Monday, October 30, 2017

YouTube Challenge

The Club Scrap Artist Team was challenge to choose a video from the Club Scrap YouTube Channel as inspiration for our project this month.  I choose the Triple Easel Card Tutorial. I've made easel cards with one and two stand up's but never 3 so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to check out this card style and give it a go!

Tricia used the Adirondacks kit from May 2017 but I decided to incorporate elements from this month's Scandinavia kit on my cards.

These cards are so much fun because you can add so many different elements/images to each panel. I even added a few dimensional items without it being too bulky to close.  I did a bit of math for you since the cuts from the original video/instructions were for a whole set of papers and made 12 cards in 3 different styles.

Here's what you need for each card:

These pieces make up the base -

(1) - 4.25 x 5.5
(2) - 3.75 x 4.25 - position so the 4.25 side is vertical and score each at 1.25  & 2.5
(1) - 4.25 x 5 - position so the 4.25 is vertical and score at 1.25 & 2.5

Glue according to the video.

Panels for each pop-up working from front of the card to the back -

(1) - 2 x 4.25
(1) - 1.75 x 4

(1) 2.5 x 4.25
(1) 2.25 x 4

(1) 3 x 4.25
(1) 2.75 x 4

Layer the mat and insert for each pop-up. Decorate each panel as desired and affix to the card.

The next stop on the hop is:

The complete list of artists can be found here:


If you visited my blog last week you'll recall that I made a "book" looking box filled with cards...

That idea was sparked by the Stacked Book Box Project tutorial which was offered for this kit - Stacked Book Box Kit from 2015. I LOVED making that project, it was so much fun so I thought I would adapt it to making stacked card boxes out of cardstock.  A few people asked how I made it so here's what I did to create....

my own stacked book box - card version of the project!!!

Large = A7 cards; Medium = A2 cards; Small = A1 cards

Since the original project was made from book board I had to improvise and come up with my own pattern for making these boxes and I figured out a wicked easy trick to make this box for any size cards you want.  You simply add 4" to the starting card dimensions.  So if you're making a box for 4.25 x 5.5" cards - the cardstock for the box will need to be 8.25 x 9.5"; A7 box - 5x7 cards - cut the cardstock at 9 x 11.  It's that easy!

Once you've cut your cardstock you'll score each side at 3/4" and 1 3/4".  You'll notice the X's in each corner. Trim these from the cardstock.

Cut where the 4 lines are drawn in pencil.

Burnish each fold line; apply glue where indicated.

Fold and glue the two long side panels; you will notice a small tab on each end of the long panels - fold the tabs towards the center of the box; lift one end side wall up, fold over the tabs and adhere it  back on it's self as shown in the photo securing the two tabs.  Repeat on the other end.

You now have a box that is large enough to accommodate the envelopes for your chosen size card with a bit of wiggle room. Each box will be 1" deep which will hold about 4-10 cards and envelopes (which all depends on how thick your cards are).  I fit in all 8 of the cards (and envies) shared on the previous blog hop in the initial box, only 4 of the triple easel cards fit into the same size box but that's because each card was so thick due to the layers and embellishments once finished.

To make the book "cover" you need to cut the cardstock as follows: 

Length (widest part) - add 1/2" 

Width - Double + 1 3/8"

Score the cover so you have 1 1/8" spine in the center.

Adhere the box so the left side of the box is aligned with the spine which should leave 1/4" on the remaining 3 sides of the box.

I did have to add an extra piece of cardstock for the cover of the A7 box, I needed 12 3/8" so I just cut a 3 1/2" spine piece and affixed the front and back portion of the cover to it.  I added the dark grey liner to the insides of the cover to hid that extra bit of seaming.  This lining also adds a bit of structure  and stability to the cover as well.

Hope you give it a try!


Club Scrap - Cardstock, pattern paper, embellishments
Imagine - Memento Dye Ink; VersaMagic Ink


  1. Oh my, you have so many projects top look at! The triple easel card is FAB and the stack of books is great for even more cards! Beautiful boxes. Great inspiration, Roni.

  2. Fantastic triple easel cards
    stamping sue

  3. Wowzers! Love it all! Thanks for doing the "hard" math and adapting both projects.

  4. Adorable cards Roni and the button "stop" is genius! Your bonus stacked box project is a fun surprise, I second Karen's comment about the hard math! Thanks for sharing your creativity, you are always inspiring!

  5. Great projects and tutorials! Love them! TFS

  6. Great cards = can't wait to try this! Thanks for the bonus tutorial too!

  7. How FABULOUS! Thank you so much for adapting the book box project to cardstock! I can't WAIT to try this myself! GREAT job!

  8. You've been quite busy! Gorgeous crafting, Roni


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