Doesn't he just make you smile?
This is a Swing Easel Card. I found the original tutorial on-line for the square version, but I wanted to make it into a 5" x 7" because I wanted to make the lemonade stand large enough to appreciate. Here's how I cut it so I was able to use only one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11 card stock. You can see it's in two pieces and I attached it on the back of the card with double-sided tape. I have the full-sized template on my Hints, Tips & Tutorials page together with measurements for mats; the square version is there, too.
Here's another view from the side, so you can see how the focal image "swings" back from the easel portion of the card for a clever look...and I just love the peek-a-boo greeting it creates (which I'll show you a bit further down).
I used digital paper which was the perfect complement to this cut file as it's all about lemonade and it was also a match to the Bazzill Onion Skin card stock...talk about serendipity!
I used the lemons to be a place to prop the easel and added a few extra behind it to keep it from sliding back. The lemonade stand/swing piece is held in place between the greeting and sentiment which were also matted on the blue card stock. Here's the peek-a-book greeting:
And here's the inside of the card showing the sentiment.
The card lies flat for mailing as shown here.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing how this card came together and are inspired to try a swing easel card of your own. If you do, please share it with me so I can showcase it on my blog. If you like this file, you can get it in the store and there's a sale going on right now!
See you next time with a new project!
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