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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Floral Easel Card!

Well hey!  Happy Tuesday to you!  Have you guys tried an easel card yet?  They are the cutest thing!  I woke up thinking about  making one of these today. Guess my brain is still busy creating while I am catching some zzzz's! LOL  I started out with the rectangular variety in mind, but then I thought I would get a little froggy and go for a shaped easel card!  Wooohoooo....go me!  They still hinge and maneuver the same way, but they have a wee bit more personality than your garden box square card!  Here is the one I went with:

I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock and scored it at 5 1/2" and folded it in half.  I used the Floral Framelits to cut out the flower shape. I used the second to largest one and placed it on the folded card stock so that a little bit of it fell off the end.  This way when I ran it through the Big Shot it cut the flower out of both pieces, but left it hinged at the top! 

 I scored the top flower at the halfway point and folded it in half. I cut another single flower and adhered it on the bottom only to the bottom half of the folded flower. See above!

That fold is what creates the easel.  You can lay it flat or open it and prop it against something on the bottom layer. I ran the single flower through the polka dot EF before I adhered it to the card.

Here is the bottom layer with the sentiment acting as the 'doorstop'!

I added some goodies on the front and sponged the outside of both flower pieces to soften the look a little bit.  The heart on the front matched the butterfly on the inside.  I also stamped the flower center and the inside background with stamps from Spiral Spins. (Cute, cute, cute set!!  Reminds me off the Spiralgraph toy I had as a kidlet!)

The details:
Stamps: Love You to the Moon, Spiral Spins and Perfect Pennants
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Rose Red and Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Rose Red
Punches and Dies: Floral Framelits, 1 3/4" Circle, Small Heart punch, Bracket Label punch, Polka Dots EF and Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Extras: Rhinestones and sponges

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Have a great day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!


Jackie said...

I have not tried one of these yet but it's on my list. Yours came out totally cute & I LOVE the texture!!!!

cparsons said...

Such a fun, pretty card!! I really like the easel component.