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Monday, September 2, 2013

Birthday Card

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday.  It is so nice to have an extra day off from work.  Every week should be a four day work week don't you think!  LOL!  I can dream can't I?  Anyway, I'd like to share a card I made for a friend and co-worker.  It's an easel style card.  I haven't made one of these in a while, so I thought it would be fun.

To make an easel card you take a card that you have scored and folded in half as usual, but then you take the front half of the card and fold it in half again back up on to itself.  This fold should be open to the outside.   Like this

Once you have done this, you can take what ever you want, in my case I used another piece of the same color paper and attached the top half to the flap.

I began with an A2 size card cut from Bazzill Calypso Blue cardstock.  I cut another piece of the same paper at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to attach to my flap.  Then I layered a piece of black and a piece of white cardstock. 

Here's the view from the side so you can get a better idea how the card is put together.

After I attached all my layers, I stamped my sentiment using a Close to My Heart stamp and Momento Tuxedo black ink.  I added a double bow made from Michael's Celebrate It ribbon and some black pearls by Recollections.  For the inside I layered black and white cardstock and used the same black ink with a Fiskars stamp for my sentiment.  Again I used black pearls but on my bottom half they are used to keep the front flap in the upright position.  Here's a look at the finished card.
I love to try different types of folds for cards and this one is a particular favorite.  I hope you like my card and I thank you for stopping by.


  1. Love the gorgeous bow....great card. It is lots of fun to try different folds, I need to put some time aside to have a play! Enjoy your week :)

    1. Thank you for your kind words Tracey.