Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crazy For You and Scrap Sanity!

As you may already know, the lovely Tiff Sawyer asked me to be on her design team as her card specialist over at Scrap Sanity.  I am honoured and excited to be part of her fabulous team and vision for the future!

Every month I will be making at least two cards using products available at Scrap Sanity.  The first will be a simple folded card, portrait or landscape.  The second will be using the same or almost the same set of supplies to make a card that is not-so-normal.  I have a number of construction cards to get through by December and have started my first post with an Easel Card.

Please excuse the late night photography and dodgy blogpost while I should be packing as I move house Saturday!!

Here is the normal card -
A Simple Card using:
Basic Grey Kissing Booth PP
Red c/s
My Favourite Things - A Layered Label die
Some old rub ons i had laying around created the greeting
Flourish with a Bling pearls in antique gold
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tattered Floral (for the rose, instructions below)
             add for the construction card - Flourish with a Bling - Chloe Antique Gold

step 1 - cut 3 of the large 6 petal flowers..
 step 2 - cut a line to the centre, then one petal off, then 2 petals off...
 step 3 - roll the edges under with something narrow...
 step 4 - close the gaps by sticking one petal to another - see the X; but also roll and secure the 2petals and the 1 petal you removed...
 step 5 - they should look like this - just place then inside each other...
I added a Flourish with a Bling in the centre:

Now for the Easel card:
I cut a strip of c/s and folded at the points you see in the pic below
 Only put tape on the bottom half of the front of the card
 and decided it was too plain and needed some bling so lifted off the label and added some then put the label back down!
 Stick the rose to the inside of the card with some excess bling and that becomes the stopping object to keep the easel up!
And of course don't forget a matching envelope!!

Thanks for stopping by - and I hope you are inspired to create an easel card too!


  1. LOVE your flowers Jennifer ... they are gorgeous ... thanks for the tutorial :)

  2. Gorgeous cards Jen, love your handmade flowers, and love love love how you have used our antique gold Chloe flourish..and your matching envelopes as always:-)XX

  3. Très jolie ta carte !
    Québec, Canada !


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