Thursday 5 September 2013

A very special easel card!

Hello :) How are you today?
I have a special something to show you today...

I have made little 'box' using just one sheet of 12x12 Crumb Cake cardstock, would you believe?!
But this is not just a box, oh no...

Oh look! Another Candle Card! This time it's an easel card too!

How fun is that? I really love this is an ideal design for an easel card as the candles offer the perfect stopper. 

Here are the measurements and instructions for you, by popular request!
You need a piece of card measuring 18.5cm x 30cm

On one of the short ends score at 1cm, 3cm, 15.5cm & 17.5cm. 


The areas that are shaded need to be cut out, eventually.

Next, turn to the opposite short side, and measure 3cm in from each edge, then draw a line to the 3cm score line at the other end.
This is how it should look...

(it will look shorter than this...the picture is taken from the original tutorial for the non-easel card I made here)

Now you can remove all the shaded areas, and cut the flaps as shown in this next picture...

This is where the make up changes from the original post. Score your card at 9cm from the plain edge and then at 4.5cm. This gives you the folds for the easel part. 

Now cut a separate piece of matching card 9cm x12.5cm and stick just up to the second fold. This is the part you will decorate.

In this picture, to the right is the candle box part...from there I measured 9cm and 13cm and scored creating the easel folds. The part on the left with the ribbon is the extra piece of card measuring 9cm x 12cm and is glued on this side up to the 13cm fold. I used the ribbon to hide the joins in the card.

I really hope all that makes sense! I didn't take pictures as I was making the card which is why it is a little difficult to explain the last part, sorry! I hope you managed ok...please let me know how you get on! :)

Cardstock - Crumb Cake
Designer Papers - Season Of Style
Stamps - Joyful Christmas
Ink - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Linen Thread
Dies - Ovals Collection Framelits
Other - Gold 

As you may be aware, you can now place your orders for all of these beautiful products directly from my page on the Stampin' Up site! You can find my very own shop here, or click on the link in my sidebar. There are even exclusive online only stamps sets exciting!!
Of course, if you prefer the personal touch, I am still very happy to help, and am here for you should you have any questions. 


Thanks for stopping by today! :)


  1. Fabby Lizy - we pinkies are definitely on a candle 'roll'. Whatever will we think of next. xxx

  2. Gorgeous idea Lizy. Love it. x

  3. This is fabulous Lizy. A beautiful gift.

    Kat xx

  4. Great idea and amazing execution :), love the colors

  5. Wow what a great card, love that pretty poinsettia. The card base / box is amazing! Thanks for linking up with DTC!

  6. so stunning lizy.fabulous clever design and i love the poinsettia`s :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Very clever idea. Thanks for the instructions. Thanks for joining us this week at TSOT.

  8. Wow fabulous project Lizy!! Love the polka dotted paper with the poinsettia. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  9. Fantastic little gift box! Great design and awesome instructions. Thanks so much for joining us as Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon!

  10. Love this gift box idea. Looks like you are getting a head start on Christmas, good for you! Thanks for playing with TSOT - we love your entry.

  11. This is fantastic, Lizy! I love the poinsettia and the box is a perfect stopper!! Wonderful design! Thanks for bringing it by Merry Monday to share with us!

  12. This is just so cool, Lizy!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Your project is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  13. SO clever Lizy - what a fab gift! Vicky x

  14. Hi Lizy. Fabulous project. Just right for Christmas. Thanks for sharing and joining the fun at ATS&M. Good Luck! Monika


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Lizy x