Saturday, September 1, 2012

Round Easel Card

Stands up for display

Folds flat to mail

This is a round easel card. Basic instructions for an easel card can be found here.

All supplies used are from Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted.

Round scalloped edge note cards and envelope, Baja Breeze
Sweet Sentiments stamp set, inside
Happy Everything stamp set, outside
Build A Blossom stamp set and coordinating punch
Scalloped edge border punch
Corduroy Button
Embossing folder
Stampin' Pastels
Whisper White card stock
So Saffron card stock and ink
Certainly Celery card stock and ink
Chocolate Chip card stock and ink
Ribbon, bought at a craft store
Cropodile hole punch

I originally wanted to add little stick on pearls along the scalloped edge, but I did not have enough. I decided the punched holes along the edge would work well. I used a Cropodile hole punch so I could set the depth gauge on it, hoping to make the hole punches more uniform. Slide the scalloped edge in until it hits the depth gauge, eyeball the center and punch with the smaller of the two hole punches.

Cut out a circle of Whisper White card stock for the front and the folded piece for the inside. Cut out a circle of Chocolate Chip card stock slightly larger than the Whisper White piece for the front. 

Fold the top piece of the inside portion in half once more to make the "easel". Glue the entire bottom of the folded white card to the bottom Baja Breeze scalloped edge card. Glue the top only of the folded top piece to the inside of the top scalloped edge Baja Breeze card. You want to leave the bottom half of the top folded part (the part that is between the two folds) free, not glued down to anything so you can fold the card up into the easel position. Once again, a tutorial can be found here

Run the upper portion of the front piece of white through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. Lightly brush on Stampin' Pastels to the raised portions. Glue to the circle of Chocolate Chip card stock.

Cut two pieces of Chocolate Chip card stock the length of the Whisper White pieces and 3" wide. Punch the bottom edges of each with the scallop edge punch and tear along the top edge, lightly distress. Adhere a strip of ribbon along each.

Glue the decorative strips to the front and the inside of the card.

Stamp underneath each strip with Chocolate Chip ink.

Stamp and punch out the flower petals and leaves. Sponge ink along the edges of the leaves. Glue all of them down onto a small circle scrap of card stock. Punch a hole in the center, insert the button brad.

Attach to the front of the card.

This card will require extra postage.

Thanks for looking =)

1 comment:

  1. So pretty! I love easel cards and don't make them nearly as often as I should! The colors are so pretty and I love all of the layers and texture (is that a yummy chocolate corduroy brad I see?)!!


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