Monday, February 7, 2011

Easel Birthday Card

I saw the cute easel-style card back in August on many blogs and I've been wanting to make one ever since. The card lays flat in the envelope and when opened you can prop the card up for display. Very Clever!

Here is my card-class sample easel card, a remarkably easy yet stylish card to assemble. The ribbon makes it bulky for mailing, but I suppose you could wrap the ribbon around instead of tying a knot.
Here is a side-shot so you can see the easel folds.
Many of the easel cards out there are designed with quite a bit of decorations both inside and out. While I do love the finished look of these cards, sometimes all those layers and added bulk are not only not practical, there really isn't time to assemble all the layers in a 50 minute, 3-card class. Instead I used a very nice heavy, embossed cardstock in lieu of the many layers for dimension.

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  1. I love easel cards and yours is beautiful! The colors go so well together -- love those polka-dots!

  2. Easel cards rock! Anytime I see a cool concept in paper crafting, I come here and see you've made it cooler.