Spellbinders Heirloom 2011 Triple Easel Card


This workshop shows how to create a triple easel card using the Heirloom 2011 Ornaments die along with the new Stamps to Die For…… Floral bauble stamp. They are designed to work alongside the heirloom die.


Here is a close up of the embossed die panels and the paved pearl technique Sue Wilson created – it uses the Olympic gold PVA glue.


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Creative Expressions Triple Bauble Easel Card Workshop


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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Stamps to Die For – Creative Expressions Floral Bauble to use with s4 – 334 : UMS521

& Mini Floret Stamp : UMS522

Sentiment from the UMount Pine Cone A5 Stamp Plate : UMPINE

Heat Tool  : BLUEHEAT

Spellbinder Heirloom 2011 Ornaments Die : WIZS4-334

Tim Holtz Frosted Film: TH93048

 Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad : DPVINTAGEPHO

Platinum Pearl Paper :40768  & Metallic Antique Gold Card : 40984

Pink & Brown Reversible Ribbon : BM993

 Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax Deep Red : CSGWRED

Flake and Glitter Glue : CSFLAKEGLUE

Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold PVA Glue : CSGOLY

Cosmic Shimmer Polished Sahara Gold Glitter :CSPSGSAHARA

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder : CSEPBRGOLD

 Square Dazzler : DAZASSSQUARE

Perfect Medium : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Grime Boss : GB30

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available


Step by Step Instructions

1 Take a piece of platinum pearl paper or any 90 – 120 gsm paper & attach the frosted film over the paper. If it`s one sided paper use the film on the blank side so the colour can be seen on the other side.


2 Fold the paper over & place the heirloom 2011 largest bauble die & the 3rd largest die on the crease of the paper. Make sure the top of the die over hangs the fold & secure in place.

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Here is the reverse of the paper & as you can see the cut of the die is not on the fold of the paper. This will make sure the fold is left intact & acts as the hinge for the easel part.

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4 Cut the prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur machine. Repeat the process by cutting the 2nd largest die on the fold.

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5 Pass the paper with the film on the inside through the GC 2 or 3 times to cut the piece. Using the film makes the cut a little harder but in turn the film makes the paper harder wearing for the project.

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If for any reason the die shape haven`t cut through then take a pair of scissors and just cut out around the cut line freehand. You`ll find it has almost cut through.

6 67 With the film on the inside of the bauble fold the top bauble in half making sure the tip of the bauble just touches the fold point of the bauble.

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8 Repeat the last step on all 3 of the bauble shapes.


9 Cut 3 shapes in the metallic vintage gold card using the same bauble dies. Add some clear Cosmic Shimmer glue to the bottom section of the easel card & place the gold bauble onto the glue.

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10 Step the 2nd largest folded piece forward onto the largest base & mark the point with a pencil where the bauble needs to be placed. Use the guideline to add glue to the area.

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11 Stick each of the baubles in descending size onto the base of the previous bauble. This will complete the basic shape of the easel card.

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12 To add polished silk glitter to the stamped image then add some of the Cosmic Shimmer flake & glitter glue to a piece of cut`n`dry foam.

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13 Work the glue into the top surface of the foam using a flat tool and then the pad is ready to dab the glue onto the bauble stamp.

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14 Tap the foam pad over the stamp. The stamp will need to be cleaned almost straight away.

14 1415 Lightly kiss the prepared stamp onto a piece of platinum paper. Make sure you don`t press down to hard as this will glue the stamp to your paper!!!!

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16 Tip the polished silk gold glitter over the glue before tipping the excess off onto a scrap piece of paper.

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17 Allow the glitter to set onto the glue before cutting the image out using the bauble die. This won`t take long.

17 17 18 Take a grime boss & wipe away the glue from the stamp or clean the stamp to remove any excess glue. DO NOT leave the glue on the stamp as this will ruin the stamp.

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19  Alternatively stamp the 2 bauble images onto some gold card using the perfect medium clear ink pad. Add some Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the embossing powder.

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20 Stamp & emboss the `Happy Christmas` from the pine cone stamp plate again in bright gold. Secure the coordinating dies over the embossed pieces using some low tack tape. Now cut & emboss them through the GC machine.

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21 With the die still in place, take some vintage photo distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam & distress the edges of the baubles.

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22  Remove the die from the bauble to reveal an antique gold plain edge to the heirloom 2011 die shapes.

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23 To match the stopper into the project, take a square dazzler & press it into the perfect medium clear ink pad.

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24 Tip some of the Cosmic Shimmer bright gold over the dazzler.

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25 Tip away the excess powder to leave the dazzler covered in embossing powder.  Heat set the powder to reveal a bright metal finish to the piece.

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26 Add the prepared panels to the corresponding larger baubles of the easel card using foam tape for extra dimension.

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27 Place each easel section behind each next size down easel & add the embossed dazzlers to the inside base of the smallest easel card. This will act as a stopper to the easel card.

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28 This step could be down earlier before the bauble panels were added but if not the glue can be added once the easel card is full set up. Use a pin to make sure the nozzle is not blocked.

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29 If you are not 100% confident then try making the pearl dots on a scrap piece of paper. Make different sizes of glue dots.

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30 Here an acrylic block has been used to weight down the bauble panel. Go around the edges of the card & use different sizes of PVA glue to create interest to the piece. Repeat this step on the smallest bauble too.

30 3031 To make a more bronze like colour to the thin reversible ribbon then take some deep red gilding wax & rub it over the ribbon.

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32 Make 3 bows & add to alternate sides of each bauble to complete the finished project. Using the light colour card makes the base fade away & allows the main baubles to shine through.

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33  Here is a close up of the embossed die panels and the

paved pearl technique Sue Wilson created

 a workshop can be found by clicking here . The Olympic gold PVA glue really stands out.

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3 Responses to Spellbinders Heirloom 2011 Triple Easel Card

  1. itaobok says:

    Hi Suzanna as always a stunning card,I love the colours you used ,your workshops are always fantastic,and easy to follow.Lady you are so very,very talanted.

  2. Steff Boon says:

    Hi , havre you got anything on mealling pot ,
    Thank you

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Suzanne says:

    Yes there are 4 workshops – 2 with 2 parts as there was so much to add – here`s the link for part 1 https://creativeexpressionsdesigns.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/melt-art-spellbinder-vase-part-1/ – part 2 https://creativeexpressionsdesigns.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/melt-art-spellbinder-vase-part-2/ & then the 2nd workshop part 1 https://creativeexpressionsdesigns.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/melt-art-flower-feather-panel-part-1/ & part 2 https://creativeexpressionsdesigns.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/melt-art-flower-feather-panel-part-2/
    If you ever get stuck it`s worth adding say melting pot in the side search box and it will all come up – Shout if you need anything else ~ Suzanne

    Also there is a tip here for changing the colour after a flower has been already made https://creativeexpressionsdesigns.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/heartfelt-box-part-2/

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