Nothing says summer fun like popsicles, rainbows, and watermelon. The You’re So Cool April Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up! was designed to make three each of these four cards. They even come with lined, standard-size envelopes to mail them. And talk about a breeze to make, I think the most difficult step is tying the bow from the Bumblebee baker’s twine. You can watch the video here to see how to put them together.
If I could pick a favorite, I would tell you which one or ones I like best, but they’re all so great!
But you know me.
I have to mix it up.
So I have two alternates—easel cards. I used the Ice Cream Corner DSP for both of them. This paper is going to disappear quickly so don’t wait to order it.
Standard Easel with Kiwi Popsicle
First, I started with a base of Bermuda Bay cut lengthwise and then scored at 5-1/2″. So far exactly like a standard card. Then I scored the front panel again at 2-3/4″. This creates the structure for our easel card. The patterned paper is part of that Ice Cream Corner pack. I cut two pieces, each 4″ x 2-1/2″ and glued them on the card base.
Next, I cut the front off the Kiwi card and adhered the popsicle to the bottom panel only. This is the most important step. If you glue down the entire image, your card won’t fold. I added a little bow detail just for fun.
Now for the part where you make this work.
The inside of the card is where the magic happens. I used Old Olive with the texture stamp from the kit and used first and second generation stamping in the lower right corner of the interior white card stock. The white piece is 5-1/4″x4″. I stamped the prepunched circle with a sentiment from the kit and used glue dots to put it directly on one of the prepunched silver glitter medallions. Then I added that to the interior of the card with a Dimensional. This is important. The Dimensional lifts up the sentiment and the entire assembly acts as the anchor to hold the card up in the easel position.
Cute right? And there is still plenty of room for a nice note at the top of the interior panel.
You’re So Cool Triangle Easel Card
This card starts off exactly like the first card except using Terracotta Tile paper as the base. Cut your paper lengthwise and score in the middle. Then we get tricky. This particular trick I learned from my up-line, Kathy. She’s so clever! With the card base open, line up the front panel’s top corner and the bottom interior score line so that you have a diagonal (outer-upper to inner-lower) and score. This is going to create a triangular fold.
Next, cut a piece of that pretty DSP to 4″x 5-1/4″ and then cut it diagonally. Note which way you’re cutting it in the trimmer matches the triangles on the front of your card. (outer-upper to inner-lower). After you get your patterned paper on the card, add the watermelon. Again, only glue half of it down so that the easel can stand up.
To finish the card, I did the exact same thing on the inside. I used Bumblebee ink with the texture stamp in the lower right corner. For the sentiment I went with Terracotta Tile ink. Remember to put the sentiment-medallion combo up on a Dimensional so your easel has a way to stand. For a final touch, I added a few Opal Rounds to the watermelon.
Super cute, right?
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