Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Flower Pot Easel Card



Hello Everyone,
Got busy yesterday wanting to make more easel cards.  I think people find them interesting and if done correctly, makes a great greeting card that is different from all others.  Here's another easel card you can try.  This one fits into a standard Stampin' Up medium envelope. 

This card is done with Elegant Eggplant as the card base.  The base is cut at 4 1/4 x 11 inches.  Score this at 1 inch and 5 1/2 inches on the long side.  Cut an additional piece of Elegant Eggplant at 1 inch x 4 1/4 inches.  This piece will create the pot "Rim".  To make the body of the flower pot,  place another piece of Elegant Eggplant cut at 4 x 4 1/4 at the 1 inch score mark.  Taper down the side of the paper to form the more slender pot side to the bottom of the paper.  Then see where the paper hits the crease of the card and trim if needed.  Add DSP to line the top of the pot and the inside of the card.  Place a piece of plain card stock to work with the color base of the DSP.  In the card above, I used Very Vanilla for the inside upper piece of the card.  

For the flowers I selected card stock that matched the colors of the DSP.  So in the card above I stamped and punched out flowers  from Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, ad Delightful Dijon.  I added leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz.  I also added a single flower to use as the "stopper" for the card front.  Added a label punch with an appropriate sentiment (birthday).  

I think once you get started, you will love putting together your favorite flower stamp and punch, leaves and birthday sentiment.  Hopefully, you can get through the directions I have written here and if you have questions please email me with your concerns.  

Hope you like this card and until next time




Monday, January 30, 2017

Heart Easel Card and Video Tutorial



Hope you enjoy the video I made to show you how to make this beautiful Heart Easel Card.  It is fairly easy to make and I hope the video helps you to create your version of this card.  If you have any questions, please email me at barbkapla@gmail.com.  Enjoy!