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How to Make a Fireplace Easel Christmas Card
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How to Make a Fireplace Easel Christmas Card

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Make a Christmas card that’s certain to stand out on the mantelpiece with this easel design! There’s nothing like receiving a handmade card, and this paper-pieced die-cut one will bring lots of festive joy to your lucky recipient!  

Using just one die and a selection of coloured cardstock, this colourful design is a great way of mastering a new technique with your dies.

Project and instructions by Sarah Jackan Read.

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How to make

Step 1

Trim a sheet of white hammered card to 9 x 12cm.

Die-cut the fireplace design from navy card, trimming away the candles, flames and the outer stockings then adhere to the hammered card with a glue pen.

Step 2

Die-cut the design once more, this time from grey, green, yellow, burgundy and white hammered card then inlay the pieces into the navy design, using a glue pen and tweezers.

Step 3

Die-cut the design a final time from red cardstock.

Trim away the sentiment from red die-cut design, then apply a clear embossing ink pad over the front of the text. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the entire sentiment, then lift to tap away the excess powder.

Use a heat tool to set the powder and, once cool to the touch, inlay into the navy design along with the remaining pieces.

Top Tip: Make sure to use a pair of tweezers to hold the sentiment in place while you are using the heat tool, as they will help to keep it in place. 

Always make sure you use the heat tool over a craft mat or heat resistant surface as the air emitted from it can get very hot.

Step 4

Trim a sheet of white hammered cardstock to 24 x 9cm then fold in half.

Fold the front panel in half once again to create the easel card blank base.

Trim another piece of white hammered cardstock to 9 x 5.5cm, and attach it to the base of the card blank with foam pads to create the stopper. This will hold the 'easel' panel of the card stay upright at an angle.

Top Tip: Before securing the 9 x 5.5cm strip in place, hold it in position to ensure you are happy with the angle the easel panel will sit at.

Step 5

Adhere the inlayed design panel to the front of the easel card blank (the section of cardstock that was folded in half in step four, measuring 6 x 9cm).

Step 6

To complete the card design, die-cut three stars in navy card and then one in green, yellow and red card, then adhere to the base panel.

Christmas Easel Card

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