Easel Cards

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Georgina Hefferman

Easel cards are really popular right now. The card is actually really easy to make and is one of the few that requires little measuring. They have great impact too – brilliant cards for a really extra special occasion. As their name suggests the cards act like little easels, propping up the main picture on your card for effective display.


  • 1 piece of cardstock measuring 10” x 5”
  • 1 piece of cardstock measuring 5” x 5”
  • paper, embellishments, stamps and pens to decorate
  • adhesive – I use E-Z adhesive runner


  1. Fold your 10” x 5” card in half so you have a 5”x5” card.  Then fold one half of the cardstock in half again. You will have a fold at 2 1/2” and 5”. This forms the basis for your easel card.

  2. Open the card up and adhere a piece of patterned paper inside. I opted for a plain paper as I  needed to write my message to the recipient inside.

  3. Cut a piece of coordinating paper to fit horizontally across the inside of your card, scallop the edges with a punch and adhere foam pads behind it.

  4. Add the scalloped edge across your card, about ¾ of the way down your card on the inside. This forms an edge for your card to rest against.

  5. Take your plain 5” x 5” cardstock and decorate this as you wish. I have chosen to make a wedding card and have used BasicGrey papers, ribbons and a magnolia stamp I colored with my Copics. The choice is yours.

  6. Cover the top quarter of your 10” x 5” cardstock in adhesive.

  7. Adhere your decorated 5” x 5” cardstock to the larger piece of cardstock. You will notice that only the bottom half of your image is actually attached. This is exactly what you need.

  8. You are then able to stand your card upright like an easel. Add some finishing touches to your card, perhaps a sentiment for example, and then you are done!

See how easy that is.  You can try it out with different sizes of cardstock too and will always achieve the same result! Brilliant!


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