Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Easel Card

I have been eyeing these cards off on everyones blogs over Christmas and the New Year. They have looked rather involved so thought I had better wait until I had enough time to do one. Well this morning was the time and I was surprised at how much easier they are to do than what I thought.

I have two other reasons for creating this card. One I needed a card for a new friend and secondly I needed to create a card using Orange for my the Inspiration Challenge that I set weekly over at Craftmad. Thought since I set them I should actually create something.

So I started with SU Groovy Guava (such a great name) then a rectangle of SU River Rock which I ran through the cuttlebug using the Victoria embossing folder. I backed the gold embossed rose image with SU Always Artichoke. Sorry I don't know the name of the Rose image as the lovely Ruth from Stamping 4 fun with Ruth gave it to me as a birthday present a couple of years ago. Finished the front of the card with a gold "For You' sticker and three pearl bling. Inside I layered up a Friends saying that was sent to be by HuggiesCrafts over Craftmad. Also a couple more pearl bling to hold the card in place. I am sure I will be doing more Easel cards in the future...they are great fun.

To create the Easel Card all you need to do is have a pre-folded square card. Fold the front flap in half - inwards. Then have another matching square of card same dimensions as the square card. Mine is a 14cm x 14cm card. Attached the bottom of this card to the bottom half of the front folded flap. Done! I did decorate my card front before attaching it to the actual card.

Edit.... I forgot to say ... I made first entry into Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard Gallery with my snail card. How exciting is that. I would love to say thanks to Eileen for thinking of me and thanks also for everyone visiting. Also a huge welcome to my new followers. It is so exciting coming seeing a new name which means a whole new blog for me to discover too. Happy Sunday everyone.


  1. Thats sooo awesome!!!

    I just LOVE it, the flower, the embossing everything!

    I really should try my hand at an easel card too!

  2. love this card it is so elegant.

  3. This looks amazing! I have tried this type of card before and was surprised how easy they were to make...yours however turned out MUCH MUCH MUCH prettier than mine! :) Congrats on your first entry and I have also noticed you now have 65 followers! YAH!!!

  4. Hi Merry, I too have been meaning to try one of these cards - yours is great. Well done.

    Thanks for the link to the Cupboard, your card looks brill in my Friday Follower's Gallery and I'm sure you'll get lots of visits to view your other super work. Eileen

  5. I love it, its surprising how easy they are isn't it! Your card looks fantastic!

  6. you did an amazing job with this. i've seen these types of cards when blog hopping but i've never tried one. this one is so inspirational!


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