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:
Other Supplies Used:
Dotted stamp – Impress
Wink of Stella Glitter pen
Patterned Paper – American Crafts (Dear Lizzy)