Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hidden Message Easel Card Tutorial

"Hidden Message" Easel card Tutorial

Closed View – flat for mailing.


Open View – for display.


Side View – to show footprint of card when open.

Materials used:

"Gracie" from StampArt Designs, exclusively for Whimsy Stamps", Xpress It Blend Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, DP from stash, Flowers - assorted Whimsy Buds, Copic Markers:  Skin: R00, E11, R20;  Dress: V12, V15, B60, V28;  Hair:  E30, E50, E53, E23, Grass:  YG25, G24, G40; Fence:  E13; E53, E33; Glossy Accents (butterfly and flower in hair), Sakura Glitter Pen, Ribbon (wired) from stash. DP and card stock from stash.


Supplies to Gather:

  • Matted image 3 3/8" x 4 1/4"
  • DP 4 1/8 x 5 3/8"   and 3 3/8" x 1"  (this allows for border punching edge)
  • Sentiment piece 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"  (white)
  • Tag  3 1/4" x 5 1/2"   (white)
  • Cardstock  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • 1" strip of white ( allows for border punching edge)
  • Misc.  D/S tape, foam tape, ribbon, flowers, corner rounder and scallop punch. 

(NOTE:  For the photos of the tutorial I have changed color of paper clip_image006and DP)

1. Flip DP to wrong side and mark 5/8" margins on all four sides.   Before cutting - mark the top margin with dotted lines  _ _ _ _ to indicate a score line.

2. Drop down 1 3/4" and mark on each side of inner box.  _ _ _ _ to score.

3. Measure down another 1 3/4" and mark again _ _ _ _ to score.

4. Cut around the other 3 cut lines, which will give you a 3-sided frame.

5. Your DP will look like this.  Valley, Mtn, valley fold.  (ignore the green cardstock.) clip_image009

6. Flip DP over and apply adhesive to the bottom 1/2" of flap.

7. Line bottom of Tag with very bottom of ½” flap (centered) and adhere.


8. Center your tag behind your DP. Open the flap – Stamp sentiment onto frame showing through the window.


9. Cut a 1" x 4 1/4" strip of white and scallop punch one edge.  Adhere it to the back of the DP (between the DP and tag) to just peek over the edge.


10. With the backside of the DP up - run a line of double sided tape on the edge of the two sides and the bottom.  Do not touch the edge of the tag with the tape. Remove backing of tape and centre the piece over the matted sentiment.






11. Adhere your matted image to the 1 3/4" section above the bottom flap, leaving the top half free.

12.  Apply double sided foam tape to the bottom flap and adhere the DP, snuggling it up to the bottom edge of the matted image. The scallop will overhang a bit.
13.  Embellish card to your liking.


I added a wired ribbon bow to the top of the tag


and some ribbon and flowers to the flap.


Remember, stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to make their day!

Rubber hugz, Whimsy wishes,

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