Friday, April 28, 2023

Easel Card with Treat Box

I am guest designing today with the Creative Creases Blog. This challenge is anything goes with a fun fold.  I have a Mother's Day card to share with you all.

I created an easel card with a treat box. It's a new fun fold design type for me and I really like how it turned out. I had this saved on Pinterest -here is a link. This one will go to my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day. She especially likes Hershey's kisses (who doesn't) so they will fill the treat box part of my card.

Design Steps:

I am using elements from the "Something For Everything" Paper Pumpkin kit from 2019. It's and older one for sure but it was sitting untouched in my craft room. My goal for 2023 is to get these kits finished.

I took one of the card bases from the kit and cut off  ½" on the solid part of the base. Then I scored at 2-3/4", 5-1/2" (is already scored), 6-1/2" and 7-1/2". If you're using other designer paper or card base, once you cut off the 1/2" your 2nd score line would be at 3 3/4".
I used Scor-Tape on the striped end of the card base and then folded on all the score lines. The small tab gets taped to the inside to form a box shape.
Easel Card Assembly: 
Stampin' Up Shaded Spruce cardstock measuring 10" x 2 1/4" and scored at 2 1/2" and 5". I used double sided tape and attached to the top of the box. 
Then a 2nd piece of shaded spruce cardstock (5" x 2 1/2") that will be for the image panel. I attached this to the easel panel with double sided tape to the bottom half of the panel only. 
Inside Drawer Box:
Shaded Spruce cardstock measuring 9" x 6 1/8" and scored at 3/4" x 1 3/4" on all 4 sides. 
Then you are going to cut the shorter ends only to form tabs. Cut the first 2 squares off each corner. Then cut the 1st square in the 2nd row. 
On the 2nd square in the 2nd row you will cut at an angle to form tabs. Add Scor Tape to the panels as shown in this photo. 
Peel the backing from the tape on the short sides first and fold over each tab on the score lines towards the inside. Next remove the backing from the long sides and fold these over the angled tabs. The box will look like this photo when folded. 
Decorating the image panel:
I cut a piece of white cardstock 4 7/8" x 2 1/4". This panel is decorated with floral images and enamel dots from the Paper Pumpkin Kit. 
This is the easel image standing up. I used a die from CottageCutz for the celebrate word. The sentiment is a stamp from the Paper Pumpkin Kit. 
This is a photo showing the box with the chocolate kisses inside.

Whew! This was a long post but I hope I have given you an idea for a Mother's Day card and treat box. 

I am also entering:
1.  Creative Knockouts has a Flower Power challenge. 
2Simon Says Stamp has an anything goes challenge. 
3.  Paper Funday is anything goes w/optional of flower power.
4.  Shopping Our Stash has a fun fold challenge. 



  1. Wow! Mary, this Mother's Day card is incredible!! Such a fun presentation for a little treat inside. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Boxes are fun to make but the visuals are necessary for me. We so appreciate your joining us as our guest designer at Creative Creases. I can't wait to see you back in our gallery soon.

  2. Such a good idea to incorporate a treat box into your card. The flowers are very pretty and I love the contrast with the stripes. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

  3. Wow, gorgeous card/treat box! Your MIL will be delighted with that gorgeous gift.Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at the Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx
    Paper Funday
    Beautiful Blossoms
    Inspiration Station

  4. Awesome...a treat box and an easel card all in one!! What a creative creation!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "FOLD IT UP" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. -Deb Horst, DT #SOS495

  5. WOW! That's a supercool easel card design and having a built in treat box makes it even better! Your instructions make it seem easy, as well! Thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (Fancy Folds!) STASH with us this fortnight!



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