Square Easel & Ships Wheel

Good Evening!

I have a card I made for a family member to share with you today and of course I have the cut files for you too :) I added the recipient’s name to the card but I’ve blacked it out in the picture.

I know that a square easel card is easy to create with a paper trimmer but I like the accuracy that cutting it with my Zing gives me so I have a square easel card cut file for you today. I hope to build on this and bring you more easel cards so it is nice to start with a basic. I also have a set of Ship’s Wheel designs for you today so you can chose whichever one appeals to you. There is a plain wheel, a Happy Birthday circle to use over the plain wheel and a wheel that has the Happy Birthday sentiment within it.

To give a nautical feel to the card I used tones of kraft and blue, I dusted everything with distress ink and printed a nautical chart to use as patterned paper behind the Ship’s Wheel. I wanted a ‘rope’ element so I tied a Carrick Bend using 4 layers of twine (to get a decent thickness) which I then threaded through some brass eyelets.

ships wheel easel card

Here are your Free Cut Files – Formats: ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Ships Wheel Birthday by Bird

Ships Wheel Birthday Digital Cutting File by Bird

Square Easel Card by Bird

Square Easel Card Digital Cutting File by Bird

52 thoughts on “Square Easel & Ships Wheel

  1. robin

    I love your designs. It’s always great to have a choice for the men folks in our lives. Thank you for all your wonderful talent.

  2. Paula Gale

    Ahoy there maties… love it! Thanks for the link to the Carrick Knot – very interesting reading – I know a bit more than I did before I came here! Love how yours turned out with the twine – looks really authentic.

    Thanks for the files too, lovely to add something like this to my file collection as its very unusual/different.

    Have a great weekend – hope it involves playing on your Zing!!

    Paula x x x

    1. Bird Post author

      yes, I made this card for a family member and I placed their name there, I blacked the area out after I took the picture :)

  3. Trisha

    Oh, Bird, thank you! I struggle every year to find a suitable card design for a certain special person, and this is so perfect!!!

  4. Pat Hall

    Another great card. And so useable for that hard to know what to send MALE on your card list. Thanks for sharing, you just keep getting better, and better.

  5. Linda from Arizona

    Thank you so much. I have a sea captain digital stamp that I’m going to use on this card somewhere!

  6. Bev

    I’ve never made a easel card. Thanks to you, now, I have no excuse…LOL Thanks, Bird.

    Love the “rope knot” idea.

  7. JENNY

    You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and your generosity! Thank you so very, very much for sharing both with you followers!!!!

  8. Carol W

    A real classic, and great for guys’ cards! It would be fun to make it a spinner! Thank you for the handy layers and the easel base as well.

  9. Christine Ingram

    Thank you so much not only an excellent card base but a ship wheel too great for mens cards ..Your files cut so nicely too and it is allowing me to gain confidence in my new machine..So Thanks one more for sharing


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