Free Holiday Cardmaking Kit in October

I’ve had so much fun putting together this month’s ordering incentive to help you in your card making in exchange for your help in supporting my business! With the holiday’s around the corner it seemed like a good idea to come up with a kit to make a bunch of cards. So let me introduce you to the October Holiday Cardmaking Kit.

October Cardmaking Kit – Free with your minimum $50 order using hostess code 3T3NRNKS

Gingerbread & Peppermints Holiday Card Kit

  • 10 Cinnamon Cider cardstock card fronts
  • 6 pieces of 6 x 6 Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper
  • 2 Basic White cardstock pieces for punching sentiments
  • 10 Red Rhinestones
  • Real Red Mini Ruffle ribbon
  • Pdf directions for putting cards together

With this kit you will have the components to create 10 card fronts ready to be placed on your own white card bases. it is designed to be used with the Double Double One Sheet Wonder Card Template to make the card fronts. Four of the 6 x 6 Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP pieces are used with the template and two of the sheets can be cut up to make the focal point embellishments for the card fronts.

10 card bases to create 10 cards!

Place a qualifying order for $50 or more (If you are ordering more than $150 do NOT use the hostess code because you also get Stampin’ Rewards with your order and you definitely want that!) by Oct. 31st and you’ll receive your kit the first week in November.

Contact me with your questions about this cardmaking kit!

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Double Double OSW – Making Lots of Cards at Once

It’s halfway through October and we are approaching the end of the opportunity to make cards for Halloween. This leads me to share with you how I make cards in bulk using my own templates/patterns. Each time a holiday approaches or I need lots of thank you cards or birthday cards I turn to a template that helps me create multiple cards easily and quickly. And this is important to you too, because once you become a card maker you exponentially find more and more people that need your handmade cards. Right?

10 cards at once using the Double Double Card Template

So here is how you create multiple cards fast! I’m pulling out my 6 x 6 Double One Sheet Wonder Card Template and switching it up to make twice as many cards by simply adding two more pieces of 6 x 6 patterned paper. If you haven’t watched the video tutorial for the 6 x 6 Double One Sheet Wonder I recommend you start there and then dive in and double it for more cards. You can watch the video tutorial and download the pdf directions to help.

Papercrafting Playdate #36 Replay

Supplies Needed (for 10 cards)

  • 4 sheet of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (all 8sides should coordinate)
  • 10 card bases in a coordinating cardstock color 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” each
  • 10 pieces of neutral cardstock cut at 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Punched or die cut shapes for sentiments
  • Ribbon or embellishments of choice
  • Embossing Folder of choice

Directions for Cutting the DSP (Wonder Sheets)

  1. Stack all four 6 x 6 pieces of  DSP together making sure the patterns are aligned vertically.  You can cut all 4 pieces at the same time as long as your paper trimmer blade will go through them. Make the first cut at 2” along one side so that you have 2”x 6” and 4”x 6” pieces.
  2. Turn the stack of  2” x 6” pieces and cut at 3 1/4” along the long side.  This gives you 2” x 3 1/4” and 2” x 2 3/4” pieces.
  3. Turn the 4”x 6” pieces and cut at 4” and then at 1 1/2”.  This gives you 4” x 4” squares, 4” x 1 1/2” pieces and 4” x 1/2” pieces.
  4. Take the 4” x 4” squares and cut diagonally across (not from corner to corner, but offset from the corners about 1”)
  5. Lay the pieces as shown in the pictures onto the 10 cardstock trimmed quarters to get the designs that you want. 
  6. If doing any background stamping do that prior to adhering the pieces with adhesive. 
  7. Run each trimmed quarter through an embossing folder.
  8. Mount onto card bases and embellish as desired.

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Happy stamping my friends! Bust out some paper and make a bunch of cards at once! -Robin

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October Stampin’ News to Know!

What you need to know this lovely month!

  1. Clearance Rack has been updated!
  2. Robin’s October Ordering Special
  3. New Christmas Kit  & Treat Bags Available
  4. Gifts Galore – Paper Pumpkin kit

It appears the weather is beginning to change from summer to fall and we are embarking on a crafty season of fun the next few months. What is your favorite upcoming holiday? Embrace your favorite holiday by diving in and creating some cards for the occasion to send to those you love. 

Thank you for everyone who helped me with my Giving Opportunity in September by placing an order with me.  I will be able to give generously to both the American Heart Association and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Read more about this on my blog.

Newly retired merchandise has been added to the Clearance Rack – lots of goodies from the last mini catalog!  Check it out and order ASAP.

Robin’s October Ordering Special

Place a qualifying order for $50 or more* (using the October hostess code 3T3NRNKS) and receive a Holiday Card Kit from me! *If you are ordering more than $150 do NOT use the hostess code because you also get Stampin’ Rewards with your order and you definitely want that!

New Christmas Kit & Treat Bags Available 

158375   LOVE, SANTA TAG KIT    $19.00 

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade
LOVE, Santa Tag Kit $19

AND…Make some treat bags with these adorable tags by adding some coordinating bags to your order!

158381    LOVE, SANTA TREAT BAGS  $7.00 USD

  • 12 treat bags 
  • 3 each of 4 designs
  • 4″ x 9-1/2″
  • Food safe

As with all new Stampin’ Up! Kits there is a limited supply available so you must act fast if you want it. Order Now.

Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit

November Paper Pumpkin Kit– Gifts Galore

We all love to see piles of presents on Christmas morning. Make that your reality with the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags. 
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed die cuts, die-cut boxes, cellophane treat bags, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade


I look forward to lots of stamping fun with you this month and want to hear from you! Please leave me a comment and let me know how I can help you be creative this month! Fondly, Robin

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Mixed Media & Stampin’ Down the Middle

I’ve been patiently anticipating the opportunity to create all the autumn stamping projects I’ve had stored in my head and it’s time to get them from my head to paper today. One of my very first Papercrafting Playdate Videos (#3) focused on a stamping technique and card template called Stampin’ Down the Middle 4 in 1. This is one of my favorites because it combines basic stamping in all its glory AND makes multiple cards at the same time. Love it!

Mixed Media & Stampin’ Down the Middle with the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle

As soon as I saw the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle I had visions of all the colors these leaves would get to be stamped in, and I knew I wanted to revisit the Stampin’ Down the Middle 4 in 1 Technique. (If you haven’t watched this first video then jump over to YouTube and give this one a watch then come back and continue today’s mixed media additions.) Leaf images are just natural for collaging because our eyes already automatically see leaves congregating in all different directions, colors and textures.

I wanted to step up this technique/template to make it different and a bit extra so I decided to add some additional layers onto the cardstock in the style of mixed media. Mixed Media is the combination of two or more artistic mediums into one piece of art. Now of course adding the extra bits eliminates the simplicity of using only stamps, ink, and paper from this project, however it is very satisfying to create. I threw in one of my new Fall Color Inkspriations, a card holder to give the cards in, and today’s project was born! Take a look at the video replay of my Facebook Live and download the pdf for your personal files so you can try this very fun project!

Papercrafting Playdate #35
Step #1 is to follow the basic directions for the Stampin’ Down the Middle template/technique.

 Mixed Media Additions

  • Dies to cut outline images out of cardstock or DSP
  • Embossing Paste, palette knives, silicone craft sheet and Decorative Masks
  • Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and Classic Ink Refills
  • Wink of Stella
  • Embossing Powder & Versamark Ink
  • Gold Leafing and Heat & Stick Powder

Once you have your basic Stampin’ Down the Middle piece of cardstock all stamped with the collage technique it is time to add some mixed media effects. Think about the layers you want to add and start with the cardstock die cuts. Everything else like heat embossing and embossing paste will add dimension must be added as final steps.

Die cut leaf shapes from the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle are adhered over stamped images.

The first thing added is die cut leaf shapes from the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle. These die cuts need to be adhered securely so that when you cut your paper into fourths to make the card fronts the die cuts do not tear. I used Adhesive Sheets adhered to the cardstock before I used the dies to attach these securely. You can also use Liquid Glue sponged evenly on the backside.

Pool Party tinted Shimmery Embossing Paste applied with a palette knife through a decorative mask.

Next I added some Shimmery Embossing Paste over my stamped and die cut images. This is so much fun to play with and definitely makes you feel like an artist! I mixed a small amount of the paste with 1 drop of Pool Party Classic Ink Refill to give it a tint that would match my project. Then I applied it through a stencil (decorative mask) with a palette knife in different areas making sure to get some in every section 2-3 times. Let dry completely before the next step.

Cut the cardstock into fourths. Cut at 4″ along the short side and at 5-1/4″ along the long side.

I used a simple tag punch (Essential Tag Punch) to make a place for the card’s sentiment and added these with dimensionals to make them pop! These beautiful card fronts just need to be added to card bases and are ready for the mail! But wait, there’s more! How about an easy card holder made to match the set of cards so they can be given as a gift???? Yes, please! Keep reading.

Add popped-up sentiment tag and a simple embellishment before mounting onto coordinating card bases.

All these cards need is a cute card holder box to put them in! This easy card box is great for giving cards as gifts to others too. It fits 4-5 cards and envelopes with ease. Download the pdf tutorial for your files.

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Use October’s Hostess Code 3T3NRNKS for ordering online and receive a holiday card kit from me in the mail!

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Perfectly Perpendicular Patterned Paper

It’s time for a new card template, and this one will knock your socks off! This layout is another great way to use up lots of patterned paper to make cards that fall together very easily. Let’s walk through the design elements of this template.

  • Utilizes 3 pieces of Designer Series Patterned Paper
  • The pieces are attached perpendicular to each other
  • Can be straightforward and simple or stepped-up!
  • This template is designed to work on a horizontal card
Template #6 – Perfectly Perpendicular

Download the pdf for your files here and watch the video tutorial for this project.

Papercrafting Playdate #34 replay of Facebook Live Oct. 3rd, 2021

 Supplies Needed

• 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” cardstock base, scored at 4-1/4”” 

• 4” x 5-1/4” patterned paper #1

• 1-3/4” x 4-1/2″ patterned paper #2

• 2-1/4” x 3-1/4” cardstock or patterned paper #3

• 3/4” x 2-1/2” Basic White or patterned paper

• 4” ribbon

Step 1: Attach the 4” x 5-1/4” patterned paper  #1 to the card base.

Step 2: Attach the 1-3/4” x 4-1/2″ piece of patterned paper #2 on the front of the card base over the first piece of patterned paper, centering it vertically and horizontally. 

Step 3: If desired, stamp on or decorate the 2-1/4” x 3-1/4” piece of patterned paper/cardstock.  This piece is main decorative focal point of the card front.

Step 4: Attach the  2-1/4” x 3-1/4” patterned paper #3 or cardstock vertically (perpendicularly) over the second piece of patterned paper.  The top and bottom of this piece should be spaced equally from the edges of the card front. Place it towards the left (or right) side of the card front leaving  1/4” of the 1-3/4” x 4-1/2” piece showing on the left.

Step 5: Stamp a greeting sentiment on the piece of 3/4” x 2-1/2” Basic White or patterned paper.  Attach this piece towards the right side of the card front along the bottom edge of the 1-3/4” x 4-1/2″ patterned paper #2, AND overlapping focal point piece around 3/4”. This piece should be popped up with dimensionals.

Step 6: Tie ribbon in a knot and attach at a point where all the pieces intersect.

I’ve created a set of three cards for each package of Designer Series Paper that I am featuring with this template: Beauty of the Earth DSP, Tidings & Trimmings DSP, Harvest Meadow DSP, and Cute Halloween DSP. Links to the papers and stamp & dies bundles are below.

Beauty of the Earth DSP with Pretty Pumpkins Bundle

Tidings & Trimmings DSP with Tidings & Trimmings Bundle, Sparkle of the Season Bundle, and Christmas Season Bundle

Nature’s Meadow DSP and Sparkle of the Season Bundle, and Wildflower Bundle

Cute Halloween DSP with Cutest Halloween Bundle and Sparkle of the Season Bundle

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Pull out some of your coordinating patterned paper and throw together some of these perfectly perpendicular cards! Enjoy-Robin

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2 Days Left for FREE Stuff

Hello crafty friends! Sale-a-Bration is coming to an end on September 30th so there are only 2 days left to earn some free product with your purchase. Don’t miss out on this amazing sale AND my Give Back Opportunity to earn my Patchwork Stack & Cut Kit.

Place your minimum $50 order using my Hostess Code for September: KCXXYJZJ and choose any one of the FREE products shown below and my Patchwork Stack & Cut Kit in the color of your choice.

Or…place your minimum $100 order using my Hostess Code for September: KCXXYJZJ and choose any one of the FREE products shown below and my Patchwork Stack & Cut Kit in the color of your choice.

I appreciate all your business so much! Let’s end this sale with a bang and take advantage of all the FREE Stuff! – Robin

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Really Robin Stamps Giving Back Opportunity

Two things happened this week that dictated some unexpected thought processes and shifted gears for me mentally.  The first thing that happened is that Stampin’ Up! had a day of service within the company on 9/16 to focus on giving back to their community with the theme of heart health.  You may have noticed on page 5 of the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog a stamp set called, Strong of Heart. Stampin’ Up! has created this stamp set with heart health in mind and is committed to donating $3 from the sale of each Strong of Heart stamp set to support heart health. Brilliant.  

I was already thinking about how to incorporate this stamp set into my weekly crafting and purpose when we received some sad news (this is the second thing that happened). My mother in law was told she has breast cancer again, fifteen years after having it and beaten it before. To compound the dismay, her sister has received the exact return diagnosis last month. It is overwhelming really.

This prompted me with an idea to be able to do something in a small way that I know will give me purpose, but I hope will be a blessing to YOU also.  My Papercrafting Playdate this week was planned and ready to showcase a Patchwork Stack & Cut method of card making, and I shifted my designs to align with the idea of making cards to give to those afflicted with diagnoses of any kind.  I like the idea of being able to either give encouragement through a card or to help others to be encouragers – well both really. There are so many diagnoses or disorders that coordinate with pink, yellow and green ribbons and I’m sharing a few that hit home for me personally.

Pink Ribbon Awareness: Breast Cancer, Health Care workers

Green Ribbon Awareness: Depression, Mental Health, Bipolar, Organ Donation & Transplant, Bone Marrow, Leukemia

Yellow or Gold Ribbon Awareness: Our troops, Suicide prevention, Adoption, Bladder Cancer, Childhood Cancer (Neuroblastoma)

I would like to make monetary donations in my local community towards both heart health to support Stampin Up!’s commitment and also to breast cancer and YOU can help me.  I am offering you the opportunity to earn a  Patchwork Stack & Cut Card Kit from me with a qualifying $40 purchase from now until September 30th. My goal with this idea is to encourage you to earn the kit, and make the cards so that you can encourage others with your words.  These cards don’t have to be made specifically for a cause or awareness of something in particular, just send them to someone who needs encouragement of any kind or give the set as a gift to someone who is already a fantastic encourager that will use the cards.  

Patchwork Stack & Cut Card Kit – makes 5 cards

  • 5 card bases in the color your choose (Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Bumblebee)
  • 5 Basic White cardstock at  4” x 5 1/4”
  • 4 pieces of patterned paper at 4” x 5 1/4”
  • 1 piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4” x 5 1/4”
  • 15” of coordinating ribbon
  • 5 rhinestones
  • 5 punched Basic White shapes (you pick hearts, ovals or labels)
  • 5 punched Basic Black shapes (you pick hearts, ovals or labels)

To complete your cards you will need to have: paper cutter, adhesive, and greetings.

To earn this kit you need to place an order of $40* or more using hostess code KCXXYJZJ by 9/30.

Once you place your qualifying order I will email to ask you how you want your kit customized: Which color cardstock and which punched shapes? 

Kits will be available by Oct 11th. 

*It is important to remember that the Sale-a-bration sale is in effect until 9/30 as well so if you haven’t already earned a free item you can do that by spending $10 more.

Thank you for helping me with this give back opportunity – Robin

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Patchwork Stack & Cut Cards

I have a great pattern for you today, and it has three features that usually cause a papercrafter’s ears to perk up 😺.

  • #1 – The pattern is easy. ✔️
  • #2 – It uses lots of patterned paper. ✔️
  • #3 – It makes multiple cards at the same time.✔️

AND it is fun to make! I guess that is four features. The idea behind this design is taken from a similar quilting technique where you stack multiple papers together to cut into the design shapes, mix and match the paper patterns, and reassemble to create a patchwork effect. Let’s walk through the steps to create these cards together.

Patchwork Stack & Cut Cards

You can watch the video tutorial from my Facebook live and download the written directions to help you make these cards.

Papercrafting Playdate #33 – Patchwork Stack & Cut Cards

Supplies Needed

  • 4” x 5 1/4” – 5 different patterned papers/cardstock/ specialty paper
  • 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White or copy paper (optional)
  • 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” cardstock for card bases – cut 5
  • cardstock scraps for punched focal points
  • Ribbon and embellishment
  • Embossing folder of choice

Directions for Cutting the DSP

  1. Use an embossing folder to emboss the 4” x 5 1/4”  piece of cardstock.
  2. With all 5 sheets layered together and patterns vertical (if you want), make the first cut at 2-3/4” along the 4” edge so that you have 2-3/4”x 5-1/4” and 1-1/2”x 5-1/4”  piles of pieces. Set the 1-1/2” pile aside.
  3. Turn the pile of 2-3/4”x 5-1/4” pieces horizontally and cut at 3” along the long side and then again at at 1/2”.  Set these 3 piles aside keeping the patterns in the same order.
  4. Turn the pile of 1-1/2”x 5-1/4” pieces and cut at 2” along the long side.
Working clockwise around the piles start with the top right pile, Pile B, and shuffle the top paper to the bottom of the pile.

Now it’s time to shuffle the piles to make assembling the card fronts easier.

Shuffle the top two papers to the bottom for pile C.
Shuffle three papers to the bottom for pile D. See how this works?
And lastly shuffle four papers for Pile E. Now all the piles should have a different paper on the top of each pile.
Take the top paper from each pile and attach to a piece of Basic White card stock; reassembling the pieces like patchwork.😄
Attach patchwork to a card base.
Add a sentiment element using punched shapes, ribbon and a bit of bling.

The great thing about this pattern is that you have total control over the measurements of the cuts and rectangle sizes. You can choose how many pieces of patterned paper you use. A good rule of thumb is to make the number of piles/sections equal to the number of different pieces of patterned paper/cardstock/specialty paper and that number matches how many cards will be produces.

# of piles = # of paper = # of cards made

Here is an example of the same pattern but I took out the cut #3 (1/2″) so that there were only 4 sections/piles. This meant that I only used 4 pieces of patterned paper and this produced 4 cards.

Here is a sneak peek at the Patchwork Stack & Cut technique used with angled cuts instead of rectangles. This is similar to a crazy quilt pattern.

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Go grab some patterned paper, stack it up and then chop it! You will be on your way to not only an enjoyable crafting time, but also making a bunch of cards in the process. Enjoy! – Robin

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Fall Color Ink-spiration

If we open our eyes and take the time to look around us we can find unlimited color inspiration for our art. As we head into the fall season I think there is the opportunity to be inspired by incredible colors. Join me for a fall color journey inspired by clothing and home decor items that I’ve come across lately.

Take a color journey with me by watching my latest Papercrafting Playdate Facebook Live video and download the pdf for your own color combinations.

Papercrafting Playdate #32

It all started with a shirt from Kohl’s….I found a cute plaid shirt that I had to have and a few matching T-shirts to go with it. Then I found a sweater, and just like that I added some new fall pieced to my wardrobe. I think when you are a card maker you think and dream in the colors of cardstock that you have. So I set off on a quest to find new non-traditional color combinations based on what I was seeing in the stores and here is what I came up with. The cards I’ve created are very simple – using only ink, paper and stamps. My first color combination is: Petal Pink, Merry Merlot, Cinnamon Cider and Very Vanilla.

Very quickly I discovered (in my color quest) that I wanted all of my projects to include the In Color Cinnamon Cider. This essential medium brown color is practically perfect in every way and looks amazing with all of my fall color combinations. The picture on the left shows all the items currently available in the fabulous Cinnamon Cider color. The picture on the right shows how you can make/color other essential card elements in Cinnamon Cider to match your projects. Did you know you can color ribbon, rhinestones, vellum, and Glimmer paper with ink or Stampin’ Blends?

Next up is the fun sweater which inspired the next color combination: Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride and Cinnamon Cider.

Nature’s Harvest Bundle

Lastly, I was blown away by some craft store inspiration to come up with my third color combination: Pumpkin Pie, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, and Cinnamon Cider.

Hand-Penned Bundle

Once I started playing with these color combinations I had a hard time stopping the creativity that came rushing at me. Take a look at the other stamp sets I used with my color combinations.

Thank you for taking this color journey with me. I hope you have not only found some ink-spiration but also a reason to get out your stamps and ink to have a card making session. Check out the supplies used below and think about adding Cinnamon Cider to your color collection. Wishing you so much fun and ink-spiration! -Robin

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Inside Out Easel Cards – Totally. Over. the. Top. (TOTT)

A new reallyrobinstamps acronym is in order today: T.O.T.T. = Totally Over The Top.

I just invented the acronym so spread it around. 😂 I recently came across a new card design that left me mouth open and astonished, cheering and clapping my hands at its brilliance. This may not be the original origin of this card design but I’m giving Vy Tran – Crafting Daily Dose credit for sharing it with me. You can check out her post/tutorial here.

Since we have lately been diving into Easel Cards, this over the top version of an easel card is perfect for today. The Inside Out Easel Card is amazing because the inside of the card becomes the center of attention when you flip it around to display as an easel card. This card pattern can be made horizontally or vertically. For best results, watch the video tutorial and download the pdf so that you can put one of these beauties together yourself ASAP!

Papercrafting Playdate #31 – Inside Out Easel Cards

  Basic Supplies for Horizontal Version

  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2” card base 
  • 5 1/2″ x 5” card base extension
  • 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White for inside back
  • 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper or cardstock  fo Basic r inside front
  • 3 1/4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper for outside top flap
  • Punched or die cut shapes for inside stand up feature
  • Punched or die cut shapes for inside front
  • Punched or die cut shapes for outside sentiment
  • 2  or 3 coordinating greeting sentiments
Card pieces for basic horizontal Inside Out Easel Card
Score card base along long edge at 3/4” and 5”. 
Fold on 3/4” score line in one direction and fold on the 5″ score line in both directions.
Score card base extension at 3/4”.  Fold on 3/4” score line in one direction.
Attach the 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White cardstock to the inside of the card behind the stand up dies/images (this is where a personal message can be written), and attach the 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper/cardstock to the inside of the card in front of the stand up dies/images.  
Punch or die cut shapes or images that you want to stand up at the top of the card when displayed. Arrange these shapes/images along the 3/4” fold on the card base and adhere.  Be sure to practice closing the card so that your shapes/images will fit inside the card.  If they are too tall they will get folded when closing the card. Apply adhesive also to the 3/4” fold on the card base extension and attach to the card base so that the shapes/images are sandwiched between the two.

Attach the 3 1/4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper on the outside/front top flap. Punch or die cut a shaped sentiment and attach with dimensionals to raise it up. This sentiment shape should be attached 1”-2” above the edge of the flap, and it will hold the inside card front in place while standing. When the card turns inside out the outside top flap will become the base of the easel card.

 Basic Supplies for Vertical Version

  • 4 1/4” x 11” – card base
  • 4 1/4” x 6 1/4” – cardstock for card base extension
  • 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White for inside back
  • 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper or cardstock  for inside front
  • 4” x 4 1/2” patterned paper for outside top flap
  • Same punched/die cut shapes/images and greeting sentiments as horizontal version

Directions:  Follows a similar assembly as the Horizontal Version except score card base along long edge at 3/4””  and 6 1/4”.  Score the card base extension at 3/4”.

I had an absolute blast making this new-to-me pattern for some over-the-top cards!!! Here are some more vertical versions.

So what do you think about these fun cards? Please leave me a comment with your thoughts! Don’t forget you have until Sept. 8th to order and earn my free card class incentive. Dive in and try this pattern to send to someone who deserve a bit extra and over the top! Happy Stamping – Robin.

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