07 July 2014

Krafty Tips & Tutes - Week #25 - Easel Card

Welcome to another week of Krafty Tips and Tutes here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Each week one of our fabulous Krafty Girls will be sharing a little post with some sort of tip or tutorial for you and we hope you find them inspirational! 

This week our hostess is Krafty Guest,  Christine!!  And she's prepared a fantastic step by step photo tutorial on how to create an easel card!! She's used our fun Cutthroat Lizzie pirate stamp set on her super cute card! Enjoy the tutorial and then put it into action by sharing your cards featuring  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  in our brand new KKS Krafty Friends group on Facebook!!!  Come on over and join us to keep up with all the latest at KKS, share your krafty creations and just hang out!!

Don't forget to join us for our regular challenges this week!  Did you know that you can now use ANY stamp to take part in our challenges?  Of course, those that use KKStamps will double their chances to WIN but we want everyone to be able to play along!
Hi everyone!  Christine here and I'm so, so, so excited to be guest designing for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps this month.  It's truly an honor.  Today I'm sharing a quick tutorial on how to create an easel card.  I haven't made one of these in forever.  They are so easy to make and the finished result is really awesome.  Here's a quick picture of the supplies I used to create my easel card:

Your first step is to cut an 8 1/2 x11 piece of cardstock into 5 1/2" by 11".  You'll also cut a separate piece of cardstock to 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 (most of my cards I make are 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches and so I tailored the standard easel card instructions (which is much smaller) to fit my taste.  The 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 panel will be your "card."  You will take your 5 1/2 by 11 inch piece of cardstock and score it at 2 3/4 inches and at 5 1/2 inches. 

Your second step is to fold at your score lines to create a mountain fold. 

Next, you will place strong adhesive onto the short panel you have folded over.  This is where your 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 separate piece of cardstock will go.  I use Scor Tape, it's a fabulous adhesive and it's super strong.  I've never had anything fall off.  

Next, decorate your 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 panel (your "card").  For my card, I used Cutthroat Lizzie. 

You will then adhere your panel to the easel part of your card.  I also decorated the base a bit with some design paper and I popped up my sentiment.  This way, the card will stay up because the sentiment panel catches it to keep it up.  You could really use anything here, pearls, gems, flowers, anything.  I just chose to keep it simple with a sentiment.  This sentiment is from the KKS Pirate Sentiments set.

Here's a side view of what the easel card will look like

And finally, here's a picture to show that you can close the card so you could easily mail it. 

I hope this was helpful.  Thanks so much for sticking with me.  Have a fabulous and krafty day :)

Hugs, Christine


  1. This looks easy...for I am not a paper crafter by any means like that, it is worth a try. Love the card so creative.

  2. FANTASTIC tutorial and beautiful card! I love those colors together too!

  3. Awesome card & thanks for the great tutorial!