Monday, January 2, 2012

Easel Card Tutorial

Here is the original inspiration for all the easel cards you have been seeing were inspired by this one from November.   The instructions were easy enough for my husband to follow so hopefully I can inspire you to make some.  If you do leave a comment I would love to see what you make.  

  • 4” x 12” piece of card stock
  • 3.75” x 3.75” piece of decorative card stock
  • 3.75” x 3.75” piece of white card stock
  • 1-1.5” x 3.75” piece of card stock
  • Distress ink (optional)
  • Adhesive
  • Scoring Tool
  • Embellishments, stamps, etc
  • Take a 4” x 12” piece of card stock and cut at 4”. You will have two pieces a 8” x 4” (base) and a 4” x 4” (card top)
  • Take the base piece and line it up horizontally, score it at 2” and 4”
  • Fold it in half at the 4” mark and then over itself again at the 2” mark (like an accordion fold)

  • Cut a piece of pattern paper 3.75” x 3.75”, decorate and embellish as desired.  Once it is embellished adhere to the top piece (4” x 4”)

  • Adhere the 4”x 4” top piece to the accordion fold and line it up so that when the card is flat it is 4”x 4” (top of the base piece to the top of the accordion fold)
  • Take a 3.75” x 1.5” strip (punch, stamp or embellish if desired) and adhere to the bottom of the 3.75” x 3.75” white piece (this is where the top will rest on, creating the easel effect).  Since this part will be visible when the card is open, you can place your greeting here or do some other decorative effect.
  • Open the card and adhere the 3.75” x 3.75” piece of white card stock to the bottom on the inside.
  • When closed the card will measure 4” x 4”, but when open the top piece can rest on the small piece (1.5” x 3.75”) and create an easel

Card Closed

Card Open

Inside of Card

I have a video you can watch here:

Products used:
Spellbinders Circles
MME Holly Jolly
CTMH Stamps

1 comment:

  1. Corrie - your videos are really well done. They are easy to follow.