Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Easel Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

It's finally starting to feel like summer!!  The weather is cooperating and it's just gorgeous! I was even able to get out in my flower beds for a while today.  Boy, they are desperately needing some attention!
For today's card I decided to make an easel card. I can't believe I have never made one. I have seen so many of them and just never attempted one. So super easy! Anyway, here is goes! 


My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 then scored at 2 1/2 and 5 1/2. Then cut another piece at 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 for the piece that mounts to the base.  I then made a couple mats~the yellow at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8,  pattern piece  cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  I mounted a 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece which I embossed with the star folder and 2 x 3 3/4 embossed with the dots folder.

I attached a accordion embellishment with a star which was cut at 2 1/2 from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge and a cute button from Heidi Grace. The sentiment is from My Creative Time~Wow, so many candles stamp set.  I used some pop dots on the bottom part of the card when I mounted the smaller mats 3 7/8 x 2 7/8  so that panel would wedge in and it would stand well.

Entering this in a challenge at Birthday Sundaes Challenge #15 Stars and Strips~Birthday and the
Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #55 If you are looking for a couple fun challenges stop at their blogs for the details and come play to!

Thanks for visiting,
Sherrie K

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23 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Sherri!! Love the colors and the pattern paper :)

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  2. Hi Sherrie, I keep asking myself how I ever missed your blog...FABULOUS. You create the most stunning cards. I absolutely adore your work, very inspiring. Thanks! ~Shen

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  3. Beautiful card Sherrie! Love that you used the stars embossing on the stars patterned paper. :)

    Arlene.

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  4. Great easel card...watch out - they're addictive! Lol!

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  5. Sherrie,
    I love your easel card, it turned out really well. You chose the paper very well!
    Hugs
    Stacy

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  6. Great card as always! I love the star with the button.

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  7. Love, love this. Love the colors you chose! I have never tried an easel card, always too afraid! You have inspired me!

    Laurie

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  8. Your Sea Of Love card for the Tuesday challenge is so cute... Love the easel card I have wanted to do one to but haven't yet. Good luck with your challenges.

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  9. Great easel card, love the rosette!!

    I'm going over to help my daughter with her flower beds today!
    Must be gardening week.

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  10. Love the stars and the colors you used, really cute card :)

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  11. Wow Sherrie I can't believe this is the first time you are making an easel card. You did an amazing job with it. Love the embellishment with the star and button. Great pattern paper too. :)

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  12. Soooo awesome, Sherrie! I love the easel card - you did such an amazing job for your first one! The papers are just beautiful and the embellishments are absolutely perfect! Love it :D

    Lisa

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  13. Such a pretty Card Sherrie! :o)
    Theresa

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  14. So pretty- I love this- the papers, the embossing, the ribbon, the easel style! TFS :) PS- Thanks for being a follower :)Amy

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  15. This turned out so cute! I haven't made one of these types of cards yet either but after seeing how stunning yours came out, well, I'm going to have to give it a try! Good luck with the flowers, mine are having a tough time this summer too!

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  16. What a creative card! I love the easel card. I haven't made one yet, but now, after seeing your card, I just have to! The color scheme is just perfect! Love the soft blues and greens! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes.

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  17. oh gosh, I have been trying for 2 days to do one of things. dont know what the heck I am doing wrong, having a mental block! Yours is awesome! I can't post using blogger for some reason!!!!
    Peggysue
    mrsroddy4@aol.com

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  18. WOW what a great easel card!! I love all of our dimension and elements. Fabulous!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Peachy Keen Stamps. Good luck winning!

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  19. Super Cute! I may email you for help, if I become brave enough! I've never tried an easel! You did a great job and I love the paper!
    Shelly

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  20. I'm happy summer has arrived to your corner of the country! I love your stars and strips card! Great job on your first easel card! I haven't made one in forever so thanks for the inspiration! The soft blues are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

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  21. Great job with your first Easel card! It is so cute with great colors and papers. Thanks for joining the PK challenge!

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