Mojo Monday127: Easel

Stampin up mojo monday easel card

Isn't this easel fun?  For this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge  (MOJO127), I created an easel card that will help celebrate my teenage nephew's 14th birthday.  I think it has enough birthday whimsy without being too young for him.  The bold colors bring out the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini Catalog) and masculine, geometric shapes.  Click and scroll for more of my masculine card ideas.

Stampin up mojo monday easel closed

Round or Square?  Take your pick for this week's Mojo challenge.


  • Stampin up mojo monday interior The easel portion of this 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card (closed) is whipped up in minutes.  Click here for the Splitcoaststampers Easel Card Tutorial and video I relied on.
  • A punched star, brad and Pumpkin Pie strip are the "kickstand" when the card is set up.
  • Line up your brads with precision.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Paper-Piercing Tool and Piercing Mat (included in the Mat Pack) to help these Vintage Brads become a happy "chorus line."
  • Mini Glue Dots adhere the large button with superhero strength.  For a polished touch, I "threaded" a skinny piece of Chocolate Chip card stock through the button holes.
  • Stampin up mojo monday whimsical words Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Write Markers were used to color the sentiment
    with three different colors.  I love the results.
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Whimsical words stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Whimsical Words (Sale-A-Bration: Wood-Mount 118386, Clear-Mount 119119)
Paper:  Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (117161), Taken With Teal (101584), Pumpkin Pie (105117), So Saffron (105118), Chocolate Chip (102128), Sahara Sand (105328), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Stampin'  Write Markers:  Chocolate Chip (100071), Taken With Teal (100068), Pumpkin Pie (105115)
Cool Tools:  Large Star Punch (110710), Star Punch (109045), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Piercing Template (105826, Stampin' Up! Mat Pack)
The Perfect Touch:  Vintage Brads (109109), Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109051), Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109030), Sherbet Designer Series Button (116312), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)


  1. Thank you so much for putting where you can find the tutorial on this card. I have been seeing easel cards everywhere and have been wanting to make one but didnt know how. thank you for sharing your great card!
    Inky Hugs,

  2. How did I miss this one??? OMG girl, it rocks! I love those easel cards but yours is honestly one of the best I have seen!

  3. This card is on my list to do… yours is awesome. I love it. Hugs,

  4. I really like the way the easel card looks. I haven’t made one yet but I do like them.

  5. I love easel cards and think they are so much fun to make! This is a great card for your nephew! I love the colors and the papers you used. Bravo!

  6. Love the colors on this card! And love the easel idea! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Judi 'Stamparooni'`

    Oh yeah! Excellent card for a guy!

  8. Very cool, Mary! I love the bright, bold colors!

  9. Great job on the colors. The card is awesome.

  10. I have to try this, Mary! I love it. Did I ever tell you that you are my card-making guru? It’s true!! XO

  11. This is fantastic, Mary! Love it!

  12. jennifer reynard

    Absolutely love this!

  13. Gotta try one of these easel cards – they are super cute! I love how you incorporated it to your MOJO sketch – great card for your nephew!!

  14. oh, how fun! great job on a masculine card!! love it!

  15. Mary, beautiful card! So bright and cheerful! And great choice of colors with the DP!

  16. Great Card… I have grandsons and this is perfect! Love the colors and your cards are fantastic!

  17. Colleen Kramer

    Excellent! Love, love your take on this sketch. I know I will be casing this as it would be so easy to switch out dp, ribbon, and accent (stars) to make it useful for anyone and any occasion.

  18. Barbara Chatzkel

    Great idea — makes a card really different.

  19. Thanks for sharing the easel idea. I love the colors of this card.

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