Wednesday, June 24

Tutorial - Triple Easel Cards

Easel cards are wonderful display cards that are relatively easy to assemble.  They are quite popular amongst card makers and there seems to be more and more variation as paper artists explore the possibilities of these great cards.  Today I'm going to show you my take on a simple triple easel card.
1.  Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 7".  Lay it lengthways (landscape orientation) on your scoreboard and score at 5" and 71/2".  Make mountain folds along each score line to create your basic easel card base.

2.  Open your card and lay it flat on a cutting mat.  You are going to make two cuts on the front of your card to create three sections, as shown below.  The cuts start from the spine of the card and end at the opposite edge.
Measure and mark 11/2" from the left hand edge for the first cut.  Measure and mark 11/2" from the right hand edge for the second cut.  You should end up with two outside sections measuring 11/2" x 5" and a centre section measuring 4" x 5".  Refer to the picture below.

3.  Cut two pieces of cardstock measuring 11/2" x 5" and one piece measuring 4" x 5".  These panels will be secured to the card base and will form the front of your finished easel card.

4.  Decorate the panels as desired.  I used some patterned paper, die cuts, pearls, ribbon and a sentiment stamp.  Don't forget to add some decoration to the inside of the card, which will be visible when the card is standing open.

5.  Secure the panels to the front of the card, adding adhesive only to the bottom sections.  If you have never made an easel card before, click here for some basic assembly instructions.

6.  Now you need to add some little embellishments to hold the card panels open for display.  I used little oval die cuts secured to the inside of the card with foam tape.  Since I wanted to make the three panels obvious when the card was open, I staggered the ovals so that the centre panel stands up further than the two outer ones.



janelle winchcole said...

Hi Beccy, thank you for the very easy to follow instructions. I love this wonderful card, you've let the clean lines and pretty choice of papers be the hero's. Janelle x

Stampsnob. said...

Such soft color Beautiful....Lis

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing the instructions to this lovely card. I love the colours you used, just perfect.
Thanks again

loz said...

This is Fabulous Beccy.. Thanks for the tutorial..Loz

cardchick's world said...

Your card is Beautiful!!! and thank you sooo much for the tutorial...I will try it...

karin said...

Thanks for the tutorial Beccy, great card

Jacee said...

Love the soft gentle colours Becky
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Angela Westland Australia said...

Thank you Beccy but I ended up with different measurements after following your cutting directions my centre piece measures 5 inches by 4 inches , the 2 outside pieces measure like yours at 1.5 inches by 5 inches. I have double checked it several times and can't see where the centre measurement could be 2x4. I am going to do the card and see how it turns out thank you for the directions. Ange:)

Beccy said...

Hi Ange,
I'm so sorry for the incorrect measurement... you're absolutely right. The centre piece should measure 4" x 5". I will correct the instructions now.
Thank you for picking up the error.

Angela Westland Australia said...

Thank you Beccy, I ended up doing the stacked triple easel and it worked out a real treat, I did it for a blog hop I was involved in , would love to share it with you. Angexx

Unknown said...

Bravo superbe realisation

Unknown said...

Thank you, was looking for an easel card a bit different to usual ones, and thanks to you I found it .