Hey Cupcake & Party Time Easel Cards

Easel cards are a fairly new concept to me even though they've been around for quite some time!  Today I'm sharing a set of four cards featuring the 
Hey Cupcake and Party Time Collections

The formula for creating the card base is simple:
Cut an 8.5"X11" sheet of cardstock in half along the width; your two (cut) pieces will measure 4.25"X11".  Next, score the length at 2.75" and 5.5".  
The mats and designing will take place on the first 2.75" flap. 

Cut a mat of patterned paper to measure 4"X5.25" and attach to the inside of the card (the non-scored 4.25"X5.5" section).

Next, cut another mat of the same size.  The mat will be attached to the first flap, so be sure to apply adhesive to the bottom half of the mat only.

To decorate I used various stand-alone dies, swatches of create-a-cards, die-cuts, stickers, etc.
Finally, for each of the cards, I created a "stopper" to maintain the easel shape.
I used border stickers and die-cuts and then attached them with foam adhesive about 1/3" of the way down.

Please visit my YouTube channel to see a quick step-out of how the card is assembled.  These also fit neatly inside of a standard A2 envelope!

If you love cardmaking and haven't tried this style yet, I hope you'll give it a go!

Doodlebug Product Used:
Party Time Collection
Party Time Chit Chat 
Party Time Odds & Ends
Hey Cupcake Collection
Hey Cupcake Odds & Ends
Hey Cupcake 6X6 Paper Pad
Borders & Edges Doodle Cuts
Large Tags Doodle Cuts
Mini Tags Doodle Cuts
Nesting Scallops Doodle Cuts
All Occasion Doodle Stamps
Happy Birthday Doodle Stamps
Bubblegum Chunky Doodle Twine
Bubble Blue Chunky Doodle Twine
Matte Sprinkles
Bright Assortment Sprinkles
Yappy Birthday Doodle Pops
Cake & Ice Cream Doodle Pops

Party Time Party Favors

  With the adorable new "Party Time" Collection, decorations, cupcake toppers, and party favors easily come together to create a smashing celebration!
For my project today I'm focusing on the tokens of appreciation: mini coloring books attached to a box of wrapped crayons :)

I've incorporated some of the new Doodle Cuts, Stamps and pieces from the collection to make these tag-style coloring books.

 First, I die-cut the tag shapes from smooth, white cardstock and then stamped the images for each booklet.  I layered on smaller elements such as hats, balloons and wagons to the scenes.

Next, I crafted a front and back cover by adding a die-cut piece of patterned paper to two blank tags.  Layers of die-cut circles, stickers, ribbon and a stamped "thank you" were added to the fronts!
A 1" ring was used to hold each booklet together.  

Next I made a wrap, from patterned paper, to cover the 24 count crayon box.  The coloring book was then attached to the box with a simple strang of chunky twine!

I also covered a 5" box with paper to create this sweet favor holder!  This alone (or even bigger for more favors!) makes the perfect centerpiece.

These would also make the perfect treats for back-to-school, Halloween or stocking stuffers!  

Thanks for joining us today!

Doodlebug Product Used:
Party Time Collection
Paty Time Stamps & Doodle Cuts
Borders & Edges Doodle Cuts
Large Tags Doodle Cuts
Boutique Buttons
Matte Sprinkles
Many Thanks Stamps
Party Animal Boy Stamps
Birthday Boy Stamps
Limeade Chunky Twine
Denim Chunky Twine
Swimming Pool Chunky Twine
Tangerine Chunky Twine
Bumblebee Chunky Twine
Bon Bon Chunky Twine

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