Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin Cards

I think I lost a month somewhere this year already. But that’s okay because I’m here now. And I have some cards for you. The December 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit had a bear theme. So adorable. The cards as designed were perfect for celebrating birthdays or sending healing thoughts. Quick and simple, they came together easily which is exactly what I needed after the holidays.

But of course, I had to do at least one alternative for you. This is a card I’ve been wanting to make for a while. My upline sent me something similar months and months ago and I hung on to that card waiting for the opportunity to CASE it. Finally! I had the perfect opportunity.

Tabletop Easel

This is what the card looks like “flat” ready to mail. You can see the creases/cuts and get an idea of where this is going. I don’t know that the name of this style is “tabletop easel” but that’s what I’m calling it. Comment if you know the real name.

Staring with a base of Rich Razzelberry card stock, I scored the front of the card 3/4″ from the edge and 3/4″ from the fold line. Then I cut apart one of the card bases in the kit. Save the back half of the card for another project. Cut the front of the card so that you have a 3/4″ strip from either edge. Glue the pieces to the front of your card base.

Time to decorate. I stamped the sentiment on prepunched circle form the kit and added it to the card using Dimensionals. I used mini-gluedots to adhere the heart to the prepunched raccoon. I added that piece to the card on the front 3/4″ strip only using Stampin Seal + so it wouldn’t fall off.

Here is what the card looks like in “easel” mode. The Get well soon sentiment is up on Dimensionals so the fold has an anchor to hold it in place. Underneath the tabletop part of the card is a 5-1/4″x 2-1/2″ piece of white card stock so that I can write in a personal message. Let me know if you try this cool fun fold.

I hope you are well and finding time to get crafty.

Were you inspired?