Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Easel Card

I saw many different ways to make Easel Cards, but I wanted mine to fit in a standard envelope so I changed some of the dimensions and wanted to share it with you. To start I took a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and cut it in half to make it 4 1/4" x 11". I then took an inch off of the length to make it 4 1/4" x 10". Next I scored the cardstock at 2 1/2" and 5" and went over my score lines with my bone folder to give it a good crease.

Next I made my card front and it measures 4 1/4" x 5" for the white cardstock base, and 4" x 4 3/4" for the Pretty In Pink Layer. I ran my Pretty in Pink through my Big Shot using the Background#1 Texturz Plate to give it a nice impression, punched my birds, added a ribbon and a sentiment. Now when placing the card front on the base you only add adhesive to the area up to the first 2 1/2" score line. Now to make the card stand up like an easel, I added a Basic Gray Corduroy Button to my bottom layer (the 10" piece of cardstock) at the 2 1/2" mark. Next bend your card front at the 2 1/2" score line forward and tuck it behind your embellishment and you have your easel card. I stamped some vines from the Cheep Talk stamp set to the cardstock, and placed a few pink hearts in the middle to finish the look.

I hope that makes sense. Once you start working on it and you see how the paper folds it all comes together. But feel free to leave comments or e-mail me if you have any questions.

To make this card I used the following:
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink #100459, Going Gray #108588, Whisper White #100730
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370, Cheep Talk #113204
Ink: Basic Gray #109120
Punches: Extra Large Two-Step Bird #117191, Small Heart #117193 (both from the Occasions Mini but still available), Modern Label #116630, Word Window #105090
Ribbon: Basic Gray Taffeta #109064
Embellishment: Basic Gray Corduroy Button #114345
Big Shot Machine #113439, Impressions Pad #114614, Silicone Rubber #114615, Backgrounds #1 Texturz Plate #114512
Accessories: Bone Folder #102300, Snail Adhesive #104332

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