There are many ways to make easel cards, but today, I am going to show you how to make a Die Cut Easel Card with Fond of Autumn Bundle. Using large stamps with coordinating die cuts adds interest, dimension and texture to the easel card! Additionally, the large die cut adds color and a focal point when the card is folded in the “easel” position.
When making an easel card, I try to use the Basic White Thick or a colored cardstock. This provides added strength and stability when the easel card is standing. I, also, add some layers of card stock inside my card or use a layered image to provide enough of a ledge for the easel to stand up. This can be done by using Stampin’ Dimensionals or layering a few pieces of card stock. I tend to prefer, the latter. Below is the card laying flat, while further down, the card is folded into an easel.
Ready to learn how to make an easel card using a large die cut image? Watch the video below to see instructions and tips for making this card! I will, also, demonstrate easy layering to provide a nice ledge for your easel. Further down, you will find the measurements, instructions and supply list. I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below and let me know which one you like best!
- Basic White Thick:
- 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″ (card base)
- 3 1/2″ x 5″ (stamping large image)
- Basic White:
- 5″ x 6″ (die cut)
- 1″ x 5 1/2″ (inside strip)
- Cajun Craze
- 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (outside strip)
- 1″ x 5 1/2″ (inside strip)
- Pumpkin Pie
- 1″ x 5 1/2″ (outside strip)
- 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (inside strip)
Instructions for Die Cut Easel Card
- Fold the 4 1/2″ score line using bone folder; then fold the 2 1/8″ scoreline toward the inside of the card. Burnish with bone folder.
- Dry emboss card front using Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder, if desired.
- Adhere outer layers of Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie together using adhesive of choice, then attach to the middle of the front lower fold.
- Stamp largest image on Basic White Thick Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.
- Color image using Stampin’ Blends and die cut with the open image so that the entire image remains in one piece.
- Using Basic White Cardstock, cut two more of the die cuts using the die to cut the colored image.
- Using Multipurpose Glue, adhere the two plain white die cuts to one another; then adhere to the back of colored image. This provides increased dimension so that the image will be sturdy.
- Using a sturdy adhesive, adhere the image on the layered strips being careful not to adhere past the fold line on the front of the card.
- Stamp greeting in the upper left corner of the card front.
- Adhere the inside strips of Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie together.
- Adhere the Basic White strip to the back of the combined layer.
- Fold the card front into an easel fold to determine where to place the inside layers. This is dependent on how you want the card front to sit upright.
- Adhere the combined strips to the inside of the card so that the front of the card rests against the layered strips. This forms the easel.
- Apply three Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots to card front, if desired.
Supplies For Die Cut Easel CardProduct List
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