Saturday, February 21, 2015

Garden Shed Easel Card

Welcome to my Saturday blog post for Great Impressions Stamps.

This week, the GI Design Team has been showcasing fun card folds.  If you've
not peeked in at the GI blog this week, go back to Monday, and check out
everyone's great cards!

My choice was an easel card.  If you have never created an easel card,
let me show you how easy it is!
The stamps that I used are:
Great Impressions E684 The Path to a Friend's House,
and Great Impressions H243 Garden House.
Come on, let's make one!

First, decide what size card you are going to make, and in what orientation your
card will be.  I made an A2 sized card, in portrait orientation.  Cut your main
card base to 4.25" x 11".  Score at 2.75" and at 5.5".  Your card will look like this:

Now, cut a piece of cardstock measuring A2 size (5.5" x 4.25").

Add adhesive of choice to the folded section of your card base, as shown.
I used a two sided tape, as it was more visual than a clear tape runner.

Remove the strips, and adhere your 5.5" x 4.25" cardstock, matching up all lines.
When finished, your card will look like this.

Next, cut another panel a bit smaller, and begin decorating, coloring, etc.
I have a friend with a new potting shed. It's totally adorable, and this card will be in the
mail to her tomorrow!

Here is what the front looks like.

Here is a view with the easel front in place.  I carried the clear glass 1/2 beads over from
the front, into the inside of the card, to hold the easel up.  Our verbage is written
in the small section above the 5 beads.

Here's a view looking down, at the darling GI sentiment!

See how easy it is?  Give it a shot!
What a fun way to send a greeting to that someone special!

Hope that you will become a follower of the Great Impressions Blog - the
DT works hard to bring wonderful daily inspiration for you!

I know that you'll want to add these and many more GI stamps to your collection,
so hop over to the store and look around - it's worth the trip!

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (HERE!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (Here)

Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (HERE) and treat yourself to a few new stamps!

Did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.


*Vicki* said...

This is such a cute image! Your coloring is fabulous and I love your share of this easel tutorial!! you make it look easy! :) Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! HUGS

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS!!! Loving that little house!!!!

Mynn xx said...

Totally darling, Patti! LOVE the fun spring colors and those gems are the perfect embellishment! LOVE this! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So lovely card and gorgeous colouring. hugs, Helena

Laurie Unger said...

What a fun card - she is so going to love this!

Becky said...

What a wonderful card..

Lena said...

This is such a cute card. Love the shed and the perfect sentiment that goes with it :-)
Easel cards are always so much fun to make and pretty simple too. Great tutorial on it, Patti!
Lena’s Creations

Beth Norman said...

Totally full of cuteness. The easel card is my go-to card. Thanks for the directions my friend.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love easel cards, and I just don't make them enough. This is so sweet.

Lori Kobular said...

What a great card! I love that it is an easel and the image is so sweet!

Sue said...

Love your little garden shed easel card. Would so love to have one in my yard come Spring (if that ever actually happens). Great colors and design.


Cheryl W. said...

Fabulous card! I love all your layers. I'm sure you used your Perfect Layers tools, right? I know I love mine for layering. You've inspired me to make some easel cards. They're so much fun. Maybe I'll make some Easter easel cards. I have a little set of instructions that I include when I send them so that the receiver sees how they can be displayed.

Monika Reeck said...

thanks for sharing how you made this and
I love the home so colorfull and lovely choose of green as card base it has feeling calm looking at your card
nice deesign Patti
hugs, Monika

Lynne in NI said...

Great tutorial Patti, and fab card ... I love how you personalised your sweet potting shed :)

Taunya Butler said...

PATTI - I am flabbergasted, amazed and delighted by your card - GENIUS, all of it!!! Love the way you showed what to do and your coloring of your scene is so sweet and perfectly done - just WOW!!! You are one remarkable lady and quite the talented and giving stamper - Have an amazing day!!!

Lorie said...

Fun image and a great tutorial, Patti!