Business Card Easel

Business Card Easel

Hi, this is Dina for Splitcoaststampers. In
this tutorial I’ll show you how to fold cardstock into an easel-type holder for business cards.
We’ll need 3 cardstock pieces for the project so I’ll begin by cutting those. The first
piece will be the card base, and it’s cut to 4-1/4″ x 6-1/2″. The second piece will
be the front panel and it’s going to be the same width of 4-1/4″ and 3″ high. The top
edge of this panel is the one you’ll see above your business cards when the easel is displayed,
so you might want to give yourself extra room to use a border punch or die on the top edge. For the box we’ll need a piece that’s 2-1/2″ x 5″. The next step is scoring, and we’ll begin with
the largest panel which is the base of the easel. We’re going to score at 2″ and 4″. On the panel that’s 2-1/2″ x 5″, we’ll score 1/2″ from each end along the long side, and 1″ from each side along the short side. We’ll use those score lines to create our box. The
front panel of the card doesn’t need any scoring, but you can die cut or punch a pretty border
if you’d like. To create the easel base of the card, I’m going to use a bone folder to crease along each of the score lines, and then these 2 sections fold up and over like
this with the longer section as the base. To hold the easel in position you’ll need
something dimensional, like a button or large pearl or embellishment – maybe a small figurine
or whatever fits the theme of your project. I’m using a button with a plastic shank, so
I used wire cutters to remove that, and I’ll center the button on the front edge with
some tacky glue. To create the box we’ll need to cut some tabs. I’m going to make two 1/2″ cuts on the short ends outside where the score lines intersect. Next I want to
make sure all my score lines are creased well, so I’m folding them all in and going over
each one with the bone folder. To shape the ends, I’m gluing and folding all those end
tabs together. In the photo tutorial she suggests sandwiching the tiny tab between the two larger ones – I forgot to do that but you can do that on yours and it will turn out better than mine… To make sure the ends are nice and tight and square, you can put a 1/2″ acrylic block down into the box opening and use that to form your corners. I’ll repeat the same
steps on the other end of the box. The next step is to put the project together. I’ll start by putting the front piece onto
the easel base, and that goes onto the 2″ section, on the opposite side from where the
button is glued. When you lay that piece down make sure your button is face down. I’m going to line the edges up so the bottom of the front piece
is against the edge of the card base. You’ll want to put adhesive on the base rather than
on the front piece so you don’t get the glue up too high. You want that to be able to open and sit up straight. Next glue the box onto the front
piece, about 1/4″ from the bottom. You might need to adjust this measurement on your project
depending on how tall your little stopper is. When you have the project assembled and displayed, you’ll want the bottom of the front piece to rest against the stopper without the box getting in the way. That’s the basic structure of the project.
You can use die cuts or other embellishments to personalize your project, or just leave
it clean and simple – I used a feather die cut on mine, and here are some samples by
our tutorial author using decorative paper and a pretty border punch. Please share your
ideas in the gallery, and I thank you so much for watching!

Comments (10)

  1. Made a basic one while watching this video. ย  Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great tutorialย  Thanx

  3. love love thank you

  4. Pretty darn cool idea. Thank you.

  5. Love it! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  6. Will definitely give this a try, your tutorial is easy to follow, thank you!

  7. thanks for sharing

  8. very cute and simple. i am going to use this for scripture cards to give out as gifts.. thanks a bunch

  9. i just imagined, it would be nice to make a gift box to put it into, when giving out…do you have any idea what dimensions a box would be for something like this?

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