Brittanee here with @bbz_kraftz with a reversible take on an easel card to say Merry Christmas to all your loved ones. Using the “Holly in Heels” stamp set has truly made this take on the card extra special. The best part is that it can be folded in various ways!.
Tools you’ll need:
Holly in Hells stamp set https://bit.ly/2V0sMHp
Paper trimmer https://bit.ly/3h5WUIx
Score board https://bit.ly/3xKsrX6
Scoring tool https://bit.ly/3qZy6q2
Tonic Studios Teflon Bone folder https://bit.ly/3vroXsa
Bearly Arts Precision Craft Glue https://bit.ly/3rUZHs4
Christmas Greetings Kit https://bit.ly/375ioQX
Coordinating cardstock https://bit.ly/3pxcoZU
Oval nesting metal dies https://bit.ly/3j0sU1o
Moments Freestyle die cutting machine https://bit.ly/3rF3J8u
Alcohol markers https://bit.ly/3g1etK8
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide https://bit.ly/3dnMdzQ
Distress tool https://bit.ly/3qfjaDS
Fiskars stamping blocks https://bit.ly/3cEorya
VersaFine Onyx Black https://bit.ly/2OXKx6C
Dress My Craft Daisy Border Punch https://bit.ly/3BP230Y
Foam dots https://bit.ly/3cxTpYP
(1) 4 ¼ x 11 (card base)
11 @ 2 ¾ and 5 ½
(4) 2 ½ x 4 (solid cardstock)
(4) 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ (decorative cardstock)
(1) 4 x 5 ¼ (decorative cardstock)
(1) 3 ¾ x 5 (solid Cardstock)
(1) 2 x 4 ¼ (solid cardstock)
(1) 1 ½ x 4 ¼ (decorative cardstock)
-Take your bone folder; fold and smooth out the score line starting with the 5 ½ score (just like you would when creating a card base. Then with the 2 ¾ score, you’re going to fold up this time instead of down.
-Next, start matting your smaller decorative cardstock pieces on top of the solid cardstock pieces on the outside and the inside of the 2 ¾ sections. Then mat your bigger solid cardstock onto the bigger decorative cardstock and apply it to the base of the 5 ½ side.
You’re going to put the card to the side and start working on your stamping and coloring. Any of the girls will work, but I chose the one holding the gifts. I also chose the sentiments “Merry Christmas” for the outside of the card and “and best wishes” for the inside of the card.
-Once you’re done with your girl image, take an oval die that best fits around the image and cut it out. —Then take the next size up of the oval die and cut out a decorative piece for your image to sit on top of. I added another piece to go on the back of the decorative image to give it more stability.
For another decorative touch, take a smaller oval die and cut out your sentiments for the card.
-Now you’ll take the 2 inch and 1 ½ inch pieces and use your daisy border punch by Dress My Craft and cut a decorative border on both sides of both pieces. Making sure you properly align your cardstock with the guide on the punch so you’ll come out with perfect punches.
You’ll then adhere the decorative border piece on top of the solid and adhere it roughly about ¾ of an inch away from the edge of your card base.
I used foam tape to add dimension between my image and the base oval piece. Once adhered together, line up your oval piece from the top of the oval and find the middle of your 2 ¾ flap. Remember to make sure your flap is flipped up, not down.
-Add foam tape behind your “and best wishes” sentiment and place it in the middle of your border strip. Fold the flaps over (so that your image is tucked inside of the card) and apply your “Merry Christmas” to the top of the card on the top 2 ¾ section.
-You can stamp, color, and fussy cut additional images from the stamp set like the gifts, and add an additional decorative touch to the card. And optional: add sequins throughout to make the card stand out and still give your card the ability to be folded and mailed flat.