Saturday, 28 December 2019

Crafters Companion Advent Calendar 2019

When I bought my Crafters Companion Advent calendar earlier this year I couldn't find any reviews on previous ones to get an idea of value for money or what had been inside.

Today on my YouTube channel I am sharing my thoughts on the 2019 advent calendar and showing you what I recieved in mine.
I hope this will be useful for someone in the future.
The video is linked below.
I hope you enjoy it.

Have a great day xoxo

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Triple Time Stamping with a twist

Hello and welcome to my blog, this week I am sharing a card I made using the Triple Time stamp technique in a slightly unconventional way.

Normally  you would have one central image for this technique but as you can see I changed it up and used several smaller images instead and I think it looks really effective!

As always I have linked the video from my YouTube channel at the end.

For this card I have used:

One 6 x 6" card blanc
White card cut to - 5" square, 4" square and 3" square
Red card cut to - 5 1/4" square, 4 1/4" square and 3 1/4" square
One piece of Mirri card cut to 5 3/4" square
Christmas stamps from my Stash
Spectrum Noir Sparkle inks
Tim Holtz distress ink Scattered Straw
Dovecraft pigment ink in gold
Momento black tuxedo ink
A water brush
Low tack adhesive e.g. washi tape


Stack the 3 pieces of white card, largest to smallest leaving an even boarder.  Secure in place using the washi tape.

Take 4 different stamps and position them in the corners ensuring the lay across all 3 pieces of card.
Using the momento ink stamp the images, you may need to re ink and re stamp a couple of times to get a clear image. Use the gold pigment ink to stamp a sentiment in the middle of the images.

Use the scattered straw distress ink as a watercolour and fill in the background.
Using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle inks colour in the stamped images.

While this is drying stamp a sentiment inside the card and attach the mirri card to the front of your card base.

Separate the pieces of card that you have previously stamped on and attach them to their corresponding red piece of card. Once this is done you need to reassemble your stack, pick one of your images ( I used my gingerbread man) and make sure the lines match up as you stack each layer, this should have a knock on effect for the other three images however if you use wet glue you will have some thinking time if you want to move anything. I started with the smallest layer and worked my way down the stack.

All that is left to do now is a fix the layered project to your card base and embellish if required.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Crisp, clean and simple Christmas Card

Good morning, I hope you are having a good week. Today I am sharing this very simple but elegant Christmas card

I have linked a video below of how I made this card

The items I used were:

One 6 x 6 card blanc 
2 pieces of red card cut to 5 5/8" square and 5 1/8" square
2 pieces of white card cut to 5 3/8" square and 4 7/8" square
Cosmic Shimmer Dazzle Berry embossing powder
VersaMark ink
Glue and double sided tape
Red ribbon
Stamps from my Stash (no longer available to buy)
Heat gun
Embossing buddy
Frozen wishes snowflake stickers


Use your embossing buddy on the smallest piece of white card and then stamp an image in the centre of the card.
Cover in embossing powder and then heat.

Adhere the large piece of white card onto the large piece of red card and place a small amount of double sided tape on the back on opposite edges. Place red ribbon round the middle and secure in place using the double sided tape. This can now be afixed to your card base.

Stamp a sentiment beneath the image you embossed earlier and then adhere this piece of card to the smallest piece of red card. 

Attatch this to the previous layers on the card base and add embellishments to finish.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Christmas Star Wreath.

This is a super easy way to make your own wreath using your favourite 12 x 12 paper pad and embellishments.

Video is linked below

Simply take a sheet if 12 x 12 paper and cut it in 2 so that it will fit though your die cutting machine of choice.

Using star nesting dies cut a variety of size stars from the card stock.

Once you have cut out the required number of stars place them on your work surface back side up and score from the tip of the star tip straight down to the in dent that resembles a tag. Repeat this process until you have scored the whole star.
Fip the cardstock over so it is pattern side up and fold a star tip into a mountain fold. The indent that resembles a tag becomes a valley fold and you repeat this all the way around the star.

Once you have scored and folded all your stars you can assemble your wreath and decorate as required.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Bokeh technique

Hello, today I am sharing how to create a card using the Bokeh effect.

Bokeh is a photographic technique that you may have seen without even realising it and is the way the lens renders out of focus points of light. It is a very pretty effect and can be easily recreated with inks.

I have linked a video below and also a couple if the product I used.

For today's project I have used:

A pre cut card blanc,
A piece of blue card cut to 5 5/8 square
A white peice of card cut to 5 3/8 square
Tim Holtz distress ink colours:
Cracked Pistachio
Carved Pumpkin
Mermaid Lagoon
Peacock Feathers
Lucky Clover
Wilted Violet
White pigment ink
Ink blending tools
Sentiment stamp from Appleblossom and Papercrafter magazine
A scrap price of cardstock to cut my stencil
Round dies that came with my Sizzex Bigshot
Washi tape to hold in place
Wet glue


Position the dies on the scrap peice of cardstock ensuring you have enough room to blend ink without going over any edges and run through your die cutting machine to create your stencil.

Using the distress inks and your stencil create a pattern over your white cardstock square by alternating the size of circle and ink used. Overlap the circles as you go.

When you are happy with your design use white ink and the stencil and create a new pattern over the top of the last one. You do not need to overlap the circles this time and you do not need as many circles, however you do need to vary the intensity of the white as you go.

Once you are happy with your design stamp a sentiment to finish and layer onto the blue piece of cardstock which in turn is adhered to the pre cut card blanc. Stamp a greeting inside your card to finish.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Ink Card

Hello, today I am sharing a very pretty card I made using Spectrum Noir Sparkle inks as water colours.

There is a sped up video of the process linked below.

For this card I used:

A white pre made card blanc
2 × Lilac matts the first cut to 5 5/8 × 5 5/8" and the second cut to 5 × 5"
Patterned paper measuring 5 3/8 × 5 3/8"
A piece of white cardstock die cut with a stitched edge roughly measuring 4 1/2" square

Stamps used are from Creative Stamping magazine and PaperCrafter

Spectrum Noir Sparkle inks used:

Log fire
Candle light
Glace cherry
Festive spruce
Sleigh bell
Rose quartz
Pink garnet
Moon stone

I also used Create and Craft Hologram Sparkle embossing powder, VersaMark ink and Artnic pigment ink.


I stamped the tulip box in the middle with VersaMark ink and used the Hologram Sparkle to heat embossing the image. I then used the rose stamp in each corner and repeated the process with the heat embossing. I only positioned the corner stamp once as by flipping the card I was able to get an exact mirror image each time.

I used the Sparkle inks as water colours ( they dry nice and quickly) and once the image was completed I matted and layered the coloured cardstock to the front of the card.

To finish I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment on the front and a verse inside.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Upright Z fold card

Hello, today I am sharing the upright Z fold card. This is very quick and very easy to make and an interesting twist on the Z fold card.

Video linked below


Card base cardstock = one piece 12 × 6" and another piece 5 1/4 × 5 1/4"
2 pieces of gold miri card = 5 3/4 × 5 3/4"
1 peice of pattern paper = 5 1/2 × 5 1/2"
1 piece of white card = 5 1/2 × 5 1/2"
1 piece of gold miri card = 5 × 5"
1 piece of pattern paper = 4 3/4 × 4 3/4"
1 piece of gold miri card = 5 3/4 × 2 3/4"
1 piece of pattern paper = 5 1/2 × 2 1/2"

Take the 12 ×6" cardstock and with the 12" side at th top score at 6" then flip the cardstock over and score at 9". Fold and burnish these 2 score line so you have a valley and mountain.

Mount the 5 1/2 × 5 1/2 pattern paper onto a piece of 5 3/4 × 5 3/4 mirror card and adhere to the front of the card leaving a 1/4" boarder.

Stamp a sentiment onto the white card and adhere this to the other piece of 5 3/4 × 5 3/4" mirror card. Afix this to the back of the card.

Take the 5 1/2 × 5 1/2" piece of pattern paper and attach to the miri card which measures 5 3/4 × 5 3/4" then attach these to the front on the card.

Matt and layer you remaining cardstock so that the pattern paper attaches to the miri card and then onto the 5 1/4 × 5 1/4" base card. Place a topper in the centre to complete the front of the card. This than attaches to the 5 1/2 × 2 1/2" pattern paper on the front of the card leaving a small boarder all around.

Using foam pads afix either embellishments or a smaller topper to the top of the card so that the square on the mountain fold catches beneath to hold the card together.

Embellish as required to finish.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Gift tags (embossed)

Hello everyone today I am sharing some fun techniques for heat embossing gift tags. This is an alternative way to decorate your gifts/cards this Christmas and all year round.

This is a 2 part series and a video is linked below.

The first tag is cut from red cardstock. Versafine ink was used to stamp the image, I used Hologram Sparkle embossing powder and a poinsettia from Christmas Florals (Creative Stamping issue 76) I then used the "With love at Christmas" sentiment from Silhouette Scenes ( Creative Stamping issue 77) and the same embossing powder to finish.

The second tag is cut from white cardstock and I used a Santa stamp from Crafts Beautiful magazine issue 323. I used Versafine ink to stamp the image and then Heritage Rubber Stamp co embossing powder in white to emboss the image. Once the powder was melted I used a blending brush and a red Stampin Up ink pad to completely cover the tag in ink. Using an old baby wipe I buffed the excess ink off of the embossed image. The result is a gorgeous white image on an inked background.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Kraft card inspiration

You will need:

A 6 × 6 card blanc
1 piece of kraft card cut to 5 1/2 × 5 3/8"
1 piece of white card cut to 5 1/2 × 5 3/8"
2 x gold miri card cut to 5 3/4 × 5 5/8"
A tag or topper.
Embossing powder, heat gun, embossing ink, glue and embellishments.

Vido linked below.

Adhere yours white card to a piece of miri card, stamp a sentiment and glue inside the card leaving roughly 1/4" boarder.

Ink up you stamps and create a pattern background all over your kraft card. Sprinkle embossing powder over the top, tapping off the excess and setting with the heat gun.
Adhere the craft card to the miri card and attach to the front of the card.
Place the topper at an angle on the card ensuring you can still see the embossed background.

Embellish as required to finish.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Bunting card 

For this card you will need:

1 piece of 3.5 × 12" plain cardstock
1 piece of 6 × 6 pattern paper
1 piece of white card
1 piece of Miri card
A set of nesting dies (I have linked the ones I used below)
A die cutting machine
A pencil,adhesive & scissors


Fold the piece of plain cardstock in half and burnish the fold line.
Take a large bunting die and place it onto the folded cardstock ensuring the top of the die is slightly higher than the fold line of your card. Pass this through you die cutting machine.

Select the next size down from your nest of bunting dies and use this to cut a new peice of bunting from the pattern paper and the white cardstock. N. B use the whole of this die on the pattern paper and white card, do not leave any gaps.

Using the same die, put your miri card white side up, place the die on the miri and using your pencil draw round the outside of this die. You need to do this twice. Cut both of these out.
Adhere a piece of miri card to the front of your card and then attach the pattern paper to it. Embellish the front as required.

Adhere the second piece of miri card to the inside of the card with the white cardstock attached on top. Stamp a greeting to finish.

A video tutorial can be found at:

The dies I used are available from here:

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Triptych Card

Video linked below

Start with a 7 × 5" cardbase. Matt a piece of 6 7/8 × 4 7/8" silver Miri card onto the cardbase.

Cut an image into three sections and then make a matt layer for them to sit on that is 1/4"  larger than the piece of picture. E.g if the picture piece is 2 × 4" the matt layer for underneath needs to be 2 1/4 × 4 1/4".

Adhere the three picture pieces to their corresponding Matt's.
Afix the picture and their Matt's onto the miri card leaving a small boarder using wet glue

Stamp a sentiment onto cardstock measuring 1/2 × 2 1/4", matt it onto a peice of cardstock measuring 3/4 × 2 1/4" and position on the card using foam pads.
Embellish as required.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Split Panel Card - New Size

For this card you will need:

A piece of 12" x 6" cardstock
A piece of cardstock (the same colour as the above) measuring 4 1/2" x 3 1/2
A topper measuring 4" x 3 1/4"
2 x pieces of pattern cardstock measuring 1 3/4" x 5 3/4"
Embellishments of you choice

For the inside you will need:

A piece of pattern card stock measuring 5 3/4" x 5 3_4"
A piece of white cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Sentiment of your choice

Video linked below

Take the 12" x 6" cardstock and with the long side at the top score at 6" and fold and burnish.

Open the card back up and with the long side at the top score at 2". Cute along this scoreline and keep the off cut to one side as you will need it later.

You will now have one part of the card shorter than the other. Score and cut another 2" from the shortest piece of card so that all you are left with is a 6" x 2" panel.

Adhere your 5 3/4" x 1 3/4" pattern paper to the panel on the card and the off cut panel from earlier leaving a 1/4" boarder.

Take you 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" pattern paper and adhere to the inside of the card leaving a boarder and then affix the white cardstock to this again leaving a small boarder.

Attach your topper to the piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Take you offcut panel and line it up with the bottom of the card, ensuring all edges are flush with each other.
Using glue on the top and bottom part only mount the topper onto the top panel and bottom panel on the left edge of the card.

Now in the window section where you can see through to the white cardstock, stamp/adhere your sentiment.

Embellish as required.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Handmade notebook tutorial

Video linked below

To make a notebook you will need:
A4 printer paper
12 x 8 patterned paper
A cereal box (or similar)
Hot glue
Wet glue
Bulldog clips/pegs

Take a peice of A4 printer paper and fold it short side to short side. Open it back up and fold it long side to long side. This will leave you a grid of 4 oblongs. Use a trimmer or cutting tool and cut along your fold lines so that you are left with 4 separate pieces of paper. Repeat this process until you have your desired amount of pages.

Gather the pages into a pile ensuring they are neatly together and fasten down one side using your bulldog clips/pegs. Use your hot glue down the long side that does not have clips on it making sure to cover every peice of paper. Work your way up and down the long side until you have a good covering of glue. This creates the spine for your notebook.

When the glue is dry place your page on your cereal packet and draw round it. You will need to do this twice. Cut out the outline you made on the cereal packet - this is going to become your cover.

Take a other peice of A4 paper and repeat step 1. This time only cut our one section.

Take your new oblong of paper and fold it long side to long side but don't fold right to the edge this time, leave a small gap. Repeat this step on the opposite long side. You should now have the outline of a spine down your paper.

Using wet glue adhere the cardboard flaps to the paper oblong and ensure they are flush with the fold line but not across it.

Place your newly created cover onto the patterned cardstock and fold the cardstock over all 4 sides of the cardboard. Burnish these folds and then use wet glue to adhere these to the cardboard.

Using hot glue on the spine section you can now position the pages of your notebook in the cover.

Lastly use your wet glue and adhere the page next to the cover to the cardboard to hide all your seams and cardboard. Repeat at the other end of the notebook.

You can now decorate/personalise/embellish your notebook.

Happy crafting xoxo

Monday, 26 August 2019

Gift box tutorial

Video linked below

You will need 1 peice of 12 x12 card which you score at 1 7/8", 3 3/4", 8 1/4", 10 1/8" then rotate your card to the right and repeat.
Fold and burnish your score lines,you will now be able to see the beginnings of a grid.
Looking at the bottom right corner of the card stock you will see a square which is 2 squares across and 2 square up. Cut up the center score line of this square to the second scoreline, next repeat this step on the scoreline to the right of the one you just cut.
Place the cardstock in front of you, looking at the square you have just been cutting, completely remove the first 2 squares nearest the righthand edge of the cardstock. This leaves you with 1 strip, cut away the bottom square on this strip. Repeat this step around the card.
For ease of folding you also need to remove small slithers off the side of each tab as it is done including the longer oblong sections that will appear.
Put double sided tape on the single squares then flip your template over and put double sided tape on the oblong sections.
Remove the release papers and start folding in your single square tabs ensuring the corners are flush before sticking in place. Lastly remove the release papers on the oblong sections and fold over so they adhere to the inside wall of the box. This is now a reinforced box.

For the lid you need a peice of cardstock measuring 7 5/8" x 7 5/8". Score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 6 1/8" and 6 7/8" then repeat the process you used to make the main box and you will end up with a lid for the box.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

It's Snome Time by Helz Cuppleditch and Craft Consortium

Today I recieved the 12 x 12 paper pad, decoupage papers and stamps.

I am a huge fan of Helz Cuppleditch, I adore her images and ranges as they are always so cute! I was very excited to delve straight in and explore my purchase and get playing. A video is linked below that shows the papers etc in more detail.

12 x 12 paper pad - First impressions of this pad is it is multi functional, not just for Christmas and fantastic quality. The papers are double sided and you get 4 of each design. The normal papers are 200gsm and the pearlescent papers are 150gsm

3D Decoupage papers - There are 5 designs but you only get 2 sheets of each. Absolutely stunning artwork. One of the 5 designs is actually toppers (and is marked accordingly) It's a real shame you only get 2 of each (10 sheets total) though.

Stamps- There are 3 stamp sets in this range and they are HUGE!! One of the stamps measures 7cm. There is only 1 sentiment stamp (It's Snome Time) but you get a generous number of stamps per set. They look brilliant for colouring and a good size for projects. They should be very easy to fussy cut or mask as well.

Other items in the range include charms and enamel dots.
I got 2 different bundle deals from Craft Stash (linked below) but they are also available direct from Craft Consortium 

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Joy fold card

A video tutorial is linked below.

You will need:
A piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 6"
A piece of cardstock measuring 9" x 5"

Matt layers measuring:

5.75" x 5.75"
3.75" x 5.75"
4.25" x 4.75"


Take the 10" x 6" piece of card and with the 10" side at the top score at 4". Fold on the score line and burnish.

Take the 9" x 5" piece of card and with the 9" side at the top score at 4.5". Fold on the scoreline and burnish.

The 5.75" x 5.75" matt adheres to the inside of the 6" card base leaving a small boarder round the edges.

The 3.75" x 5.75" matt goes on the front of the 4" flap on the card base leaving a small boarder round the edges.

The 9" x 4" card should open to the right and has the 4.25" x 4.75" matt adhered to the top of it, leaving a small boarder round the edges.

The 9" peice of card is now adhered to the matted later that measured 5.25" ensuring that it is able to open to the right and an equal boarder is created.
Decorate to finnish

Thursday, 25 July 2019

                    Secret Santa for £5.00

Many people join in with Secret Santa be it at work, with friends or family and now Facebook groups.

In one of the cardmaking groups I belong to we have a limit of £5.00 to buy a craft based Secret Santa gift, we then make a card that can't be traced back to us and post the gift and card off.

For £5.00 you can normally get a couple of bits in The Works etc but by planning ahead you can actually make your money go further and get an AWSOME Secret Santa gift for someone.

Shopping on sites like Every Crafts A Pound and Printable Heaven for example often have amazing deals and reductions so you can just add it to whatever you were buying for yourself and just put it to one side until it is needed.
Below is this year's Secret Santa gift so far and I have spent a total of £2.70. When I know who I am sending to I can now use the remaining money to buy something in their crafting style to personalize the completed gift

Friday, 19 July 2019

Very easy centre step card tutorial

Start with a peice of A4 card, I am using Crafters Companion Centura Pearl cardstock in turquoise. I have linked the products I used below.
With a pencil and ruler measure 2" in from the short side and 2" in from the long side and make a mark, do this in all 4 corners.
Then measure 1" along from that mark (towards the centre) and make another mark, repeat as before.
Using a scoreboard with the paper in a landscape position make a scoreline in the middle of the cardstock from long edge to long edge. Next score from the 2" mark and the 1" mark to the long edge avoiding the middle of the card stock as shown in the picture below.
The - - - - - in the picture indicates where you need to cut, fold the card down the middle using the scoreline made previously and holding the opening of the card away from you cut as shown in the picture above.
Hold the card with the opening facing towards you, make the scoreline nearest the bottom of the cardstock a mountain fold and the next scoreline up a valley fold, repeat on the score lines on the reverse of the card, it should then look like this 
To decorate you will need the following matts I have used papers by Helz Cuppleditch called Beach Life:
1 3/4" x 2 1/2" - 2 required 
4 "x 3 1/2"  - 2 required ( 1 in plain paper)
8 1/4" x 1 3/4" - 1 required 
Take the 8 1/4" x 1 3/4" peice and attach to the bottom of your card leaving a 1/4" boarder. The 4" x 3 1/2" peice of pattern paper goes on the middle section again leaving a 1/4" boarder. The 1 3/4" × 2 1/2" fix to the small side panels leaving a 1/4" gap
The 4" x 3 1/2" peice of plain cardstock fixes to the back of the card with a sentiment affixed.
You can then decorate your card.

This card fits into a C5 envelope.

Friday, 5 July 2019

The Works Shopping Spree

These gorgeous pearlescent papers were £2.50 for a pack of 10 and are 310GSM. They are absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to start making cards with them.

I found some more Christmas Village items on The Works website and could not resist! I adore the 6x6 and 12x12 papers from this collection and it has started a new craft addiction as I now need the complete collection! Just too cute 😍

Lastly I added to my Festive Wonder collection, I really love the 12x12 paper pad in the collection so thought I would try the reindeer and twines as well. The reindeer are gorgeous up close and I can't wait to use them

Monday, 1 July 2019

Every Crafts a pound

Craft haul- what I bought

I absolutely love the Christmas Village collection, I have the papers in 12x12 so couldn't resist a second pack of 6x6 for £1.00! I had quite a few ideas for cards so I also bought the stickers which I don't normally use, but they will work on my card ideas and I also got the bows,button and Noel stamp for the series (I have another order from else where with more from this range coming this week) Excited to get started with this super cute collection.
Next I chose these papers and stamp and die set from the sweet moments collection. I already have something else from this range so so I decided to snap these up to compliment the item I already had and give me extra options for cards.
I loved this embellishments from the time to sparkle range and think they will give a great finish to my Christmas cards.

Lastly I picked out from Simply Creative some more xmas embellishments (you can never have enough!) and then I also got a 12x12 festive paper pad as well as the Jolly holidays 6x6 pad.
I loved the Sheena embossing folder and there is a new technique I have been trying which I think will work really well with this folder to create a beautiful card. I thought the ink pads looked like an interesting colour to try out and play with although they are smaller than I thought they would be. I got the craft threads to go though various buttons. I loved the snow flakes for maybe a shaker card but have since had another idea so watch this space and then the sequins and bows were just pretty colours I know I will use.
All together I spent £30 (that did include a small delivery fee as I didn't spend enough for free delivery)
I placed my order on a Friday afternoon, I got notified when it had been picked and dispatched.
The courier is Dpd, you have to be available to sign for your parcel but Dpd keep you informed and you can track your parcel and change delivery date if needed.
The items were well packaged and everything arrived in good condition and had been checked against the invoice which was in the box.
Brilliant value for money and I will definitely be ordering again.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

                               Oval Easel Card

You will need: 3 x oval dies in varying sizes.
Pink premium card, wet glue, baby bottle die, celebrations embossing folder, black ink, foam pads, die cutting machine, stamp block and sentiment stamp.

Take a peice of dark pink card and cut it to 3 3/4" x 10" saving the left over card for later, fold in half and place the largest die slightly overhanging the fold line as shown.

 Run through a die cutting machine and peel away the excess you will then have your card base as shown.

Take the excess card you saved earlier and cut one more large oval this time with no overhang.

Next take a peice of light pink card and cut it to 5.5"×5.5" place this into the embossing folder and run through a die cutting machine. Take the middle sized oval die and cut 2 ovals from the embossed cardstock.

Next you need to cut one baby bottle from the glitter paper and carefully remove the detail. Keep 3 of the s shape swirls for later.

Adhere the bottle to a light pink oval and then attach the light pink oval to the single large dark pink oval you cut earlier.

Take the card base and open it so the Ovals are one on top of the other. Adhere a light pink oval to the bottom of your card base.

Fold the top oval in half to the score line and burnish.

Adhere the single oval with the baby bottle to the folded over top of your card base.
Take the smallest die and cut it out using the dark pink cardstock. Stamp a thank you sentiment on and then decorate using the glitter swirls from earlier.

Attach this to the bottom oval of your card base using foam pads so that it holds the top of your card in a standing position when rested behind it. You now have a beautiful Oval Easel Card.