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September 20, 2014

Easel Card using a Stand Up Helper

 Elizabeth Craft Designs have created this new and clever idea – Stand Up Helpers. Their major purpose is to use these when making easel cards but they can also be used for sentiments just like you would use any other sentiment die. Just cut along the fold line. I hope to do a video shortly to show these in more detail but that will be at least a couple of weeks away. In the meantime here is the first card I created when having a trial run with this new creation.

The card stands easily behind the standup helper as you can see below. 

Card in place using the Stand Up helper

Card in place using the Stand Up helper

 The Season’s Greetings can fold down when the card is laid flat and being prepared to go in an envelope.

Card in near closed position ready to go in the envelope.

Card in near closed position ready to go in the envelope.

 This photo shows the card as I began to flatten it out ready to go in the envelope. Folds flat like any normal card.

Inside of Card shows the stand Up helper.

Inside of Card shows the stand Up helper.

 This picture shows the top of the card folded back revealing the Season’s Greetings cut into the base card. If you wanted to use this sentiment on the front of a card you could just cut it from any scrap piece of card and then you cut on the line at the base of the wording. I will do a cut as soon as I can so that you see what I mean.

If you have any ideas using these Stand Up Helpers, I would love to hear/see them.

I will continue to create with these and add ideas.

Thank You for looking!

There are a range of sentiments available in the sentiment helpers and I have decided now to stock each of these. They will be arriving to my store later this week. They are:

Thinking of You, Thank You, Season’s Greetings, Hello, Happy Birthday, Get well, Congratulations and Best Wishes.

Products used:

Season's Greetings - Standup Helper

Season’s Greetings – Standup Helper


Graphic 45 Paper - Long Winter's Nap

Graphic 45 Paper – Long Winter’s Nap

Pavlova Paper - Double sided - Christmas Berries

Pavlova Paper – Double sided – Christmas Berries


White Cardmakers Card A5 size

Adhesive – Double sided tape and Glue dots

Embellishment from my own stash




April 30, 2012

Easel Cards times 2

Well she has done it again!

Karyn created these beautiul cards using the Le Tres Chic DCWV Mat stack. Looks like  mum is about to receive a beautful card for Mother`s Day.

Thanks heaps for sharing these with us Karyn.

Easel Card Closed


Easel Card Standing


Easel Card 2 Closed


Easel Card 2 standing



October 05, 2011

Easel Card with handmade flower

The completed card standing.

This is a very simple style of card that you can make quite quickly and is very effective. The products and tools I used will be listed as I go through the instructions.


I used an A5 size card for this one but you can use any size card, including square cards for a different size. I’ll call this the base card.

Packet of white cardstock A5 size –

Score and fold your base card as shown below at the half way point and then at the ¾ point. I use a bone folder to flatten my edges for a shape fold. If you don’t use a scoring tool you can just fold your card in half, then fold one half in half again.

Score lines.


Folded on score lines.

Cut a piece of cardstock in the colour of your choice half the size of your base card. This is your backing card.

If you wish to ink the edges of the backing card now is a good time to do this. If you have never done this before, check out ‘how to’ in the Question and Answer Category.

Backing card cut to size


Inked edges


Cut an insert card. I have used a piece of card from the DCWV Sweet stack and cut it to fit how I wanted. You may prefer just a small border around the edge and therefore you would cut your insert card bigger. You can ink this also before attaching if you wish. I chose this piece of DCWV because it had a wavey water affect and if you used your imagination the waves can also look like a school of fish swimming.

Attach the insert card to your backing card with double sided (DS) tape.

Double sided (DS) tape –

Insert added to backing card


Put tape around the card where shown below.


Taped ready for Backing card


Peel off the tape and attach your backing card. The top of the backing card now swings free from the card.


Attached front view


Attached side view



Open the card as below and make a stand for your easel backing card to stand against.

Add yout easel stand


I cut a piece of the same cardstock as I used for the backing card and attached this with DS tape. I then cut a piece of the DCWV paper from the left over piece of my insert and threaded this through a buckle. I then ran a piece of DS tape along the back of my buckle strip and pressed this onto my pink cardstock as shown.

Buckles – Square, Round, Hearts

Embellish the front of your card as you wish.

Almost completed.

I typed up a sentiment onto vellum and printed this off and attached with vellum adhesive.
I like to have sentiments pre done as they are there ready when I want to put a card together quickly. If you would like a specialised free template completed and emailed to you, let me know what you would like on this and I will send one through that you can print off OR you can tell me what you want on it and I will print on either vellum or paper (your choice) and charge you the same as I would for the sentiment sheets below.

The completed card standing.

The completed card closed.
What would I do differently?
I would either add a small pearl or some glitter to the centre of the flower
I would consider edging the flower with a neutral colour glitter
I would look for a water lily style leaf cut on my Cricut machine
I will do a tutorial for the flower soon!
NZ customers – the first three people to say in the Comment box that they would like me to send them three flowers (as above – differing sizes), I will contact you about your colour choice, cut these and send them ready for you to assemble – it’s easy!!