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Triple Easel Cards

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 For my Facebook live on Monday, September 20, 2021, I made a triple easel card.  It takes a little measuring, cutting and scoring, but the WOW effect of the card is worth the extra effort. I got the measurements from SplitCoastStampers.com. Here is their video. I make a sample that I use to advertise my weekly video.  Here's my sample.  Don't we all need masculine birthday cards?!  I used the Nature's Beauty stamp set. And the card I made during my live! Closed it looks very busy, but.... Prop up the 3 panels, and WOW!  (Sorry--it's difficult to photograph.) I used the Dragonflies punch to add a pop of color to the black and white side of the Pattern Party DSP.  (That's a  pack of paper available only to hostesses.  See page 171 in the annual catalog.)  The sentiment can be found in the Sweeet Strawberry stamp set. Want to make your own?  Here's how. Start with a card base that's 5-1/4" X 8-1/2".  (The 5-1/4" is more easily divided into the 3

Create a Card with a Pocket Inside

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 During my Facebook live on August 30, 2021, I shared 2 ways to create a pocket inside your card.  One by using a longer than 8-1/2" piece of cardstock and the other by adhering a patterned paper pocket to the edge of the inside of the card. Using a Longer Card Base Using just card stock, start with a piece that is 5-1/2 X longer than 8-1/2".  The length beyond 8-1/2" will be how wide your pocket will be.  So if you use a piece that 5-1/2" X 9-1/2", your pocket will be 1" wide.  I'd probably use a piece no smaller that 10", for a 1-1/2" pocket. The gray lines show where to place your adhesive. I punched a notch on the pocket so the recipient could more easily remove the contents of the pocket.  I show that in black. I had scraps of Daffodil Delight card stock and Cute Halloween patterned paper on my table, so I adhered those to my card for added interest. Using a Standard A2 card base If you'd prefer to use a standard card base, you can a