Dragonfly Flying Easel with Stand Up Helpers

March 3, 2014

ECD March 3 front

Hello, Raquel Mason here.

For my very first project as an Elizabeth Craft Designs Team member I chose to make an easel card using the Stand Up Helpers.

  1. Cut a Very Vanilla base at 4.25 x 11 & score at 5.5 & 2.75 from the center (make this score lightly).  Cut patterned paper at 4 x 5.25 & glue to front of card
  2. Line up the largest die from accordion Fancy Label centered on that 2.75 score line & cut only HALF by putting your cut plate only half way over the die & run it through your die cutting machine.  Using a coordinating color paper nest the largest accordion Fancy Label die & the next smallest size & run that through your machine creating a frame & then glue this to your card front.
  3. Cut a mauve piece of card stock at 4 x 5.25 & glue to inside of card, put the flower Stand Up Helper die down in the center bottom portion of your card & run that through your machine.
  4. Adhere Double Sided Adhesive Sheets to white card stock large enough to die cut Dragonfly Overlay & Dragonfly Silhouette.  Remove the backing to expose the sticky & dip the overlay in Saffron Silk Microfine Glitter & the Dragonfly Silhouette in Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, shake off excess & polish with your finger.  Glue the pieces together & then use a glue dot on the wings to glue to the frame area of your card.
  5. Die cut the 2nd to the smallest Accordion Fancy Label for your sentiment.  Use a 2-way glue pen to outline the edges with glue & sprinkle with saffron Silk Microfine Glitter, shake off excess & polish with your finger.  Glue this label to the bottom right of your card.
  6. Remove some strips of Pink/Silver Peel Off Glitter Stickers & put them on the front perimeter of your card.

ECD March 3 open

Here’s a close up of the easel area.

ECD March 3 open close up

Here’s how I dipped the dragonflies into the Silk Microfine Glitter.

ECD March 3 glitter

Here’s a side view.

ECD March 3 side view

And a rear view.

ECD March 3 rear view

Supplies used are Elizabeth Craft Designs unless noted

Paper: Very Vanilla (Stampin Up), French Country DCWV Calendar Kit

Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin Up)

Dies: #792 Stand Up Helpers, #708 Dragfonfly Overlay, #707 Dragonfly silhouette & #771 Accordion Fancy Label

Stamps: Too Kind (Stampin Up)

Accessories: Silk Microfine Glitter in #612 Saffron & #639 Warm Diamond, #7010 Pink/Silver Glitter Peel Off Stickers


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  • kellybooth March 4, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Such a Fun Card Raquel…..Love that you did a Flying Easel card!

  • Donna Wright (Oldredshed) March 3, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Oooo my wish list just got longer! I NEED those stand up helpers! Lovely card Raquel

  • Pam L March 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Love that stand up helper, especially being a flower shape!! Will look into those now! tfs!

  • Debra Hensley March 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Congrats on your first official DT post! Love your card and I too learned about the stand up helpers.

  • Frances Byrne March 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Oh yes … I need to play with my stand-up helpers too. Love your card Raquel.

  • Karen Burniston March 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Very cool, Raquel! Love how you did the layered dragonfly.

  • twinkletoes2day March 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Such a pretty card 🙂

  • Karen Aicken March 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I am just itching to play with those Stand-Up helpers. Loved your post Raquel, with all the pictures.

  • Candy Spiegel March 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    This is so pretty! And now I know what a helper is! Thanks.

  • Linda K March 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Yay, thanks for the info on using the Helpers. I bought them but wasn’t sure how to use them (blush, blush). Love the saffron glitter on the dragonfly; I’ll have to pick up that color. Great card.

  • Andrea March 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Nice! New idea for a spring card. Thanks.

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