Monday, January 17, 2011

Grand Nestie Easel Card Tutorial

Easel cards are very popular and you see them everywhere.  Using the Grand Nestabilities, you can make a  really good size easel card.  For this card I used the Labels 1 Grand Nestabilitie.  I cut a piece of cardstock to 6 x 12 and folded it in half, then I laid it on the mat of my Grand Calibur.  I made sure that part of the die was above the fold of the card so it would stay in one piece after I cut it.  tutorial 003 [1280x768] I held my paper down with a couple pieces of eclipse tape so that it would stay put and not move around.  This tape is made for masking and it will not damage your paper when you remove it.  I ran the paper through the Grand Calibur.  It cut 2 layers of thick Bazzil cardstock with no problem.  Next I put the top part of the card on my scor pal and scored it so that it would fold in half.

tutorial 004_edited-1 [1280x768] It was easy to do with this die since the point is right in the middle.  The next step is to fold the top half of the card in half and put some adhesive on it.  tutorial 008_edited-1 [1280x768] Then you need to cut another labels 1 die out of the same cardstock.  Line the piece up with the top of the folded part and stick them together.  tutorial 009_edited-1 [1280x768] Now your easel card is complete!  It’s time to decorate it.  I used the 2nd smallest die for the card base, so I used the smallest one for my decorative paper.  Then I colored an adorable Boho Gilli stamp and cut it out with a labels 8 nestie.

tutorial 012_edited-1 [1280x768] Here is a picture of the easel card opened up.  You need something to  stop it and hold the top up when it’s open.  I cut a fancy spellbinders tag and popped it up with some pop dots.  I stamped a couple of heart swirls and a sentiment from Stamping Scrapping Designs on the tag.  I filled the centers of the flowers with some I-rock gems.  I also used I-rock gems on Gilli’s earrings.  I finished the card off with a nice big flower and a brad I made with the I-top brad maker.    Here is a picture of the card when it is flat- perfect for being mailed. 

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I hope I have inspired you to use your Grand Calibur and nestabilities to make your own easel card. 

12 comments:

Kathy Billings said...

Darling card Mindy. I really need to break out my brad maker and give it a try.

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

This is such a cute card, will have to think about getting the grand nesties! Thanks for sharing!

Janine said...

Great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

What a cute cute card! And a fabulous tutorial! Thanks!

Judy Garrelts

Debby said...

thank you for sharing the tutorial. I wondered what an easel card was. Now I know. See them all of the time but never thought to look at a tutorial. Your card is adorable and mabye I might have to make a couple of these for Valentine Day. Thanks again

Debby said...

First, a great card....secondly, thank you for the tutorial. Think I might have to make a few of these easel cards now....

Vivi Casale said...

Awesome card MIndy!! great tutorial!! Love your Gilli!!
xxx
Vivi

Sandy said...

I was so into the tutorial I forgot all about the card -- very cute - as I have said Mindy - I am saving this in my computer!!
Love, sandy

ScrappySandie said...

I have been meaning to try an easle card...now I have no excuse! Great tutorial and lovely card!! Thanks, Mindy!

cathylynn said...

Very good tutorial and your card is so darling!! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

LuvNlife said...

Adorable card Mindy! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Glitter Fantasies said...

Hello
Let me say that stamp is to adorable!!! I cannot find a direct email for you..would you please email me I have few questions..I was looking for one and discovered you are a designer for Kim!! That is GREAT!!!

Thanks!
Jackie (Elfy)
jmpresearch@gmail.com