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Once Upon a Springtime (Graphic 45)

Here is a video showing the card and the collection (written tutorial with supply list is below):



Easel Card Tutorial:

Once Upon a Springtime (Graphic 45)



Once Upon a Springtime classic collection – Graphic 45

Botanic Rose from Butterfly Medley collection – Heartfelt Creations

Botanic Wings die – Heartfelt Creations

Raindrops on Roses die – Heartfelt Creations

Regal borders and pockets die – Heartfelt Creations

Eyelet Oval die – Heartfelt Creations

Fitted frames B – Stampendous

Inks by Avery Elle – Conch Shell and Aquamarine

(optional) BoBunny Glitter Paste – Sugar

(optional) Micro Beads for flower centers

Double Sided Adhesive

Paper Cutter




Die Cut Machine

Bone Folder

Step 1:

Start by taking a piece of 10×12” cardstock. With 10” side on top, score at 2 ½: and 7 ½”


Step 2:

Rotate card stock so that 12” side is on top. Score at 7” and 10 ½”


Step 3:

With 10” side at top, remove 2 top panels on left and right sides to look like this. Then crease your score lines so that flaps go inwards.

Step 4:

Take another piece of 5×7” card stock. Add glue to the 5” x 1 ½” flap only that is in the middle. Lay the 5×7” panel on top of the center section, making sure the 5×7” lines up with top and bottom of the card. The only place this should be attached is on the 5 x 1 ½ piece, this will be the part that stands up.

Step 5:

Now the fun begins!

I used graphic 45’s Once Upon A Springtime paper collection for this card.

Cut 2 panels that measure 2 ¼” x 6 ¾” each. To make the pattern in the paper match you can start with one 4 ½” x 6 ¾”. Then cut in half. I also cut 2 of the heart shape lace from the Raindrops on Roses dies by Heartfelt Creations. I then cut both of these in half and glued them to the corners of the card. To finish off the front, I used a chipboard piece from the paper collection!

A magnet isn’t necessary however as the card is meant to be displayed open.


**If you do not like the way the card gaps in front, be sure to use a magnet under of the side panels and one on the back of the chipboard piece.


Cut 2 more panels for your side panels (same as the front) and one for your center panel 5×7”

Step 6:

To dress up the easel of the card, I cut a piece of white cardstock using the eyelet oval die from Heartfelt Creations. Then, I cut 2 pieces using a die from the regal borders and pockets die set from Heartfelt Creations.


Step 7:

Next, I used a coordinating paper from the pack measure 4 ⅞” x 3 ½”. Then from white cardstock cut a piece using the fitted frames B from Stampendous for sentiment area.


Step 8:

Cut two mats for the front of the flaps using coordinating paper from the collection.


Step 9:

Cut two white pieces using the Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses die set and cut them in half to decorate the front flaps.


Step 10:

Use one of the chipboard pieces and a small flower from the Botanical Wings flowers made using the Heartfelt stamps and dies to make the center piece for the front of the card.


Step 11:

Add flowers and the fairy cut out to the center easel panel. (See last picture for where to find the fairy to cut out and next picture for the flowers)


I cut out several sets of the flowers using both stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations (botanical wings) and shaped them.


Fairy page:
I cut the image of the fairy and placed her on pop dots to give her just a little dimension. Then, I arranged everything and glued it all down.


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