Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Open Book Easel Cards | VIDEO

Hi Friends! I am soooo excited to share today's project with you! At least a year ago (maybe two) I stumbled across a beautiful card online called a "Bookatrix" and I was completely smitten with it. However, it used book dies that we don't carry, but I was determined to recreate this card on my own. I searched online for more ideas and different ways to make a bookatrix and I  tweaked it using our Stampin' Up! products. I also converted the original large card design for our standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" cards, so that they could fit inside our envelopes. After some trial and error, I was thrilled with my final version of this open book easel card and I've been itchin' to share this with YOU! Well, wait no longer my sweet friends, my video demonstration - with lots of card samples - is finally ready! 

April 26, 2020 Update: I've mailed my Open Book Easel cards, in our standard envelopes, and the recipients received them perfectly and they weren't squished. I did have to pay a bit more in postage, but not too much. 

Here is how I created this super fun (and easy) "Open Book Easel" card:

"Open Book Easel Card" Measurements:
  • Basic Grey Card Stock: 8 ½” x 5 ½” (fold in half to create a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” card base)
Panels (for flap and inside layer):
  • Designer Series Paper: 5 1/8” x 1 7/8” (two pieces)
Easel Strip:
  • Basic Grey: 5 1/8” x 7/8”
  • Designer Series Paper: 4 7/8” x 5/8”
Large Book Page Layer:
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Designer Series Paper: 4 7/8” x 3 5/8”
Smaller Book Page Layer:
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 5/8” x 3 3/8”
  • Designer Series Paper: 4 3/8” x 3 1/8”

"New Wonders" Supply List:

"Pressed Petals" Supply List:

"Lovely Lily Pad" Supply List:

"Grace's Garden" Supply List:

"Peaceful Boughs" Supply List:
l hope you enjoyed today's video and card samples and that I've inspired you to give the "Open Book Easel" card a try. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or pop me an email at

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  1. Thank you so much for your awesome video showing how you made this very creative card. I can't wait to try making one. Thanks for all you share! GlendaJ

  2. Absolutely beautiful cards. I have been wanting to make a book card but could not get the measurements correct to fit our envelopes A big thank you.

  3. Hi Glenda! You are so welcome, my friend. You will have so much fun making these cards! xx

  4. Hi Nancy. Thank you so much for your comment and I'm so happy you've enjoyed my tutorial. Have fun making these cards! xx

  5. These are just gorgeous! Love your choices of colors. I am looking forward to making these book cards. Would love to try one of the larger ones, too. Thank you for such a great tutorial! You are so creative!

    1. Hello, I'm new to stamping & cardmaking. Soon I'll be a new demonstrator to SU. I watched your video several times before I attempted it making one. TY for the excellent directions.

  6. I loved the demonstration of the book 📙 card today. I look forward to trying it. Thank you

  7. I love love love the book card.... so special, and yet so easy to make.... thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you for this tutorial. I made 2 of these cards today. They were as scary to make as I orginally thought- obviously clear instructions. I can see why you find them a bit addictive. I will be making more.

    1. LOL they are indeed addictive! And once' you've made one, your mind starts spinning with possibilities! xx

  9. Can you mail these easel book cards?

    1. I've mailed my Open Book Easel cards, in our standard envelopes, and the recipients received them perfectly and they weren't squished. I did have to pay a bit more in postage, but not too much.

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  11. Tina, I love this card and your directions were clear and precise. I made the card exactly like yours and mailed it in our clear acetate folder because it was for a very dear friend. She was blown away with the card, and I couldn't believe this, but a few days later I received a beautiful hydrangea bush. My friend ordered it through a florist. Can you believe that? I just wanted you to know how well it was received. I love this card. Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Beth Queen! How wonderful that your friend loved her card so much AND what a lovely gift to receive a hydrangea bush too! xoxo

  12. These are the cutest cards. Thanks for sharing your video and the measurements - I am definitely going to give it a try!

    1. Thanks Wanda! I think you'll have a lot of fun making these cards!

  13. WOW! I was thinking about those dies but you have made it so easy that I can't wait to try this out. THANK YOU!