Diorama Card

Nov Fresh Card Making Idea-Dashing Deer Candleglow Window Easel Card


Candleglow card lit up with light
Dashing Deer Window Easel Card-taken with the lights on!

Is it a card?  Or a holiday decoration?

How about both!

Learn how to create this pretty window easel card which will add a festive touch to anyone's holiday display.

A battery-operated tealight adds a warm glow to the project for a little surprise.

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this fun project.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 20, 2018.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 20 to receive this tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions with color photos in a pdf format.

The sign up box is located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via e mail in a pdf format as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon!


Candleglow card lit up
Dashing Deer Window Easel Card taken with the lights off!





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A Little Wild Diorama Card

Diorma Card
A Little Wild Diorama Card

I created this fun diorama card for Kathryn, my grandniece on her 1st birthday.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets, A Little Wild.

These cute critters just bring a smile.

Diorama cards are easy to create.

For instructions, please check my Diorama Cards Page HERE

For this card, I stamped and colored the animals using watercolor pencils and an aqua painter.

The background paper is Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.

A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves Framelits Dies

A Little Wild Bundle


Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves and Circle Framelits Dies, water color pencils, aqua painter, baker's twine, glue dots, Delightfully Detailed Faceted Dots, Mini Dimensionals


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You Are My Anchor/Graceful Glass Diorama Card

Diorama Card
You Are my Anchor/Graceful Glass Diorama Card

When I saw the swirl-patterned vellum found in the Graceful Glass 6"x6" stack, I immediately thought of the ocean and waves.

I thought I could easily pair this vellum with the April Paper Pumpkin kit, You Are My Anchor, to make a quick diorama card.

I was especially excited to receive this kit because I don't have any sea-themed stamp sets in my collection.

I live in the mountains of southern Colorado, and the ocean is very far away. 

Sea-themed projects are usually not even in my stamping realm. 

But now, I have a simple set that I can use if a sea-themed card is appropriate!

Now to create the diorama card.

  Here's how:

Diorama card step 1

  1. Start with an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock, and cut it  in half at 5 1/2".  Then, cut it in half at 4 1/4" so you have two 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" panels.
  2. Score each piece at 1/2" and 1" on the long sides. 
  3.  Create an opening in one of the panels using a punch or a Big Shot and a die.  This will be the front of your diorama.  For this card, I used one of my circle framelits
  4. Fold along the score lines so the 2 pieces will meet when put together.  For the top piece, the 1” score lines are “mountain” folds, and the ½” score lines are “valley” folds. For the bottom piece, the 1” score lines are “valley” folds, and the ½” score lines are “mountain” folds.

Diorama card step 2

5. Cut a 3"x3" piece of Graceful Glass vellum.  Color using Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Blends, ink pads with a blender pen or an aqua painter.  For this card, I used Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, and Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Markers.


Diorama card step 3

6. Attach vellum to a 3"x3" piece of Whisper White card stock, so there is a light background behind the vellum. 

7. Attach to the center of the bottom panel.



Diorama card step 5

8. Cut a ringed frame out of coordinating designer series paper or card stock for the window using two circle dies and the Big Shot.

9. Attach the ring using Fine Tip Glue or Tombow Multi-Purpose glue.

Diorama card step 4

10. Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive on the "up" sides of the bottom panel.

Diorama card step 6

11. Peel the backing off the adhesive and carefully attach the top piece to the bottom piece, lining up the top and bottom edges. 

12.  Optional: To finish off the two front sides, cut 1/2" x 4 1/4" strips of vellum and color using the methods above.  Attach to the sides.

13. Attach lighthouse sticker from You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin kit to front of card. 

14. Stamp greeting onto pre-cut banner from the kit using Pacific Point ink.  Attach to the front of the lighthouse using a Mini Dimensional.

15. Attach faceted dots to card front to complete.

Which design is your favorite?

Graceful Glass 6"x6" Designer Vellum

Graceful Glass Vellum


Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: You Are My Anchor

Ink: Pacific Point ink pad, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, and Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Graceful Glass 6"x6" Vellum, Pool Party designer series paper (retired)

Accessories: You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin Kit, Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Fine Tip Glue, Mini Dimensional, Faceted Dots


Please check out the list of retired stamp sets and accessories I have for sale.

Retired stamp sets for sale for blog





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Spooky Cat Halloween Diorama Card

Spooky Cat Diorama Card

This is the card I created for our one-year old Granddaughter for Halloween.

It's a diorama card created using the new Cat punch and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Making a diorama card is easy to do following my instructions found HERE.

For this card, I let the Spooky Night DSP do most of the work.  The background inside the diorama, the card front, the edge panels, the cat, and even the pumpkins are all patterns found in the paper stack.

Happy Halloween!

Spooky Cat Diorama Card close up


Cat Punch

Cat Punch

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

Spooky night dsp

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: none

Ink: none

Paper: Basic Black, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Cat Punch, Big Shot, Circles Framelits Dies, Tear and Tape adhesive, Crushed Curry baker's twine, rhinestone, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dot

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Sprinkles of Life Diorama Card

One of my new favorite stamp sets in the 2015-2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is Sprinkles of Life.  

It is filled with lots of fun images (cupcake, ice cream cone, clouds, tree and leaves to name a few) so the possibilities are endless!

The set also coordinates with the new Tree Builder Punch!

And better yet, when you buy the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, SU! will donate 3.00 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities!

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Create a fun diorama card: cut 2 pieces of card stock or designer paper measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Score 1/2" and 1" along each edge of the short side of each piece.  Create an opening in the top piece using a punch or framelit.  Build your scene on the back piece of the diorama.  Fold along score lines and attach the two pieces using Tear & Tape Adhesive.

The inside of the diorama card and clouds were made using the Shaving Cream Technique using Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky reinkers.

Other supplies: shaving cream, wooden spoon, paper plate


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