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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I hope I have inspired you to use your Grand Calibur and nestabilities to make your own easel card.
As always here is a video - I know I am NOT the only one that needs a video as well LOL.
OH MY!!! I am doing the happy dance here!!! Both tutorials use Spellbinders and have the most adorable girl stamps on them!!! I am going to try to contact her she called it Sassy Suzy but didn't understand where she got it from! Her name is thenorsugirl and her blog as been removed - someone please help me locate her!!! Well, onto the video!! I am happy to say Sari responded to my email and has 2 blogs, here are the links to them http://sarispysselblogg.bloggagratis.se/ http://sarispyssligasida.blogspot.com/ Enjoy!!!