Sunday, May 1, 2011

Strength and Hope Twisted Easels

This week at our First Wednesday Card Club, we’ll be making three projects.  One of them will be the ever so popular twisted easel format.

I wanted to use the Breast Cancer Research Foundation fundraising set “Strength and Hope” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month… and made several different cards before I found just the right one for my club members!

These are two of the cards we will NOT be making… LOL want to keep the unveiling secret until the day of the club!

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Paper Daisies were layered with punches, to make the pretty layered bloom shown above.  Crumb Cake Neutrals Designer Series Paper really showcases well against the Regal Rose and Whisper White Card Stock, don’t you think?

Here’s an open view of the card shown above:

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And here’s a similar but smaller card using the same stamp set and papers!P1020252

The butterfly was stamped with Regal Rose Classic Ink.  I cut out the butterfly image but didn’t really want to take the time to cut around the antennae, so tied a bit of bakers twine around the butterfly, leaving the twine long enough to suggest antennae.

The little flower ‘stopper’ for the twisted easel was made using the new Triple Doily Punch.   Triple, i.e. THREE punches in one!  Isn’t it fun?

Strength & Hope is such a pretty little stamp set… and of course $2.00 from each stamp set purchased is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Isn’t that fabulous?

If you haven’t seen a twisted easel card before, it’s quite easy to make.  I wanted the large twisted easel card to fit easily inside a medium square envelope (5-1/2” square)… so I cut the card stock base at 5-1/4” x 10-1/2” and scored at 5-1/4”.  After scoring a diagonal on the top 5-1/4” square layer, it becomes a very neat and fun card.

Tip: 

If you plan to add a lot of layers or embellishments to your card, cut the card base a little smaller and you’ll have extra room in the envelope!

For the smaller version, I planned to use 3-1/8” square Mini Envelopes, and fewer embellishment layers… so the card base was cut 3” x 6”, scored at 3” and on one diagonal.

See you tomorrow with a grouping of cards featuring the same designer paper… with a twist!

Hope you’ll stop back to say hello!

Hugs,

Sharon

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10 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Both gorgeous! Love those colors you used!

lisa808 said...

Great colors & design.

Texas JennyWren said...

Love your cards here with the Strength and Hope set. Very creative and the colors are perfect! txjennywren.blogspot.com

Celeste said...

oh such a beautiful card...
Thank you so much joining us for Link UP for Pink...
Celeste
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Shannon said...

I LOVE you Breast Cancer Awareness card. It would be perfect for the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week too:)
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xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card & love the flutterby :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

inkedx2 said...

Beautiful card! Loved this set and have not used it in a while. Thanks for reminding me to pull it out for this month. Love the baker's twine idea, now I need to get some white. Great hints about all the layers. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

stampinbygenny said...

All the cards you created are gorgeous! I love how you used the green with the pink. Beautiful flowers! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Rachel @ The Little Blue Room said...

I've never seen the twisted easel card before, this is so cool! Wonderful details and layers on your cards. The Crumb Cake does look great with the Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Susie said...

Great card. Very sweet and inspirational.