plates. So for the first plate we're going to put down the base plate. It's usually called a platform. Then we're going to put down. So this is the next one, it's two and it's going to be for when you have thin dies. It says use within dies. It even gives you a little cheat sheet right on it. Then we're going to use one plate number three. And then I reserve a top plate number three that doesn't get scratched as much, whereas this one is little more scratches on it. I'm going to use it for the bottom. So we need to plate number three, so the sandwich, one to the bottom and one for the top. Now for the bottom, I often turn it around like this to keep it from getting too warped. It's not good. It hasn't been worked yet. I also turn it sometimes this way and this way, say for four different options there, it'll just keep it from getting worse. Now, if you recall back to the time when I showed you how to cut in layer card stock. You know that we had some scraps leftover. So that's what I'm using right now, the scraps to make these circles. Now it's going to each little scrap from when we cut the date. The card stock is going to make us two of these circles. These two circles here are from the layering circles dies by stamping up. So I'm going to put one on that piece because it doesn't really matter if it's slips around. Well, it does matter, but we want it has a little bit of wiggle room. I can just put it there without putting tape on it. Now for these two, we're going to use our scraps of basic white. And we're gonna go ahead and put those in there. So this is one of the smaller dyes from the layer circles. Now this one is from the natures prints, and that's the same dissect that this wreath came from. And all of these little sprigs that I was telling you about, that you should definitely use adhesive sheets for. Now. If you have extra card stock. After making these little pieces, you can also cut some of these little sprigs out in card stock as well. So that's all there is for the plate, we're going to go ahead and we're going to put down the extra plate number three for the top and we're gonna go ahead and crank it through. And then as always, I recommend mass production so that you do all of this step first, as many as you need. And in my case, I didn't even count them. I just know I have a lot of extras to get me ahead of the game. And I'm going to show you my little bucket I've been working on. So there you guys you can put that down to move because it does in the plate. You don't want the scratches to stay in the same place each time. So you're going to move this little piece of card stuck around and you move it, put that there, put this little piece there again, and you can just arrange it in the most efficient way possible where you can still, maybe if we put this over here, you'll still be able to, and you'd put it in a little bit of an angle. We still might have enough later for another circle right there. But just if not, you have enough room for another kind of die. Now we're going to take the extra piece here, put that up there, and we're going to take the other layering circle and cut that Navarro. We're cutting it. You always cut a few at once. Make the most of it. You have to cover it. You don't have to cover the plate. They can be staggered a little bit. They don't have to be exactly on top of each other. If you're using a mini machinery to be staggered a place even more, but in this case, just staggering a little bit, this one as always, I'm covering the dyes fully. I can I can put these plates and so that they're staggered a little does help the machine catch them. Notice it wasn't as hard to cut out these shapes as it was to cut out with the adhesive sheep because the adhesive sheet makes the paper thicker. And there you have that fun embossing. Let me put this on top of another piece of card stock for contrast. And that little embossing edge is really nice. Then that comes right from the layer inside the die. So you could see that the middle part cut out the paper. And then a little ledge which was raised up, made that little in Boston pattern. So we take these out, you might be able to get one more circle out of it and keep cranking that through. So we're going to make these pieces here for the back of our cards. In Pacific point, native Navy, starry sky, gray granite. You could even make some invoice if you're gonna be doing some sentiments in gray granite, something that will contrast depends on what Becker and you're putting on. And we're making, we're making these in basic white. Now I'm going to show you my little bucket of crafty goodness I call it. Here's what I've been working on. I have lots of extra sprigs. Most of these have their little adhesive sheet behind them. I have all these pieces that I'm ready to stamp. And I'm gonna, I'm gonna go ahead and cut out some more pieces for stamping because I do my stamping mostly at the same time. And in the next tutorial, that's what I'm going to be showing you, how to stamp the sentiments onto these pieces and then how to anchor on the edges with our little sponge job or to get some extra dimension, as you can see in this example. And this example as well. So that's all for now. Go ahead and die cut your pieces out. And we'll see you in the next tutorial. 9. Stamping Sentiments & Blending: Now it is time to stamp and ink up our sentiments. You have done all the work. You have all the pieces you need. We take out the shapes for sentiment. You're on my mind. That's gonna go on this sentiment. We have hello there, we have all these shapes for the hello there, we have the background layers. And what I did is I used a few pieces of, I understood his paper for some of these background layers which came out really nice. So you can use your designer series paper or your card stock for those layers. You're going to need for this section, you're going to need a little sponge diver or one of the blending brushes because we're going to ink around the edges. I think I'm going to start with that because that's how it would actually work. Because sometimes if you put the sentiments on first and then you increment the edges, you might smear the sentiments. Then I'm going to show you how to put the stamp onto a stamping black and stamp it and we can stamp it in one of the colors that coordinate. You could use starry sky of course, but I'm going to use native Navy or Pacific point. Just mix it up a bit depending on which card I put it on. Let's start with the gray granite. You're going to open up stamp pad for the sentiments I do like to put silicon under my work surface, but for when I'm just doing the thinking around the edges, It's okay if you just use the mat to protect your table. What I like to do is I like to put the ink to put the ink on the standard black and then I kinda touch it to the mat to make sure I get that first blob off. So let me show you that one more time. So I'm going to stamp I'm going to put the gray granite ink onto the stamping bucket when you touch a bit to my brush, but I'm going to tap it on the mat to get that first blob off. And then I'm just going to sort of go circular motion and get in there and ink up the edges. Sometimes it comes up darker than other trends. So let's turn it around. It looks good. Sometimes you have to lift it up to see if it's even looks good, I'm going to turn it around. See if I have enough on my brush to continue. I know I need a little bit more. Tap, tap, tap, circle on in around the edges. Let's go ahead and put that onto the back of one of my cards just so you can see it. For contrast. I like to test that. Alright, it looks pretty good to me. And we can go, you could also think around these other edges as well, but I'm not going to do those. Let's just do one more so you can get a good look at what I'm doing. So we'll just use, we'll move it over a bit. Make sure you're using the bus side up. Tap onto your stamping block, tap onto your mat to get that first blob off and circle on in there around the edges. Could flip it around. I do this pretty much all the time for I should've typed that one off. You see when you don't tap off the blob, you get a darker spot. Real life. So what you do is you just go back. If one side is dark, you go back and make the other side tuck just to even it out. You can see the camera's shaking a bit. I guess I should have made the tripod not touch my table as I'm working. But the show must go on. Okay, let's go ahead and on there. It looks good. We have even thinking around the background. So we have those done and we could do, we could do a big pile of them. Then you're going to stamp the sentiments on later. Or again, you could step sentiments on income up later, but do let your sentiments drive, you're gonna do it in that order. I highly recommend doing all of these at once. I've done a few just for my sample cards, but now, now I'm working on the book of my cards with you. In this section. Let's go ahead and put a little bit of ink on the stepping back, tap it off, and then I'm doing the same thing for these other white. Now because they are white. Sometimes working on this Silicon Mac just helps you see it a little better. I think I'm just going to keep on going with the white tap it off. Another method is aside from sponging. Now that we've got a lot of ink on that one little spot. But that's okay. That's what embellishments or for another method is. You can take, You can actually take your central enrollee, roll it in your ink. I didn't want that darker edge, but that's one way that I've added to mention too. I just roll the sentiments across my ink and they get darker around the edges. Sometimes for these, I think, I think what I'm gonna do is hold this one up. It's just a little bit better. And doesn't give me as much ink. And you're going to notice the difference in how I did them when I show you a couple of samples in a moment, you can't really even tell if you're getting around all the edges until you put it against a different color background. Let's go ahead and even then, let's see, you can see this one isn't during the edges, but you barely even notice it. And that's what I'm going for certain when that look. Whereas sometimes this one is a lot more noticeable. It doesn't really matter which way you do it. It just adds a little dimension, but you just want to be consistent. Get around those edges. And here's one with a lot more thinking around the edges, which is really cool. Alright, let's go ahead and put that down. I want to get in there a little bit more. This is something you can do while you're watching TV. As long as you have a little work surface. And then you would test it out and you go, okay, that's pretty good. I like that or you could do it like that. So if you only have a blending brush, that is fine too. But it is going to be a larger surface and it's going to, it's going to get into the middle. So if you were to use this, you could say, you could still put ink on your brush and touch it down there, but this one would be better. There was a little bit of green still on there from before, but let's just show you to give you the idea. So we have put some ink on your brush, tap off the big blob, and then see this is fine too. But just remember you have a bigger surface area than the sponge. I think this one's working a little bit faster. I'll probably use the blending brush for these outer pieces and then maybe the the sponge driver for the inner pieces. So we have enough done to now go ahead and do one more of these and then work on the stamps stamped images. Now that the only disadvantage of doing this, thinking around the edges, first one was dark because I didn't touch it up. Is that when you do it first? And then if your stamp doesn't mess up, then you're going to not better. If you do flip it around. This image, which is fine to do this shape, then you're going to have to ground the other side as well. Or sometimes by doing it first you to accept either side. I think that one had a little bit much ink on it. Too much ink. Let's go ahead and do. I'm not actually going to rerecord this because I think it's good that you see that sometimes we just make mistakes and just to keep on rolling with it. Because I can still use all of those. There's so many ways to use these. There's always little leaves on the wreath that cover up little sections with too much ink. And I already showed you how the dice can overlap these sentiments a little bit. Alright, that one came out exactly what I wanted. Third times a term. So that's good. Now we have the pieces we need. Now we're going to use this part four, we're going to close this gray granite for now. We're going to place these pieces that we're going to stamp onto, onto our silicone mat. Any kind of silicone mat or bakers map is good. That you're not just stamping on a surface that might be uneven. Go ahead and take your stamp out of the package. This is called a coupling stamp. We also have photopolymer stamp styles. That's a different style. You're on my mind. It's this one here. So you want to go ahead and take the clean stamp off. We'll be using this hello there as well. So we'll take that out. Go ahead and we'll mount the Hello there on this stamping Black Sea. And we will go ahead and mount this year on my mind stepping block H. Now it's pretty much the way you see it, but I still like to test it out ahead of time. So we're going to tap, tap, tap into the night of Navy ink and go ahead and stamp onto the mat, see how it's not really strong yet. The sentiment, maybe the, maybe this ink pad need three inker, but I think it's just more because the first few stamps are not always as dark. I think that's pretty good. Let's move that up there and do it one more time. Good. So once I have a good crisp image, I can start stamping on to the circles that I've inked up. Now these don't really matter because they're circles. If you, if it was a little cookie, you just turn the circle that came out really well. Put that over there. Go ahead, let's get some more. When it is. And you just do all your stamping it once, then you can wash off your stamps or use a stamp and scrubbed clean them or a stamping chair me to clean it. Baby wipes. I mean, there's many ways to clean your stamps to do all that at once. That's all done. Let's go ahead and do your on my mind, this one's a little bit harder to get lined up, but it can be done. Once you figured out the first first-time which way to line it up. I just watched that you're on if that straight, then the rest should be street. Trying also not to cut off the way at the bottom. Oh, perfect. And told many times I've used this step, but the first couple of times you use it, you might come out a little cricket and that's fine. Because then you flip it over and use the other side, but you won't get the embossing, of course. Looks good. And we'll do one more. I'm going to clean it and got my hands. Shut this for a moment. Just to show you part of the assembly. I'm grabbing a baby wipe is what I'm going to be using for disagreeing. Keeping my hands quickly so that I can show you this. So for these little pieces here, we're going to take what's called the stamping dimensionals. They're just different foam adhesives. I'm going to open up a new pack. I mentioned that we used inked for adding dimension. We also use what's called dimensional for adding dimension. And that's when you pop up your sentiment so that it rises off the back. I think one of these should be okay, there's a pretty strong one of these behind the circle. Let's try that. We're going to flip it over. Press on it. So now we have this piece and now we can take regular adhesive. That's what I said. Don't waste your adhesive sheets because now we just need a little piece. This is COPSE. He's a little piece of adhesive on the back to get that to go into the card. So let's grab a card and we get a card with a wreath on it. See if I have one. It's partially done. Ready for you to show you this part. Okay. Well, actually, I already put the recent them. Love them. It's okay. We're just going to go with it. We're gonna put this one right on there. And we'll put the wreath around the outside. But what I typically do is put this on. Okay, so we have this piece here and it go ahead and put, I'll just put this down on there. I forgot in my mass production that I've already done a lot of the reasons I wanted to show you this one. This one's fine. There's nothing on the edges. But for this one, I can take, if there's a little blob of ink there, I can tuck. I can use to someone at a race that has this little leaves tucked in like e.g. I. Could have like up there. I could have put that where the leaf covers up any little blobs of ink. But this one is fine. We're going to put it there. That's how it's done. We're gonna be doing some full assembly with these cards because I'm gonna be showing you other tips and tricks for making these stand-up. So let's go ahead and just do the bottom part though, why we're here. But this bottom part, I would use two-dimensional one on each end to keep it from dropping in place that along the bottom. And you can see how I've already been doing the mass production technique with just how I've done this part and this part and the wreath. And now it's waiting to put the stamp sentiments on there. And this card is complete now because we've been doing it in stages. It's a nice feeling to have a completed card like that and you just keep on going. So now I want you to go to that, to your set of cut out, so your set of dye cuts, I want you to get your sentiments on those and go around the edges with your sponge Java or your blending brush stamp with one of the dark colors. Show you real quick how this looks in Pacific point. And then that's it. And just keep on going. I'm gonna get the ink off or you can rub it off with you on your baby wipe. Let's get the Inca doesn't get onto my specific point. If you're going to use different colors, you would usually use the lighter color first and then followed by the darker color. In this case, I'm gonna be using mostly the darker color. But I just want to show you that this specific point looks really nice as well. It's just a nice, happy, happy color. Will stamp it on one that doesn't have the gray granite around the edges yet. So you can see that. That's all for now. I hope you enjoyed this stepping session. We will see you in the next section where I'm going to show you ways to assemble and make your cards stand up. Thank you. 10. Making the Easel Fold Card Stand: In this tutorial, I will share more tips and tricks for assembling your easel fold card and several ways to make your cards stand up. Let's go ahead and finish the card we started creating in the stamping section. There's a sentiment here, and I started peeling off the sticker for this wreath. And I wanted to just show you how we'll put that on there. Then I'm going to continue with some ways to make the card stand up. Now, I like using sticker sheets, but sometimes because they were cut along certain areas, a little bit hard to peel off. And also sometimes they don't always cover every section. In which case you would just need a little bit of extra glue on the leaves that didn't get covered, but this one looks like it's pretty good. Just need to peel off that section. I'll give it a little tap and it's all sticky everywhere. One or two leaves, It's okay if it's not, but mostly it's sticking now going to put that right there. It's a good spot. Hope pinching in the edges a little bit. So it's a little bit more vertical than horizontal only because I want the same amount of space on each side once I get it that way. Remember I told you about the wax paper pushing down with something. We're going to get him push down with my pack with dimensionals. It just keeps all of your fingerprints from getting all over your car. We'll give that a rub. If there are pieces sticking out, maybe there wasn't a history sheet. You can go ahead and put glue on those, but I don't think it's a problem. It'll still be just fine the way it is. So there you go. Now we're going to take it and open it up. And I've already put some of these leaves on the bottom of that. So let's see if we have one here. You put them on that. So I've been working in stages. Let's check this one here. This one needs them. So we're gonna go ahead and put these leaves. These are just ways to make it stand now you need, now first of all, the first way to make an ease a folded card stand is by having this card stock piece at the bottom already. So that helps. If you wanted to make it thicker, you could put double card stack layers. That would make your make it stand. Now this is an extra way to make it stand. I'm going to put, I'm going to make this card stand up first. Push this up against the edge. And that little foil embellishment will help make it stand. And I just tend to put the ones that are facing that way on the right side and then the lens facing the other way on this side. But it doesn't matter because they're all really pretty. So that's great. Now, this is already a really busy, beautiful paper. For this piece of paper. I don't need an extra one of these sprigs because it would last in the business of the paper, but for some maybe well, that one and that one, I wouldn't need it because the wreath is down really far. Maybe for that kind of card, I could use these extra little sprigs that I've been cutting along the way. Okay, so those are just tips and tricks. Now let's get into the foam piece. This is really fun. There is a way to make this stand which is really efficient and it's using what's called foam adhesive sheets. It's like using these dimensionals that I've been using for the sentiments except you're going to die cut them. So we're going to just take a piece of card stock or designer series paper. We're going to, in this case, I just have a piece of design research paper. And we're going to open up these foam sheets. You're gonna get one of these dies. Either one, I'm just going to look at my little magnetic bowl. I'm going to put this right on there. And I'm gonna go ahead and it's going to cut up this section I need. So it's not too big because you don't want to waste this stuff. Because we have a little section of foam adhesive and it could have cut out the paper at the same time, that would have been more efficient. So what you're gonna do is you're going to take this as a sticker, double-sided sticker again. So just go ahead and peel one setup and put your design research paper on there, and then put your die on their first time I used this, I was like How in the world is just going to cut. How is this little diagonal cut through this giant piece of foam? But sure enough it does work. So let's get that machine that we've been using, the stamp and cutting and bus machine and the sandwiches the same as always. Except you may even be able to take out the thin died after, but let's try it out. Remember for ticket out, we'll try to do the same sandwich. It's 12.2 plate number threes and I'm going to crank it through. If it's too tight, I will take out the thin died dr. but I think this is how I did it before. Nope, it went through just fine because the foam compresses. So we'll pull that out. See it went all the way through. Pretty neat. So now we have a sticker. So we're just going to peel it off because the front is already sticking onto the paper. So now we have a sticker that we're going to be able to use to help make your cards stand up. Now, I'm not going to do is tell my cards. This is just teaching you for this course because this I would do for some, but for this particular case, I'm already I don't need to worry about the people who are giving these two. Or what we would call an avid cracker. So I don't need to worry about them figuring out how to stand up the card. But if I was giving this to my aunt or something, I would give her I would definitely put that in there for her because she didn't she just stands it up and it's like a no brainer, right? It just stands up really easy on the mantle. But in this case, let's go ahead and just open this up and take one of these little foam pieces and just put one in the milk, push it up against. I think that one looks really nice the way it is. Let's get one here and let's put, let's put on this one. This one needs a little something, something, put it up on this one so you're going to touch it against. You're going to make the card stand up first and then touch it up against that edge. And then you have this great little sticker that's going to help hold your card up. Of course, we still need are as we're talking about assembly, we still need the urine my mind piece. And that's why we did them all at once. Stamp those. So this card is ready to go as well. You might want to cover up that little sprig or let the spring hang over there. But I'm just going to cover it up a bit. I just like my sentiment to be up above or upon this top of this piece of designers trace paper. That's another little tip for you if you want to, if you want this to be centered in a certain way, now it's getting a little lumpy under there. So what I can do is I can just cut off a little piece of this so that it doesn't puff up my sentiment too much. There we go. So that's, that's the way I like it. So there you have it. One way to stand it up. Well, actually three ways. So far. We have our card stock. We have these foil pieces that would help to stand up the car. We have the foam adhesive sheets. That technique, I'm going to show you another technique in any of these can be combined with each other. Oh, and you can have asked you could have also. Let's just stay in these up. Now. You could also along the way, have doubled up these pieces. So if you are like it's kinda slipping, you can double these up, put some extra foil layers because they're all the same size. You can also use pieces like you didn't. If this wasn't a square section and this was the bottom of the diesel fuel card. You could use that as your use of full car diesel can go down that far. But not when you already have the piece of card stock there, but just when you wanted to put a sentiment there, this makes a great little stand for your card. So that's number four. Let me show you another trick. So what I'd like to do is take embellishment. For the crinkling sound I should have taken out of the bag ahead of time. Any embellishments will do that are starting neutral colors. Let's use now these, these are Metallica and then I'll go with the silver. But these opal rounds, I'm going to use some opal round. Let's see what these are. These are, these are clear ones. You can use Ryan Stones, just not certain colors you want ones that are more generic, deferrals, iridescent, iridescent Ryan Stones and pearls. Okay, but we're gonna go and stick with these for now, opal rounds. So what you can do, I like to work in threes, but you can put one right up here. If you put one up there right in the middle and it's gonna help your card stand up just like so. There is a disadvantage of using this. You can use one there. And then I'm going to put, since I do like to work in threes, I'm gonna go ahead and put one there. The little ink good on that one done, they're just sort of randomly placed on the card. Now, the only problem with that is that you now when you shut this, it's gonna be much thicker, harder to fit in the postal service. Maybe they charge a little extra, like in the US, maybe $0.20 extra for that extra ounce or the extra thickness. Also, what happens is when you put the pearls and things, they then indent this section. So when you put it in this pushes down, they tend to indent through, but it's okay because you won't be able to see them. There's all these layers of card stock there, but it's a great way, easy way of standing up your card using embellishments. So in review for assembly, Assembly the current, we can use adhesive stickers for these Reece. And for these pieces. There are several ways to stand up your card. The waste sustain up your card or a card stock base. Embellishments. The sentiment itself can be used for your easel. Foam, adhesives, puffing up your embellishments, or having some bling, like in this case, override some blink. So there's many ways to stand up and assemble your cards. I hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks. And next I'm going to show you how to step up your cards and take them to a whole new level. If you think these are fancy way, do you see the next tip I'm going to show you? That's all for now. 11. Adding an Embossed Layer & Bling: In this section, we will discuss more ways to step up your easel fold cards. Let's do some embossing with the fern 3D and bossing folder. It's going to take your car to a whole new level, which you may not have imagined. This is what's called a 3D and busing folder. And whenever you die cut something called the dye cutting sandwich. And you've learned from cutting metal dyes that the dye cutting sandwich was plate one and then we had the thin dy dr. And then to cutting plates. But when you have a 3D embossing folder, you don't need those things. You could take away the 2s and the two and the two 3's. And all you need is the number four. And if you're ever unsure, there's a little cheat sheet. It says when you're using a 3D embossing powder, that you need, the base plate and the number four. Let's go ahead and take the photo that we cut earlier and put it into the embossing folder. I want to do this a few times. You can see the result with the different types of foil. Start with just plain silver foil. I cut these different sizes for a reason. To show you how you can use them in different ways. Put that in there. Put your, put your plate, your plate number four, and it's pretty smooth. Bride, you one thing you what you need to remember, excuse to shaking. But one thing you need to remember when you put any busing folder into any machine is to always put the seam first because you wouldn't want to put it in this way because it could come over. And so always put the scene first. That is just gorgeous and it's part of that sun prints collection. So it's really coordinating well with our nature theme. Has put that down and let's try one of these others that are part of the silver foils and Africa, e.g. this one is already textured foil. So let's put that in there. It's a little bit darker and you can move it around on the embossing photo depending on which part of the pattern you went to show through. I tend to just use the middle. Let's roll that one through. And you may be able to tell that I'm using a different tripod and I did for the rest of the course, which is a little bit shaky here. Okay? And this is what you can get with the texture on top of the embossing. Simply gorgeous. Okay, let's try just one more for good measure. And you can see there's a couple of different sizes here. And I did that on purpose to show you, to give you a couple of ideas on how to use it. We'll use this one which has that matte finish. That in. Now when you die cutting a lot, I tend to move things in different parts. Whether it's cutting plates or anything I'm cutting just to make sure that the machine doesn't get the same impression in the same spot. Matte finish. Okay, here we go. Let's compare these. So now I want you to take out your card stock and put that onto a piece of card stock before I show you the ways to step up your card. So let's just take it take some card stock that's coordinating with our projects. We have native navy, great granite, and starry sky. Let's take that and put it onto a piece of card stock. You can see how it just makes the card come to life, death, three, three-dimensions. Three-dimensional. If you're going to have a silver piece of foil, it might not look as well on a piece of gray granite. Now this piece was a full piece. This piece I wanted to explain what you could do with the fuller piece, but these pieces that we made a quarter-inch smaller, this piece would look good on gray granite because of the contrast. But you would tend to put that piece maybe on this color, just, you just want a little bit more contrast. I, I would probably not use the great grand. And if I was using foil, I would probably use the night of navy or something else just for that. Just so that different countries. So you can put you can put them on there. And then after you do, you can then attach them to your easel card. Now, if you want, this can be if they're not too warped, notice that the matte finished and it get to work itself. This could be, you could use it as the easel itself, but it tends to be that the more foil, the more metallic in it, the more work tickets. In which case you would, it's better to put it on the card stock and then mount that whole piece onto your ISA. Let's talk about ways to step up your card now and a couple other ways to step up your card. Now, we've talked about the 3D and busting folder. And there's also playing, and there's also something called some specialty paper. This is paper that came in three colors. Thought I hit the third color to show you. It's called, oh, here it is. Is that the color? It's called brushstroke paper, breaststroke specialty paper. So this is really nice. And what I did is I cut a wreath out of it because I was, I tended to cut all the wreath, those beautiful reset or silver. But then when I had a silver background, you could have put the wreath of silver onto it because it wasn't going to contrast. So I use this brush stroke paper, specialty paper. It comes in native Navy, soft, succulent and blushing bride. These two colors I didn't use. I just cut out the wreath and the night of navy because it's one of the coordinating colors with the son, Prince Street. And then the third the third and the fourth way I did it. I did step this up with some blank. So here's the result of what you can do. You're going to first take your piece of paper. Now, this one is, this one is a full one, so you take one that is a quarter-inch shorter. So just to recall that this was these pieces of paper that we put on our easel. Here's the front of our ISA. They were four by five and a quarter. So then these would be 33.3 quarters by five. So it's that quarter inch margin. And I put those together that way you don't see the back of that when you stand up your card. Now, if you were going to use this piece here, the full four by five and a quarter. You could put it right on your card like that. But then you would see the back of it, which is fine. I think that looks kinda cool. And I just tend to think it's stronger. If you've mounted onto a piece of card stock first and then put it on the card. Okay, So one way to step up your card is the embossing folder. Another way is to use blink. I used three grind stones here. Another way is the brushstroke paper. You could see this texture. So not only did I die cut it, but it's shimmering and glimmering. So it's texture on top of the actual wreath die cut too. So you have texture on top of this embossing. Then you have a few little Ryan strands. And then I did one more thing. When you open up this part. I added a pearl and I discussed this in ways of making your cards stand up. Just remember though, when you do things like that, you put little pearls in there. Then you go and you put this in an envelope. Okay, because I'm gonna be handing them out. But we tend to put this little Perl would indent this section here. So you could put, and I wouldn't use the regular basic white card stock. I would use some scrap paper that's not stamp it up or that's a little bit cheaper paper, maybe even copy paper. Put it in there to protect your card like that. And then maybe even something over the top to protect the car because you have Ryan Stones on it. It would make it heavier. It would be paying a little bit extra for postage, but it'd be worth it because it wouldn't punch through the envelope or poke through the envelope. I hope you enjoyed this section on how to step up your cards using embossing folders and more. Thank you. 12. Finished Easel Fold Card Projects: Now we're going to take a look at these finished easily fold card projects. You will see that each one is a little bit different. Because we used the sun prints designer series paper, and many coordinating products to go with that. And I just wanted to show you each one because although I'm not finished completely, this will give you a really good idea of all the different combinations that you can create just using the products I shared. Of course, if you use other coordinating products that you have, imagine what you can do. Just taking the same design using your workbook, using the measurements, taking your same design, the design we worked through. Imagine what you can do with whichever supplies you have. So I really love all the variations. And as I've mentioned, I've, I've embraced the blue, lots of different shades of blue going on in here. I love the texture of this. These metallic foils. You can see sometimes they inked around the edges in different ways with even some different colors. As I started using gray granite, then I decided to use some starry sky and some specific point down there. So I did, I did different things. Sometimes they used three little embellishments to help the stand up and sometimes only to. My next job is to just finish some more risks. These risks here. That's the last part because I have the base is done. I have the panel's done, Everything's assembled. I just need a few more recent. I have a couple of friends locally who are attending this conference with me. The stamping up onstage event, which was what I created these four I'm gonna be swapping, these are for other cards. So you can say, Wow, you just made all those to give away. Yes, that's why I craft to give things away. I may end up keeping one or give one to my mom, meaning then it'll stay in my house. But I do like to give away what I make because that is the joy of crafting in my opinion. So make sure that you're doing that section. Don't hoard your supplies, don't poured the things that you may give them away or sell them or something, share the love with others so that they can enjoy the designs. And I guess you can say the fun is in the journey, the journey of making these. And that the sun is of course in giving them away, but not as much as it's not fun to keep them in hold onto them. Although I love to share the designs, but see here's her site covered a little bit of the hello with the leaves. I like turning the wreath. I hadn't been doing that. So I think, I think for my last few, I'm going to turn the wreath. So a couple of leaves hanging over the edge like that. I really liked that style. Now, for these last few, I'm going to show you over here. These are ones that had little variations. I'll just point out. This one has the extra Bozeman on the front. And the extra bleeding on those days were called OPO rounds. This one has that foam which I really liked because it helps hold the card up. But I didn't do that just because they make some thicker. I didn't do that for most of these cards. I forgot what was different about that one, but put it in that pile. This one also has foam. Okay. And of course this one has the embossed background that we discussed. In this really steps it up with that breaststroke paper and Emboss background and the blame. So there's so many ways and the extra little proton it has so many ways you can step up your cards. I may make a few more like this one because I have a lot of these embossed panels already created. So I hope you enjoyed going through some of these cards and I hope you will keep on creating and sharing what you've made. Last are up next, I should say, before we do the conclusion of the course is I'm going to show you how I package these in order to give them away how I labeled would have used the products abused and things like that. See you in the next tutorial. Thank you. 13. Packaging Cards & Easel Fold Samples: Now I would like to show you how I package and share my cards. This is going to be a little different if you're selling your cards versus giving them away. So I'm giving them away, so I don't need to put any information on the card itself. I'm just going to check, does it have any bearing on it? No, if it does, I'll put the paper in the inside which I'll show you in a minute. And I'm going to take one of these clear medium envelopes. I'm going to put the card inside with the front showing. So it's really pretty, it'll be a nice surprise for them when they open this up and find out its Nissl card, there's no way to tell because I didn't write it even here. It's just a nice pleasant surprise. I'm going to take the information I've printed out. I printed for on a page. It has all the different product numbers and supplies that I used. And then I might make a few more because I did change ink later on in the project. So I may make a few of these with different names, but pretty much this is what I use for all of the cards. I'm going to put that inside. Has my contact information if they want more information and I'm going to peel that off and shut it real tight so the cart doesn't bounce around in the bag or the envelope so that it doesn't get damaged. So now you can give these out as you wish. Swapping. You can put this in another envelope, put it in the mouth for someone, give it out as a business card if you want to just get this whole thing out. Now, want to show you if you were selling these cards at a craft fair, e.g. you need to do one more step, and that is attaching the copyright stamping stamp onto this or onto a sticker that you then put onto this. So of course you wouldn't want to put anything on the front of a card that's just would mess it up, right? You're going to put your going to put it on the back of the card. You could use tone on tone, so it's not real prominent. Like gray granite ink on the back of gray granite card stock would work. Or maybe black ink on the night of navy or native Navy on the starry sky. So there's a little stamp for that. I just don't have it. So that's why I couldn't show that in the course. But I'm also not selling them, so you'd stamp the back. You could also stamp it and emboss it. So that's one extra step you would do if you're selling these. Let's find one that has some bling and just show you what I've put a little extra piece of paper in it. Not sure if those are real handy now because I've mixed them all up. Alright, well we're crafters. You get the idea. So we're going to say this one. Let's just pretend this one has blank. And the inside like this pearls I was telling you about. You put an extra piece of paper in there like this and it's just to protect the card. If it has blink on the outside, you can put the current. We could put this on the outside, but then you're going to block the nice design. So instead what I would probably do is if this said bling on the inside and outside, you put the piece of paper in there, put this in the bag. And just so you wouldn't block is pretty design. I'd put the whole thing in the envelope if I was going to mail this and then I would take another piece of paper and put it on the outside. So when they do take it out of the envelope, they pull those pieces of paper way and then like, Oh, how pretty. And then they open it up again. It's a gift that keeps on giving. How nice. And then they go and they're about to open it another way and then they have to figure out, it's an easel folk card. So that's really fun. So those are some tips. Now that's how I package my cards. Now I want to tell you about a swap. I did a while back. And this is from my applying. She's like my team and my team. I'm on her team actually, but she's also part of my team. We're all on the same team. And her name is Hattie Hattie Nelson. And you're going to see how do you walk her nose and actually long three-part names. She put a little sticky. That's another way to do something could put a little sticky on the back with your information. Now she made this for a previous swap awhile back. So this is a stamp from the natures prints that we haven't used yet. Best wishes and happy thoughts, which is really nice. So you could see how you could take coordinating colors. This is peddle pink, native Navy, the embossing folder which we used a little piece of linen thread, some bleeding, and some different colors of ink and you can make magic with your card. So that's, that's another example of what to do with the sweet and how that coordinates. It's very pretty. So this was one of the scripts we did earlier. Now for this one I wanted to, or for this video, I wanted to share some swaps that were done. The ease of old-style to give you some inspiration and show you how they also inspired me. So this one here stands up like this. So it's a partial this part is a partial easel. So you have this little panel on the side. It's still an A2 card. And that doesn't own the place you'd write a message is right there. So it doesn't open up from the side. That's how that's how it works. I'm not going to confuse you by explaining all the different stamping of products that were used for all these cards. I'm just trying to show you the different types of easel folds. Okay, and that one is done and I'll just make that a bit as you can see it stand up. Seen on the side. That one is done by Sandra COVID because she's one of my team members. Okay. Let me let me look on the bag to make sure I get all the names right. This one's done by Donella browser. Another team member she is. So this was a team swap and they shared this with me. I really liked this one because it stands up. Well, if I had a flat table, maybe it's stand up a little better. Okay. It doesn't quite stand up the way we'd like it, but it is still an easel. Okay. Pretty cool. Right? I like this. Oh, it does stand up. I'm sorry. I stand corrected. Okay. So it does stand up. It has this extra little easel in the back. How clever, right? Really have clever. I just actually first-time standing that up. She put a little sticky note on the back with her name. And that's the next harvest carts. So that's like an extra easel in the back and an extra panel in the front. Next card is by Deborah Shaw, another team member. And I really liked this style, simple and this is what we just made, but it has the horizontal style. Okay, So Deb Shaw did a really nice job with this way of making it stands. So if you go back to the video on how to make it stand up, you can add just adding an entire panel and channel strip of paper to make it stand up, which is really nice. This one was done by Keisha Davis, another team member, and look at that. She put the whole giant sentiment up there to make it stand up, which is really nice. And it's similar to what we've done, except it's a horizontal. Now look at look at these are both horizontal, but then you can make the panels different sizes. So these are the same card as far as the base. And then you can make the back panel bigger or smaller, same color or not. And look how each each demonstrator, because this was actually a group of demonstrators who created these. Each one has coordinated the products, which I've been talking about throughout this whole course, is coordination. Using the colors of ink to coordinate with the paper and all the supplies, which makes it really nice. This is done by Vicky Reese. I liked the embossing on there. So talk about stepping it up and how much embossing are the steps it up and look at that wink of stellar, that's the glitter pen. Really fun and the sentiment holds up the card. There's another one sort of in that style, so I'll show you that one next. That is this one been done by, again by Heidi Walker Nelson fee. The same person who in a previous swap meet this card. She made this cartoon super neat because you can have a giant section here for your message, which I really like. Then it stands, stands up like that. Okay, here's a nice one with and you can tell that the holidays are coming. So if you're taking this course at another time of year, you could still be inspired by all the designs. Can see that many of these are holiday cards because that's what's coming up next. So I liked the very vanilla. It's very, even though on top of very vanilla, That's the color. There's that same way of holding it up. That phone I mentioned before. This one is done by Amy Whitaker. This card here. Okay. You need a cook did this one. And this is an interesting design because not only I liked the way she made her own design ensures paper in the back. But she did what's called a twisted easel. And I want to show you how the twisted easels inspired me as well. We'll get to that in a moment. But that sunflower is, what's this? This is holding up the sentiment and the sunflowers are you need to put on that panel. So I was kinda calling it a triangular before, but I like the name twisted easel better. So that was a cook. And then Cindy, uh, dare made this amazing mind when my brother saw it. They were like, wow, that's a book. And I didn't really notice it first, but isn't that neat? It's a book. That's really nice 3D book. And then it's being held up by the piece of rest acarbose paper and it's just really neat to hold it up that way. So you put it, you can put the book on the top and your layer and you see there's some scoring going on there. Then the next one is one that inspired me. This card here inspired me because it's made by Mary now, my team member and I really liked the square style. So I got this swap in the mail and I was at the same time, I was doing a series that I do on the jingle, jingle, jingle series, which is another type of, it's a type of step set. I was wondering how to conclude this series and how it could do something different, a different kind of card. So I looked at this card and I immediately got inspired. Then I created this square twisted easel with different types of papers. So that's what swapping is all about. You share your cards and then they give you cards and then you get ideas on what to do. So speaking of, we have a swap coordinator and her name is Lisa. We're and she I hope I mentioned that was marrying those code in any no point. Okay. Lisa, we're sent me this and inside she wrote that. She said she gives credit to the paper CEF, which I actually give credit to Hattie who taught me this pouch. But what happened is she was inspired after she saw my pouch. It's a double t filled pouch, which I had been inspired by a different swap, someone else. So then I made it and then she she gave me credit for. And then what I did is I took I had made this one. It's a double. And then she made it with ribbon and I thought, well, that's really nice. So next time I tried it with ribbon. So that's how it inspired me. And then she made a rounded top. And I took a corner rounder punch and made a rounded top. I stop and put the sentiment on it. But you can see how I was inspired by someone else. I then made this. She, she got inspired by me and made this. I'm then re-inspired by her upgrade or different I should say upgrade or changes, I should say because nothing's really upgrades more of a date she changed it. I was inspired by her and then I changed the next variation of it. So that's what swapping is all about. I hope that that's what card making is all about for you, is to be inspired by other designs, to modify them to do things your own way with your own unique style. And then to share, because that's what paper cooking is for to share with others. Thank you and we will see you in the conclusion of this course, which is less and I hope you've enjoyed what you've learned so far. Thank you. 14. Course Conclusion: Well, that was a lot of fun. Thank you for joining me on this card making journey. You now know how to create easel folk cards from start to finish. I can't wait to see your creations. Remember, use any materials and supplies that you have readily available. And the techniques and tips that you learned in this course. And you will have beautiful cards. You learned a lot of different techniques for mass production. So please keep using that. Whether you just want to make a few cards or a giant stack like we made here. Use the processes you learned to be a more efficient car maker. In this course, you learned how to cut and score the card basis using the various colors of card stock that went along with our natures prints designers shows paper. You learned how to cut that DSP and card stock and layer it up. You learned how to embellish the cards, including tips and tricks for using adhesive sheets. You learned ways to stand up your cards so that they will become an easel. And in fact, several ways we took, we discussed five different ways of doing that. You don't have to stamp and ink around the edges. You also learn ways to step up, discard and take it to another level using some embossing folder techniques. And finally, I showed you how I package and share the cards. Whether they be for selling or for giving out to friends and family members. All of these skills are going to be useful to you as you create cards of your end. I appreciate you enrolling in this course, and I hope to see you again in a future course in this card making series. That's all for now. My name is Kimberly Smith and I'm the paper CEF