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Spellbinders Flyby Greetings Easel Card

Hi crafty friends and welcome back.  Today’s card share is a fun special fold card, Spellbinders Flyby Greetings Easel Card.  I have not made an easel card in FOREVER so it was time.  I’m creating with the May Small Die of the Month Club kit, Flyby Greetings.  It’s a fabulous die set with a biplane which is so fun to put together.  It also has a huge Banner attached to it’s tail and the kit as 3 different sentiments you can use.  I have used two today to create my card.

These are great masculine birthday cards, and I decided to ink blend my backgrounds today to look like the beautiful blue and purple sky, just before dusk.

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Spellbinders Flyby Greetings Easel Card

I really wanted to do a video for this one but we are in the final stages and the last rooms (the master suite) of our home renovation, so sadly, I just don’t have time this week.  We will get this house put back together in the coming week, and then I’ll be back on a regular schedule for videos and cardmaking I promise.

How to create an EASEL CARD:

Today’s card is a wide easel card, meaning, it’s landscape at 5-1/2″ wide and 4-1/4″ tall.

Start the base by cutting a piece of cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/4″

Next, on one of the sides, score again at 2-1/8″.  Do a valley fold on this score line, and this creates the little triangle at the back that creates the Easel.

Then, you need two card fronts cut at 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, one is the top standing (white piece in the above image).  The second creates the base, (gray piece flat at the bottom in the image – it’s also the inside of the card).

Finally, once you ink blend the pieces, you will place adhesive on the folded triangle base piece that faces front, and adhere the bottom of the top card front.  The second card front is glued flat to the inside of the card to create the base.

Inks used:  Distress Oxide Ink:  Wilted Violet, Broken China and Tumbled Glass

Let me know if this isn’t clear, and I’ll do a video as soon as I can.

masculine Birthday card in an easel format with a biplane and flying banner created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Spellbinders Flyby Greetings Easel Card

Start by die cutting all the pieces for the biplane.  I used Waterfall, Teal Topaz, silver and black to create mine.

Next, use the fine tip on the Bearly Art Glue to glue the pieces together.

Then, die cut the two banners you want for the card.

PRO-TIP – you need two banners, or a bunch of extra clouds, as the second banner is placed on the bottom piece, raised by foam tape, this supports the top of the card standing up like an easel (in the image above, that is my Hip Hip Hooray banner, with the two clouds.

masculine Birthday card in an easel format with a biplane and flying banner created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Putting the card together:

First, cut out a bunch of clouds, there are two dies in different sizes for this.  Cut most from white cardstock and a few from vellum, to add depth of field to the finished image.

Next, dry fit the biplane and banners.  Under these, glue down the vellum clouds, only using glue where there will be an overlap, as glue shows through vellum.

Then, using foam squares, attach the clouds.  The permanently attach the plane and banners also using foam squares.

Finally, embellish with Color Essentials Teal Opalescent sequins

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20 thoughts on “Spellbinders Flyby Greetings Easel Card”

  1. That’s awesome Sandi! Perfect images for a fun fold card. Love those die cuts and the colors are perfect! 🙂

  2. Love the card. Thanks for the great tutorial. Videos are nice, but I really appreciate step by step instructions.

  3. Love the colors you chose and how you made this into an easel card, Sandi! SO cool! I get how to make it but would still love a video.
    Lori S in PA

  4. Love this card idea, Sandi!
    I too would love to see a video of how to.
    I have ordered this product so will try your idea out.
    Thanks for all your inspiration, Sandi!

  5. Love the card – signed up to get this die set and the easel card is a great option. Love the colors!

  6. Brilliant Sandi! The easel format works so well for this set. I love how you used the biplane and included two sentiments!

  7. Hi Sandi – My die set arrived and I am having fun playing with the plane! My words are not showing up like your words on the banner. Any tricks you can pass along?

    1. Hi Sharon. Pop an additional piece of cardstock on top of your cutting sandwich and run it through the die cutting machine. The letters should pop out. Then, I mounted them with foam squares, so there is a darker shadow behind. Hope that helps.

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