Hi Stampers. I can’t believe how quickly the holidays are sneaking up on us! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving already! How did that happen? I’ve been working on some ideas for Christmas cards and like the idea of using non-holiday stamp sets for holiday cards. So, this Christmas wreath is done with the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest stamp set. After I made the wreath, I got a little scattered with the other stamps I used.
This half easel card starts out with a Crumb Cake card base, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I then measured over 2 1/2″ from the right side of the card front and cut that half of the card front off with the stampin’ trimmer. I then measured up 2 1/8″ from the bottom of the card front and scored a line horizontally. This fold makes a mountain fold on the remaining (left side) of card front. This is the base for my half easel card.
Next I added a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Real Red card stock to the inside of the card. I stamped the stocking image (from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set) in Garden Green ink and a sentiment (from the Cookie Cutter Christmas) in Real Red ink on the right side of a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.
For the front of the card, I used a 2 3/4″ x 4″ layer of Garden Green card stock and a 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock. For the Christmas Wreath, I stamped the flower from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Garden Green. The small dots are from the same stamp set and are stamped in Real Red ink. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the At Home With You stamp set and was stamped in Real Red ink. I cut the bow from Real Red card stock using the bow from the Christmas Stockings thinlit dies. The bow was attached with a glue dot.
I adhered the Very Vanilla card stock to the Garden Green layer of card stock with snail adhesive. I then put snail adhesive on the bottom half of the Garden Green layer and adhered it to the bottom half of the card front. (Note: you don’t want any adhesive on the top half because you don’t want that attached, you want it to “pop up”.
In order for the top layer to stay “popped up”. I added a sentiment to a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and cut it into a little decorative banner. I propped up the card front where I wanted it and adhered the small banner with stampin’ dimensionals. This gave the card front something to rest against to hold it open.
This is a great fold that can be done with a lot of different cards for various occasions. I hope you give it a try!
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