Anniversary Easel Card

This Anniversary Easel Card was inspired by something Anna Griffin did on HSN Craft Day a while ago.  I adapted it to cricut and I think it looks wonderful.  Two hidden messages which revel themselves once you pull the tab at the top, add an element of surprise.  It is elegant and will thrill anyone.

What you need:

      • Very heavy cardstock for the base (yellow)
      • Scraps of cardstock (gold and patterned)
      • liquid glue
      • tape glue (optional)
      • Download file
      • Pen
      • printer
      • Foam tape

This is fairly complicated one.  

Cutting the Card

Change the colors to match your personality.  Your imagination is your only limit.  If you use patterned paper for the base card it would have to be a two sides paper.  The little hearts are scraps I had left over from another project and are optional.

Print and cut everything out.  I put all the little parts on one mat by combining mats. 

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

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Be very careful removing the lettering from the mat as it tears easily.

Assembling the Card

Once the base card is cut, re-score the folds with a Popsicle stick.  First, fold the base card  in half at the cut line.   Then put the pull tab through the cut line now at the top of the base card, inside the card, with the larger end at the bottom.  Next, glue the small section of the flap on the top layer of the base card to the pull tab at the wide end .  Now glue the base card shut. When you do, be sure to leave enough space for the slider to move.  Glue about 1/4 inch around each edge.  The slider will not pull out of the card because of the width of the cut at the top. Work the slider a few times to make sure it is free to move.

Finishing The Card

With liquid glue, attach the “Happy Anniversary” to the inside of the base card under the slider and the flap.  Make sure to spread  the liquid glue to all the edges. (You will need to have the pull tab pulled out first.)  Then work the card several times to  make sure it doesn’t catch on the lettering.  Once sure the slider won’t catch, close the card flat.

Attach the embellishments with foam tape so that it adds some dimension tot he card.  Make sure that the embellishments do not go below the fold at the bottom and are not attached anywhere above the middle fold or the easel will not work properly.  

The little hearts around the card are left over pieces from another project and are optional.

Your card is done.  Enjoy!

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