31 May 2013

Baby Boy Easel Cards - CONGRATULATIONS Sarah and hubby.

A very special EASEL CARD post to share with you.  All of these cards- made by the Unstampabelles are to say Congratulations to Sarah (one of our Design Team members) and hubby for the safe arrival of their new son. 

Oh my goodness!! I am totally crying over this :-) You ladies are amazing and thank you so much for putting this together :-) All of these cards are gorgeous!!!! Sending big thanks and love from all of us and a little sleepy nod from baby Elijah :-) xoxo

Hoping these cards inspire you a little to enter our Easel Card challenge.....last day, enter here.

24 May 2013

Easel Card Inspiration for Challenge #23

Hi everyone, we have some very fun entries this month into our Easel Card challenge.  Thanks for joining in.  As this was the first time for some of the Design Team members to create an Easel Card I am thinking there are a few other people out in blogland that have never tried an Easel Card so I have done up a tutorial for you so you can have a try too.  Once you you create your first Easel card you will wonder why you never tried one sooner.  Our Easel Card challenge runs until the 31st May and you can enter here.  Remember we have a wonderful prize pack of Stampin Up pappers etc. on offer from one of our very own Design Team members Beth

First I have to share with you this amazing Easel Card that our May Guest Designer - Reena has created.  This card was made for a Bridal Shower and you can find out all the details on Reena's blog Meticulously Made.

Easel Card Tutorial by Merry
I started with a 14cm x 14cm card base.

Take the front of the card and fold it inwards to the centre fold and crease.

You will end up with this easel shape.

Next attach the second layer of card for the card front.  I add one piece of my double sided tape to the base card just below the crease we created on the front.  Then I add another row of double sided tape to the bottom of layer of card stock I am about to add.  Then adhere.

This is what it looks like when all has been adhered.  Tip, if your second layer of cardstock is slightly smaller than your base card ensure that the double sided tape you run along that crease line on the base card is only as wide as the card you are adding.  Otherwise you will end up with tape showing like I did. :-)

I forgot to take a photo but I then added another layer of card stock, same colour as the base card and slightly smaller again.  I embossed it with my Victoria embossing folder and you will see this in my final photo.

I made this card as a Thank You to St Johns Young Lifestyle Centre for providing us with their hall and kitchen facitlities for our very successful Relay for Life fundraising cardmaking night.  Hence the purple and now a yellow daffodil as it is all in the aid of fighting cancer.

I saw this lovely card with a terrific Daffodil and thought I would give it a try.  I didn't have any of the punches she used so made it up as I went.  So started with a Spellbinder Scalloped Edged Circle which I cut in half and then folder the corners into the centre to create the trumpet of a Daffodil.

Next I cut free hand, six leaf shape petals

I used my embossing tool to run an embossed line down the centre of each petal then folded them a little just to give a little shape.  Next I used an inkpad to go around the edges of all the petals and slightly darker shade around the edge of the trumpet.  Then adhered all together.

I cut a 5cm x 14cm strip of card stock same colour as my base card and ran it through my Victoria embossing folder.  Then a 2cm x 14cm strip of the yellow cardstock I used for the Daffodil and ran this through my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I then adhered the yellow strip to the purple strip just off centre and then adhered both of these to the bottom section of the inside of the Easel Card.  This is what holds the Easel card in position when the Easel section is sitting up.

The end result.  I cut free hand some green leaves for the daffodil and added a piece of ribbon for the flower to sit on.  I also added a Thank you sticker and some bling for the inside.

Not the greatest photo but I was trying to show how the Easel card sits.

I hope this inspires someone to attempt an Easel card and enter in our wonderful challenge. :-)