Save time and money and make these Easel cards this Valentine’s Day.
Easel cards are a little different from the norm and are really easy to make. Use this project as inspiration for our own creations. There are enough images for three layouts, plus an extra page of images so you can mix and match them to fashion your own cards.
- Valentine Card Download
- Polystyrene food tray
How to Make the Easel Card
- Print out the download and cut out the pieces.
- Use the template as a guide to cut card for the base.
- Fold along the lines as shown on the template.
- Fold so the card looks like this:
- Decorate the front of the card.
A portion of the inside is decorated, and a ‘stopper’ put in to hold the front (easel part) of the card in position so it will stand. A ‘stopper’ is anything that will give dimension, like a piece of cardboard, a button or a bead.
Card Crafting Techniques
Add dimension to your cards to make your cards pop. Do this by raising images off the card surface – use cardboard, polystyrene food tray (more info on polystyrene food trays) or foam dots.
Gluing small images can be fiddly. I dabbed the back of the images with glue, put a piece of polystyrene into the glue, with tweezers, turned the polystyrene piece over (so the glue side is now facing up) and then placed the image into position.
When your card is finished, you might need to bend the empty section near the bottom fold as indicated in the photo so the card will ‘stand’ properly.
I was able to make at least five cards from the images in these downloads.
So have fun with these! Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Crafting!
Design by Mina Keenan