Newton’s Nook – I Just PLANE Like You Easel Card

Hey friends! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this really fun circle shaped easel card! I’ve never made one before and was inspired by my friend Leica who makes adorable ones of these from time to time. They always get me and I had no clue how easy and fun they were to create!

Here’s a look at the card front, flat like it would come out of the envelope. Isn’t it the cutest!?! I used Winston Takes Flight stamps and dies, along with the Circle Frames dies and the new Petite Clouds stencil.

I started by stamping and coloring the images with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and glued the banner to the back of the airplane. I chose 2 lighter blue cardstocks and cut the darker one with the scalloped circle in the circle frames die set. Then I grabbed my Trinity Stamps embossed circle stack dies and cut the lighter one from a size that fit just barely inside the stitching on the scalloped circle. Then I taped it to the petite clouds stencil and spread transfer gel through it. I set it aside to dry while I created my easel pieces. This is also when I turn my laminator on so it’s heated up when I’m ready to use it.

For those, I die cut the scalloped circle 2 more times from white cardstock and then just one edge from a scrap. I took one of the full white circles and scored it at .5 inch from one side and 1.5 inches from the other. Then I folded it into a Z-fold. I glued the .5 inch flap to the other white panel and set it aside to dry. Next, I grabbed the scrap scalloped circle edge I cut and trimmed it straight across with my paper trimmer. Then I placed it in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment from the Floral Roundabout on it. I added foam squares to the back and adhered it to the bottom of the white circle I just glued the Z-fold to. This is the stopper for your easel.

With my transfer gel dry, I ran the cloud panel through my laminator with blue decofoil flock! Soooo much fuzzy fun! I love flocking! Next, I took both blue panels and placed them in my splatter box and splattered watered down white and black acrylic paint on them for a little extra fun texture. Once they were dry, I adhered them together with foam tape. Then I glued this panel to the bottom half of the Z-fold circle attached to my card base.

I added foam squares to the back of Winston and added him to the front of the card. Moving on to finishing touches, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the star on the plane. Then I added glossy accents over the top of the whole circle plus Winston’s goggles and nose. I also added some Wink of Stella to either end of the banner for a little shimmer in the light.

I just can’t get over how cute this is and how much fun it is going to be to give it to someone! I love that it can be displayed in such a fun way after they receive it more than anything!

Have you ever made and easel card? I’m totally hooked and can’t wait to make more of them now!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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