Fable Friends Easter Cards Meets Needlepoint Nook DSP

Fable Friends Easter Cards with Needlepoint Nook DSP

Hello Paper Crafters!! Don’t you think these Fable Friends Easter Cards are adorable? I wanted to give you an option for a girl and a boy card with the Needlepoint Nook DSP. I think some will look at this paper and think it will only work for a feminine card. One of the great things about Stampin’ Up!’s DSP is that one side of each sheet has a pattern that is more generic thereby making the DSP more versatile. One side of this DSP has photorealistic floral embroidery designs and the other is one color with a small stitched design that can work for a variety of projects. The color palette has both softer feminine colors and bolder masculine colors.

Girl Card

Fable Friends Easter Cards

Fable Friends Easter Cards

Boy Card

Fable Friends Easter Cards

Fable Friends Easter Cards


Fable Friends Stamp Set

Fable Friends Easter Cards

The Fable Friends stamp set reminds me of Peter Rabbit and Mother Goose, but I wasn’t sure what the squirrel represented. Upon a Google search I found that there are a number of fables with a squirrel. These images are perfect for coloring and my new favorite coloring tool is our new Stampin’ Blends. I approached the coloring of the images by first outlining the image in the darker shade and filling in and blending with the lighter shade. This stamp set is one of our new cling stamp sets. Watched my YouTube video: Beginner Stamper Series: Types of Rubber Stamps Episode 1 for more information on this new type of stamp.

The Color Palette

Pink Card

Red Card

Recipe: Paper. Images. Embellishments.

Paper: Thick Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Petal Pink, Needlepoint Nook DSP

Images: Fable Friends stamp set, Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad, Old Olive Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Blends:

  • Pink Card: Smoky Slate (L & D), Flirty Flamingo (L & D), Petal Pink (L)
  • Red Card: Crumb Cake (L & D), Pumpkin Pie (L & D), Petal Pink (L)

Embellishments: Pearls Basic Jewels, Old Olive Linen Thread

Extras: Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Dimensionals, SNAIL

The Project:

Step 1:

Cut your pieces.

  • Thick Very Vanilla CS: Cut in half at 5 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.
  • Petal Pink/Crushed Curry CS Layer: Use Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies #8 to cut layer.
  • Blushing Bride/Poppy Parade DSP Layer: Use Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies #7 to cut layer.
  • Old Olive Linen Thread: Cut one piece 27” long and one piece 22” long.


Step 2:

Stamp your images.

  • Rabbit Image: Stamp in Memento Ink and cut out with Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies #3. Then stamp the grass in Old Olive ink along bottom multiple times.
  • Sentiment: Stamp in Memento Ink. Cut out with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies that measure 1 11/16” x 1 3/16”.

Fable Friends Easter Card

Step 3:

Color images.

  • Body: Outline image in Crumb Cake dark (red card) or Smoky Slate dark (pink card) Stampin’ Blends. Fill in with the light version of Stampin’ Blends.
  • Jacket: Outline image in Pumpkin Pie dark (red card) or Flirty Flamingo dark (pink card) Stampin’ Blends. Fill in with the light version of Stampin’ Blends.
  • Ears & Nose: Color with Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends.

Fable Friends Easter Cards

Fable Friends Easter Cards

Fable Friends Easter Cards

Fable Friends Easter Cards







Step 4:

Putting it all together.

  • Use SNAIL to glue the DSP layer to the colored CS layer.
  • Wrap the Linen Thread around the layers. For the pink card tie in a bow and for the red card tie in 2 square knots.
  • Rabbit Jacket: Add 2 pearls to the front of the jacket.
  • Use Dimensionals to glue the rabbit layer and the sentiment layer to the front of the card.
  • With SNAIL glue the layers to the card base.

Visit my Pinterest board Fable Friends for more ideas!

I think the Needlepoint Nook DSP is so lovely and can easily be used for feminine as well as masculine cards. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial with the Fable Friends stamp set and the Needlepoint Nook DSP. 

Please leave me a comment and let me know which one is your favorite!

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