Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tutorial - Scallop Square Pop Up Easel

Welcome to this week’s Super Saturday Tutorial!  Today, we’ll be using the Big Shot Machine and Scallop Square Die to make a handsome and masculine pop-up easel card with a slide-out greeting! 

This card is also one of several cards we will be making in the May 18th “Cards that Move… Twists and Easels”.  for class information, supply list and more classes and events, please visit my Classes and Events Page HERE.

Cards That Move, Classes, Events, Sail Away, Created By You, Sharon Field, Super Saturday Tutorial

Scallop Square Easel, Big Shot, Created by you, Sharon Field, Tutorial, Super Saturday

Isn’t this fun?  Wouldn’t it make a fabulous Fathers’ Day card?  This is just one of several cards we will be making in the Moving Cards Class on May 18th… registration required, be sure to check out additional classes on my Cal

Supplies List for Scallop Square Pop Up Easel Card:


Sail Away Teeny Tiny Wishes
The Open Sea

Card Stock: 

    Cherry Cobbler Night Of Navy Whisper White

      Classic Ink:

         Night of Navy

      Stampin’ Write Markers:

        Night Of Navy Daffodil Delight
        Cherry Cobbler Bashful Blue

      Big Shot Machine and accessories:

        Scallop Square Die
        Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder

      Other Accessories:

        Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper
        1-1/4” Circle Punch Crop-A-Dile Tool
        3/4” Circle Punch Small Silver Eyelets
        Mat Pack Paper Trimmer
        Paper Piercing Tool Scoring Blade
        Stampin’ Dimensionals Bone Folder
        Snail Adhesive Bakers Twine
        Signo White Gel Pen OR Pencil

      Card Stock Cutting and Preparation:

      • Night Of Navy - 5-3/8” x10-3/4” scored at 5-3/8”
      • Cherry Cobbler – 3-3/4”x3-3/4” and 3/4” circle punch
      • Whisper White
        • 4” x 9-3/8” scored at 3/4”, 2-3/4” and 4-3/4”
        • Scrap to punch 1-1/4” Circle Punch

      Step by Step Tutorial for Scallop Square Pop Up Easel Card With a Slide Out Greeting:

      1. Use bone-folder to crease scored line in Night Of Navy Card Stock.
      2. Center on Square Scallop Die, ensuring there is equal over-hang (margins) and space along all four edges.Position cardstock evenly on Scallop Square Die
      3. Carefully and without changing the margins, open up card, so that only one layer of card stock remains on the Scallop Square Die.
      4. Sandwich between cutting plates, and run DIE FIRST .
      5. Position sandwich so that die will run first through the Big Shot Machine.  You are not going to run the sandwich all the way through the machine, instead you are only going to run it through until the outer cutting blade does it’s work.
      6. Back the sandwich out of the Big Shot Machine, you will now have two pieces for your card base.  NOTE: Running the card stock completely through the Big Shot Machine will result in extra creases in the back side of your card.Scallop square die, easel, and punch out Sharon Field, Created By You
      7. Use Bone Folder to crease all scored lines on 4” x 9-3/4” Whisper White Card Stock, then flatten out and fold only on the 4-3/4” scored line.
      8. Align the 3/4” scored line with the opening of the Night Of Navy card base, directly opposite the fold.
      9. The 3/4” scored line, and sides of the Whisper White Card Stock should be at the tips of the scallop opening.  See Photo for clarification.Alignment of Whisper White Card Stock inside scallop square opening
      10. Holding the Whisper White Card Stock in place, open up the card. You will want to use a White Signo Pen pen or pencil to mark the position of the Whisper White Card Stock along the Night Of Navy Card Stock base.  Makin the gel pen marks on scallop square easel card for super saturday tutorialNOTE:  the Scallop Square is NOT glued to Whisper White Card Stock at this point… I should have removed it for the photo Smile
      11. Use the 1-1/4” Circle Punch to punch a half circle through both layers of the Night of Navy Card Stock in the edge opposite the fold.  In step 12, the photo shows the punch in one of the layers, just opposite the fold in Night of Navy Card Stock.
      12. Place a Stampin’ Dimensional along the two top edges of the Whisper White Card Stock, keeping them very close to the open edge of the Night of Navy Card Stock.Step 12, scallop square easel card, postioning stampin dimensionals
      13. Place three additional Stampin’ Dimensionals along the edge of the card stock… but closer to the side edges so that it is well behind all the scallops of the scallop square opening.  In photo 12, you can see the dimensionals are well below the drawn gel pen lines, repeat on on opposite edge of the card.  Remove paper protective layer, and close card.
      14. Emboss the 3-3/4” Cherry Cobbler square with the Big Shot machine and Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder.  Attach to Night of Navy Scallop Square using Snail Adhesive.
      15. Use Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool to position four corner silver eyelets, then punch and set eyelets with Crop-A-Dile Tool.  Thread approximately 28” of Cherry Cobbler Bakers’ Twine through eyelets.  Reverse, and go the other way so that all four edges have bakers’ twine along them, tie a knot to secure in the lower right corner, or on the back of the scallop square.Bakers Twine accent and eyelets, scallop square easel by sharon field
      16. Stamp Images from Sail Away onto 3” square Whisper White Card Stock, and use Stampin’ Write Markers to enhance, attach with stampin’ dimensionals inside the bakers’ twine square.
      17. Attach LOWER portion of scallop square to Whisper White Card Stock between the 3/4”  and 2-3/4” scored lines.view and positioning of scallop square, scallop square pop up easel, sharon field tutorial
      18. Punch a 3/4” circle from scrap of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock, fold in half and glue over the edge of the Whisper White Card Stock so that it is centered in the half circle opening of the card.
      19. Find the center of the Cherry Cobbler folded circle, and punch using a Crop-A-Dile Tool.
      20. Use the Crop-A-Dile Tool to set a single small silver eyelet, thread with a 6” piece of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine folded in half, and tie overhand knot as shown in photo.Step 20, bakers twine pull Scallop Square Easel Pull out and pop up card by Sharon Field
      21. Finish card with additional Designer Series Paper and stamped images as shown in sample.

        nautilus compass, scallop square easel by sharon field

      Here’s another photo of the finished card… simply pull on the bakers’ twine and the card will pop into position, revealing your stamped greeting or hand written note.Cards that MOve, Classes and Events, Created by You, Sharon Field

      This card fits neatly inside a 5-1/2” Medium Square Envelope.   Although it is not bulky, it will require additional postage when mailed due to postage regulations regarding the size of cards.

      Hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday tutorial!  If you have any questions, please be sure to use the Contact Me tab at the top of the page.  See you tomorrow with some new card making ideas and inspiration!



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      Wendy Hawkinson said...

      I love this card! I think you just convinced me to buy the Open Sea set. :)


      Cathy Warhank said...

      This is a fabulous card, Sharon. Great tutorial - good instructions, easy to follow. Thanks a million for both!!


      Mary Davidson said...

      Sharon, this is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing all the details. I can't wait to try it! I'm so inspired!