Monday, March 28, 2011

Thinking of You Spring Easel Card w/ Video

Today's project is for the brand spankin' new challenge over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!  The theme this time is anything spring.  You'll want to go check it out so you can see the whole design team's projects and also submit your own for a chance to win a fantabulous prize :)

For my card today I created an easel card, but I used kind of a different shape and different measurements than are considered traditional for this style.

I have decided to include a video tutorial as well as a written explanation - so you can choose which format works best for you if you want to duplicate this card :)

Here's the video:

Here's the written instructions:

To make the easel base I started off with a piece of cardstock that was 4 inches wide by 9 inches long.
I scored it at 2 and 3/4 and 5 and 1/2

The piece in the front that is holding the card upright is 1 and 1/2 by 4.  I tied the ribbon around it before attaching it with pop dots.

This is what the base of this card would look like from the side with no embellishment.  Just remember, I tied my ribbon on before attaching the bottom piece.

To create the main scene on the front of the card I cut an oval shaped card from the Smiley Cards cartridge at 4 inches.  Then I cut it in half.  This gave me 2 ovals with a flat bottom, so I could make 2 cards out of that.  If you don't have an oval shaped card just cut an oval and then trim one of the longer sides flat on your paper trimmer.

The grass and stems are all one piece cut from Straight From the Nest at 2.5 inches.
The flowers are all from Serenade and cut at 1.25 inches.

The flower centers are just circles from Plantin' Schoolbook cut at .5 inches.

I finished off the card with a stamp that says "Thinking of You" from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions set stamped in Stampin' Up's Pixie Pink.

I went around the card with A Stampin Up Marker in Tempting Turquoise to create stitching lines.

I added Stickles in Waterfall, Yellow, & Fruit Punch to the flowers as a finishing touch.

Now, I want to highly encourage you to go join in the fun over at Abby's Blog!!!

Here are the rules to enter your project into the challenge!
Link your ORIGINAL post with your project up to Mr. Linky (on her blog)
Mention that your project is for her challenge
Project must be entered by the deadline before Mr. Linky closes.
Project must be on the challenge topic.
Have fun!

You can read the rules over on her blog as well when you go to link up :)

So... head on over to Scrapbookaholic By Abby to see all the other designers' fab projects - and also to enter your project for your chance to win!


the cricutologist said...

I love the flowers hanging off!
This card is so sweet Amber.
I like the dimensions of your easel card. I'm doing my first official card class at my home on Sat. I know you do these too. Any last minute tips, suggestions? I'm excited, there are 6 ladies coming.

post_it_gal said...

I LOVE THIS! Mondays are the day that I get some craft time - I am totally going to try this later today. You have inspired me. I absolutely love and look forward to your videos. You give such wonderful instruction, and your voice is so relaxing!
Thanks for sharing, and for a wonderful start to my day! :)

Love That Bug said...

This is such a pretty card. Thanks for the video

Amanda said...

Oh Amber, your card is beautiful!!! I just love the shape ,and your video..


The Archiving Angel said...

Hi Amber~ I adore this card.
Just wanted to pop in & say hello & that we are fellow design team members on Whimsical Wednesday.
I am so excited to be a part of it with such talented & fun ladies like you.
I enjoy checking out your blog. You make such wonderful & inspiring things. It is always fun to see what you are up to.
All the best!

KARLA UREA said...

Amber this card is so Adorable!!! Thanks for the video!!! great job
Karla U

Pammejo said...

Great card, thanks for the details of the easel card, I have never made one but will now. Thanks.

Auntie Marg said...

Great job on the card and lovin the purple craftmat where did you get it? said...

That came out awesome:)

I am a new follower:)

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, you did great on the card and tutorial -- TFS!!! Your card came out very pretty!

Val said...

Darling card, and great tutorial!

Jacqueline said...

I love the easel card - great tutorial - still meaning to try it.

I am so glad your joining me for the April Bunny Blog Hop – as my thanku I have a gift for you on my blog ;click here to claim.
Can’t wait to see your BUNNY project – see u Friday for the hop.
Hugs. ~ Jacqueline

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

I really like how you added the oval element to the easel card. super cute. :D

Sharon said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog, how sweet! I really appreciate your video tutorial with the written instructions so I don't have to keep pausing it to write it all down. That is really a cute card!

Jovan said...

Very pretty card...Love the colors.

Marlene said...

Your spring easel card looks fantabulous! Love it!

Kristin said...

I love your card! It is so pretty and It looks so neat and I like all of the flowers:)

Cindy said...

Great job on the video!And your card is amazing,Super colors!!! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super springy!

Christine said...

Wonderful! Cute Card and great tutorial! Thanks!

Ashley said...

How adorable!! I love that it is different than a regular easel card.

Monica-FC said...

I really love the video of this card as I will try and make it myself also. thank you

Scrappy Zeni said...

Amber what a beautiful card. The flowers just stand out so well. I must try and easel card very soon! TFS!

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

I can't wait to try this card! I just put a bid in for the straight from the nest cartridge, I just LOVE the grass! Thanks for the video..... you know how much I LOVE your video's!!