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Spellbinders | Card kit of the month September 2019

Hi friends, this month’s card kit from Spellbinders has dies to create a board / letter board. Have you checked it out yet? Today I decided to use it to make a thanks card for teachers {my younger one is a 4th grader :) }

This one was so hard to photograph, because there is several different angles to it. But I tried :-) So let me explain what is going on here…

This first one is how this card looks right out of the envelope.

When the easel is opened, this is what it looks like. It has a black board with ‘grade IV’ written at the top. The best part of this month’s card kit dies is that it has all the letter and several punctuations. You can spell a whole lot of words as well as sentences / quotes with it.

This one below is the top view of the easel – right next to the board there is a stack of books {yup, my girl loves to read!}, then there are a couple white chalks on the table as well as a star {may be a paper-weight or something? I needed a hint of bling!}, a ruler and a paper large clip.

And finally when the easel gets opened, you can see the message on the inside – I used the same card kit’s stamp set to stamp this one.

Let me explain the creation of this card step-by-step:

  1. Die cut white frame for the board using dies from the kit and also letters and chalks. I used the same dies that are used for the four corners and then trimmed one of the pieces to give it a pointed edge like a used chalk.
  2. Die cut the four corners using gold / metallic cardstock.
  3. Either cut out pieces of black cardstock to create a letter board or like I did, measure the outer part of the board and cut a rectangle to fit.
  4. Assemble the board and the letters.
  5. Next cut a card base that is same width + twice the breadth of the board.
  6. Fold the front of the card base into half. This will become the stand for the easel (board in our case). On the inside of this fold, stamp sentiment so that when the card opens, it shows up.
  7. Adhere the board on it.
  8. Foam mount the stack of books from this month’s card kit die cut shapes.
  9. On the inside of the card, adhere the wooden patterned paper and foam mount / adhere with liquid glue more die cut shaped to set the table and also hold the board upright when the easel is opened.
  10. Oh, and don’t forget to add a couple chalk pieces to finish the look :-)

I hope that explains it a bit. May be I should do a video to show at least the skeleton of this type of card? Let me know in the comments below if you’d like me to. I’d appreciate your feedback.

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~Varada

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