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Easel Card
by Beate Johns

Create a card with a built-in easel.
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One 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock
(look for alternate measurements under
variation)
One 4 1/4" square piece of cardstock
Scor-Pal", or other scoring tool
Scor-Tape", or other strong adhesive
Additional cardstock for card inside and
card front
Stamps, Taylored Expressions Discover
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Ink and Embellishments
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Step 1
Score the 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of
cardstock at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8".
Hint:
On a Scor-Pal, the 6 3/8" measurement is
marked with a dot on the upper guide.
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Step 2
Prefold all score lines.
First fold the card in half, then fold the second
score line (6 3/8") opposite from the 4 1/4"
score line.
Step 3
Place cardstock on table with the 4 1/4" side
down.
Add Scor-Tape to the 2 1/8" x 4 1/4" section
cardstock that is facing up.
Step 4
Remove the Scor-Tape liner and adhere the 4
1/4" cardstock square to the card base.
Line up the top of the square with the top of
the 2 1/8" x 4 1/4" section.
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This creates the easel card base.
Side view
Step 5
Decorate the card front.
Step 6
Decorate the card inside.
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To make the easel card stand up by itself, add
an embellishment or an extra layer (for this
sample, it's the punched layer) the inside of
your card. This that will keep the card front
from closing.
It is best to have that embellishment or layer
at least 1/3" into the card from the bottom up.
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Regular card size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Vertical card
Start out with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock
and score at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4". Your card front
piece will measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2.
Horizontal card
Start out with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of
cardstock and score at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8". Your
card front piece will measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Other card sizes
You can make any card size into an Easel card.
Your Easel base will measure two times the
height of the card front.
Example:
For a 3" x 6" card start out with a 6" square for
the easel base. Score at 3" (height of finished
card) and 1 1/2" ( 1/2 of height of card).
Circular Easel Card
- Cut a circular card base out with die
templates. To do that, fold your cardstock in
half, and line up the side with the fold so that
part of that fold won't be cut.
- Score one of the circle card sides in half and
fold the other half up.
- Add adhesive to the folded up 1/2 circle.
- Adhere another circle shape, cut with the
same die you used to cut the card base, to the
1/2 circle.
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