Hello everyone, here’s an easel card that was made for My Pink Stamper design team entry. The challenge was to make either a card or a layout using Robyn’s favorite colors, pink, green, brown, and another color of our choice. We also had to use one of our favorite Cricut cartridges. (click photo to enlarge)
The hard part for me was choosing my favorite Cricut cartridge. Using the Gypsy I was able to cut layers for the pear that is one of the images from the Home Accents cartridge.
Here’s the recipe for this card.
- Cream, dark pink, light pink, and chocolate brown cardstock are from American crafts.
- Green foil paper is from DCWV Midnight Spell stack
- Green polka dot paper is from October Afternoon’s Fly A Kite line
- Brown and dark pink ric-rac trim is from Wrights
- The stamps are from Studio G
I used my Gypsy so I could add layers to the pear. The pear is cut from the Home Accents cartridge and cut at 3.5 inches. I also cut one pear out using the shadow feature. Using my Gypsy to hide the cuts on the pear, I cut the pear three times. The pear shadow was cut in chocolate brown. The outer layer on the pear was cut with the green foil paper. The first inside layer on the pear was cut from the dark pink cardstock and the second inside layer was cut from the light pink cardstock. I saved the seed cutouts and used them to decorate the leaves on the pear.
The cream cardstock is cut at 5×10 inches and scored at 2.5 inches and 5 inches. This creates the easel card base. The outside card layer is cream and is cut at 5×5. A small strip of cream is used for the Hello stamped sentiment.
The chocolate brown cardstock is cut at 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 and again at 2×5 inches.
The green polka dot paper is cut at 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches and again a strip for the inside is cut at 1-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches. I used an EK Success label punch and punched out the label from the green foil paper. I layered the cream strip with the Hello sentiment on the green foil label and anchored it with some mini light pink brads from American Crafts. I layered this on to the green polka dot strip with a piece of foam tape. Then layered this onto the chocolate brown cardstock strip and adhered it to the inside of the card about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom.
The chocolate brown is layered onto the 5×5 cream. Before adding the green polka dot square I adhered the pink and brown ric-rac trim to the side of paper, then layered the polka dot paper to the dark brown cardstock square. Before adding the green polka dot square I adhered the pink and brown ric-rac to the side of the polka dot paper. I then glued the layered card front to the card base, making sure to only glue the bottom half, and then adhered the pear to the left-front of the card using foam tape.
If you haven’t made an easel card, I encourage you to give it a try. They are really easy to make and they’re a great card to display.
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