How To Make An Easle Card

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
A Fun Surprise

Looking for a new way to make your cards? You’re in luck! We all love your classic card with its four sides and fun designs, but if you’re looking for something new, try this easel card! The easel card is a fun surprise when it comes to sending your regards to friends and loved ones. It gives more space for bigger designs and if you have the guts, maybe a small 3×4 photo! It also has flaps which will add a fun component not only to the receiving of this card but the designing of it as well! Ready to give it a try? Let’s have a look!

What You Will Need:
  • 6×12 piece of cardstock paper (this is the base of your card, so keep that in mind when choosing colors and such)
  • 5 3/4 x 11 1/2 piece of cardstock (second layer of the card).
  • 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of decorative paper that you like (Last layer of card)
  • Tiny Border  of your choosing
Step One- Fold

You’re going to start by folding the 6×12 piece of cardstock in half and then set it aside. You’re then going to fold the 5 3/4 x 11 1/2 piece of cardstock in half and then you’re going to unfold it and take the bottom and fold it up to the half-mark crease. After that, accordion fold it so it looks like the image to the left!

Step Two- Adhere

You’re going to start by taking your folded 6x 12 piece of cardstock and then adhering the back of the folded  5 3/4 x 11 1/2 piece of cardstock to the front of the card. Make sure you don’t adhere it down when it’s upside-down! You want the flaps to face down so that it can support itself! After you’re done, it should look like this!

After you’ve complete adhering those two pieces together, you’re going to adhere the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of decorative paper that you like on top of the card, making sure it goes under and not on top of the two folded flaps.

Step Three- Add A Border (Optional)

A fun thing about the flaps of the easel card is that you can add a border to them! To do this, you choose your favorite Tiny Border and simply trace, cut, and adhere it to the ridge of that first fold (I used the Cheerful Tiny Border). As you can see in the picture, I simply used some of my scraps since I had them on hand, but you can use a larger piece of paper so that it takes up all the space on the back of the fold (as shown in the video below).

Step Four- Design Your Card And Send It Off

Here is the almost finished look! It’s not quite done but it’s getting there! While you’re designing your card, keep in mind that you don’t want to design to heavily or add too many elements, because it still needs to close for you to be able to send it off! When you send it off, you can either slip it in the envelope as it is or you can fold the flap up as shown in the image above and send it that way. You could even consider tying it with string so that the recipient of your letter has to untie it like a present! For more ideas, you can check out the video! Rebekah Cowne shares some of her easel cards as well as some tips when you approach this type of card for the first time!

Check Out The Video For More Ideas!

Related Articles

How To Make A File Folder Album

If you haven’t been introduced to File Folder Albums then now is the time! This craft is a fun, compact way to fit a lot of photos in a little but beautifully personalized space. How long have you and your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend been together? Track the time using this file folder album! Do you attend annual family reunions? Make a file folder and use those pictures! How do you make it, you ask? Let’s take a look.

7 Simple One Page Layout Ideas

With the New Year finally, here you might be cleaning out your crafting room and other cluttered spaces in your brain and living space to help get out of that end of the year slump and you’ve come upon a stash of random photos you couldn’t fit in your other layouts. Well, one-page layouts are a great way to use those random pictures and at the end of the day, those pictures might be better highlighted alone. So, here are 7 simple one-page layouts to help you do just that!  Pull out your stash of paper and random pictures and start playing!

Framing One Photo On A One Page Layout

We all know what it’s like to have that one photo, whether it be that extra photo you couldn’t fit on your last layout or a random photo that you love. Deciding what to do with those photos can be hard, but one-page layouts are to the rescue! And today we have a fun way to frame and bring focus to your one photo; we call it The Wreath.

Responses