Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Be Inspired #90 - Easel Card

This week's Cuttlebug challenge: create an easel card! My card was created with donated papers from My Mind's Eye. This is from their "Quite Contrary" paper collection. These papers are double-sided, have a light texture, and are a nice weight. I loved working with these papers! They emboss beautifully too. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder by Provo Craft.

Other supplies:
My Favorite Things Pure Innocence "My Umbrella" stamp set
copic markers: YG95, E00, E21, E29, C3, G28
Spellbinders Nestibilities circles & squares dies
SU word window punch, label punch, and dimensionals
paper piercer
Bazzill card stock

Brief tutorial: I cut a 12x12 sheet of dark green Bazzill card stock into 4"x12" (I made 3 cards like this one). Score at 4", 6", and 8". Create a mountain fold in the center. On one side of the mountain (2"x4" rectangle), place some strong double-sided tape. I like to use photo tape or red-line tape. Adhere down. Now decorate as desired!

You can alter the dimensions. If you have 8 1/2" x 11" card stock, try cutting it in half (4 1/4" x 11"). Then score at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8".

Now give it a try! Don't forget to use a Provo Craft item: Cuttlebug dies, embossing folders, or your cricut somewhere on your easel card and enter it under Be Inspired #90 at Cuttlebug Challenge blog.

14 comments:

Deb said...

June, thanks so much for the mini tutorial!! That's great, I really love the size of this card.

The image is adorable, I love how you used paper-piecing on the image!! :)

Leslie Hanna said...

I LOVE these papers! Of course I do ... they're GREEN! ;)

Cute card. I might need to do an easel card for my July workshops. Thanks for the idea!

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, June - lovely papers and cute image. Thanks for the tutorial too. I have been thinking about making an easel card, the one thing that's holding me back is that I'm not sure if I can sacrifice so much paper on just one card!!!!

Julie x

Kay said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Superb paper piecing and coloring!! The little girl is absolutely adorable. I saw an easel card design last week and I love the concept. I need to give it a go and try!! :) Thank you for inspiring me!!♥♥Kay

Windy Hills said...

This is a FABULOUS! What a beautiful card along with detailed instructions.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

:X lovely! love the stamp!!! i will follow your blog. like it a lot! have a great day! x

Kard Queen said...

What an easy to understand tutorial, and the card is soooo cute!

Terrie B x said...

Hi sweet June...
Your card is fabulous!!!sorry I didnt get to join you all this week...
Hope you are all well..
Have a lovely weekend my `riend`:)xxx

dining table said...

That card is super cute. I like the little girl with umbrella. She is so cute. I will definitely make me feel better.

Tyggereye said...

ooh such a neat card. I've never made a card easel before. Neat tut! This is fab!@

Crazie Kat said...

How clever and cute! Another fabulous idea.

1heart4stamping said...

This is a darling card! The design really sets it off. Way to go...

Silli said...

LOVE your card sooo much!!!

lauren said...

oof! not only do i ♥LOVE♥ this very pretty (& expertly colored in!) card, but your "brief tutorial" (with one PERFECT photo to illustrate!) has FINALLY made the easel-card process clear to me! THANK YOU!!! :)