Today I want to show you how to make an easel card which has a tealight box attached. These are great to give as small gifts.
You will need:
a 6x6 easel card
cardstock 8 1/2" x 11"
Glossy accents or other glue that will stick acetate
craft knife and cutting mat
With the short edge of the cardstock at the top of your scoreboard, score at 1/2", 1 1/4", 7 1/4" and 8 ". Turn the cardstock so that the long edge is along the top of your scoreboard and score at 7 1/2", 8 1/4", 9 3/4" and 10 1/2" all the way across.
Using your craft knife cut away all of the areas that are shaded grey on the above diagram (not to scale).
Using scissors create slight diagnonals to form tabs as above on the pieces numbered in the diagram below.
Cut a window in the larges scored panel as above. You can cut a rectangle with your knife or use a die cut as I have. Tip: if you are using a die cut you will need to fold all of the side tabs in so that they are not creased in the machine - ensure your die cut won't cut into the folded under tabs too! Now make firm creases on all the fold lines.
Cut some acetate to size and glue on the wrong side of the cut out window using glossy accents or similar glue suitable for sticking acetate. Take card not to apply too much or it will spread out and be visible in the window from the other side.
Apply glue to the longest end tab as shown above......
......and fold over and stick down so that you create a box who's edge meets at the 6" along the cardstock. Tip: If you place your cardstock onto your scoreboard you can line it up correctly as in the picture above.
Here is the finished base card. The box will fit four tealights inside. Now all that is needed is to adhere a ready made easel card on top of the flat portion of this card base. You can also decorate the tealight portion of the base card as I have.
Here is my finished easel tealight gift card. I have decorated the top of the tealight box with some paper cut with the same window shape and added some gold ivy and pearls to match the easel card which has been created using images and sentiment from Whiff of Joy's Christmas Blessings kit. Thanks for looking and I hope I have inspired you to have a go at one of these gift cards!