Thursday, July 2, 2015

Micro Easel Card

I found this idea on Pinterest, but even with Google translate, and a link to another blog from the pinned image, there really weren't any directions I could find. I was determined to try it though, I mean's so cute!! Since I had to figure it out on my own using my wits and a ruler, I'm sharing it with you here! =)

I made a trip to the dollar store where I was able to find matchboxes and birthday candles. The matchboxes were shrink wrapped together in groups of 10 for a buck! I assume they can be found in varying sizes, so if you follow my directions to make one, make sure you measure your box and adjust accordingly.

So the first thing I did was to pull out the little drawer and dump the matches out. I dabbed my little drawer front directly into Crushed Curry ink, turned it around and dabbed the other side in Cucumber Crush.

Then I measured the box shell and came up with approx 2-1/8" x 1-3/8". This is my measurement for the DSP I adhered to the top before layering on the Easel Card. For the Micro Easel Card, I cut 4-2/8" x 1-3/8" from a piece of Bermuda Bay Card Stock. Score it at 2-1/8" (half) to create a mini card, and then score one side in half again, and score another line halfway into the half...clear? Maybe this visual will help.

This is your card base, and the you will want to create a mat with Whisper White for the front of the card. Mine measures 1-1/4" x 1-7/8" and I also cut another piece of WW for inside the little drawer, 2" x 1-1/4" although it needed a tiny trim to fit. There is also a small WW piece inside the card. This is where you'll stamp "Happy Birthday."

Make sure you adhere just the very end...the smallest scored section on the end. This will allow the card to be propped against the candle holder and displayed open. The candle holder was added by cutting off it's "stabby part" and inserting it through a hole I punched on the box top. Just use glue dots on each side of the holder to make it grab on and stay put in the hole. Put a pearl on the drawer, tuck a candle and a match inside the drawer, tie the whole thing up with a bow, and Voila!

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