My First Easel Card for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday…and time to play with The Paper Players! This week is our monthly color challenge.  I selected a trio of vibrant fall colors, which I thought were just right for creating a fall wreath and a pumpkin patch in my first easel card ever.  Enjoy!

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This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide by 4-1/4″ long.

  • Colors of Autumn! The Wreath image was inked in Hello Honey and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock.  The Overlay was inked and stamped twice, first in Mossy Meadow and then in Tangelo Twist.  Because Naturals Ivory is so porous, the result is a wonderful rustic look.  Of course, doesn’t every wreath deserve Pearls???
  • Pumpkins! I created a pumpkin patch using the Pumpkins from the Fall Fest set.  Some sport Mossy Meadow leaves, courtesy of the Fun Fall Framelit collection, while all are decked out with a Linen Thread bow.
  • Folds flat! The stand-up Pumpkins on either side of the sentiment are attached with paper supports that are scored in order to fold flat when closed.  When the card is opened, they can simply be coaxed back into an upright position.
Beginning the “folding-down” process

Folded flat for mailing

This card will be heading off to Brady so he can set it out as a fall decoration.  He hasn’t been back home since the first of August.  He is feeling a little under the weather and is a little homesick.  Plus, he misses the dogs.  Hopefully this will cheer him up.  

I have no idea why I waited so long to make an easel card.  Is there anyone else out there who has not made one before, or was I the only person? Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me. Of course, if you have questions about the cards I make or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

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  1. I love this card…. Great job!!! Would love to have the tutorial.

  2. Hi Ann, I don’t know why you waited so long to make an easel card. You’re a natural! What an amazing card! I’ve made a number, but nothing compared to your work of art. You really will have to offer a tutorial for those of us that wish they, too, could have such a wonderful card/table centrepiece.

  3. This is the most beautiful easel card I’ve ever seen! Oh you are so talented Ann!!! Love all your cards.

  4. And fabulous it is – a perfect Anne card design!

  5. What a fabulous fall decoration, Ann! Love the patch of pumpkins and the burlap is the perfect amount of rustic texture. Brady will LOVE it!

  6. Your card is Stunning and I’m sure that Brady will absolutely love it.
    It has been quite sometime since I have made an easel card.

  7. What an awesome card! Thanks for sharing your incredible artwork.

  8. Oh Ann, this is FABULOUS! I love easel cards! The detail in your card is just amazing! I know your son will enjoy it. XX

  9. Wow! Looks like a lot of work, but it’s beautiful. I haven’t tried to make one of these cards yet.

  10. This card just blows me away. The wreath on the burlap on the wood, and the pumpkins!! I love layered cards and I love special folds, but I too have never made an easel card. Hugs to Brady. Tutorial coming????

  11. Wow, oh wow!!! I have made easel cards before but none as stunning as this. Gorgeous. I’m sure this will lift Brady’s spirits. Hello & hugs to the four-legged family members.

  12. So, so pretty. I wish I had that group right on my front door. You did a great job with you combination of pumpkins and wreath. Love the color choices, and the pearls 🙂

  13. This is an easel card extraordinaire, Ann! All the pumpkins are delightful and the wreath gorgeous. I love making easel cards but have to admit it has been a long time since I have done so. Thanks for the inspiration to try one again!

  14. I love making easel cards.

    Yours is so festive. It is sure to put a smile on Brady’s face. Love the colorful pumpkins and Autumn wreath.

  15. You are not alone — I’ve never made one either! But yours gorgeous and you are inspiring me to give it a try!

  16. No, I haven’t made one and don’t know how. Is there a tutorial anywhere? Yours is fantastic1

  17. Oh my word! That is the most spectacular easel card that I have ever seen! Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous. I love all of the pumpkins.

  18. Awesome easel card! You put a lot of work into this….it’s fabulous! Your color palette is spot on for creating fun fall projects!!!

  19. This is one cheery Fall card for sure! It is certain to brighten up his mood! He has worked so hard over the last few years I am sure he is tuckered out! This card will send lots of love I am sure! Nicely done on your first Easel card! Stunning as ever!

  20. Amazing! Your first easel card? All those pumpkins alone are amazing as is the wreath! Well, combine both and you have one wowzer of a card! Brady will love it! You do some amazing work my friend! Love the colors you chose.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  21. This is absolutely beautiful!
    I haven’t made an easel card yet but this sure makes me want to!! Is it possible to post a tutorial for this or at least maybe the measurements and score lines?


  22. Ann, your card is super. Love it. WOW.

  23. I love this easel pumpkin card. Another great creation Ann, fantastic and so very inspiring. I haven’t started mine yet.
    Take care

  24. Over the top gorgeous – as usual!!!

  25. Wow! So many pretty details on your easel card. You would never know this was your first attempt. I love all the pumpkins and how you used the wreath.

    I’m making my first easel card this evening for a challenge. I just watched a couple of videos. Hopefully mine turns out as fantastic as yours.

  26. This is over the top awesome! I have made one or two but nothing like this one!

    I’m sure he will love having it to glance at when he thinks of home.

    My kids keep every card I make them, and I really know they are special cards when I make the frig!

    Haha…lets see…didn’t I used to hang their stuff on the frig?!!

  27. LOVE! As usual you rocked it! I also have never done an easel card, are you going to do a tutorial? I would love it if you do!

  28. Great card Ann1 I was wondering if you have a tutorial for the easel card? if so I would love it.

  29. Ooooo,oh my , that is so beautiful MsAnn,
    Only you !!!
    Hugs Frenchie,

  30. Wow! Your card is beautiful … the perfect fall card!

  31. My goodness…I’ve been on the verge of making an easel card several times, but yours is spectacular!

  32. Ann this is just another magnificent work of art for Brady. he’s going to love it. These pumpkins and dies are quickly becoming a favorite keeper! hugs.
    PS: Hug to your fur babies too.

  33. What a beautiful card, Anne! I have Fall Fest and am about to start using it today. Thank you for an beautiful and inspiring card.
    I’ll have to search the easel card technique!


  34. Holy cow this is amazing, Ann! What a wonderful creation. Love all those pumpkins and the beautiful wreath. I can only imagine how long it took you to put this all together!

  35. I have made an easel card or two, but nothing this amazing!

  36. Wow, Ann! That is one beautiful card. I’ve never done an easel card, but someday I may try one!

  37. Wow, Ann! That is one beautiful card. I’ve never done an easel card, but someday I may try one!

  38. What a magnificent Easel card Ann, they are really easy to make but sadly, I only have made one, sheeesh!! I think I need to make them more often, specially after seeing yours!!! The rustic feel the Burlap Ribbon adds to the design is perfect and the pearls truly make it elegant too. Thank you so much for sharing.

  39. What a great card! How did you get the small pumpkin in the front? Looks like the pumpkins were embossed. Would love tutorial.

  40. Ann, this is awesome! What a beautiful card for your first easel card! Love the pumpkin patch! I know Brady will love this card, as would anyone! I have made several easel cards but nothing as stunning as this one and I would love to see a tutorial as well!

  41. Wow! This is beautiful! I am sure Brady will love it. Who wouldn’t?

  42. Very cute card. I have never made an easel card. Would love the details on how you did this one. This is the first one I have seen that I’d be interested in making. You did a great job.

  43. I would LOVE a video on this as well! It’s gorgeous, Ann!!

  44. Ann the is card is stunning. I have never done and easel card. A tutorial would be great on this card.

  45. This easel card is beautiful!! I have
    never made an easel card either. That’s a hint for a tutorial from you during these busy days ahead of us……TFS!! Thanks for the ornament tutorial also.

    Vickie Steele

  46. If you have a tutorial for this, I would LOVE it. Beautiful card!

  47. P.S. I hope your crew is doing well! My Ms. Lexi sends schnauzer roos to your Boxer pack!

  48. Wow, Ann! Your first easel card is a stunner and will make an incredible decor item. I really love how you created the pumpkin patch as a theme for your card too. After a long slump, I’m starting to get inspired once again so I will have to put on my thinking cap and see how to come up with the horizontal easel card dimensions as I’ve only made vertical easel cards.

  49. Ann, this is beautiful and am sure Brady will welcome it. I have made some of the tri-fold cards but never an easel card. Thanks for sharing and also for sharing the tutorial for the ornamental card which was also beautiful.

  50. Ann this is gorgeous and Brady will love it!!! As I am sure any recipient would especially me!! Hint hint LOL!! I too have never made and easel card or a step card for that matter! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us!!

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