Here's a view of the prototype for the easel card that Annette & I made together on CH Morning Live (see the video here if you missed it). Easel cards are so much fun and not that difficult!
Quick instructions: I used a "regular" card size cardstock (8.5" x 5.5"), folded in half, then simply folded the front of the card in half again. You create your main image or use a photo, apply adhesive to the BOTTOM portion only, and adhere it to the bottom folded portion of the card front. (If you were watching closely enough on the video, I actually messed this portion up because I was trying to do this so quickly!). Then, add a little stopper to the inside/bottom of the card to hold everything in place. In this card, I used a punched out flower with a button. On the photo card I showed on Morning Live, I used a punched out sentiment that I adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I hope that all the mothers out there have a happy Mother's Day! I know that I am so grateful to have such a supportive mother, and am lucky to be able to celebrate with my grandmother as well.
On facebook, I loved how many mothers were posting images of handmade cards that they'd received from their children. Here's mine :) (well at least the outside of it) – custom made for me in my favourite colour. Don't ever doubt the power of a hand crafted item!!