90th Birthday Easel Card


Posted on 3rd August 2020 by Alison Pendlebury-Brown
Filed under Card Making Ideas

For this luxury easel card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Circle nesting dies in 11.5cm, 10.5cm and 9cm dia.
  • Number dies
  • Flower and leaf dies
  • Pearl embellishments
  • Birthday sentiment stamps or dies
  • Flower shaping tool

I knew as soon as I saw the gold sirio pearl card in the Woodland card pack that I could make a beautiful easel card for my husband's Grandma. See instructions below on how I made this.

  1. To create the card base take 1 A4 sheet of the ivory pearlised card and score so that you have enough room to fit the 11.5cm circle die.

Gold Pearl Scoreline

2. Next, fold at the scoreline and cut off the excess so that it fits in your die cutting machine.

3. Secure the circle die to the card so that one edge of the circle die is hanging over the edge of the card so that you can create the card base shape.

Gold Pearl Card Base

4. Place the straight side of the card base to your score board and score at 5.5cm to creat the easel shape.

5. Fold and burnish this score line.

Gold Pearl Card Base Score Line

Gold Pearl Card Base After Score Line

6. Cut out 1 single layered 11.5cm circle in the ivory pearl card.

7. Cut out 2 x 10.5cm circles in the gold sirio pearl card.

8. Cut out 2 x 9cm circles in the ivory pearlised card.

9. Cut out '90' in gold sirio pearl card.

10. Cut out a rectangle in both the ivory pearlised card and the gold sirio big enough to fit your sentiment. I printed the 'Happy Birthday Grandma' onto the ivory card and cut out using a 6.5cm x 2.5cm rectangle die. I also created a mat in gold measuring 7.5cm x 3.5cm to frame the sentiment.

11. Cut out your choice of flowers and leaves in both colours.

12. Using a flower shaping tool and foam add a little dimension to the flowers and leaves.

Gold Pearl Flower Shaping

13. I then assembled all the parts to the card, layering the circles.

14. I mounted the '90' on a little foam tape.

15. I mounted the sentiment on a double layer of foam tape - this part needs to be raised so that the top part of the card can be tucked behind it to stay open in the easel position.

16. Finally, I added some pearl embellishments to the flowers and the sentiment.

I created my own ivory envelope with my WeRMemoryKeepers envelope board but you could use a square 6" envelope. The extra space in the envelope will allow for the overall thickness of the card.

And the beauty of this card is that it does fold relatively flat for posting - though I'd recommend a 'large letter' postal box to protect all the hard work creating your flowers.

Gold Pearl Close Up Left Side

Gold Pearl Envelope

And there you have it. Phew, I hope you kept up with that :).

There are a lot of layers to this card but once you have cut out all the pieces it doesn't take long to assemble. And I think it's worth it, don't you agree? The images just don't do the cardstock justice - they are beautiful, rich pearlised shades.

This style of card would look equally fantastic for a 50th golden wedding anniversary.

I hope this has provided you with some inspiration and that you give the circle easel card a try. We'd love to see your creations, so if you give it a try please share on social media using #papermilldirect :)

Stay safe and happy crafting. :)

Alison x

Gold Pearl Main Front

Tagged: birthday card ideas, Birthday Cards, wedding anniversary, age cards

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