Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Easel Card Tutorial Fun Shapes

It's a Beary Scrap Tutorial.

Have you ever wondered how some people make fun shaped easel cards? Well I'm going to tell you how I make mine. Here is the card I'm going to show you how to make.

When I want to make a fun shape easel card and I know what I want to make like my pumpkin the first thing I do is go to Google.Com and search for pumpkin clip art. Now when your looking and type in your search make sure you click on Images on Google and this will pull up tons of images to look at. When your looking for your image don't look to much at whats in the image but the overall shape of it, because in most cases your going to add your own stuff to it. All my cards are 6x6 so I only need one 12x12 sheet of card stock. Now this was the shape I found for my pumpkin I liked.
Now as you can see I did use pretty much the whole image to make my card.
The first thing I do is re-size my shape to totally fill a 6x6 square and print it out, now this may take a few resizing to fit.

Once you get the right size the first thing you want to do is cut your paper take one 12x12 sheet of card stock and cut in half so you have two 6x12 sheets put one aside and cut one of them in half so you have two 6x6 squares take one of them and trace your pattern on to your card stock and cut out this will be your top.
Now when your making the bottom your going to want to fold your 6x12 sheet in half, now this follows the same idea when you were little making paper dolls and place your pattern with the top of your pattern over lapping the fold.

Now trace your pattern on to the card stock and cut out. When you open up your bottom it should look like this.

Now your going to fold only one half in half. Place the whole bottom piece on your Scor-Pal and your going to score on the 3" mark.

Now this is how your card should fold.

This is what your two pieces should look like.

Now just clip on the top but don't glue to see if you match up and your fold will line up to the bottom if you don't like where you card will sit you can adjust your fold so your card can sit where you like it.
Now unclasp and decorate the top of your card before you attach it.
After you get the top done and most of the bottom you can attach the top to the bottom.
I usually wait till I get the top on and glued before I attach the bottom center mat so I can place it in the right spot. My bottom center mat will be placed with pop dots the the top has a stopping point so it stands.

My card recipe:
Orange Card Stock
Hand Stitching using Bazzill Piecing Mat with the Beary Creative Tool
Stickers from EK Success
Tear Bear Pumpkin outfit from Precious Piecings by Lisa
Distressed Ink-Vintage Photo

Thanks for looking


Kleeblatt said...

What for a cute card. Really wonderful. I love it.

Hugs Monika

Jamie said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Your instructions were great and your card rocks!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

OMGosh!!! this is just adorable!!! 1 question.. what size do you usually cut the outfits to fit the bear ( I am thinking of getting some patterns & was wondering sizing for their clothing)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Patricia, this is fabulous! Your instructions are great for shapes *and* easel style cards - next time I see a request for a how-to I'm sending them right to you!

Holy cow, your bears and critters are so cute, and that costume is so perfectly done I just want to reach in and squish his little tummy! Haha!


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