Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blog Hop Day Seven: Easel Card


Thanks to everyone who has been hopping along this week!! I have loved reading every comment.  If you left a comment and included your blog address, I am now a follower! :)

Don't forget that every comment you leave me gets you an entry for the blog candy prizes! You can also leave a comment on the blog-candy post (link on the left) and there is also a hidden entry opportunity.  Can you find  it?  Here is a hint, look up! :)

I think I have left the best projects for the last few days of the blog-hop! So, on to the project


Thanks so much for visiting my blog. If you haven't visited recently, please scroll down through the last few days, I've been posting like crazy with a ton of cool projects!

Today the project is a Easel card. These are cards my kids will take to the first day of school to give to their lovely teachers. The inside says "I'm so happy to be in your class!"

First, you need to fold your easel card. Start out with a card stock base measuring 11" x 4 1/4". Fold the card stock in half at 5 1/2" and then fold one side in again at 2 3/4". You should end up with a card base that looks like the picture.


I then printed the sentiment of my printer and cut it out. The mat measures 4" x 2 1/2" (black) and 3 1/2" x 2" (orange check patterned paper) and 3" x 1 1/2" (sentiment).


Here is the front. Measurements are as follows:

Black card stock base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Orange patterned paper: 5 x 3 3/4"
The apple 4 cut from Preserves: 3 3/4"
Black velvet scallop ribbon: 4 1/4"
3 mini Prima flowers
Apple and flowers attached with pop-dots


Attach the card front to the card base ONLY on the bottom
(under the scored/folded line). This allows the card to fold to stand up on it's own.
Can you see the dimension??


Attach the sentiment on the inside with pop-dots.
This makes a little catch on the inside for the card front to
rest on when the card is in the easel.


Here is a picture of the card standing up.


Here is a picture of the set of cards my boys will give
their teachers on the first day of school.













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Feel free to go back and look at the other projects I've posted for the blog-hop. Each comment (one per project) will get you one entry for the blog candy, so comment away.


There are previews of the upcoming projects on my Back to School Blog Hop page.  You can find a link for that on the top of my blog (right under the banner). It includes a link to each days project.  That's where you can go back and review any project after the hop is over too! :)

Blog Hop Day One - Bookmark Reading Logs

Blog-Hop Day Two "Monster Booklets”

Blog-Hop Day Three: Quick Treat Pouches



Blog Hop Day Four: Scratch Tickets















Here is the blog-hop line-up!
The link (with the school house picture) on the left will take you to the beginning of the line-up.
Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations
Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels
Cheryl at Cards by CG (That’s me)
Jen at Purplescrapbooker
Carri at abusybee

43 comments:

Shana said...

Very neat card, need to try the easel thing out.
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Janice said...

I love the card and want to try the easel out. I might just change the sentiment to "I'm So Glad You Are 'In' My Class" so I could get it to my students. Thanks for all the super ideas.

Deanna said...

Very sweet idea!
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~Heidi said...

I really like this card. Great job on the colors and the apple is adorable! Thanks for the hop. It's been a blast!

Brenda said...

I want to try an easel card. These are super great. Their teachers will love them.

Celeste said...

Great Card...Thank you so much for the instructions on how to make this wonderful card....

Connie Gail said...

What a grand week of learning at this blog hop! I like your easel card and will give it a try (like all your others projects). I never thought about using a flower for the inside of an apple - cute! Thanks for your clear instructions....:O)

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love easel cards and yours are great - you are so thoughtful

scrappinmomma said...

Awesome cards, i'm so excited to try making these. thanks for sharing.


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Carolyn Ruiz said...

I like easel cards. This one is so cute with the apples. TFS!

Carrie said...

Great easel card! And thank you for the instructions!

Cathy said...

Cute easel card, finishing my first tunnel card today. With inspiration like you are giving me I may use your instructions to try my first easel card today too, thanks.
Cathy S

Court said...

great card and great tutorial!

4kids4 said...

A great take on 'an apple for the teacher'!! TFS!

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Celeste B. said...

I'm loving this blog hop!!! I think I need to try the easel cards, I love the look but haven't made one yet. TFS your beautiful creations!!!!!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

I just think you apple are the cutiest I seen so far... nice work and your blog is awesome too

The Scrapbooking Queen

Heather said...

These are so cute!
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*Star said...

These are wonderful! I love how big you did the apple. TFS and have a great day.

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Liz said...

These are so cute! What lucky teachers your kids have! TFS

emspel said...

Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas this week! It's been so much fun hopping along!

Crafty Teacher said...

I love the Easel card. What a neat way to be able to enjoy something. I could see putting a picture on it too for a family member or something.
TFS!
:) Khrista

Kath said...

Way cute! You're really on a roll with these cute projects.

Cristi said...

Wow, these are adorable!
HUGS

Kerry said...

Very cute card. I like that apple cut.
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Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Thanks for the easel card inspiration. I really need to try one.
Angi
cokiepopaper.blogspot.com

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

VERY Cute.... i never knew what an easel card was... I love it.

Melia
wifey7799@gmail.com

Jean said...

I love easel cards and this one is too cute! TFS.

snappy scrappy said...

Love the Easel card!! Too cute!!

VeronicaA said...

I need to try making an easel card since I have seen them on several blogs. Thanks for your very clear directions. Cute card! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

beejay said...

I love easel cards, you did a great job on these! TFS and thanks for your nice comment on my blog, & for following.
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JD said...

The easel is such a fun idea!

Thanks for sharing!
~ JD ~

Marionment said...

Wow!! Cute easel card. I think I will try and make one. Thanks for the inspiration. This was a lot of fun.

Patti B said...

How darling. I like these going to have to try something of the same type of card. Thanks for the inspiration

Carol said...

Very cute idea and I like the apple on it. Thanks for sharing all your projects.

Nicole said...

This is fantastic! I love the look of this card, and I think I could actually put one together. Thanks for the great instructions.

AJoy said...

Simply cute!

April
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http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Honey B said...

I love this Project...I think i might borrow it, If it's ok with you, for my lil monkey's teachers...Awwww...
***Let's Keep Scrappin', Let's Keep Sharin'

Sweet Scrappy Hugs
Honey B

Scrappin' Sista said...

Gotta try this.

Got2BCrafting said...

I have always wanted to make one of these, so thanks for the great instructions. This card is really adorable... I would love to make one for my girls' teachers. TFS
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Totally cute cards. Thx for sharing!

Monica Ward said...

This is a great "Back to School" card. TFS!

Janis said...

I love easel cards and these are so precious! Thanks for playing with us at CCC! :) Janis

Amy said...

Really adorable cards!! I can't wait to try out the easel concept!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)