Get Well (or Whatever) Fancy Easel Card

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.

What you need:

      • Very heavy cardstock for the base
      • Scraps of cardstock
      • liquid glue or tape glue 
      • Foam tape
      • Pen
      • Download File
Paper Selection

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.

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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

My Leftover Projects

We all have those leftover projects.  Ones that didn’t look the way we pictured, or took too long to make and the situation no longer applied.  Leftover projects are part of the creative process.  

I thought I’d share a couple with you and maybe you could make some changes and they wouldn’t be leftover anymore.  I’d love to see what you have done with them.  Post a picture of a reconditioned project in my Facebook group under this announcement and  I will give a set of my fonts to anyone who posts a picture.

Honor Society Card

I didn’t really like how the writing turned out on this card.  I thought about redoing it with a different pen, but I needed to send it off right away to be there in time for the party.  Get the download file here.

But I really liked the card style and the way it stood 3D.  This card could easily be made into a graduation card.   And I also loved how the front of the card turned out.  If you need instructions on doing this card email me.

Short Tissue Box

I was designing ahead and did this box for Easter.  I never really liked the eggs.  They just didn’t look right to me.  I had done several tissue boxes and put this one in the leftover pile.  The download file is here.

If you want to make this box, the instructions for the tall rectangular tissue box can be found here.  Here are some more views:

Get Well Z Fold Card

The colors were never quite right with this card.  I don’t like Z Fold cards for some reason.  It is another project where I tried to use the wavy blade and that part of the card turned out pretty good.  The download file is here.

If I had changed the color of the pills and the bottle maybe it would look better.  But I moved on to other things and forgot about it.  If you want to know how to put together a Z Fold card, go here.

Get Well Card Leftover
Goddess Phone Decoration

I love this design.  I still use the phone case.  But it seemed a little simple to make.  I designed the graphics and that wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t hard either.  I just didn’t think anyone would be interested so in the leftover pile it went.  The download file is here.

If you need instructions go to my vinyl page here.

Faux Leather Hair Bow

I designed this bow during Cordelia’s hair bow phase.  It lasted about two weeks.  And about the same time I was doing the Faux Leather Earrings and I guess I just forgot about it.  So here it is and here is the download file.

Bleach Shirt Yoda

I had made this design for the post on the bleach shirt technique and it was a huge fail.  But my brother liked the idea so much that he asked me to try again and this is the result.  He loves it and I do too but I had already posted the fail and it was awhile later so I never posted the design.  

Because Yoda is a copywrited image, I can’t post an SVG image but I can post the Design Space project and you can buy the proper license from Cricut.  The image is $1.99, but if you are a Yoda freak like me you will use it again.

In Conclusion

I hope you got something from my leftovers.  Here is what I learned for this article: Don’t ever give up on a project.  It may be useful for someone else or it may inspire your next idea.

Bendy Card – Get Well Card

I liked the design of this Bendy Card when I first saw it and wanted to customize it for cricut.  It says get well to that special someone.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base (lt blue)
        • printer
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • cellophane tape

Cutting the Card

The images on this card are easiest done as print then cut.  If you need help with that technique there is a tutorial as part of my Design Space – There is nothing to be Scared of video series.

Cut the card base and the cricut will do the writing.  I used a dark blue pen.  If you want to change what the card says, that can easily be done before cutting.  


Glue the images to the appropriate base piece but be careful not to cover the slots where the tabs go.

Next. fold the big tabs over and with liquid glue attach them to the back of the biggest piece of the base card.  Be sure to let them dry before going to the next step.

Then take the small tab on the medium size piece on the left and insert it into the slot on the large base piece.  Fold it over and tape it with a small piece of cellophane tape on the back.  I tried gluing it and it just wouldn’t stay.  Next do the same thing with the small base piece and the slot on the middle piece.

And you’re done. Enjoy