Welcome to Cardz 4 Galz challenge #161.  For this two-week challenge, Caz chose snow time as the theme.  When you finish here, I hope you will hope over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team created.  

I actually made two of the same easel card, one for my 4 year old great-niece and one her 18 month old brother.  Here are my easel fun fold cards:



  • The cardstock base for each card started as 4-1/4 by 11 inches. Then, I scored each based at 5-1/2 inches and 2-3/4 inches. Make sure your burnish your two folds so it’s easier for the easel to stand up.
  • Each card has a DSP layer measuring 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The top layer of DSP for the Fresh Fresia card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I decided to trim the top layer of the Balmy Blue card to 3-3/4 inches by 4-3/4 inches. I think I like the Balmy Blue layers better.
  • Next, I trimmed down some DSP for the back of easel parts. (See below.) I started out trimming pieces for just the cardstock bottoms of the easel. However, the back of the DSP for each was showing, so I needed to cover that as well. Each piece for the top of the easel measures 4-1/4 by 2-3/4 inches. The pieces for the bottom part of the easel measure 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Then, I trimmed 2 pieces of DSP for the respective envelopes. Each measures 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
  • Finally, the white cardstock for the inside of the card measures 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches.

What I Did:

  • I was able to punch the penguins right out of the DSP. However, the punch will also line up with the standing penguin stamp in the set.
  • The penguins got popped up on dimensionals, then layered on the white and colored cardstock circles. I did have to trim the side of the circles in order to be able to fit the sentiment, also on dimensionals, on the front of the card.
  • For the inside, I used the snow bank curved line stamp on the bottom, then stamped the sliding penguin on the lowest part of the curve. Since the set is a photopolymer stamp set, lining up all the other color pieces happened very easily.
  • The only thing left to decide was to figure out what I could do to hold the easel part of the card up. I could’ve stamped and then fussy cut some presents from the stamp set. They’d then have to be popped up on dimensionals to hold the easel in place. Then, I thought of using dots, and it worked. The Balmy Blue card has the largest of the black matte dots. I used some of the coordinating Fresh Fresia pastel pearls for that easel. As long as I had burnished folds, the easel cards stand nicely.
  • AFter trimming the DSP on the envelopes, I punched out two 1-inch circles and ran them through the XYRON create-a-sticker for envelope seals.
  • TA-DA – two coordinated card/envelope/seal sets were complete.

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