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  • Writer's pictureKaren Ebeling

Crafter’s Companion 2022 Advent Calendar door 22 -floating easel and a die as a stencil

Updated: Jan 13, 2023



There were 2 different t things I wanted to do with this die so we ended up with 2 very different cards. I made the easel card with the intention of just showing how to use it as a stencil but I went ahead and made a second card with it.

Usually, a floating easel is made by cutting the base card so it is hidden behind the topper. This time because of the was the die was made I partially glued the die cut to another die cut and used that to attach to the card base.

The second card I used the left over piece from when I die cut as a stencil so the die cut would have a background. I then glued the die cut over where I stenciled.

Materials used

Crafter’s Companion 2022 Advent Calendar Contents of Door 22

Card 1 card 2

4x6 card base 5x7 card base

Gold mirror card red card

Patterned paper white card

White card Gina K warm cocoa ink pad

Warm Wishes greeting Gina K medium spruce

Foam tape Gina K Obsidian ink pad

SN Midas gold ink pad

Gina K Obsidian ink pad




Paper measurements

Card 1 Card 2

4x6 base 5x7 card base

3 ¾ x5 ¾ patterned paper 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ red cardstock

1 ¼ x 5 ½ white card for stopper 4 5/8 x 6 5/8 white cardstock

1 3/8 x 5 5/8 gold mirror card






Directions card 1

1. cut 2 inches off the card front

2. Die cut the deer 3 times in gold and 3 times in color of your choice

3. Glue down the 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ patterned paper

4. Stamp the greeting on the 1 ¼ x 5 ½ white paper.

5. Glue to the 1 3/8 x 5 5/8 mirror card.

6. attach foam tape to the back.

7.Glue the die cut backings to the mirror cards one but only up to the neck.

8. Apply glue to the top head area of the backing and slid into the back for the card top, in the middle of the card. Repeat with the 2 other die cuts.



Directions Card 2

1. Die cut the deer 3 times in brown.

2.Use the negative from the die cuts to stencil the center bottom of the white card. Repeat to the left and right of the center one.

3. Glue the die cuts over the top of the stenciled area.

4. Stamp a greeting on the top of the card.

5. Glue to the red card.

6. Glue to the card base.

7.Stencil the inside bottom right with the stencil.

8. Stamp your message on the inside.

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