Welcoming Woods Simple Easel

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It’s time for another blog hop with my friends from Australia. Today’s hop is all about masculine birthday cards. Sometimes it can be a challenge designing a masculine card, but the current mini catalog has so many beautiful choices that I had a hard time choosing! I finally decided on a Welcoming Woods Simple Easel Fold.

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Welcoming Woods Simple Easel Fold Lead Photo

Making an Easel Fold Card

It’s super easy to make a simple easel fold card. For this one, my card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ (cut a sheet of cardstock in half vertically). Score and fold the card in half (5 1/2″) to make your card base, and then simply score and fold the front of the card in half (2 3/4″). When you adhere your decorated panel to the card front, be sure to only add adhesive to the bottom half of the card front, otherwise your card won’t fold to create the easel.

You can see how this fold works in the photo below. You’ll also notice the sentiment is “popped up” with a dimensional. This creates a stop for the easel to rest against and keep it in place.

Welcoming Woods Easel


To create the beautiful sunset background, I covered the bottom (ground) portion of the panel with scrap paper, then used the Blending Brushes to add Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Misty Moonlight ink above the covered portion.

I then took the scrap paper that was covering the bottom and used it to cover and protect the portion I’d just colored. Again, I used the Blending Brushes to add soft suede to the bottom uncolored part.

The trees and leaves were stamped in Early Espresso and the ground shading (it’s a stamp) in Soft Suede.

The Cajun Craze dark Blend was used to color the pearls.

Welcoming Woods Easel Detail

Let’s Hop!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Now, let’s see what my crafty friends down under have been up to.

Here’s the fixin’s for Welcoming Woods Simple Easel:

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you’ll visit often, and if you are in the USA and need any stamping supplies, I hope you’ll think of me. If you have questions or comments, please leave them below.

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