Saturday, July 2, 2011

I Made an Easel Card!

Finally, I made an easel card, and it was easy; well at least the easel part was!  I had the same technical difficulties usually experienced with making a card.  Didn't cut the image large enough at first, cut the wrong color for the layers, paper shifted on me because my mat is worn, yada yada yada.  BUT, in the end here's what I produced!
I started with red cardstock cut at 4-1/4" x 11", then scored that at 5-1/2" and 8-1/4".  Fold the first score inward and the second score upward or in the opposite direction.  In  the end, this makes a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card.  Then I cut another piece of red cardstock 4-1/4"x5-1/2". layered it with the stars paper, and adhered it to the upward fold (see Split Coast Stampers for full instructions).

All cardstock was from scraps.  Used the Block Party cartridge to cut the rocket which wound up being 5-1/2" with layers.  Used glitter glue to sparkle the explosion and the rocket.  The sentiments are a Studio G $1 stamp. The white paper inside is punched with Fiskars Americana 3-in-1 punch, and the blue paper is punched with Fiskars In Stitches border punch (I think I love this new punch!).  How did I do?

I want to enter this card into the following challenges (there's so many going on this weekend!!):
     Scrappy Moms Stamps - Use Stand and Salute cartridge or something similar
     Cupcake Inspirations - use red, white, and blue
     Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Happy 4th; use red, white and blue
     Part Time Tuesdays - 4th of July card
     Celebrate the Occasion - 4th of July (red, white, and blue)
     Scapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #8 - use red, white and blue
     Paper Issues Link Up Party - Share your red, white and blue project
Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend!  Enjoy!


  1. Your easel card turned out awesone. I love your pattern paper:) Great 4th card! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  2. Very nicely done, this is one of my favorite folds! Thanks so much for joining CTO!

  3. I love your easel card!

    Kelsey: )
    One Creative Teen

  4. Very nice easel card, thanks for playing at CTO!

  5. Great Easel Card! Good luck on winning the challenges!


  6. Great job on the easel. I still have yet to make one! I love that firecracker! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week

  7. Your card looks great. Isn't it frustrating when it doesn't work the way you want the first time? But then look at the final result. It is always worth the hassle. : )

    My daughter has grown to love your site. You are the first one she checks and now she is even copying the same type of card you make. : )

    Take Care,

    P.S. I NOW have to make an easel card since I still haven't. Can't have the daughter ahead.

  8. So cute! I love, love, love the patterned paper! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

  9. Oh...what a great card! I share your pain of putting a card together...some days are just better than! It was worth all the frustration...beautiful card!

  10. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Rene :D

  11. This is so cute and festive! Love it! :)

  12. LOVE IT! Your easel looks amazing with this festive card and well worth the troubles! I love that stars paper! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

  13. super fun card, great job on making an easle card, that's something I haven't tried yet! thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

  14. fabulous 4th of July card. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  15. Very cute, love that you made it into an easel card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  16. I love, love this card! You did a great job with this!!


  17. That's a cracker of a card!

    Thank-you for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week.

    Happy Crafting


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