Follow our card making tutorial for putting together printables from the 'Easel Card with Drawer' range; this photo tutorial features the "Christmas Bells" kit, but you will also find a video tutorial for "Santa's Visit" and a quick video demo for "Hootie Holiday" printables, showing how the same instructions apply for all the Easel card kits in this collection. Our lovely Volunteer Crafter, Debbie has kindly contributed the written instructions, photos and video together for us, with the quick 'how to' provided by designer, Arda Cards. The kits are available in a big value bundle or as single kits.
Time to Make (after printing sheets needed): Average 20 minutes
1. Print out the sheets in your kit (printing the backing paper onto the reverse of sheets with lots of white space, since you can then use the 'waste' for other projects). Then cut and scored where indicated.
2. After cutting out all pages and scoring where indicated, cut out the flowers and bells decoupage and layer up using 3D foam pads or gel glue ready to stick to the front of the card.
3. On the base easel card, stick the back panel to the reverse of the card as shown. Turn over and stick the topper to the front quarter of the card, and the stopper to the bottom quarter of the card – using 3D foam pads on the back to raise the stopper. Add the decoupage. This is now the easel card all made up – you can stop here if you wish and make up the envelope as send as a beautiful Easel card. Or you can make up the drawer, to make your Easel card have an integral gift box...
4. To make the box, fold the corners in and glue and hold together until set. Make the base and top of the box.
5. To make the drawer and sleeve the easel card sits on, on the drawer, fold in the corners and glue, before folding and gluing in the front tab, using a pokey tool, make a hole in the centre of the front of the draw and add the brad to make a handle for the draw. For the sleeve, glue the end tabs of the sleeve together, then the sides. The draw then slides into the sleeve.
6. Glue the base of the card to the top of the draw. The card then folds down flat and will sit beautifully in the box you have made for it. Add glitter and gems if you wish.
We like you to get as much out of your downloads as possible so a couple of other ideas to adapt this card kit would be:
Debbie's card making video tutorial with handy hints and tips, for the
"Santa's Visit" Christmas Easel Card with Drawer kit
This quick visual tutorial is by our printables Designer, Arda Cards showing the "Hootie Holidays" Easel Card with Drawer kit, available in the Christmas Easel Card Bundle.