Thursday, April 7, 2011
Tutorial: Post-It Easel Card
In February I posted an Easel Card that also holds post-it notes. Some have asked for instructions on how I created it. I've never created step-by-step instructions before for any card I've made so I hope this comes out ok. I'm not sure who created the original Post-it Easel Card but I first saw it on Stephanie Hester's blog - My Card Shack - so I'll give her the credit. I changed her dimensions a bit in order to fit 3x3 post-it notes. So I hope these instructions work for you and please send me links to your own Post-it Easel Card!
Small circle punch
Cardstock for base: 4 1/4" x 9"
Cardstock for box: 4 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Carstock for card: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4"
Cardstock for card mat: 4 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Designer Paper for card mat: 4" x 4"
Step 1: Take cardstock for box that is cut at 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" and score 1/2" from edge on all sides. Cut score lines from edge to next score line. Do this on two parallel sides as shown above. Fold all sides inward using bone folder.
Step 2: If you'd like you can cut 4 strips of designer paper at 1/4" x 2 7/8" and adhere it to the back side of the the box. It's a lot easier to add the strips at this stage prior to the sides being closed than after. On one side punch a notch using small circle punch. Be sure to only punch half a circle.
Step 3: Place a bit of permanent adhesive on the small tabs created on each corner. The adhesive should be on the outside of the tab. Adhere the tabs to create box. Photo was take without the strips. I learned the hard way that this should have been before this step.
Step 4: Take cardstock for base that is cut at 4 1/4" x 9". Use paper cutter with bone folder or scoring blade to score cardstock on long end at 4 1/4", 4 3/4", and 6 7/8".
Step 5: Use bone folder to create a valley fold at 4 1/4" and 4 3/4" and a mountain fold at 6 7/8".
Here's another view of what the base should look like folded
Step 6: Place strong adhesive (I used scor-tape) from the edge of the card base to the mountain fold (edge to mountain fold measures 2 1/8").
Step 7: Take cardstock for card that is cut at 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and adhere it to the base. The edge of cardstock base should match the top of the card. This will means the top half of the card is double layered. Adhere box to card base - if you leave 1/2" space all around the box will be centered.
Step 8 Optional: Adhere the cardstock mat cut at 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" to the card, and then place the designer paper cut at 4" x 4" on top of the mat. Decorate as you wish.