Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Center Panel Easel Card Tutorial


Hello card makers,

I have another fun-fold card tutorial for you. This is a center panel easel card - this was made for a birthday but can be used for any sentiment.

For this design I created my own patterned paper using a stamp set and embossing folder from my stash,. This card is an A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) size but the fun-fold can be easily converted to a larger size. 

Here's what you need and how to make this card:

  • Card base - cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and score at 4 1/4 and fold in half; on the front panel starting at the score line, cut 1 1/4 on each side to form two flaps; fold the center panel in half towards the score line - this makes the easel
  • Mat and layers - cut two pieces in a coordinating color 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 and two pieces of patterned paper 1 x 4; adhere the patterned pieces to mat pieces; adhere those to the flaps on the card base; adhere the flaps down to the base of the card - the only loose piece is the center folded panel 
  • To make the center easel, cut two mat layers 2 x 2 7/8 in the coordinating color and glue down to each side of fold line on the center panel; cut one piece of patterned paper 4 x 2 3/4 (I used a brick embossing folder and rubbed on ink so it would resemble a brick wall); adhere the larger patterned paper piece to the section closest to the edge of the card so the card can still bend into an easel

  • For the inside (shown above), cut a piece of white or vanilla cardstock 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 and stamp with coordinating color and stamp set; cut a piece of patterned paper 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 and a smaller piece of cardstock with your sentiment - I used a rectangle die to cut out the sentiment; add dimension to the sentiment and adhere to the patterned paper - this makes the stopper or ledge for the easel; adhere both pieces to the card base like shown above.
  • Decorate your card with die cuts and/or stamped images to finish it off. This card will fit into a standard size A2 envelope.
This is such a fun card to make and one your friends and family will love to display! I hope you give the center easel card a try. If you would like to purchase this card, please visit my Etsy shop - you can also see all of my handmade creations,

Happy card making!
Kathie K

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