I have seen many examples of easel cards - including the beautiful example on Beccy's Blog (see link below). My desk is littered with discarded attempts, and I finally settled for a fairly simple version. I need to have better ideas for the inside. My goal is to make one for each of the grandchildren - who are growing up and ready to establish homes of their own - and will hopefully use these as a part of their Christmas decor.
The first photo is the closed card - a Santa Rosa image stamped in Memento black on SU confetti (?) - an ivory cs but that does not really show here. Inside I used "Joy" by Art Impressions, with a CB embossed frame. I added cream colored gems and scattered ivory stars at the bottom - the gems provide an anchor for the open easel.
Inspired by a song: http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
Holiday Joy: http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/
Black & White: http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/