This Get Well Fancy Easel Card is fancy alright. But I wanted to make a card that can easily change sentiment and occasion. This card can do just that by simply by changing the words on the small butterfly. It is just that simple.
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 today. If you are an advanced design space user, you can design your own fancy easel card. I tell you how here.
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. Choose anything you would like.
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 font I used was AR Blanca and it is available for free at Font Zone.
If you want to change the sentiment of the card, just change the writing on the little butterfly. This card is beautiful and can be used for almost any sentiment or occasion. You could make the card now with a blank little butterfly. Then when you need a card in a hurry, just hand write a sentiment on the little butterfly, attach it and you are good to go.
Be careful with the intricate 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 Get Well Fancy 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. You can use foam tape under the light purple layers, the yellow layers and/or under the big butterfly if you want to give the card some dimension.
Next glue the top of the butterfly cover part 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. Finally, stick the little butterfly 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 A2 envelope.
Your Get Well Fancy Easel Card is done. Enjoy!
Remember to check out how to design you own fancy easel card at the bottom of the page here