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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Easel card x 4!

Well, hello Tuesday and hello you!! I am so happy that you stopped by today because I have the cutest thing to show you!!  Now I can only take partial credit for this!  Although I did slave over my craft table for hours I did not dream up this little beauty.  I found it on Pinterest and then tracked it back to Diane Kirk.  She is a paper genius! Take a look at this adorable little thing:

This is what it looks like all flat and ready to be mailed!  However, once you take it out of the envelope just look at the tricks it does!!  LOL

It does this...!

...and this!

....and this!

...and this!!

It is a 4 x the easel easel card!!  Isn't this just the cutest little thing!!!

It props up using the little stoppers and just holds itself there!  I was so darn excited about this card!  Here are some of the particulars:

The details:
Stamps: Bloom with Hope (new hostess set!!)
Paper: Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Melon Mambo
Punches and Dies: Small Butterfly, Itty Bitty Accessories pack and Polka Dot EF
Extras: Dimensionals and Rhinestones

I was so excited about this that I just had to make another! I love how it turned out even though it clashes with my blog!  LOL  Here is the second one that I made:

Here it is all flat!

Here it is all easel-ed up!

Panel #1

Panel #2 (probably my favorite panel!)

Panel #3

Panel #4

All easel-ed up!

I really love this card!  It goes together very quick and easy too!  

I will include the directions here: (These are for the first example.  I added a third layer to the second card)

You will need two colors!

From color #1 cut:
(1) 5 3/4” x 5 3/4”  piece for base
(4)  2 1/2” x 2 1/2” pieces
(4)  2 1/2” x 5” pieces
          (score at 1 1/4”  and   2 1/2”)

From color #2 cut:
(1) 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” piece for layer #2
(4) 2 1/4” x  2  1/4” pieces

*Fold your  (4) scored pieces on their score lines.

*Stamps and decorate your (4)  2 1/4” x 2 1/4” as desired and then adhere them to the  2 1/2” x 21/2” pieces.

*Find the center of your 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” piece and mark it with a dort.

*Start with one of your scored and folded pieces  and line it up on  the bottom left hand side of your  5 1/2” x 5 1/2” piece using the mark you just made as a guide.   Lay out the next piece  by rotating it and touching the top right  corner to the top right corner of the first piece and repeat with all four pieces.  Once you have then lined up adhere them in place.

*Put adhesive on the bottom half  of each of your decorated pieces  and adhere them to the last segment of each  scored piece.

*Create stoppers of your choice on the base of the card to catch each piece once you have put it in the easel position .

*Folds flat for mailing!

Just holler if you get stuck or if you have any questions!  

Ok, well I am going to attempt to organize the mess that is my stamp room and get my retired items sorted out from the current things!  I want to be completely ready for the release of the new catalog!!  June 2!!!   Wooooooooooo!  If you do not have a copy yet contact me and we will get that problem all fixed! ;)

Have a happy Tuesday! Much love!


Margaret said...

Oh, I really, really, really love this one!!! This is such a fun design and both cards are beautiful!

You are sharing so many awesome ideas; I think I may wear out my pin button!!

Susan Byington said...

Adorable! But how do you inform the recipient as to how to stand up each section of the card?