60th Birthday Easel Card

Hi all! Michele Green here from www.michelegreen.com. Today I am sharing with you a card I recently made. This is the first easel card I have ever made and I LOVE it! These are so easy to make and a lot of fun to design!

This card celebrates the 60th birthday of a very special woman, my mom.

The card measures 4″x4″. It started with one 4×12″ piece of black cardstock. The simplest directions for an easel card can be found HERE. From there I knew I wanted to use paisley so I stayed with silver, white, and black for my card.

The white background shape is cut from Paper Trimmings at 3″. The 60 is from Theresa Collins Sophisticated cart at 3.25″.

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I threaded this Recollections Paisley ribbon through the numbers to bring the whole card together. I created the bow by using a brad and poking it through the ribbon as I folded it over. I used glue dots to adhere it to the page and also in between a few of the layers to get it to lay right.

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When you open an easel card, there will be a space that you can only see when the card is all the way open and a place that will be part of the display. It looks like this when all the way open:

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I chose to use the upper portion to write my sentiment and the bottom portion, which will be displayed to put this awesome Pink by Design stamp! You then put a brad or button or something to hold the top portion of the card up. Mine looks like this:

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And from the side an easel card looks like this:

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I hope you have enjoyed this card – I did! 🙂 Easel cards are much easier to make than they appear so I suggest you try one if you never have! I know I waited way to long to try this myself!

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