Our Monthly Challenge back in May was to make an Easel Card. There are many variations of this card base, but I'll show you my go-to version. I start with a standard card front (11 x 4 1/4), score in half (5 1/2) then fold the top panel in half again (2 3/4) to make a little 'tent' which holds up your easel. Then all you need is an element to anchor the front when it's open and just like that you have an easel card.
For this card I chose the Sweet Songbirds Bundle (see page 31 of Annual Catalog). My card base is Pretty Peacock (I made this card before the color retired) and my sweet little songbird was cut out using the Songbird Builder Punch. The branch was fussy cut and attached to a strop of cardstock popped up with Stampin Dimensionals to hold the easel up when it's open.
There is a strip of white cardstock inside to personalize the card and write your own greeting. My Designer Series Paper is also retired, but that won't keep me from using it! When I list the products used below, I'll include substitutions that are similar.
These plump little birds are just adorable. I know I'll get a lot of use from this new stamp set.
Since this was a monthly challenge card I have a couple others to share from my stamping friends. First up is this sweet little card made by Kathleen Medina. The fun size is about 3.75 x 4.25 and still fits nicely in a standard envelope.
Here you can see her card open and the side view. I love all the die cuts and details!
Here is the card made by Donna Winters. She is way ahead of the game with a Christmas theme and it is super cute. Donna's card is standard sized, like mine. The little lamb even has texture on it which I think you can see in the photo. :-D
These last two photos show you her card closed, and the side view when open. I love having my friends share their cards!
If you would like to join in the monthly card challenges, I would be delighted to see your creations too!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I'll link the products I used in my card below and swap out retired items (papers) for comparable current items.