Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another House Mouse Birthday Card

Here's another birthday card done with the same House Mouse stamp as the tri-shutter I showed you yesterday. This was for a good friend and neighbor... it has the chocolate quote that I used on my friend Selma's retirement card... A "balanced diet is chocolate in both hands"... and another chocolate quote on the inside which is also visible when the card is propped open... it says "The best things in life are chocolate..."

This card style is called and easel and is quite easy to do... it is a standard A2 size card with a top fold (4.25"x11")... the front of the card is then folded in half (mountain fold) and scored. You then attach another panel (4.25"x5.5") to the bottom half of the front of the card base.
Decorate as desired, chosing a "stop"... some element, whether it be a button, flower, or quote that will keep the card in the standing position once it is opened. Here I used the chocolate quote on a piece of cardstock that is popped up on dimensional foam dots. It's a very easy card but one that the recipient will enjoy displaying for others to admire...
Blessings and Happy Crafting!