Hi all! I know it has been a long time since I have posted. I haven't had much craft mojo going on :(
Today is my day over at CricutDIVAS and I am sharing the first easel card I have ever made. I LOVE it! These are so easy to make and a lot of fun to design!
This card celebrates the 60th birthday of a very special woman, my mom.
The card measures 4"x4". It started with one 4x12" piece of black cardstock. The simplest directions for an easel card can be found HERE. From there I knew I wanted to use paisley so I stayed with silver, white, and black for my card.
The white background shape is cut from Paper Trimmings at 3". The 60 is from Theresa Collins Sophisticated cart at 3.25".
I threaded this Recollections Paisley ribbon through the numbers to bring the whole card together. I created the bow by using a brad and poking it through the ribbon as I folded it over. I used glue dots to adhere it to the page and also in between a few of the layers to get it to lay right.
When you open an easel card, there will be a space that you can only see when the card is all the way open and a place that will be part of the display. It looks like this when all the way open:
I chose to use the upper portion to write my sentiment and the bottom portion, which will be displayed to put this awesome Pink by Design stamp! You then put a brad or button or something to hold the top portion of the card up. Mine looks like this:
And from the side an easel card looks like this:
I hope you have enjoyed this card - I did! :) Easel cards are much easier to make than they appear so I suggest you try one if you never have! I know I waited way to long to try this myself!