Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy Birthday- easel style

This card didn't turn out like i planned..i will explain below.  Again, this is a card featured in my friend Jenee's Pinterest board called "Pretty Stuff I'll Never Do".  I grin every time i write that, because those are challenging words to me...either that or i'd agree. LOL

I don't think this was an easel card on her board, and i'll tell you why...because if you want to keep the lacey look you can't cover it up with the card easel base.  So i cut out the card base and left an overhang so the card would fold..i probably left too big of an over hang, so the easel doesn't allow the card to stand up as straight as i liked, even though i like the lace look.  I might (later on) be able to make this stand up better.  Mean while it is what it is:
Side view:
and the front open view:
Ok, a bit about this card.  It is a smaller card..measuring 4 x 4".   So what i did, is i folded a piece of cardstock in half and lined up the fold just under the last line of lace so nothing would cut into the fold. After it was cut out i opened it up and bent the top back so that it would allow the card to stand up..(and this might have been my error...maybe it shouldn't have folded it back as far?)  Anyway, i lined up the lace on the card base to match up with the lace on the front of the separate card front.  This die has a perfect embossed square area and i used for my measurement for my background cut.  It measures around 2.75" x 2.75".  Then you can hardly see it, but i added the inside die from the outside die set and put that on top of the background matted square.    Using an oval die i cut out my sentiment/greeting and matted it with an oval scallop die.  I then ran that through the cuttlebug using the Stampin Up lattice embossing folder.  I used the Marianne die set (ivy leaves, bird house and bird) and then the Doo Hickey leaf die to complete my card.


  1. This is gorgeous! Love the little bird and the the gorgeous lacy card base!

  2. This is a gorgeous card, Bonnie. The "original" inspiration card was not an easel card. Wondering if this would have worked better if you had cut a card the size of the inside of your lace; adhered the lace cut to the folded part of the "regular square" then adhered a lace cut to the back of the bottom piece, lined up with the front piece. That would have allowed for the two die cut pieces and the inside card might have stood up better. It would have made a "sandwich" which might have prevented the bottom lace from having to be longer than the top lace piece.

  3. This is beautiful!! I love the lacy base and those flowers!

  4. Oh, OK, I understand what you are saying. It is a gorgeous card, though, and I'm sure whomever receives it wouldn't know you wanted it to stand up more (grin). So luvin' the flowers you used! The deep red is rich looking, and that ivy vine die is so pretty. Hadn't seen that one before.

  5. Your cabbage roses are gorgeous!


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