Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

July 26, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Framed Labels 46

Hi Everybody,

For todays card I have used Spellbinders Framed Labels 46 and I have created an Easel Card for my base and they are very easy to make
There are lots of tutorials on my website on all the variations of Easel Card  that you may like to try ... just click the link
The dies have several other sets that match them in the Labels 46 range
I have deliberately not mentioned sizes because you can make this any size that you want without any measuring at all as long as the die you choose to use will fit onto the panels
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Pearl/Diamante centres from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Black Spotty Ribbon from Mei Flower
  • Black Pearls from Want2Scrap
  • Black Spotty/Stripe card from AnnaMarie Designs
  • Verse from Crafters Companion
Take a piece of white card and fold in half along the short side then trim it into a square
On one side fold in half again and this will be the top of the easel
With black card create a slightly smaller mat for both the top and bottom cards
With coloured card make slightly smaller pieces and mat onto the black cards
Create another black mat that is a square to hold the largest piece of the die cut and mat with card in a different pattern
Glue the base pieces to the inside of the card
With the top panel, only add glue to the bottom part and add this to the front of the easel card so that the card can open.
 If you add glue all over it then the top part will not fold and create the easel ...  Not a good idea !!
With dies #2/3 and 4 cut all the pieces in silver card and this will produce four pieces for you.
Starting with the smallest piece of silver card as #1 we will build the card
With silver piece #3 I have wrapped this with ribbon. 
Add foam pads to strategic spots on the back  and attach to the base card
Add the bow and the diamante centre 
Add two small black pearls to act as stops to hold the easel open 
For the front of the card add the silver piece #4 with glue around the edges
Add the #2 with foam pads to give dimension
Add to the top panel with foam tape and although the picture shows the tape at the bottom only you can add it all along to secure the panel in place

Stamp and emboss a verse of your choice and then mat and layer it onto the same type of card
Cut silver piece #1 in half and secure it behind your verse
Add foam pads behind and add to the front of the card
Add some matching ribbon to the front and glue another centrepiece in place
Prop the easel open with the black pearls 
There is space on the back or the inside where you can add your personal greeting

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Lovely card, could be used for many occasions.


  2. Beautiful card, so elegant in that colour combo :)
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. This is a very nice card. Love everything about it especially the colour choices. WOW.

  4. Christina- Hello & what a lovely card! It is very nice in desgn , color & style. You make very lovely cards in various designs. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Beautiful card, love the sentiment and fabulous step by step.
    Linda xxx

  6. Beautiful card Christina. Thank you for the very helpful tutorial.

  7. Really beautiful card Christina, thanks Ann

  8. Hi Christina, that has to be the nicest easel card I've seen in's beautiful! I love the black and silver, very elegant. A great Tuesday Tutorial for us to try.
    Bejay xx

  9. Gorgeous card, love the sentence. Thank you for
    showing how you made it x

  10. This is different, gorgeous card. Not my colours but gives us an idea how to use the die. I hope I can find something here similar. Thanks for the tutorial.

  11. oh wow, this is one beautiful card, love the card from Anne Marie, a great tutorial Christina, thank you so much....luv Ursula xx

  12. Love the black and white together with the silver. Makes an awesome card

  13. Hi Christina, a beautiful card today I haven't made an easel card before I will go over and have a look at your tutorials and have a try at making one. Thank you for your inspiration, my cards make my friends and relatives happy thanks to you.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  14. Gorgeous card Christina, thank you as always for the tutorial X X X

  15. Hi Christina. Just found you on Instagram. Have been following you for years on your website. You're still the Queen of card making. Beautiful card. Xxx


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