Fast and Fun Easel Card

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I traveled to western Wisconsin to teach a basketry class and enjoyed every minute of my time. It was a beautiful drive through the Wisconsin Driftless area.

Today I wanted to share a sweet little easel card with you.

I used the following stamps and paper:

  • CTMH City Sidewalks paper
  • Joy to You and Me stamp set by CTMH
  • Sentiment stamp from Stamps of Life.
  • A Darice embossing folder
  • Coordinations Card stock

I had a great time making this card, and I love the little surprise element when it is opened.

 

How to Fold and Design The Card

I made this card by using the horizontal orientation of a blank card, and cutting away the outside layer, leaving just a 2 1/4″ panel.

There is about a 3/4 inch side strip to the left where I layered red and the small top strip from a piece of the City Sidewalks paper. I also fastened it down so that only the mid section pops when opened.

 

The right panel is stamped with a Stamps of Life stamp and I ran just the top portion through my Cuttlebug with a Darice snowflakes embossing folder. I used tape runner to fasten this down, as I only wanted the mid section to be on display.

The little easel portion, which was created with the Joy to You and Me stamps, is my favorite.

I stamped and cut each little house out separately, stamped the lamppost and snowflakes right on the designer paper and stamped that tiny little dog in front of the red house. I had to make sure he got back in the folder. I’d hate to lose him.

This is a sweet and versatile set of stamps.  I created a fun little scene underneath my front panel.  A couple little rhinestones hold up the panel when the card is open.

That’s it for today. Thanks for joining me and have a great week!

text 2016, photos and information by Say It With Simplicity