Card Shapes

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Version I

Uses one whole piece of  cardstock cut to 11" x 4.25". This is the easiest version to make .
Score card on long side at 2.75" and then at  5.5"
Tip. You can make any size easel card using this equation. 
If your card stock is 12" long then you will  score at 3" and 6"
If your card stock is 10" long then you will score at 2.5" and 5"
If your card stock is  8" long then you will score at 2" and 4"
( The measurements quoted above will be the same for any width of card. )
You can also use a card blank. Simply fold the front of the card in half to make the easel shape. 

Cut and trim panels to fit slightly smaller for the inside of card. You will need a raised section on the end panel to act as the door stop when the card is open. 
 Picture below shows a side view of the easel shape. 
You can now decorate the front of the easel with a piece of cardstock that is 5.5" x 4.25" but remember to only adhere the bottom half of this card to the easel base.  

Version II
This makes a double easel card.
Cut cardstock 11" x 8.25" and on long side score at 5.5"
Turn card so that the short side is at the top and mark at half way point. Cut to fold below. (Do not go past the fold line.) 
Turn cardstock over and on the cut side of card mark at 2.75" and score both cut pieces.  
You can now decorate as required. 
Tip. Place one of the 'door stops' further  forward to give a staggered effect. 

Version III

This makes a double twisted  easel card. It is not as difficult as it sounds.
Cut cardstock 8" square. Score at 4".
Turn card stock 90 degrees. Mark top edge at 4" 

Use a craft knife, scissors or trimmer to cut from 4" mark down to score line. (Do not go past the score line).
Place card stock on the diagonal as shown below and put edge of card at 6" mark. Make sure the tip at the bottom is also lined up at the 6" mark. Score from tip to fold only on the 6" line.

Turn card and repeat with other corner.
You can now add the top panels which will be 4" square for each side.  When using design paper that has a uniform pattern  which way up the design goes will not matter. This card has been done with an
embossing folder and whilst the diamond design  will appear differently when standing up it will not look wrong.  Tip. Remember to only adhere ds tape to the bottom half of each square as shown below. 
 Tip .However when using a design which has a definite  right way up you need to be careful when adhering to the card front.  See below. 
If you place the bird like this then 
when you open the card to stand up the bird will be in the wrong position. Like this.
Picture needs to be adhered sideways so that the orientation is correct when card is opened up as below.  
Bird is now the correct way up for display. 

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Janis said...

Thank you for these lovely tutorials. It will be fun to give them a try!!
<3 J

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Donna Ellis said...

Wow! ValeryAnne, I have not made one of these yet, and would love to give it a try soon. Thank you so much for the fabulous tutorials and sharing your beautiful cards! hugs, de

Di said...

Great stuff! I admit I got lost about adding the acetate to the front of the last card - inside or outside of the front? Blame the painkillers :)


Di xx

ionabunny said...

Missed A and B but caught up at C. Looking forward to seeing this card shape page grow. This has really caught Mr Mojo's attention. Always love a challenging challenge. Hugz

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks for your tutorials! They are very clear!

Calling all Crafters! said...

Loving your tutorials - so easy to follow - gradually making a few!!