Welcome to my blog! I had started a new blog to encompass my husband's and my journeys, but did not like the platform we were using, so I have reactivated this blog. I am currently pursuing my Master's of Education, so I will not be posting much, but will display the few crafts I have been able to complete. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you find something to inspire you!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Easel Card

My very first easel card!!  For some reason this card style intimidated me just a little bit.  But this week, the challenge at Whimisical Wednesday is fun with folds.  You can not do a A2 or shape card and one of the cards submitted by Debbie was an easel card and today it was enough for me to try it.  First I went and googled "How to make an easel card" and found a great picture tutorial by Whiff of Joy Inspirations that was very helpful of walking me through making this card.  For once, I did not stamp anything for this card.  My recipe is:  Paper from Elements(Seasonal) by Creativity Inc. and Greetings of the Season by The Paper Studio, CTMH Traditional Holiday My Stickease, CTMH Vineyard Berry cs and sheer ribbon, and a 3D Christmas tree sticker.


I have had so many nice compliments about the Christmas tree on this card that I wanted to add a close-up of it.  It is a 3-D sticker, though I did add the star on the top.  I think you can make this tree by starting with a triangle base and cutting strips in graduated lengths, then you would just have to cut the bottom of each strip with some decorative scissors, angle the sides and layer with come decorations.  I think I will try this myself and when I get one done that looks ok, I will post it here.  It will probably be a few weeks before this happens unless it keeps me awake thinking about it and I have to make it to stop the wheels turning while I am trying to sleep. lol.
I am entering this card in:        
       Whimsical Wednesday - Fun with Folds
       Simply Betty Challenges - Challenge to "die" for
       Belli Challenge - Christmas in July
       The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
       Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
       Crafty Creations - Christmas in July


  1. WOW such a BEAUTIFUL xmas card!I LOVE your fold and the sweet image,AMAZING job with it!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! You put a tremendous amount of work into this and it shows. Great craftsmanship!
    Thanks for playing with SBC!

  3. Beautiful card! WOW! Just beautiful.

    Thank you for joining us this week at SBC!


  4. A fabulous first attempt easel card, and such a gorgeous Christmas card.
    Love, Andrea xx

  5. This is just gorgeous, what a fabulous take on the challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Belli!

  6. Gorgeous Christmas Card!!! I love all the details too:) Thanks for sharing and for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday's challenge! Good luck in the challenge:)
    Sherrie K

  7. Very beautiful!! Awesome job on this challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  8. Gorgeous card!!!! I love your tree and the lil train set...beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday Challenges!

  9. WOW! What a fabulous card! That tree is AMAZING! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  10. Beautiful card! I love the Christmas sene and all the details on the tree. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

  11. Love it, great details. I know what you mean about easel cards, but they are fun
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week

  12. Beautiful card...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS......


  13. Very Beautiful Card:) I love the way you did your tree:) Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges Christmas in July:) Have a great week and good luck!

  14. Awesome job on your first easel card. It turned out beautiful! Aren't they so much fun?! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. Hugs- Glora

  15. What a lovely looking christmas card. Really great job. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  16. your card is really beautiful . i havent made an easel card yet, yours is very inspiring. thanks for sharing this with us at whimsical wednesdays

  17. What a beautiful easel card! love love love the tree and the image.
    TFS and playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays :)

  18. Love your easel card- wonderful image too. WOw- love the decorated tree. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge.

  19. Great job on your first Easel. It came out beautiful. Such pretty colors you used. I LOVE that tree and the embellishments on it. Is that a cut from a cartridge. It is gorgeous and would like to use it if I have that cart. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  20. Absolutely gorgeous! What fabulous detail. Thanks for playing over at Whimsical Wednesday :)

  21. I can not tell you how many times I read your post for the details on the tree. I HAVE No idea how I missed it was a sticker. I am so sorry. I always read the post too. Just missed it.