Thinking Spring: Authentique Jubilee Center Step Easel Card Tutorial & Project Share
Hello, Friends! Old Man Winter just seems to be hanging on for dear life. I’ve been making my own springtime in my studio with pretty papers and flowers and ribbons! This Authentique Jubilee Center Step Easel Card Tutorial is a really quick and easy card design. Build the base with just two simple straight cuts and one simple fold. The end result looks so amazing, everyone will think you are a card making genius!
These are the cards we will be making today. Aren’t they darling? Each top fold card measures 7″ x 5″. I love the fact that the center step easel design makes it very easy to set these cards out for display.
If you haven’t seen Authentique’s Jubilee collection yet, you are in for a real treat. This whimsical spring collection has a strong vintage vibe with a dash of Authentique’s signature charm and humor. The patterned papers are just stunning, as you can see in this sweet card.
I really appreciate the fact that there are images and patterns that are not strictly for Easter. This beautiful 3″ x 4″ image from the cut apart page lends itself to any occasion. I just love a versatile paper collection, don’t you?
Other Fun Projects: Eileen Hull Trinket Box Home Decor Piece
Once I opened this beautiful paper collection up, I simply could not stop playing with it. It’s always fun to add a little fresh home decor to welcome springtime. So I pulled out my Eileen Hull Trinket Box Die to create this dimensional vignette.
The cavity of the trinket box is lined with more gorgeous papers and images from the Jubilee Collection Kit. I also altered a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology trophy with gesso, embossing powder and paint to create this flower urn inside the box.
I found this darling chipboard bunny in my stash. He looks quite dapper on the front of the trinket box. He’s complemented with a little wooden Easter Egg, a twine bow and some sweet Petaloo Flowers. (Sadly, Petaloo flowers are hard to find these days, but you can still find a few HERE.)
This cute dimensional box is attached to an altered spool. Beautiful Spring Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon form the tie closure on the box. (You will find a supply list at the end of this post.)
Authentique Jubilee Center Step Easel Card Tutorial & Project Share: One More Bunny Card
I had one more fun idea for a Jubilee Easter card. This 5″ x 7″ top fold card base has a 1/2″ spine and a hidden tag pocket on the front.
I fussy cut the banner and floral cluster from the top corner of Jubilee Two. Then I cut out a 4 7/8″ x 6 7’8″ panel with the bunny image from the same sheet of paper. After stitching, inking and distressing the paper edges, I rolled the top left hand corner around a pencil to create a scroll. Next I backed my card base with a complementary paper and glued the two layers together, leaving a gap in the top left corner for a tag.
This is the tag that pulls out of the card front. Fun, right?
I also painted some Prima Resin eggs with watered down Distress Paint. Then I glued them into a “nest” made from burlap string.
The inside of the card has 2 pockets filled with Easter treats.
I could have kept right on playing with this delightful collection, but I had to go start dinner.
Authentique Jubilee Center Step Easel Card Tutorial & Project Share on YouTube
I thought you’d like to learn how to make a center step easel card, so I stole a few more minutes from my schedule and made you this YouTube tutorial. It starts with a project share of all the paper pretties I’ve featured here, then moves into a full tutorial for the center step easel card. I hope you enjoy!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas today that you can incorporate into your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supply List for
Authentique Jubilee Center Step Easel Card Tutorial & Project Share
- Authentique Paper
- Petaloo (hard to find, but there are few styles left HERE.)
- Little Birdie Crafts Wendy Carnation, Ariel Vivid Palette
- Scoring Tool, Cutting Tools, Adhesive of your choice, vintage style buttons, Scor-Tape
Love these creations & as youvyo seen IveI had fun designing quite a few Easter cards from your inspiration! These papers are gorgeous!
Thanks so much for all you do Kathy!
Hey lady! Just wanted you to know …I luv luv all 4 of these projects! Just so sweet! Those cards are A-dor-a-ble!!! You are just a genius with a few papers and some glue and those flowers! Beautifully done again Kathy! Thanks so much!
Oh my! Oh my! Your work goes beyond card maker and paper crafter! You are an artist! I love those beautiful easel cards. And then I scrolled down and saw more stuff! The gorgeous little album (sorry, that is not JUST a card!) with the tags and pockets. It is so full of so many awesome details. The trinket box is so precious (it should stay up for much longer than one season of the year) Your work has so many details and so much thought put in to it. I am going to go study your tutorial again now.
Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring! 🙂 Happy Spring!
You just keep coming
up with such neat
cards and ideas!
These are all so
lovely and unique.
Carla from Utah
WOWZAA WOWZAA!! That’s what I think about all these creations. Your ability to know just the right embellishments to use on each project inspires me sooooo much. I love authentic every line they design is one for every crafters stash!! Thanks for sharing and for the tutorial!
P.s. even though Delphia is my name one every thing, I like to be called Kay (my mom was Delphia!)
Kathy you truly bring all papers to life. Your tea bag pocket and added chocolates are just so clever. I love the curled pocket at the front of the card. Your attention to detail is amazing inside and out. I adore your centre easels and your home decor piece with Eileen’s Die is truly stunning. Absolutely wonderful pieces, truly a feast for the eyes. Thank you . Tracy. ❤️❤️