I just love the look of an easel card and the way it can be displayed by the receiver as art or just as a reminder that someone cares. This easel is much smaller than the normal I create measuring only 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" square when closed.
I have used the following dies from Tutti Designs in creating this card:
Unfortunately this is an older die that is no longer available at Tutti Designs however there are many other floral dies available.
I have also used stamping and watercolor to enhance my card.
Follow these simple instructions to create your own easel card! Just a note you can make these any size you like.
For my 4 1/4" easel these are my steps:
1. Cut one solid sheet of 8.5 X 11 cardstock to 4 1/4" X 10.5".
2. Place on scoring tool and score at 2 1/8", 4 1/4", and 8 1/2"
3.Fold down the first score line (2 1/8).
4. Fold up the bottom score line. This will create a 2" pocket for a gift card.
5. Cut a 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" piece of the same solid cardstock used for the base. This will be the front panel of the card.
6. Decorate starting on the inside of the card. I used scrap pieces and cut two of them to 1" X 1 7/8" and folded in half to create gussets for the pocket. This is optional. It just gives a bit more wiggle room in the pocket.
7. Decorate the panel. For mine I cut the largest of the Stitched nesting Postage Dies from teal cardstock and then the next largest from a butterfly patterned paper. I adhered these and layered them on my panel flat.
8. I cut a smaller one of the Stitched Nesting Hexagon dies from white cardstock, stamped my butterfly, and watercolored.
9. Finally I cut the Flower Orchestra Corner die from black cardstock and cut it down to the size I wanted. I adhered this to my panel using foam dots to lift it. I then adhered the stamped hexagon die cut on top of that using foam dots as well.
10. Stamp a strip of scrap paper and adhere to the pocket using foam squares to lift it up.
11. The fina step is to add the panel to the card base. This is important..Add glue or score tape to the 2 1/8" folded flap only. Stand your card up closed flat and place the panel on to line it up then gently apply pressure to the glued bottom portion to adhere it.
As I mentioned above you can create these in any size you like. Just calculate one half of your closed size to create the score line for the front panel.
Thank You for visiting my post today!! I hope you are inspired to get out your tools and supplies and create!!
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