Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello Sunshine

Good morning! I can't wait to show you the Easel Card I made today that's also a Post-It note holder for your desk. A few of my friends are creating these Easel Card post-it note holders and it just looked like way too much fun not to create one myself. :)

Here are pictures of the card closed and the Easel card opened:

Open with Post-it Note holder

Project # 285 of this year

Side view
These are not hard to make! I promise!

  • You'll need 2 pieces of cardstock: 1 for the base and one for the pop-up
  • Base: 11" x 4 1/4" - score at 2 3/4" and again at 5 1/2". You can see the score lines on the side-view above
  • Pop-up piece is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2": you will attached this (after decorated) only with the bottom half to the scored piece of the base
    • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • purple mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
    • green mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Purple strip cut @ 1 1/4" x 4"
    • Pink strip cut @ 1" x 3 3/4"
    • Twine and button added
    • Banner hand cut for sentiment matting
    • CREATE A CRITTER Racoon p. 33 cut @ 3 1/2" (this cart is over 6 months old, but I just don't ever get tired of using it!)
    • Sentiment from TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe "Royal Garden" stamp set
  • Bottom (inside):
    • 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" for decorated bottom piece
    • You'll either have to use pop dots to attached bottom piece so card will stay open 
    • OR
    • attach a Post-It note pad here and this will allow card to stay open as well
This is so fun! I hope you'll go make some of these and give them as thank you gifts to all those people that  make your day a lot easier... like the receptionist at the doctor's office or the receptionist at the complex where you live or your secretary or someone else you now that would enjoy this on their desk. They will think of you every time they reach for a post-it note!

Want to see some more of these types of projects?
Here is a link list of more Easel cards created by me and some of my friends! Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today! Smiles :) Janis
I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colors
Creative Card Crew - 1-2-3 (1 button, 2 sections of twine, 3 shades of purple papers)
Everybody Art Ch #198 Thinking of You
Flourishes #174 From the Desk: something found on your desk (post-it notes)
LEJ Designs Double Trouble (2 of something - 2 sections of twine)
Oldie But a Goodie Banners or Bunting (banner - Create A Critter cart over 6 months old)
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish #112 Anything Goes
2 Sisters #96 Stripes and or Plaid (plaid)
One Stop Craft #187 Pink, Green, and White Easel Cards
Our Creative Corner - Buttons, Burlap and or Bows (button and bow on button)


  1. Super cute! I just noticed your video bar! Awesome idea. Little purple raccoon is precious!

  2. So stinking cute! I just actually cut out my first raccoon on that cartridge :o) Thanks for linking me :o) Hugs!

  3. All these cards are just super! So much talent to inspire me!! Love it!!


  4. Such a sweet post it note, lovely bright colours....

    And thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, big hugs Jo xxx

  5. So cute and great you included the tutorial. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  6. This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with ua at Crafty

  7. what a sweet card
    Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.
    kym DT

  8. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. This is such a cute idea! I love it. I may have to scraplift this one. I have made easel cards but not with post it notes!

  10. Very pretty creation , love the colours

    Thanks for joining us for Banners or buntings challenge over at oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck!


  11. This is lovely, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz CS DT

  12. This is such a fun and lovely project. Love the cute image and the twine with button. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner.

  13. This is just so cute. Love the colors and that raccoon brought a smile to my face - he is just adorable! Your twine and button are perfect for our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner. We're so happy you joined in the fun with us for this challenge.

  14. Sooooo cute.
    thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

  15. Fab project, love the raccoon, thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
    Lindsay xx

  16. Totally super cute idea! Thank you so much for joining us at the FTTC this week...hugs ~S~

  17. Love the whole look of this card/project. I think you did a fabulous job on creating the raccoon and the fun, cheery colored pattern papers.
    thank you for playing along with us @ OCC.

  18. Great card, thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan