‘Hello’ Stand Up Card

July 17, 2014

Hi – Karen Aicken here. For today’s post I wanted to share a different style of Stand-Up card using the new Hello Stand Up Helper die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I saw a similar card somewhere on the web and I wanted to make one right away. As you can see in the picture below, the card looks like a normal A2 sized card but the middle part with the jar adhered is where the card  stands up.
This is a quick card to make – Let’s get started!



1.  Cut a piece of card stock or patterned paper to 8.5 x 5.5″. Score in the centre at 4.25″ to give you a 5.5″ wide x 4.25″ tall top fold card.

2.  You are going to cut two vertical strips down the front of your card, one on each side.  Start at the fold and cut down to the bottom edge. Each strip is  1.25″ wide.  When you are finished your top fold card will have a 1.25 x 4.25″ strip, a 3 x 4.25″ strip and a 1.25 x 4.25″ strip … everything still joined at the fold but not at the bottom edge.


3.  Glue the two side strips down to the card, making sure the edges are even and leaving the 3 x 4.25″ wide” strip untouched.

4.  Now, score the 3 x 4.25″ strip in half horizontally at about 2″ from the bottom edge. (2-1/8 is exactly half, but I hate measuring 1/8″ so tend to go with the 2″ mark instead).


5.  Working on the inside of your card, decide on where you want your Stand Up Helper to be inside your card and place your die. I have been putting mine about 1″ up from the bottom edge.  It’s a good idea to hold it in place with a post-it note or piece of washi tape. Run it through your die cutting machine, where it will cut away the top edge but only score the bottom edge. (Brilliant!!)

6.  Decorate as desired. The decorative panels attached to each side strip measure 1″ x 4″. I also cut some flowers and leaves for the sides, adding foam tape and enamel dots.


The paper stack I used had a sheet of printed jars, so I fussy cut one out to use on this card, cutting the lid off of a 2nd one to pop up over the first with foam tape.

7.  Cut the small dragonfly, with the wings and overlay image from patterned paper and the body from white card stock. Adhere together and pop up on the panels with foam tape onto the jar.  Adhere the jar to the centre card panel, making sure to keep the adhesive below that 2″ fold line. This is the same as for regular Stand-Up cards too.


8.  To make the HELLO stand out a little more, I cut it again from pink card stock and trimmed off the bottom edge. Then I adhered it right on top of the one that cut through the inside of the card.

9.  Decorate the inside as desired. I added some die cut leaves and a flower & enamel dot, as well as a stamped image below the HELLO. You can cut a piece of coordinating patterned paper to fit above the Word Stand Up Helper; the height will depend on where you cut your Stand Up Helper, and the width is 2.75″.


I am loving Stand-Up (or Easel) cards these days. I love that they fold flat for mailing and can fit in a standard envelope. Then the card stands up for display!


This was actually the second card I made, the first one was quick and simple and you can see it today on my BLOG.  For my Elizabeth Craft Designs post though, I wanted to show how fun this card is to embellish.

I hope you will make some Stand Up Cards of your own! With the variety of Stand-Up Helpers now available here at ECD, there is truly something for any occasion.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

712 Small Dragonfly

730 Curvy Leaves

728 Bunch of Flowers (1)

938 Hello Stand Up Helper


Other Supplies Used:

Enamel Dots

Dotted stamp – Impress

Wink of Stella Glitter pen

Foam tape

Patterned Paper – American Crafts (Dear Lizzy)

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  • Reply Mary Prasad July 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Love the card! Such great details! Nice colors too!

  • Reply Marge Burns July 21, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Cute, I would never have thought to put a dragonfly in a jar.

  • Reply Jackie Smith July 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Fabulous card Karen! Will need to try that fold using those stand up helpers!

  • Reply Kelly Booth July 19, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Such a Pretty card Karen…Love all te colors and the papers too!

  • Reply Robyn July 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Fantastic cards. I love the colours you have used in the card and next on my list is the stand-up helpers

    • Reply Karen Aicken July 19, 2014 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Robyn … you will love the Stand-Up Helpers. They are so much fun!

  • Reply Susan Lazarevich July 18, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Love that card. Can’t wait to make it.

    • Reply Karen Aicken July 19, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Thank you! It’s always fun when readers are inspired enough to want to make a similar card.

  • Reply Frances Byrne July 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Awesome card Karen, I will definitely be making this style of card in the future 🙂

    • Reply Karen Aicken July 17, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks Frances – looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  • Reply Dolores July 17, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Please make these tutorials video ones, Sometimes the directions don’t translate well.

    • Reply Karen Aicken July 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      I’m afraid I am not going to be doing video tutorials for my blog posts, but we do try to keep the directions simple to follow and in a step-by-step format.

  • Reply cindyh2014 July 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Love this ingenious take on the easel card. Thank you.

    • Reply Karen Aicken July 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you! The Stand-Up Helper dies make these cards so fast to create.

  • Reply Karen Aicken July 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks Debra – these are addicting once you start, and they make up really quickly!

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 July 17, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Karen I love your card. You are so very creative. You must make cards 24/7. Wish I had your talent. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Karen Aicken July 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks so much! These cards are so easy to make – I hope you get a chance to try it out.

  • Reply Raquel Mason July 17, 2014 at 8:17 am

    What a fun take on the easel card! I love how you added the flowers on the inside panel of your card.

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