A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Craft Spot Challenge #33-Easel Cards

Hey guys! Happy Monday to you all! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! My Mom and Daddy came up for a visit and we all had a ball! They just adored Katie Scarlett and she fell in love with them. We all went out and about shopping. We had a great time and found some awesome buys. Then on Saturday, Mom and I scrapped the day away. That was the best part! I was so sad to see them go though! But, Christmas will be here before we know it and I'll get to see them again.

Anyways, today we have a new challenge for you at My Craft Spot! This weeks challenge is on easel cards. I adore easel cards! They are so easy to do! If you would like to join us for this challenge, hop on over to the blog HERE for all the details. There is a prize up for grabs! Woot woot! Also, if you are new to easel cards and not sure how to create them, I thought I would post a link for you to learn. There is a great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers on these easel cards and you can find that HERE.

 Remember, easel cards can be done as big or as small as you would like, so feel free to change the dimensions on the tutorial to suit your needs. For example, I wanted a bigger card, so I went with a 6x6" easel card. For my base, I cut a piece of cardstock to 6x12". I then scored on the 6" and 3" marks. For the 'card front,' I used a 6x6" piece of cardstock.

For my card, I decided to go with a Thanksgiving theme. The holiday is right around the corner and I thought I would send this over to some nice neighbors of ours. On this card I tried to do something a little different with the crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot. I used the crinkle ribbon to create the 'plumage' on my turkey.

"Turkey Time"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
Crinkle Ribbon, Seam Binding, Stamp, Twine: My Craft Spot
Rhinestones: Recollections, Queen & Co
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Thread: Coats & Clark
Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Electronic Cutter: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Software: Cricut Gypsy (Provo Craft)
Cartridges: Gypsy Font, Create A Critter, Wild Card
Adhesive: Helmar
Other: sewing machine
 I was trying to glam up my turkey a bit since I love girly girl stuff and then it hit me....turkeys, or ones like this with their plumage all puffed out are boys! LOL! So my turkey has a little sassyness to him! Tee hee!
 For the plumage, I took strips of the crinkle ribbon and folded them in half. I then adhered them to the back of my Cricut cut turkey base piece. I tried to layer them to resemble feathers. I used an assortment of colors of the crinkle ribbon to achieve the look.
 The 'turkey time' stamp from My Craft Spot was just what I needed for my card! I love Kimberly's stamps!
I hope you will come on over and join us for the challenge! We'd love to see what you can do!

As always, thank you for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous day!
Happy Scrappin'!!!
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Diane Hodrick said...

Love the ribbon tailfeathers. Cute idea! Great card!

Snowmanlover said...

Gorgeous card!

Kate said...

What a great card! I love the crinkle ribbon tail feathers! So clever!

Luci said...

Love the tail feathers! Your card is gorgeous!

Karen said...

What a cute card! I love how you used crinkle ribbon for the feathers. It looks great! I'm a new follower! :)


MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Great easel card! Love how you made the tail feathers with the crinkly ribbon! awesome!

rockpapercricut said...

I LOVE this card! The ribbon for feathers is an awesome idea. I love the stitching, ribbon feathers, and papers you've used for this card. The twine on the hat is a great finishing touch. Adorable!!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all the awesome colors and texture that the ribbon offer.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Too cute!
Sweet and warm and very inviting!
Love this!
So glad you had a good visit with the parents!
Its always nice and I'm so looking forward
to Thanksgiving and some family time as well!


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Cricut Couple said...

OK... You are just TOOOOOO clever! I mean really, using that beautiful ribbon for the tail feathers? I mean really! Wow!

Sandi's Added Touch said...

You took this turkey cut up a peg with the seam binding crinkle ribbon... Love it!!!!! Might have to try my hand at this technique and design!!!

Sandi (daveshunny)