Here is my version of an easel back card, which I based on the Artistic Impressions easel card die. The idea is that you decorate the front of the card and there is an attached easel so the recipient can stand it up and enjoy it. There isn't an inside of the card. If your cardstock is a nice heavy weight you can get away with just cutting one of these and it will stand up just fine. Otherwise, cut two and make one fold from the right and one from the left. Try to line up the circle punches as closely as you can so they line up when you have the easel out.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I made this card for a friend's birthday this week. I love the idea of adding an easel to the backs of my cards and actually considered buying and easel die from Artistic Impressions for $30. Good thing I played around before shelling out the cash for that! I can make a very similar card to theirs by hand. I did, however, receive the Tim Holtz easel die for Christmas, and it is very nice to have. Now that I know how to make this easel, it's just faster to cut it by hand. This easel is similar to the Tim Holtz design.
The flower & foliage were made using the Stampin Up Bouquet Bigz L die. The paper is DCWV Linen Closet.