How to Make an Easel Card

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How to Make an Easel Card
Card stock is the foundation for greeting cards. (paper #5 image by stassad from

Display the creative artwork of the homemade greeting card by constructing it with an easel foundation. The easel feature is folded to allow the front decorative portion of the card to sit upright on a mantel or shelf. The card is also made to be folded flat and can be sent in a standard mailing envelope. The easel card is an ideal way to send a family photo or wedding photo thank you card to be enjoyed by the recipient.

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Things you need

  • Card stock
  • Straight edge or ruler
  • Bone folder or craft stick scoring tool
  • Double sided mounting tape
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Decorative brad, button or bead

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  1. 1

    Cut one piece of card stock to 4¼ inches by 11 inches to make a 4¼ inch by 5½ inch completed card. Cut out a second piece of card stock that measures 4¼ by 5½ inches.

  2. 2

    Measure and score the first and largest card stock piece at 5½ inches, or the halfway point, and again at 8¼ inches. Use the pointed end of the bone folder or craft stick scoring tool to make the indentation marks. The scoring method allows you to make a straight indentation in the card stock which is a guideline for the fold.

  3. 3

    Fold the card in half on the scored line. Fold the remaining scored line in the opposite direction.

  4. 4

    Place the card on the work surface with the longest portion down. The small flap will be at the top of the card. Apply two strips of double sided mounting tape across the width of the flap. Remove the protective strips from the tape. Center the 4¼ by 5½ inch piece of card stock onto the taped flap. This is the front of the card.

  5. 5

    Decorate the front of the card with scrapbook paper, coloured card stock or a photo mounted on paper. Decorate the interior or longest piece of the card and add a message.

  6. 6

    Affix a brad, button or bead to the bottom centre of the inside of the card stock, which will hold the card upright and keep it from collapsing when the card is on display. Add scrapbooking embellishments to finish the card.

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