Four squares of contrasting card stock (9.5cm or 3.75" square). In this case I chose Basic Grey.
Four pieces of coordinating designer series paper (9cm or 3.5" square) In this case I chose Painted Seasons designer series paper.
Stamp sets I used: Bella and Friends stamp set, Nine Lives stamp
set, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
Layering Circles dies and my Big Shot machine
punch plus other dies/punches of choice to decorate
retired heart dies
small Velcro dots
Then I followed the steps in the video below. I'll put some text instructions for you after the video.
Step by Step
Score your 8" square of cardstock in the middle both ways, at the 4" mark.
Cut one score line up to the middle
With the cut line facing downwards (closest to you), score the top two 4" panels diagonally and mountain fold along these lines (fold them backward)
Fold your entire base in half inward, right to left, in a valley fold
Open your base out flat
Fold along the middle score line in a mountain fold (backward)
The card should easily fold into a 4" square when the score lines are folded correctly and fit into your envelope like this.
Now you should have your base all ready to be decorated with the
Be sure to cut two of the 3.75" squares diagonally to fit in
the top two panels.
Cut two of your 3.5" designer series paper squares
diagonally as well and mat them to the cardstock triangles. You want the base cardstock to fold back easily.
Now for the Easel Card mechanism:
Make a card base with some Whisper White, big enough to take the largest Layering Circles die.
Allow the circle die to lap over the folded edge of the card base so it will form a hinge.
Cut out the double circle with your Big Shot machine. You should now have a circle card with a hinge.
Score the circle card front in half horizontally. Fold the bottom half of the circle in a mountain fold (inwards).
Cut out another Whisper White circle and decorate it with your main images and greetings.
Glue the full circle to the bottom half of your scored circle card front.
Decorate the middle of your easel card.
Choose the largest scallop circle die and cut a contrasting scallop circle with it.
Adhere the easel card to the scallop circle
Adhere the easel card to the bottom left 4" panel (see video for tips on how to get this lined up straight)
Finish decorating your card
Assemble your Velcro dot and add it to an inconspicuous place on the bottom right 4" panel
Make the card stand up by overlapping the two bottom panels, pressing the Velcro dot to the back of the left panel in doing so
Set up your easel element
Enjoy your card!
You can also make an envelope from Designer Series Paper with the Envelope Punch Board. I made one for a 4" card and scored parallel lines on two opposite flaps and along the bottom flap at about 1cm (a little less than half an inch). Then the flaps became a box shape.
I added a bit of cardstock behind the flap points to allow them to be glued together.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own Pop Up Corner cards with easel card elements in them. Imagine making a beautiful Mother's Day card or special birthday or even an elegant wedding card with this idea....
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