Thursday, June 21, 2012

Easel Card With a Twist

Hi All

I have not fallen off the face of the planet.  I have been just so busy I totally forgot to post last week.  Sorry.

This week over at Inspired Stamps we were asked to do a easel card with a scripture focus.  I took this as a challenge and decided to find a variation of the easel card that would WOW everyone, (sort of an atonement for forgetting to post last week.)  In my search I came across the Card Making Magic site that had several variations of easel cards.  I used this site as inspiration for my card this week. to create a triple easel card with a twist, Card Making Magic site directions can be found here.  I tweaked my design to use a 8-1/2 x 6 sheet of cardstock, folded to create a 3"x8-1/2" card. 

Here is my card with the easel's set up.  I used Inspired Stampers Favorites Collection #2, and More Perfect Sentiments.  The center easel is a 3x3 with the 2 outside twisted easel's being 2-3/4x3.

Here is the card folded down so it can fit into an envelope.

Materials Used: Inspired Stamper's Favorites Collection #2, More Perfect Sentiments
CTMH materials used: Magnifique B&T, White Daisy, Ocean cardstock, Ocean, Pacifica, Black ink, Art Philosophy cricut Cart, Rhinestones, Prisma Glitter
Silver cardstock from Pizzaz.

Now as an added bonus I will show you the projects I had for last week's designer's choice artwork.  These were completed in plenty of time, they just never made it from the camera to the Internet until today. 

First I have a companion page for the Army scrapbook page I created a couple of week's ago.

This page features the adorable HLO-Soldier with Flag.  The page shows my son and 3 of his classmates who had joined the Army before they graduated.  Their recruiter had got each of the boys an Army tassel to wear during graduation and I had orders from him that I was to get a picture of the 4 of them wearing the tassels after the graduation ceremony. 

Materials Used: HLO-Soldier with Flag
CTMH Used: Black Ink, White Daisy, black and Olive, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate, Bamboo, Desert Sand Cardstock, Chocolate & Dark Green Markers, Red & Blue Colored Pencils
Army Paper From Reminisce,
Doodletype cricut cartridge

The other story behind this page is that our high school was honoring all the students who had earned "scholarships", when the boys went up during practice to let the school officials know about their scholarships, they were told that the school would not recognize the military boys just those going on to College.  Needless to say the boys were disappointed.  Well 2 mom's complained to the school.  That night during the ceremony after they had recognized the college kids, (who got a decent applause for their achievement's), they announced the 5 boys who had committed to the Military.  I was proud when the called my son's name, but I lost it when the boys got a standing ovation not only from the crowd but from their classmates also.   

Here are the two pages together

Then my other project for last week was the table favors/balloon anchors for Jimmy's graduation party.

These boxes were stamped using the Military Stamp set, along with the star from New Blessed Little ChristmasThe boxes have a baby picture on one side and a Sr. Picture on the other.

Materials Used: Military & New Blessed Little Christmas Stamp Sets
CTMH Black Ink, Natural Hemp
Gold & Black Paper the Paper Company
Doodletype Cricut Cartridge

Now Please go check out the rest of the teams easel cards their links are in the left side bar.

Thanks for looking

Until next time
Happy Scrappin'



  1. Jenn, your Easel card is Fantastic!! I LOVE everything about it! It makes a great display piece! Your layout looks Beautiful and the treat boxes for the graduation party are just Awesome. What an Amazing job, and Projects!!

  2. Jenn, No need to make amends for last week, but BOY DID YOU WOW US THIS WEEK anyway!! Just amazing...and I love your use of the soldier His Little Ones on your layout...such a great Military Mom you are!!

  3. OK, OK fancy pants-you have gone far above and beyond:) Such a stunning "card"-it is really AMAZING! And kudos to your son and friends! Sometimes school personnel can be such dolts! Our school band always plays the Military Medley at the beginning of the graduation and has all the audience military past and present to stand as well as the graduating seniors entering the military to stand when their branch's song is played. It always makes me so teary eyed!

  4. Jenn, what a great card. It is very unique. I also love your scrapbook pages, so great. Yea for the audience giving a standing oviation to the boys. That is so awesome.

  5. Like the wonderful style of the card. Not made one like this before. Bee-utiful flower embellishing. I like all things Butterfly. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Blue & White challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT

  6. So lovely. I like all the glitter used for this card. Thanks for playing along with us @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Blue and White Challenge.