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Saturday, April 23, 2011

OCC Easel Card

Edited to Add-My directions for the easel drawer has been added to the bottom of this post.

Good Morning Peeps!! It is Saturday and that means it is time for another new challenge at Our Creative Corner.

This week I am the challenge hostess again. My challenge is to make an Easel card. I had such fun making my easel card. I used the tutorial here for my base card. I then decided it need something more and I had seen some made with a drawer so I decided to add one to mine. I searched around but couldn't find a tutorial for the drawer that was free so I created my own. It was really fairly simple and if any one is interested I can give you the measurements for the one I made just let me know.

Here is a picture of the card before adding the drawer:

I used a favorite set of mine, the Stampin' Up Greeting Card Kids stamp set. I used the little heart girl and made a very girly birthday card/gift holder. The drawer could hold some chocolates, a gift card or some jewelry. I used some pretty in pink card stock for my base and then some very vanilla card stock. The designer paper I used is from a retired pack. I used a MS punch for the bottom of the card and for the vanilla piece on the top of the drawer. I used some prima roses that I had in my stash and some pretty in pink satin ribbon. I added a vintage brad for the drawer pull.

I hope you’ll play along this week and have fun with this challenge! Be sure to check out the rest of the OCC design team creations! To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave a comment linking to your project over at Our Creative Corner so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC.

Well, that is all from me for now, Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Since I have had so many request for directions for the drawer I am adding them here.
Edited to Add the drawer directions:

To create the drawer for the easel card:
start with a 6-1/8 inch x 6-1/8 inch square of card stock
Score at 1 inch on all four sides. Use your bone folder to crease all scored lines
Cut up to the intersecting scored line on two sides.
Fold up to form the box and secure with sticky tape.
Your box should be a 4-1/8 inch square.
Next you will need make a sleeve to slide the box into.
Start with a piece of card stock 4-1/4 inches x 11 inches.
Score at 1 inch, 5-1/4 inch, 6-1/4 inch and 10-1/2 inches.
Crease all your scored lines with your bone folder.
Apply sticky tape to the 1/2 inch section of the scored card stock.
Attach the two ends together to form the sleeve.
Slide your box into the sleeve and attach your easel card to the top and decorate as desired.

Thanks everyone for all the positive responses!



Debs said...

Gorgeous card, love the drawer at the bottom, must give that a go.
Hugs Debs

Kim said...

Vicki, your work is simply astounding! This will be on my inspiration post today. thanks for sharing

Wendy J. said...

Vicki, this is just totally adorable! I always like your projects. Those gorgeous flowers really stand out on this project but I love your pretty bow and the soft colors and I like the punched border on the bottom of the focal panel. Nice! Also great job with the coloring and texture accents! Have a great weekend!

Sharon Wheet said...

Vicki, as always you make the cutest items for our challenges @ OCC! It is always a delight to see what you have made. And I love the added drawer on the Easel Card! What a wonderful touch!

Connie Collins said...

Oooooh my! This one is absolutely gorgeous...I'll bet you spent quite a bit of time working on this one....but it was worth every second. So, your birthday is on Easter this year...Happy Easter Birthday girlfriend!

Brenda said...

This card is gorgeous and love the drawer. Happy Birthday, hope you have a fun filled day.

I would love the dimensions of the drawer. Thank you for your kind offer.

Marisa said...

What a fabulously little drawer and loving the easel topping. That MS border punch is perfect as are the mini roses. Great project!

Karen Motz said...

Oh my word Vicki!!! What a beautiful easel card drawer!! Leave it to you to come up with something as gorgeous and clever as this!!!

Anonymous said...

It's breathe taking gorgeous. You are so talented.Love the drawer idea.

Cindy Beach said...

Vicki, your amazing creativity and beautiful style are so inspiring! All the work and details you put into this add up to one fabulous gift for someone special.

Grandma Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, i love everything about it, the cute little image and how you decorated it and the clever idea using a box!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super cute easel card, Vicki. I love the colors and that image is just darling. Amazing work creating your own base with drawer. It came out fabulous and adds so much to this piece.

Thanks for two weeks of great challenges. Your've been a wonderful hostess!

Have a blessed Easter!


Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous my friend! Wow! This is a real beauty!

Rhonda Langley said...

So sweet! Love the drawer! Thanks for sharing this!

Connie Babbert said...

Hi Vicki...just FYI - I have a FREE picture tutorial of how to make these on my blog:

I love yours!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Thanks for the measurements. This is amazing! I just love it! so pretty and girlie, right up my alley. I can't wait to try one.

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Unknown said...

This sweet little card attached to the drawer is absolutely adorable. I can't wait to try one. Thank you for sharing.