The second swap I was part of for convention was a wow card swap. And the rule for this is that the card was supposed to wow. So. That’s a tall order. And…. I had signed up for a children’s card swap that got cancelled…. but I had already cut the paper for the card… so, I decided to have a wow children’s card. Smaht, yeah me…. (that is Hawaii speak for “brilliant idea… you go girl”).
So, this card uses zoo babies stamp set. I had to buy this one cause I was so sad when they retired fox and friends. But… SU! always comes through and replaced it with this cute set. But, looking at the picture… you must be saying… that’s not wow worthy. Just wait…
Before we get to the wow, I want to show you some of the details on the front. I was also sad when the tiny key tag punch retired. But never fear… the little bitty labels punch worked perfectly. And I love those safety pins. They are perfect on baby cards. That is the crumb cake taffeta. The colors are so saffron, costal cabana (love it) and baked brown sugar. I embossed the bottom panel with the polka dots. What did we do with ourselves before embossing??
Okay. Now for the wow. And this wow is so easy that anyone can do.
It’s an easel card! All you gotta do is make sure something on the inside is bumped up so it can hold the paper back.
Here’s a view from the side. You cut your card base like normal (5.5x 8.5). Fold in half. Then on the front of the card score again at the half way. ( score at 2 1/8). You will then create the front of the card on another panel and then adhere it to the BOTTOM portion of that scored front. And it’s that easy.
You can see how the top of the giraffe is what holds the card hope. I love the giraffe and rhino. It was a little mental cutting them out but it goes fast. Do it while watching TV and it breezes by. I did it while watching Isaac dig in the sand.
What is nice about the easel card is that it can be a nice little decoration for the recipient.
And. I love the toucan.
Since they are so easy… everyone can make a wow card!