One of my favorite card challeges is Creative Creases, where it's always anything goes with a fun fold. I love to make fun fold cards and find loads of inspiration there! Today I have the honor of being the GD for Challenge # 44. Here's a link to the challenge website if you'd like to play along or just find great ideas for fun fold cards: Creative Creases Challenge Archives - Secrets to Stamping (secretstamper.com)
The design for my diagonal easel card comes from Connie Stewart at simplysimplestamping.com. She very kindly provides a pdf with pictures and measurements for the various cards she makes, and although I altered the size of the card and created a cut file in my Silhouette Studio software, the basic idea is found here: Diagonal-Easel-Card-10-18-22.pdf (simplysimplestamping.com)
I decided I wanted to be able to create 2 cards using one sheet of 12X12 paper, so I used the Silhouette Design software to decrease the size of the original measurements until I could fit two card bases and two sets of triangles and rectangles needed to make the two cards on one 12X12 mat.
I wanted to play with my new Stampin' Up! Christmas stamps and dies from the Merriest Moments and Merriest Frames sets. All the stamps I used on the card come from the Merriest Moments set, and all the dies except the one I cut the sentiment out with (that's an old Spellbinder die) come from the Merriest Frames set. You can find more details about these sets if you visit the Creative Creases challenge and follow the links Debbie Mageed includes on her blog. I've only scratched the surface with this set as there's also a beautiful hybrid embossing folder set that pairs with dies in the set for lots of versatility.
I added some cream-colored ribbon with a small knot to the top left corner and made a row of flowers and pearls to follow the diagonal line of that quadrant. I added foam tape to the "Joy" sentiment and the sprig beside it. The poinsettias have ruby gems at their centers for a little sparkle, too.
Here are some views of the card from different angles:
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