Wildlife Wonder Slimine Easel Card by Secrets To Stamping

Hi, Stampers!

A new Alphabet Challenge is starting today and the theme is “E is for Easel.” Yay – a fun fold card is always fun to make, right?! So, if you haven’t tried an easel card, here is a great tutorial to try it. After I created this card with the May Paper Pumpkin kit, I really wanted to try making an slimline easel card with the great card base from the kit. Then, I paired the kit with the Wildlife Wonder stamp set to add some life to the beautiful background.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Alphabet Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

Wildlife Wonder Slimine Easel Card by Secrets To Stamping
Wildlife Wonder Slimine Easel Card by Secrets To Stamping

My secrets!

  • Firstly, the slimline card base started with Copper Clay cardstock that was scored at 2″ and 4″ on the 8″ side.
  • After that, I took the long Paper Pumpkin card base and lightly smoothed out the score line before I cut it to 8-1/2″ x 3-5/8″ (keep the bottom for the easel’s inside). Then, I layered it onto Daffodil Delight cardstock, cut to 8-5/8″ x 3-3/4.”

And now, the fun part!

  • Once the card base was done, I stamped the bear with Copper Clay ink and fussy cut it out. Then, it was popped up with dimensionals onto the card base.
  • After that, I stamped trees from Grassy Grove bundle with Mossy Meadow ink and a little Early Espresso on the trunks and cut them out with the coordinating die.
  • Of course, you can’t have a wildlife scene without birds so I cut out birds from the Waves of Inspiration bundle and stamped a little one, as well in Early Espresso.
  • Then, I stamped the Happy Birthday from Waves of Inspiration and cut it out with the coordinating die. After that, I took linen thread to wrapped it out the panel and tied a double bow.
Wildlife Wonder Slimine Easel Card by Secrets To Stamping

Then, on the inside…

  • The inside of the card is also the easel that holds the card front up. So, I cut the Daffodil Delight cardstock, cut to 8-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ and added the rest of the scenery card base to the bottom.
  • Then, I took a second PP card base and fussy cut the bottom into two parts (the Copper Clay path was cut off to give the entire panel some dimension. So, to be honest, I did this step because I forgot to pop up the first layer but I really like how it turned out!
  • Finally, I added a white cardstock panel to add a sentiment and personal message later.

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

Before You Go!

I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
  • Also, follow me on Pinterest
  • Finally, you find out what’s new with SU HERE

It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! For a limited time, you can get even more FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. Sign up between 1–30 June and get $125 USD $155 worth of products for only $99!

Product List
Grove Dies
Waves Dies

Thanks for scrolling to the end!

We had a wonderful day with Noah, keeping him for an extra day due to the holiday. He got to see three trains come through and loved it when the conductor blew his very loud horn for us.