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How to make an Easel Card - 6 EZ steps



Step 1)  Start by taking a piece of card stock 10" x 12" and with the 10" side on the top of your scoring tool score at the 2 1/2" and 7 1/2" marks.


Step 2)  Rotate the card stock so that the 12" side is on the top of your scoring tool and scor at the 7" and 10 1/2" marks.


Step 3)  With the 10" side facing to the top, remove the 2 top panels on the left and right so your piece looks like this.


Step 4)  Now using your bone folder, go over the scor lines so you have nice sharp fold lines.


Step 5)  Take another piece of card stock 5" x 7." Add glue to the bottom of the 5" x 1 1/2" flap. Lay the  5" x 7" panel on top of glued panel and make sure that the 5x7 panel lines up with the top and bottom of the card. 


Step 6)  Once the glue has cured your finished card base should look like this.


Now it's time to start decorating!  Start by covering the 2 front panels with paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection that measure 2 1/4" x 6 3/4" each.  I like to have my panels match up so I cut a piece of paper 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and then cut the piece in half.


Repeat the same process covering the inside with more designer paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection.  This time I selected a different piece of paper.


To dress up the easel part of the card, I took a piece of white card stock 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" and using the Ornate Borders and Pockets Die, I die cut both ends of the card stock.  After lightly distressing it with Worn Lipstick distressed ink, attach it to the center of the easel and top off with one of the pre-made card images from the  Botanic Orchid Paper Collection that has the edges dusted with a little glitter for some extra sparkle!


On the inside of the easel, layer on another piece of designer paper from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection that measures 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" before topping it off with a sentiment.  The sentiment was stamped from the Botanic Orchid Wishes Stamp Set using Versamark and heat embossed with Watering Can Embossing Powder and was colored with a combination of Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade Distressed Markers.  Once your coloring is complete, the sentiment was die cut using the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die.  In order for the die to easily hold the easel part of the card, die cut the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die several times or simply add foam dots to the bottom before attaching to the card base.


The card front was the perfect place to add a die cut of the beautiful Botanic Window.  Much like the die cut on the inside of the easel, I die cut this a few times to give it a bit of extra strength and also to ensure that it does not curl over time.

Finish your card by decorating with some additional Botanic Orchid flowers and some of those lovely hummingbirds! Stamp the Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black and cut with the matching die before shaping the flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Distress the flower petals with Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink and after you have created your flowers lightly spray them with Pearl Mica Spray for a little extra sparkle.  Finally, stamp the Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black and cut with the matching die and color them with Pebbles Chalks.

Products Used


Botanic Orchid Die


Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set


Regal Hummingbird Die


Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set


Botanic Window Die


Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp Set


Botanic Orchid Paper Collection


Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling Stamp Set


Luggage and Tags Die


Ornate Borders and Pockets Die


Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit


Designer Dries Clear Adhesive


Spellbinders Tool N' One


Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board


Other products:  White Card Stock, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Spellbinders Petite Labels One, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink, Pearl Mica Spray, Dove Blender Pen, Distressed Markers (Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade), Pebbles Chaulks, Versamark Stamp Pad, Watering Can Embossing Powder, Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.

 



     This tutorial has been created for you  by design team member

     Joann Jamieson-Larkin. Her blog is Castlepark Designs



Comments



MAIRE GAMBER
Beautiful card. Thank you so much Joann for the fabulous tutorial! Hugs, Marie
Friday 24th of June 2016 12:07 AM
KAVITA
Great tutorial. You made it so simple.
Friday 24th of June 2016 04:24 AM
SUE
Very creative design. Beautiful stamps and dies.Sue
Friday 24th of June 2016 10:14 AM
BONNIE
Beautiful --- Thank you for sharing your work.
Sunday 26th of June 2016 05:34 PM
NANCY LANE
Very pretty, Thank you for the idea and the instructions.
Sunday 26th of June 2016 08:26 PM
SAILAJA SHARMA
Thank you so much for sharing. This tut is very easy to follow.
Monday 27th of June 2016 01:01 AM
PURNIMA JAIN
Thanks for sharing step by step tutorial for such a fabulous card.
Monday 27th of June 2016 10:37 AM
JOANNE LOWE
A GREAT tutorial, thanks so much Joann, I love it that you live where I grew up--in Eastern Canada. LOVE the Halifax-Dartmouth area!!! What a gorgeous card!!! Great instructions and they were so clear!!! I love seeing what you create, what talent you have!!!
Monday 27th of June 2016 10:55 AM
BECKY LODESTEIN
Thank you for the beautiful tutorial. I will try this in the future. It looks like great fun!
Friday 8th of July 2016 10:19 AM
LINDA K
Great card and tutorial. Thanks so much. I will share this with my stamp club, The Rubber Band :)
Friday 8th of July 2016 10:20 AM
BRENDA TREADWAY
This card is absolutely beautiful. So delicate looking. I would love to receive a card like this.
Friday 8th of July 2016 10:27 AM
KAREN CADORETTE
I love your products so much.just a minute ago ,I just bought the botanical orchid regal Hummingbirds set.im in love.
Friday 8th of July 2016 10:38 AM
LAUREL PITRE
i love the easy instructions. i would love to pin it to my other heartfelt tutorials, but can't see where to pin this.
Friday 8th of July 2016 11:00 AM
SHARON DOWNEY
How can I print out of download these instructions? I already have all of the items except for the orchid collection and the regal hummingbird die.
Friday 8th of July 2016 11:08 AM
ANGELIQUE
Hello Joann, you never disappoint when it comes to your creations. This is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing, I love all your work!
Friday 8th of July 2016 11:09 AM
DOLORES
Good idea!
Friday 8th of July 2016 11:39 AM
JEAN FLOWERS
Beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial.
Friday 8th of July 2016 11:54 AM
BETSY LAWTON
thank you so much for posting this. Now all I have to do is try it. I just love all your postings. I have watched them over and over on u tube and on your home page. I love to do Quilling with your flowers..
Friday 8th of July 2016 12:12 PM
SUZANNE LAVOIE
Very nice easy to follow.
Friday 8th of July 2016 12:50 PM
JENNIFER
The Card is so beautiful, and you make it look so easy. I"m just starting out and love the inspiration I see with HeartFelt programs
Friday 8th of July 2016 01:16 PM
CINDI LANE
Pretty card! Thanks for showing us how to make it.
Friday 8th of July 2016 01:20 PM
CAROLE DODGSON
Thank you for the tutorial Joann, I shall be having a go at this very soon xx
Friday 8th of July 2016 01:21 PM
NAN
Love the Heartfelt Creations products and love your cards. Just wish the products weren't sold out every time I go to CreateandCraft! LOL
Friday 8th of July 2016 02:25 PM
MARTIE ROLLIN
This is the first easel card I've seen with gate fold doors...very interesting. Thanks for this tutorial!
Friday 8th of July 2016 03:16 PM
WENDY KING
when you say dusted with glitter, is anything holding it on?
Friday 8th of July 2016 04:08 PM

TRACY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Wendy! We usually suggest Dries Clear Glue. If you use the metal tip the glitter can be as thick or thin as you would like. Have a great day!
Thursday 14th of July 2016 07:33 AM
GUADALUPE ARELLANO TERRAZAS
Me encantó el diseño. Gracias por ser tan clara la explicación para realizar el proyecto.
Friday 8th of July 2016 06:45 PM
ANITA
Thanks for tutorial .Great Card
Saturday 9th of July 2016 04:21 AM
VASANTHI
Very pretty and creative design with ez tutorial . Thanks for sharing.
Saturday 9th of July 2016 10:11 AM
BARBARA INABNIT
I made basic easel cards last year for Christmas. I will definitely use your design this year. Wonderful idea to send to someone that will not be receiving a Christmas gift, but is a special person and you want to give them something extra special. Thank you!
Saturday 9th of July 2016 11:03 AM
DIANA WICKENS
Thank you for the instructions for this lovely card, Would it be possible to have the measurements on centimetres for us Heartfelt Creations fans in the UK, please.
Saturday 9th of July 2016 11:54 AM

TRACY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Diana, We love customer suggestions! We do not have those on this particular card, but I am forwarding your suggestion for consideration for future projects. Happy Crafting!
Thursday 14th of July 2016 07:29 AM

DIANA WICKENS
I nearly had a brain melt down, trying to convert inches to centimetres, and I so wanted to make this card, I bought an imperial Scor-pal board so I can make cards using both sets of measurements now :) Thank you. x
Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 11:24 AM
SHARON
Beautiful card!
Saturday 9th of July 2016 12:39 PM
PENNY ROSE PHELPS
This is just so lovely, Thank you.
Saturday 9th of July 2016 03:34 PM
MAVIS COLLINGE
Loved your easy easel card tutorial. So easy to follow. Please may we have more.
Sunday 10th of July 2016 11:45 AM
LILAHA BOLEN
Beautiful project and great directions ! Thank you
Monday 11th of July 2016 12:40 PM
MARY KIRWAN
Thank you Joann what a wonderful card I will enjoy making one. Very inspirational.
Tuesday 12th of July 2016 03:27 AM
MARGIE BELL
Lovely, just lovely.
Tuesday 12th of July 2016 08:16 AM
PEGGY WHISENHUNT
Going to try and make this. Thanks for step by step instructions
Wednesday 13th of July 2016 08:09 AM
SUZANNE PONCE
Awesome easy easel card instructions beautiful card!! Thank you, for some reason no matter what I did the card just wasn't right, this was really helpful...much appreciated.
Wednesday 13th of July 2016 08:37 AM
EDIE LESSLIE
Love this tutorial. Love anything by Heartfelt Creations.
Thursday 14th of July 2016 05:18 AM
MARYJO
Love, love,, love this take on the stepper and gate-fold cards working together. Thank you for sharing your technique.
Thursday 21st of July 2016 08:04 PM
MINERVA RICO
Thank you Joanne for this wonderful tutorial and for explaining in detail on how you created this beautiful card and everything you used.
Monday 1st of August 2016 11:47 AM
JOYCE B.
Absolutely beautiful. There is nothing else to compare to Heartfelt Creations for giving the most beautiful and creative elements to create with.
Saturday 27th of August 2016 03:19 PM
ANNE
This is a beautiful card. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I can't wait to make it. Thanks so much.
Saturday 27th of August 2016 05:13 PM
PAM HOLCOMBE
I like this technique it's different from other easel card techniques with the side flaps and it's a beautiful card. I will definitely be making this one. And I love how you used Ornate Borders and Pocket Dies to make the frame.
Saturday 27th of August 2016 06:02 PM
HELEN HILL
All tutorials are to help us crafters, we can go away and enjoy putting cards together with our own papers and colours. So thank you, the papers you have used are lovely.
Saturday 27th of August 2016 06:29 PM
WANITA KLAASSENS
Great card. Thank you for sharing
Saturday 27th of August 2016 08:31 PM
ANNE
I needed a birthday card and this is just the one I was looking for. Thanks so much, your is beautiful. I hope mine turns out as well.
Saturday 27th of August 2016 11:40 PM
MARION DOTCHIN
my friend and I will be doing this lovely card
Sunday 28th of August 2016 01:10 AM
PATRICIA ISOBEL TRESLOVE
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration, it is a beautiful card, I love the Botanic Orchid window die and the sentiment stamp is so sweet. Blessings Pat
Sunday 28th of August 2016 07:02 AM
EUNICE BROWN
Thank you Joann for a great tutorial and lovely card. I will have to try this soon.
Sunday 28th of August 2016 04:42 PM