I am very happy for card makers to use my designs and Tutorials for there own personal use, I give permission to other teachers who have attended my classes to use my Tutorials. but would appreciate a credit to the design and instructions.

please get in touch if you would like more information.

Many thanks

Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Diamond Spring Fold Easel Card

Diamond Spring fold Easel Card
What I've used to make this card
2 x A4 sheets of lilac card
1 x A4 sheet of silver card
1 x A4 Sheet of patterned paper
1 x A5 Sheet of white card
1 image from sheet of craft creation die-cut decoupage
Some peel-off glitter boarders and corners
10inch strip guipure lace
Some fine florist wire
Some Pearl headed florist pins
Beads, Tiny bow and satin roses
1. Cut a sheet of A4 Card to 15cm by 30cm.
2. Score the card in half (giving you 2 x 15cm Squares
3. Score the top half of the card diagonally.

4. Turn card and score it again diagonally.( Take care while doing this as it's easy to pucker the corner)
5. Now score the top half through the diagonal lines
6. This will give you 2 large triangles and 4 smaller ones

7. Now fold all the scored lines and give them a nice tight crease with your bone folder.
8. Pinching in the middle section to form the spring 


9. Put double sides tape on the top triangle
To Decorate the card
10. I now cut a large silver panel 14 -1/2 cm by 14 -1/2cm and a pretty paper panel 14cm by 14cm for the floor of your card.
11. To make the panel for the main card, cut a lilac panel 10 -1/2 cm by 10- 1/2 cm, and a silver panel 10cm by 10cm, and a pretty paper panel 9-1/2 cm by 9. 1/2cm layer them up.
(the main topper is smaller so that when the card is closed it will fit in a C5 envelope)
12. I punched some panels 15cm long in silver lilac and the patterned paper,  and layered them up to decorate the floor of the card.
13. And than a 8cm Sq panel in lilac, and a white 7- 1/2cm panel to make my topper,
14. Stick all these panels to your card

14. To decorate the 4 small triangles
cut a Square 9- 1/2 cm and cut it diagonally,
15. And then each triangle in 2 to give you 4 small triangles. Stick these to the main card


16. Put double sided tape on the last triangle. and stick it to the floor (this allows the Diamond easel to pop-up)

17.To make the vintage lace posy you will need a strip of lace, and some fine wire, or needle and thread.

18. Thread the wire through the lace at the straight edge, and pull tightly, twisting the wire to secure it.
19. I threaded beads on to some pearl headed florist pins, pushed them through the lace posy, threaded a few more beads on the the end of the pin, and secured them with hot glue, (Clare has just given me a great tip, don't push the pins right through the posy and the hot glue will secure it so no sharp ends, you could use 4 pins instead of 2 and you would see them more clearly)
(I am trying to find miniature hat pins, with secure findings, when I do I will give you the link.)
Filigree Fancy pins Here 15 in pack for £1.50 65mm
Wild Orchid crafts Here 10 in pack 79p in 5 different colours 9cm long (perfect)
Or make your own, check penney's for cheap bead necklaces to decorate Pearl headed pins.

I then stuck a tiny organza bow, and some satin roses in the centre. and stuck this to the floor of the card with hot glue.

20. Lastly I added my decoupage topper and some peel-offs to finish it off. If you want to add a greeting to this card you could stick one to the back of the main diamond panel.
Hope you enjoy trying this card out.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Twin Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Hi Everyone looking in,

This is my first Picture Tutorial
As the First Holy Communion seasons starts soon, I thought I would do a Split Double Easel card
Marie from the club brought a template for this card to my class last week, and I managed to see it demonstrated on Create and Craft on Thursday, so here is my version I hope you enjoy it, any questions please email me


1. Cut a Sheet of A4 Card to 20cm by 20cm

2. Score the Card in Half, and fold
3. Cut the top section in half, giving you 2 equal squares 10cm by 10cm


4. Using your score board, Start at the right hand top corner of the right side and score down to the bottom left hand corner. giving you a diagonal score line.


5. Repeat this, but in the opposite direction, on the left hand side of the easel.

6. Fold both score lines, and give them a nice tight crease with your bone folder.
7. Stick double sides tape on both of the inside triangles.

8. Cut 2 Panels 10cm by 10 cm

8B. And stick to the Triangles

9. Now Start to decorate the easels

I cut 2 silver Squares 9 1/2 cm by 9 1/2 cm and 2 Gingham Squares 8 1/2 cm by 8 1/2 cm
and layered them up.

9 B. I Cut a Silver panel 20cm by 10cm and a Patterned Paper 19 1/2 cm by 9 1/2 cm and Stuck these to the floor of the easel.


I then made an easel rest, by sticking 2 silver strips back to back, (to make the easel stronger) Punched a Strip of white card, and added a strip of gingham, I finished it off with peel-offs, and raised it on foam pads, sticking it about a 1/2 cm from the bottom of the card to form the rest.


I cut out an oval first holy communion image, and using a deckle scissors I matted and layered it on to pink and then silver card. and stuck it to the left easel raised on foam pads

I then typed out (Especially for you on your First Holy Communion Day), and mounted it on pink and silver card, using my deckle scissors to match the image, I stuck a lovely little chalice (which I got from An Siopi Bui) to the side of the words, and Lastly Decorated the Easel Rest with some die-cuts to act as the rests, added some pretty punched leaves and lovely Roses from (Wild Orchid Crafts)
You can make a greeting to sit on the floor of this card.
This is my completed design
I hope you enjoy it.


What I've used to make this card
1 x A4 Sheet of white card
1 x Sheet of Silver A4 Card
1 x A5 Sheet of pink card
Some waste  white card to make the easel rest
2 Different sheets of patterned paper
A Communion clip art image
Typed greeting
Punched leaves
2 x 35mm roses
communion embellishment
Glitter peel-off boarders
Martha Stewart Boarder Punch

Box measurements for this card
Because the card is quiet high when closed. (because of the flowers) you will need to make a box for it
1. Take a A4 sheet of card and score it on the 3rd line of the box maker side of a crafters companion score board, on all 4 sides, do this for the lid and base, you can cut a window in the lid and add some acetate to view the card in the box.