Tutorial – Easel Card
Several people have said they would like to learn the Easel Card fold. This is a great way to show off a special card, and it is much easier to make than you might think. There are several tutorials out on the web, but I wasn’t able to find one that folded to an A2 size. I’ve adjusted the measurements below for a vertically oriented A2-sized card. Just make sure you leave room on the card for our heroes to write a note home! Also note that Easel Cards usually have to tuck all the way into their envelope.
You will need:
- A 4.25″ x 11″ piece of cardstock for your base.
- A 4.25″ x 5.5″ card front to attach to the base.
- Something dimensional to hold the fold in place. This can be a brad or button or a thick layer of cardstock. It needs to stick up enough to act as a ‘stop’ for the front of the card, but remember you will be laying the card flat to put it in the envelope, so you don’t want it to be overly thick.
Fold the cardstock base in half (4.25 x 5.5) and then fold the top half in half again (4.25 x 2.75). This will make the base to which you will attach your decorated card front. The figure on the right shows how the card front will attach to the base.
Note – use a strong adhesive to attach the card front, and only attach the front to the top quarter (4.25 x 2.75 section) of the base.
Place your dimensional ‘stop’ somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 way up the base of your card. Play with your card at different positions to see what angle looks best for your card front.
Variation – If you want to make a horizontally oriented A2-sized card, start with a base that is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and fold at 4-1/4″ and 2-1/8″.
You may also want to re-visit Jeanine’s blog hop post to see how she made her Easel Fold card.
Here is an Easel Fold tutorial video from Splitcoast Stampers: