The Good Life Easel Card and Wall-hanging Note Holder Gift Set
Patterned Paper: The Good Life by Fancy Pants Designs, Paper Tape Sticker Sheet
Embellishments: Mingled Buttons by Fancy Pants Designs
Tools: Scor-Pal Scoring Board in Inches, Scor-Tool, Scor-Tape
Cardstock: Dark brown (one piece trimmed to 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" and one 4-1/4" square piece) and Solar White from DiscountCardstock.com
Other: Paper flowers by Prima Marketing, Maraschino twine by The Twinery, 1-1/4" circle punch by EK Success, white Behr paint with primer from Home Depot, Notebook cover (dollar store find), red ribbon by May Arts, Mod Podge glue adhesive
Creating personalized gifts for those we love is easy with the right tools and beautiful papers.
To create an easel card:
Begin with a 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock. Score in half with the Scor-Pal scoring board and Scor-Tool at 4-1/4" and again at 6-3/8".
Pre-fold along the score lines.
Add Scor-Tape to the end section of your pre-folded base as shown pictured above.
Align the 4-1/4" square cardstock square to the bottom edge of the pre-folded base to create the card.
Complete your card with additional patterned paper. Be sure to add a decorative strip on the base of the card to provide a place for the easel to stand upright.
To complete the note holder:
Begin with a sturdy base for your wall-hanging. In this example, I used the front page of a purchased notebook that had a die-cut edge. You could use chipboard (purchased for the purpose, the back page of a spiral notebook or a piece of cardboard from a cereal box).
OPTIONAL: Paint your wall-hanging base. I love to use small samples of Behr paint that has primer added to it. You can purchase this at Home Depot in white (or you can ask to have it tinted to a preferred color using one of the provided chips). It's incredibly economical and covers excellently. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
To embellish the wall-hanging, I created a rosette. Trim a piece of patterned paper to 1" x 10-1/4". Score at 1/4" intervals.
Accordion fold the strip, alternating the folds for a mountain / valley fold.
Adhere the end of your folded strip to the opposite end. The folds will be continuous and match.
Flatten the folded structure to create the rosette. Adhere punched circles of patterned paper (2 of them) to the front and back of the rosette to hold it together. Embellish with a button and twine.
Embellish your wall-hanging with additional coordinating patterned papers and ribbon. In this project, I did use Mod Podge to adhere and seal the papers to the front of my wall-hanging. Adhere a small stack of self-sticking notes to the front with Scor-Tape.
Your project, made with many found or low cost items, will be a perfect gift without damaging your pocket book!
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