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Happy Birthday Easel Card

I was inspired to try an easel card after seeing the adorable card that follow DT member Karin made HERE a few weeks ago. I dare you to take a look at it and not say "Awww..." It is soooo cute! You can find the tutorial for your very own easel card on Splitcoast Stampers HERE. They are a lot easier than they look and a ton of fun to put together.

I used the sketch from the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge #13. This card also qualifies for the Sunday Stamptacular Challenge - #43 Pop-Up and the Paper Sundaes second challenge.

I also tried out the scrunched flowers that seem to be so popular everywhere lately. You can find a tutorial HERE. I did make one using a scallop as shown in the tutorial but it was too big for my card layout. For this card, I used my small 5-petal flower punch instead. I spritzed them with a little Pearl Glimmer Mist to give them some sparkle and let them dry while I made the inside of my card. (True confession time: I hated using book pages for these even though I think they look really cool. It is against my nature to damage a book. In fact, I feel so guilty about defacing a book I think I am going to have to go eat a piece of chocolate. bad I don't have any cupcakes on hand.)

Speaking of cupcakes, I love Lindsay's Sweet Stuff digital stamp set. You can use it for almost any occasion. I used it for a birthday card in this post and HERE and you can see a card I made for Valentine's Day HERE.

Lindsay also has some new, cool stuff in her Mygrafico store. Go check out the digital papers, SVG files, and templates. She also has some cute digital stamps (in addition to the one used here) that are perfect for Valentine's Day.

I was able to figure out the problem I was having with my new blog design. I have a few things left to tweak but am pretty much done. What do you think? If you are interested in personalizing your blog, I recommend the Blog in a Box packages from Sweet Shoppe Designs. They actually are pretty easy to use. I think I had a problem because I wasn't feeling too well and had problems following the easy installation instructions.
Well, I am going to sign off for the day. This is a rather chatty post for me. Please leave me some comments. I love, love, love reading them.

While you are out blurfing today, please stop by the rest of the DT and leave them some love. They are:
  • STAMPS: Sweet Stuff digital stamp set by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and It's Your Day by Close To My Heart
  • PAPERS & CS: Image printed on Georgia Pacific CS, My Mind's Eye Love Nest, Stampin' Up white CS, misc. pink and caramel CS, paper from a book (for flowers)
  • INKS: Stampin' Up Pretty In Pink and Creamy Carmel
  • EMBELLISHMENTS: EK Success flower punch, brads, Pearl Glimmer Mist, lace, Stampin' Up markers in Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Carmel, Sakura Gellyroll pens (clear, pink & silver)


Line Merete said…
What a gorgous card!! Very pretty papers and image and I love the flowers!!

Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Hugs, Line
Karin said…
OMGosh...I love it! I have been wanting to try those flowers too, they are super cute on your card! I love all your layers and you made those little cupcakes look so yummy! I adore your new look too...So much excitement on your bloggeroonie today :)
alicaz said…
so yummy! love the cupcakes and your flowers and lace are just gorjuss :)
Thanks for playing with Papers Sundaes!
Kristen Hamlin said…
Love those flowers! May have to try that . . . Awesome card!
Lindsay Weirich said…
I love the new blog look, no ads yay! the easel card is great, well done!
this is stunning. love those flowers too!

hugs :)
Tammy said…
Love this one! Will be checking out the tutorials later for sure! Come visit the Digital Ink CO Challenge, as I think you'd do great in it!
Tracey said…
This is beautiful Cheryl, love the muted colours :o)

Digi Kitty said…
Cheryl--I absolutely LOVE every single part of this card--the flowers are super cute--the colors--everything!
You are very talented!

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
$1.00 Thursday
Monday Challenge
Come join us for Digi Stamp Fun!
Kathy said…
What a yummy card. Love the image and the easel card, just fabulous. You new blog design looks great, too.
Liza said…
Great card Cheryl, I love the easel design. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x
Rhonda said…
Cheryl, this is stunning! But then you always do a wonderful job. Easel cards are one of my favorites to do. I had saved that tutorial for the flowers and hadn't tried it but yours look so great that you have inspired me to go for it. EVERYTHING about this card is fabulous. Love the colors.
SBS29 Sis
Danderella said…
Fabulous Card! Your scrunched flowers are perfect! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes!
mustangsarah said…
Beautiful card, Love everything about it.
Thanks ofr joining us on SSC.
Aud Kirsten said…
wow, simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:)
Becky said…
This is just gorgeous..
Crystal said…
Love the easel card, will have to try one, thank you for the link! I absolutely love the flowers & all the bling! Great job & thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes :)
Paper Addict said…
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Jenny said…
Very pretty card! I love the lace! Thanks for leaving me a comment on my card!
Fabulous card! Those cupcakes look yummy enough to eat :D Great job!
Micki said…
That is an awesome easel card :-).... love the trim & glitter :-)
Joanne Gilch said…
Love the easel card. and as soon as I am finished making you happy here I am going to go ck out the flower thingy that you mentioned in your blog. I'm working on an easel card for my Charlotte. will post tomorrow.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Your card is fabulous! I love the lace and I LOVE the easel card. I love the cupcakes and your coloring.
HappyCrafter said…
What a pretty colour combo, and the lace is so pretty! I'm glad you could join us this week with the Paper Sundaes Challenge :-)
Paula said…
Adorable, love all those cupcakes! Great job! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
Tina said…
Wowy, fabulous! Thanks for playing the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge.
Nettie said…
Easel cards are so great and your's is just so cute. Loving the new bloggy design.x
Terrific card!! I've been seeing it on the SCS home page and I've really got to try it! Hopefully this week. Thanks for the links too - going to check out the scrunch flower one now!
Loretta Rodger said…
I just learned how to make these easel cards, yours is just fantastic!
Sprytebyrd said…
Wonderful card! Love the cupcakes!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs! Dee
Tangii Crain said…
Gorgeous! I love the look and style of your card! and the details are perfect! Awesome, awesome job! Thanks for playing.
LuLu said…
Stunning card and love all the layers & handmade embellies too.

Cassandra said…
Wow, so pretty! I love the colors, cupcakes look wonderful, and the glitter for the holder. Very nice!!
Shana said…
Unbelievable! I love your flowers and colour scheme. Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!
Georgia said…
Wow! Love this card! The coloring is fantastic!!
Carolyn said…
What a great card. I just love the easel cards. Your cupcake stamp is beautifu. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx
Awesome card ;0)
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.


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