Monday, September 12, 2011

Teacher Easel Cards

The new challenge over at Paper Playtime is to make an Easel Card.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. If you haven't visited recently, please scroll down through the last few days, I've been posting like crazy with a ton of cool projects!

These are cards my kids took to the first day of school to give to their lovely teachers. 
The inside says "I'm so happy to be in your class!"

Here is a quick tutorial in case you've never made an easel card:
First, you need to fold your easel card. Start out with a card stock base measuring 11" x 4 1/4". Fold the card stock in half at 5 1/2" and then fold one side in again at 2 3/4". You should end up with a card base that looks like the picture.
I then printed the sentiment of my printer and cut it out. The mat measures 4" x 2 1/2" (black) and 3 1/2" x 2" (orange check patterned paper) and 3" x 1 1/2" (sentiment).

Here is the front. Measurements are as follows:
Black card stock base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Orange patterned paper: 5 x 3 3/4"
The apple 4 cut from Preserves: 3 3/4"
Black velvet scallop ribbon: 4 1/4"
3 mini Prima flowers
Apple and flowers attached with pop-dots

Attach the card front to the card base ONLY on the bottom
(under the scored/folded line). This allows the card to fold to stand up on it's own.
Can you see the dimension??

Attach the sentiment on the inside with pop-dots.
This makes a little catch on the inside for the card front to
rest on when the card is in the easel.

Here is a picture of the card standing up.


Tara said...

I just love that apple cut! Great card!

K-E Kreations said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial for making easel cards! Your card is wonderful; any teacher would appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are soooooo awesome... they are absolutley adorable.

Candy said...

Great card! I'm sure the teachers were very happy to receive them.

Tina said...

Fantastic!! These are absolutely adorable. I love to make easel cards! TFS these are terrific!