Friday, May 8, 2020

Easel Card Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts

Easel Card
Let's make a card that is simple but has a lot of WOW value, the easel card.  These really are very easy to make, just follow along with my instructions.


I'm using Little Birdie Crafts beautiful Celebrate Life collection to make this fun easel card.  Ink the edges of all papers as desired.

1.  Cut the bright pink 12 x 12 paper into two pieces, each 6" x 12".  Then cut one of the pieces in half so that it is 6" x 6".   Take the long piece and score on the long side at 3" and 6". Fold the insides together at the 6" score and then fold the pink sides together at the 3" score.  It should look like this.

2.  Now take a 6" x 6" piece of blue paper from the Songs of the Sea Collection and die-cut or trim to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I used a scalloped edge die to cut mine.  Glue the blue paper to the 6" x 6" pink panel cut in Step 1.  

Sometimes things don't go as planned as you can see below.  I masked on the left side using the Script stencil and made a big mess.  No worries, I just smeared it all around and I think it looks fine!  

3.  After the paste has dried, adhere the top of the 6" x 6" panel to the white side of the 3" piece folded up in Step 1.  It should look like this.

4.  Now let's do the inside of the card.  Cut a piece of the banner paper to a 5 3/4" square and adhere inside the card on the bottom panel, (or use a piece from the 6" x 6" paper pack).  Then from the square left over from the solid pink paper cut a piece 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" and adhere as shown in the photo below.  Select one of the doily punch outs and adhere as shown in the upper right.  To hold the easel in place when displaying the card you need to pop up an element.  Fussy-cut the small tag shown and pop up with dimensional foam tape and place the bottom edge about 1 5/8" from the bottom of the card.  Add a small fussy-cut butterfly on the right side.  Now the inside is complete.

5.  To finish the front of the card, select a rectangular and circle chipboard frame.  I have heat embossed mine with Stampendous Shabby Chic White Embossing Enamel.  Select a journal card and adhere to the right side of the card.  Adhere the rectangular frame over the journaling card as shown below.

6.  Now select one of the doilies and adhere the circle frame over it and attach to the front of the card as shown below.  Now add some flowers and a fussy cut butterfly and it is completed!

See how the small tag acts as a stop to hold the easel in place when you display your pretty card?

This is the view of the card when it is opened and laying flat.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you are inspired to make an easel card.  Be sure to post your easel cards to Little Birdie Crafters Cafe Facebook page so that we can admire them!  Thanks for joining me today.

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  1. Sometimes "Happy Accidents" happen for a reason! This turned out lovely!

  2. So lovely, Maggi. Thanks for sharing this tutorial and card design. Stay well.


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