This Fancy Thanksgiving Easel Card is fancy alright. But did you know that you can make an easel card from any shape as long as it is horizontally symmetrical? That means if you fold it in half horizontally it will match up and be the same. I tested that fact with this card.
I saw Anna Griffin had a kit with fancy easel cards on HSN Craft Day and I studied how she did it. Here is the one I made and later in this tutorial I will tell you what I learned about designing them from watching Anna. That part is for the advanced user who is more familiar with Design Space.
What you need:
- Very heavy cardstock for the base
- Scraps of cardstock
- liquid glue or tape glue
- Foam tape
- Download File
I chose to use solid cardstock. The base needs to be double sided but the rest does not. You could use patterned or foiled paper for any of the embellishments but I would stick to fall colors.
Cutting the Card
The cricut will do the writing on the card. I used a black pen but if you want to jazz it up a bit use your foil pens. The Design Space file uses an Access font but I used one of my own fonts on the SVG file. It is CMV Zebra. Find out more about my fonts here.
Be careful of the outline pieces. They are thin and tear easily when taking them off the mat.
I put all the little parts on one mat by combining mats.
Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.
Assembling the Fancy Thanksgiving Easel Card
First, Re-crease the fold lines to make sure they work properly.
Glue all the embellishments together. Look at the picture to see where everything goes. Use foam tape on the top layers to give the card some dimension.
Next glue the top of the card to the inside top quarter of the base card. This is your easel. Do not glue it past the fold line or your card wont work right.
Stick the acorn pieces on with foam tape so that it sits a little higher than the base of the card. This is your catch for the easel.
The card fold flat to ship and fits in an A6 ( 6.25 X 4.5 inches) envelope.
Your Fancy Thanksgiving Easel card is done. Enjoy!