Monday 7 February 2011

Easel card with a difference

I came across a box with a cute QVC kit in whilst rooting round in my stash the other day (it's not good that I have stuff I've forgotten about - no more craft shopping for me for a while, well......a week at least). This is a Dawn Bibby designed set made by KanBan called Spring Woodland - card stock, toppers (some layered), flowers, sentiments and borders - in such pretty colours and designs. I hadn't realised that a lot of the card stock was patterned on both sides and it seemed such a shame not to make the most of it! This is what I came up with:

The sharper eyed might notice a crease running diagonally across the front of the step is when it's open:

How cute is this?! I'd only ever spotted this idea once before in my trawls through other blogs and filed the idea away for future reference - the posting I found is here - thank you Sarah for the inspiration! Do take time to have a look at her blog - there are some super ideas there! The diagonal easel card is so easy, even more so with double sided patterned card stock although that's not essential of course, and a nice alternative to the normal easel cards. I still love those mind you but this is a bit of a twist - and it takes less card and sticking:)



  1. What a lovely design of card Di. Cute little bird on the front :-)
    A x

  2. Chirp, chirp, Wipso!! :) I cheat without conscience when it comes to using lovely stash like this. Problem is, with so many options in a kit to choose from, I cover our bed with card, toppers and such........but have to clear it away to be able to sleep!....Perhaps just as well!! Di x

  3. What an unusual way to make easel cards. Goood idea to use some old stash too, the perfect excuse to replace it with new stocks...I feel some surfing is in order...have fun Di!!!

  4. This is a nice design, good to give things a twist. Thanks for your comment and yes I shall try to put the picture on later.
    Best wishes
    Sue xxx

  5. Thanks Sue! Let me know how on earth you do it :( Di x

  6. Hi Di, I tried commenting last night but it didn't appear, so here's another go. Love the colouring on this and the unusual twist on the easel design is good. Thinking outside the box works! Karen x


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