Tutorial: Easel Book Card

This Easel Book Card looks intimidating, but I promise it’s easier than it looks … and you will love the results! I learned this fold from demonstrator Barb Tripps at one of our Vancouver Island Demos’ meetings, which are now held virtually!

To make this card, you will need four pieces of cardstock and five pieces of Designer Series Paper. I’m using the Whale of a Time DSP for my card. The photo above gives you a good visual of how this card will be laid out, which might help you choose your papers, and figure out which cardstock colours you want to use with which papers. The measurements are as follows:

Cardstock – 5.5 x 8.5
DSP: 5.25 x 1-7/8 (2 pcs)

Cardstock: 4-5/8 x 3-3/8”
DSP: 4-3/8 x 3-1/8”

Cardstock: 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
DSP: 4-7/8 x 3-5/8”

Cardstock: 5-1/8 x 7/8″
DSP: 4-7/8 x 5/8″

Once you have cut all your pieces, score your “A” piece (cardbase) at 4.25″, and then fold back one side of your cardbase to that centre fold line, as shown. Crease well with your bone folder.

Attach your two “A” DSP pieces to the cardbase.

Attach your “D” DSP piece to your “D” cardstock.

Set “A” and “D” aside. The two pieces of cardstock and DSP you have left are going to create your book. Start by folding each of them in half, and creasing well with your bone folder.

Apply a piece of Tear and Tape adhesive to the wrong side of your DSP, along the centre score line.

Attach each piece of DSP to its corresponding cardstock, only along that centre score line.

Use a pencil to curl the ‘pages’ of the DSP.

Apply three glue dots on the wrong side of your DSP to attach to your cardstock. (Glue dots don’t show up well on camera, so I’ve added red circles to show you where the glue dots go!)

Leave some curl in your pages when you attach the DSP to your cardstock.

Repeat this process again for the other pair of DSP/cardstock.

You’ll follow a very similar process to attach one ‘book’ to the other! This time, use a piece of Tear and Tape on either side of the score line.

Add strips of Tear and Tape along the top of your finished book, and attach it to your easel cardbase.

Use Dimensionals to attach your “D” piece to the cardbase.

This piece holds your book upright when the card is open.

Now decorate as you choose to finish the card!

A view of the card when “closed”. It’s not exactly flat enough for mailing, but it would fit in a large envelope!

Don’t forget that the Whale of  a Time DSP, along with fourteen other Designer Series Papers, are all on sale this month for a 15% discount! It’s a great time to stock up and save on all your favourites. See the full list here!

Happy Stampin’!

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