Thursday, January 26, 2012

Get Well Soon Easel

Welcome to the Studio! Thanks for stopping by. If you’re visiting from the Card A Day Blog, I hope you’ll stop by again. If you haven’t been to the CADB, be sure to stop by for a daily dose of inspiration. Our theme for this week is get well cards. And let’s face it, with cold and flu season in full swing, not to mention all the crazy weather we’ve been having in the southeastern United States lately, we all know somebody who could use a cheerful, get well pick-me-up.

For this card, I purchased a package of round notecards and envelopes from Oriental Trading. Their prices are good and the quality is the same as what’s available in the chain craft stores. But since it was a round notecard (i.e. it’s one piece and doesn’t open) I needed a clever way to turn it into a card. So my light bulb moment, why not add an easel? Next question, where do I find an easel shape? The Make The Cut Gallery, with all its freebies, had the perfect easel. And did you catch that it was FREE? That’s a price you can’t beat.

I used my Zing to cut the easel from some 110 lb. cardstock. I used something heavier than usual so it could support the weight of the flowers and paper on the front of the card. With MTC and Bazinga (my Zing) I cut out two circles, one of patterned paper the other of cardstock. The Get Well Soon sentiment is from a Hero Arts all occasion card stamp set. The oval and scalloped oval are Spellbinders dies. The patterned paper I used is KI Memories from one of the big combo packs at Hobby Lobby. The flowers are from American Crafts and I’ve had them for quite some time and couldn’t figure out what to do with them. They are kind of a shiny plastic. They just worked perfectly with the funky little blossoms on the paper. I did trim the very bottom of the round notecard base just so the card would stand up a bit better. I thought this would be a nice way to cheer up a friend or loved one who isn’t feeling well. And there is plenty of room on the back to write a personal message too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!


  1. Such a sweet cheery card. Great idea of an easel card. Great job! TFS

  2. What a cute little card. That would certainly cheer me up. I love the easel too.