Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations August 2019 Alumni Hop: Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2019 Alumni Blog Hop!  I’m kicking things off today with a bright and cheery Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial.  This was my first attempt at making a triple easel card, and after some trial and error, I finally figured out how to do it!  So I made a tutorial for all of you to save you some time, energy and paper.  Let’s take a closer look at the details on this happy card.

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial: The Inspiration

Fall is peeping around the corner here in North Carolina.  The temperature might not show it, but the squirrels have been scurrying around stashing away acorns for winter.  Watching their antics inspired me to make this 6″ x 6″ card using the darling Oakberry Lane Collection.

 

Easel cards are one of my “go to” fancy fold designs.  I love how quick they are to make, and how easy they are to display.   You can watch the video below to learn how to create the base.

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial: The Details

Here are some tips and tricks for adding the details to this fun card.

  • First, stamp the Acorn House on Smooth White Cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Next, color it in with Distress Markers and a water brush.  Simple scribble the marker on a craft mat or a bit of clear acrylic packaging.  Then pick up the color with a water brush and blend it onto the stamped image.
  • Now, die cut the house, the windows and the squirrel Mom with the matching die.  Pop up on adhesive strips and attach to the base.

  • Next, stamp 3 sets of Oakberry Lane Flowers using Butterscotch Archival Ink. Heat Emboss flowers and leaves with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Then,   water color with Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Markers and a a water brush.  Color the leaves with Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron.
  • Die cut the leaves, then shape in the 3D Blossom Shaping Mold, following the directions for your machine.
  • Now add stamens to the centers and layer together.
  • Tie bows for each corner with Orange/Fuchsia/Lavender Checkered Ribbon.  Top with burlap string.

Use the dies to cut out images from the paper collection and scatter them around on the card to create a scene.  (Did you see that rascally little squirrel trying to snatch away Mother Squirrel’s freshly baked pie?)

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial Video

Here’s a 6 minute tutorial showing you how to make the base for this triple easel card.  You will find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

On With the Hop:

This hop begins at 8AM on Friday, August 30th and ends at 11: 55 EDT on Monday, September 2nd.  A random comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations, so be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop.

Kathy ♥ Vicki   ♥   Glenda ♥  Sarah  ♥ Amarilys   ♥  Alissa Els   ♥ Emily

The winner will be announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 4th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by e-mailing [email protected]  Please write “WINNER OF THE AUGUST ALUMNI HOP” in the subject line of your e-mail.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I ‘d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST:

Heartfelt Creations

Embellishments:

Inks and Tools

  • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
    • Butterscotch
  • Distress Markers
    • Picked Raspberry
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Peeled Paint
  • Clear Embossing Powder
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47 thoughts on “Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Yes, I have noticed the squirrels are much more active, and it NOT because it’s any cooler here in Wilmington! I think they are prepping for Dorian, actually. Kathy, your triple easel card is a real delight! I love how it pops up, and although I haven’t seen your video yet, I’m thanking you in advance for making it. I’m squirreling it away to view when I have more time to devote, and so I can give the technique a try. The squirrels on this are just adorable and your flowers are excellent! This is a new favorite for me! Hugs!

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    1. Chaplin Betsy

      Oakberry Easle Card, Blog Hop! Wow I love this card! Will take a peek later to see if I am able to venture into something like this.. Its stunning!

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  2. Sharon Roselli

    Love this cute little easel card! Thank you for making it so easy to try to make one of my own. Oakberry lane is on my wish list now!

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  3. Sharon Gullikson

    I just LOVE the squirrels!!! The papers are just adorable. The squirrels have such personality, and I LOVE their house!

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  4. Suzy Q

    Oh my, Kathy! I think I like this easel card too!!! It always looked complicated before, but you make it look so easy! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome ideas!!! Your the best! And the squirrels …to to cute! Now …I gotta go get my craft on …as soon as I get my nap! Stayed up too late crafting last night!!! Lol! Hugs, Suzy Q

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  5. Robin

    Love your video Kathy! So easy to follow!
    I have never attempted to make an easel card before, I think I can do this now!
    Such a bright happy card!
    Thanks
    Robin in Va

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  6. Helen

    Kathy, the scene that this triple easel card creates is delightful. Glad I purchased this set when it was introduced at HC. Your tutorial offers a completely unique way to work with it. Thanks for the blog hope. I always look forward to it.

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  7. ScrapperJanice

    What a cute little squirrel family! Thanks for sharing the details on how to make such a wonderful card!

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  8. Phyllis

    When I looked at first it looked really complicated……not with a Kathy Clement tutorial though..lol
    Thanks for teaching something new!!!

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  9. soozyb2013

    You know, I have still not made a easel card of any kind. 🙁 This one is lovely! My other half LOVES squirrels and so do our dogs, only to chase them. Great fun. Lovely detail as usual Kathy, really great little work of art. 😀 Sending you a hug along the way here.

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  10. Sandy Artman

    Hi, Kathy,
    I just love easel cards! Thank you for being the generous person you are and taking the time to give us a tutorial – so appreciated. Hey, your husband provided the music for your video – it’s lovely! I play guitar, too, but not as good as him. Does he have any CD’s? What collaboration!

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  11. Mary Lee

    That you so much for the video tutorial. I will definitely give this a go and ask my scrapping group to try it. This was so cute.

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  12. Cheryl Wells

    Another wonderful Fall card, Kathy – so cute, and love the card base – gotta try this one for sure – thanks for always sharing your amazing talent.

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  13. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what an adorable card! So perfect to give to a friend. That acorn die is fantastic and the paper collection is just precious. Leave it to Heartfelt Creations to come up with such a sweet theme. Can’t believe that was your first triple easel. Your card designs are always so awesome! Thank you for sharing this sweet card and for the great tutorial! Hugs!

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  14. Cynthia Pryor

    As usual, I’m so impressed with your construction of the card and the cute squirrels you used this time. I’m so ready for fall!

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  15. Lyla McDaniel

    Great job for your first easel card!!! Love the paper collection and your coloring looks great too!! Have a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing

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