Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Character Cafe – Feature Friday – Easel Christmas Card AND Mini Pizza Box!


Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today to check out my project! Today is a day of FIRSTS! I have made my very first of two projects - an easel card and a mini pizza box! I was a little intimidated by both of them, but they are EASY! I’ll even give you measurements here! :o)

This is my "off" week with The Character Cafe, so I'm entering this into the Verve Stamps challenge!


A photo of the easel card ‘closed’.

DSC03297A photo of the easel card open.

For the Easel Card – makes a 4” card

First, figure out what cardstock and patterned paper you’re going to use! Once you’ve done that, decide how you’re going to layer the papers!


  1. 4x8 inch card stock – this will be your card base!
  2. 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 cardstock or patterned paper
  3. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 cardstock or patterned paper
  4. 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 cardstock or patterned paper


  1. On the 8” side of your cardstock, score at 2 and 4 inches.
  2. Fold on score lines to make a valley and mountain fold. This makes the triangular shape like what is shown on my card below.
  3. Add your layers and embellish.

*To make an A2 sized card, cut your 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock at 4.25”, then fold in half at 5.5” to get a card where the front flips up rather than opening on the right hand side. Score at 2.75” and fold to make your mountain fold (like below). The sizes above won’t work for this size card, but you’d just adjust your sizes down by 1/4” for each layer. Hope that helps. If not, leave me a comment here with your email address and I’ll email you back!

DSC03320Photo of Mini Pizza Box.

For the Mini Pizza Box – makes a 4x4 box

This is an EXPENSIVE project, so brace yourself!!! You’ll need ONE sheet of 8.5x11 paper, adhesive and whatever embellishments you want to use! Yes, that’s it! Expensive, huh? LOL


  1. 6x11 sheet of cardstock – this needs to be CARDSTOCK!
  2. 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 piece of cardstock of patterned paper
  3. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of cardstock of patterned paper
  4. 3 3/4 x 3/4 pieces of cardstock or patterned paper (you’ll need 4)


  1. Take your 6x11 sheet of cardstock and score on the 6” side at 1 and 5 inches.
  2. Turn your cardstock to the 11” side and score at 1, 5, 6 and 10 inches.
  3. On BOTH of the 11” sides, cut all score lines to the perpendicular line. DO NOT cut the entire square out! These are the flaps to hold your box together!
  4. Fold all scored lines and crease with bone folder to get a crisp edge.
  5. Adhere flaps to inside of box. You’ll want a strong adhesive that is going to hold well! I used Zip Dry and held the flaps closed for several seconds to make sure it held.
  6. Layer cardstock or patterned pieces and embellish as desired.

See? It really is easy! :o)

DSC03326 A photo of both projects together.

Now, the details of my supplies are a little “fuzzy”. I don’t know where the patterned paper came from! It was in a Christmas paper stack, but unfortunately I don’t know which one! I took them out of the stack and put them into a bag of Christmas papers and embellishments several months ago…dumb idea!

  • Image – The Character Cafe
  • Copics – R11, E29, E37, E27, E99, C5, C7, C9, R37, R29, G29, YG17
  • Texture on Reindeer & Antlers – blending solution on paper towel and tapped onto image
  • Red & Blue textured paper – Cardstock Online
  • Buttons – from my stash

Please make sure you check out all of our other DT members blogs to see what they have done this week!

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Kendra said...

Wow Billie, these are fantastic!!! I just love all the easel cards you see now, such a great way to display these fab creations. Also, Remy's the perfect addition to that pizza box :)

Piali said...

Love it!!! Its so the papers and image coloring is awesome!!! Just love this one!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great projects. I love your card. Soo fun.

Heather said...

Fabulous card and box Billie!!! Love that reindeer!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is adorable! Thanks for playing! :)

Fink said...

Oh so adorable as always! Love how you used Remy!

Sara said...

So cute Billie, love the box,it turned out perfect!!!

little cardmaker said...

This is a really great project! So what do you put in the pizza box?

Rachel said...

Oh how adorable Billie!!! you did a fantastic job with these.

Heather Schlatter said...


Wow how adorable is this??? You did a wonderful job on your creation for last week girl!!!! Love all the red and now I have got to go use that image!!!