Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tutorial - Spellbinder Nestabilities Dahlia Easel Card

Hi all

This is my first attempt at a tutorial for making a creation for my DT positions, finally got it done Alicia, I have made a tutorial using the Spellbinder Nestabilities Dahlia to make an Easel Card.

First choose your papers and Spellbinder

Cut three of the largest Nestie in White card and choice of bottom layer and two of the second largest nestie for the top layer

 After cutting match the designer paper shape to the white cardstock (they are not symetrical as I discovered the first time I made a blossom easel card) as you can see in the left of the photo you can see white edges

 I the turn the shapes over and mark them with pencil so I can match up much easier later
 I have used X-Press It Double sided High Tack Tape, now place on the top side of the white card that is going to have the designer paper stuck to it, when placing make sure you have it in the right place as once stuck it is stuck!
 You now need to score the centre of one of the Dahlia making sure your mark is matching the Dahlia you are going to stick to.
Turn over and use the Sticky tape on the top half of the Dahlia that matches the back of the front of the card (next photo)

 Then stick the second layer onto the Dahlia that is to have the image on
EDITED to answer Tina's question,
you then stick this to the Dahlia shape above making sure your markings to match up
which is what you can see from the side in the photo below
 You then need to score the back as shown so you can stick the joining piece to the base

Now I don't stick the second layer on the base if I am using brads, to use as stop for the easel, work out where the brads need to be, place them, then stick the second layer down on the base, I have also kindyglitzed around the edges.  (As you can see started added embellishments and then remembered I hadn't taken a photo lol)

Next add your image and I have chosen to use the Gorgeous 'Angelica Heart Socks' which Nicole has on offer for only USD $10.50 this month, plus if you are a member of the Inky yahoo group, you get an additional 10% off.

A closer look at Angelica, popped her hair band up (a little tip I try and colour the pop up stickers with the colour I am using so they don't stand out).  Special effects on her hearts (on the head band), ear rings, those gorgeous eyes, bracelet, handbag and cute boots.  Used Spicas Lavender and lilac for the headband and hearts and cardigan

Hope I have made sense, if anything is not clear please ask.


Hair - E31, E33, E35, E53
Clothes - V01, V12, V15, V17
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Spicas - Lavender and Lilac
Challenges (sorry for the long post)

Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #141 - At least three hearts, plus a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Creative Card Crew Challenge - For a Loved one
Copic Creations Challenge #43 - We're Cool
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #97 - Hearts gone Wild
Sundays with Crissy February Challenge - Love
Copic Oz Challenge - Love
Stamping with the Dragon Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirls Challenge #6 - Valentines or Love
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Have a Heart

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. Hi Annette

    Gorgeous easle card!!
    Thanks for the terrific tutorial too.

    Michelle :-)

  2. Wowww a gorgeous card Annette! Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs Kristel

  3. Annette... Awesome tutorial, I will definately have to print this out and give a whirl! Thanks for sharing it! Your card is beautiful and love that image! You did a wonderful job on it! Have a wonderful day tomorrow! Happy Creating! Sara

  4. Hi Annette, a fab tutorial and a gorgeous card - love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly and good luck in the challenges. x

  5. Such a fabulous job sweetie!! You've done a brilliant job on your project and such a great tutorial too!! :) HUGS

  6. Very orginal shape as an easelcard! Love it!
    Also very great tutorial! Hope it won't be your last!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  7. So beautiful Annette and a wonderful tutorial...thanks for taking the time to do it.

  8. Fabulous tutorial Annette! Love the unusual shapes you have used for your easel card :D Thanks for supporting us at Creative cowgirls :DXXX

  9. this is a lovely card, great explanation. I am not sure how you fixed the hinge part on the top piece? does that make sense?
    love teen x

  10. Anette, this is a stunning card. I appreciate your tutorial. This is the first time I have seen one done and I wondered how to do it. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cowgirls challenge this week. XX

  11. Adorable project! I love the shaped easel card! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

  12. What a neat shaped easel card!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  13. thanks for the tuts Annette , fab !
    thanks for joining us at papertake weekly this week x
    love maddy

  14. Yippee yay! Just hopped over to tell you that you have won with this card at Creative Cowgirls and now I see this wonderful tutorial!!! Will have to print this out for sure!!!!!!!!!! Have made some bookmarks but havent blogged them yet...have been so Busy!!
    Alicia xx

  15. cute cute cute! glad u joined us at Copic Creations!

  16. Hi Tina, thanks for asking the question, have edited the tutorial to make more sense, hope this helps, take careX:)

  17. Adorable! Love the shaped easel card. :)

    Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy!


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