I’ve been participating in a Christmas Challenge all year. The demonstrators running the FaceBook group issue a monthly challenge to help the players prep for the holiday. The current assignment was to create some pop-up or three-dimensional cards. I decided to keep it simple and made some Easel cards using the Seasonal Chums stamp set.
Easel cards are fairly simple to make. I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4-1-4″ x 11″ and then scored at 5-1/2″ and 8-1/4″. I used two pieces of Whisper White cardstock, one for the inside cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and one for the base for the outside cut at 5-3/8″x 4-1/8″. I like using the 1/8″ when I want just a small hint of a frame. You could use quarter-inch decreases for your base and DSP. The key to this card is to use the part of the base that is scored in the middle as the front of the card, and only apply adhesive to the bottom half of the base. Adhere the card front to the 2-3/4″x4-1/4″ panel. Then the card will be able to stand up.
The DSP layer is a piece of the Dashing Along DSP. This was the bonus paper that was available last month with a qualified order. If you don’t have that use the All is Bright DSP or Festive Farmhouse paper available in the Holiday catalog.
The Seasonal Chums are designed to be tags (super cute tags). So the stamp has the front and back of the snowman and deer. I stamped the image, Colored in the front with Stampin Blends in Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, and Crumb Cake. Then I die cut them out using the matching Seasonal Tags framelits. It was very simple to cut the front of the tag off the remainder using my Paper Snips.
I mounted the images on Whisper White that I had embossed with the Softly Falling folder and then die-cut with a Stitched Shapes circle. It kind of looks like a snow globe, right? That is layered over a Pearlized Doily. The sentiments are from the Christmas Pines stamp set, stamped in Garden Green for the snowman card and Cherry Cobbler for the deer card. The ribbons are burlap and Whisper White Polka Dot Tule which reminded me of snowballs.
To provide a way for the card to remain standing, in “easel” mode, use a punched or die-cut image or sentiment and mount it on Dimensionals. The card can use that raised edge as an anchor to stand up. I used Labels to Love punched with the Everyday Label punch. If you have questions about how to create an easel card, don’t hesitate to contact me. I love answering questions.