Monday, September 12, 2016

Calendar Easel Card with Post it Note and Pen

I happened to pick up the mini calendars at the Dollar store, and came across a picture of an Easel card that included a mini calendar, post it note and pen.  It took me a while, but I figured out how to make this card.  Now, if I could only find a source for these mini calendars in Canada!!

A video made by Frances Martin here gave me some ideas on how to made different Easel cards.  However, I wanted to include a pen and a Post it note.

This is what I came up with.

The front of the card is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4", lined with Whisper White, and then striped Pacific Point DSP.  In the middle is another piece of DSP, but the reverse side, and this is matted with Whisper White.

The calendar is mounted on a piece of Pacific Point card stock approximately the same size as the calendar, and then attached to the card front just above the half way point and over to the left side.

The card front is decorated with elements die cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits dies in the following colors:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Basic Black. Rhinestones were placed in the centers of all the flowers.

The post it note  mounted on a piece of Pacific Point card stock, was adhered  near the bottom of the card, becoming the "door stop" for the card.

Here's a view from the side.
If you look carefully, you can see a small pen peeking out behind the Easel.

Here I opened the card so that you can see where, and how, I placed the pen.  A piece of Satin ribbon, 3/8" wide was attached at first one end (near the score line) with strong double sided tape.  Then the pen was placed under the ribbon and measured for a fit.  The pen needed to be secure, but not loose, The other end was then adhered to the card.

This is what the card looks like when it's closed.  Because it is thicker than the usual cards, I made a pizza box and decorated it.  It would be expensive to mail this card, so I made and decorated this box so that it could be hand delivered.

The box was made using a 7 3/4 by 12 piece of Pacific Point cardstock, scored at 1, 5 1/2, 6 1/2 and 11" and then 1" all the way around.
Decorating the box was the fun part.
A Pacific Point DSP layer was matted with Whisper White cardstock.  Some Pacific Point ribbon (retired) was adhered near the bottom and a bow placed on top.

Above the ribbon, a Whisper White die cut was used as the base for the decorations.   I received this particular die cut in a die cut swap with Canadian Die Cut Exchange group.  Again, I used the floral elements die cuts made using the Botanical Builder framelits dies. I used the same colours as on the card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  none
Inks: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Pacific Point DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Botanical Builder framelits/dies, rhinestones, Bermuda Bay sequins, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, 3/8" Pacific Point ribbonn

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