Thursday, December 31, 2009

TRUE FRIENDS Blog Hop......


I cannot believe another year has gone by and another Idea Book is here!!!!  With each NEW Idea Book comes new SOTM's and that means we get to do some HOPPIN'!!!  With over 60 Consultants this month, it should be FUN!!  There's no better way to spend the first day of 2010!!!
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January's SOTM is True Friends and is available only through January 31st.


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If this is your first "hop", don't worry, it's simple to do and SUPER FUN!!!  Just follow the links in each consulant's post 'till you come back around to where you started.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to Jena's blog where she has a complete list of participants....a perfect place to pick up where you left off. 
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If you've come from TERRIE's blog, you're on the right track!!!
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This month I decided to do a "easel card" which is a card, when opened, can be set on a desk or somewhere special to display. My card folded is 4.5" x 6" and will fit in a 5" x 7" envelope.  It has quite a bit of dimension so I would suggest hand delivering the card or paying the extra postage so they don't run it through the meter.
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I used CTMH's NEW paper packet, Veranda....colors are Creme Brulee, Cocoa, Garden Green & Juniper. Now...most of you know that I'm not a girly-girl person but this paper is so PRETTY!!! I can see tons of Spring layouts and cards being made using this pp. I also used Colonial White Ribbon Rounds (the satin edge 5/8" organdy ribbon....LOVE this stuff), Autumn Craft Buttons (the buttons are really Olive but they look good anyway), Prisma Glitter, Colonial White Waxy Flax, 3-D Foam Tape and I threw the color Barn Red in there for contrast.

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Folded up easel-style...front view

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side view.....

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close up....I used one of the frames to stamp a scalloped edge

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close up of the sentiment...I second-generation stamped a frame over my sentiment

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Close up of my buttons (Olive with Prisma Glitter, tied with Colonial White Waxy Flax with a tiny piece of B&T coiled to resemble curling ribbon.....In order for the card to stand up, you must put your focal element up on Foam Squares or put a button or something thick to keep the card from sliding down.  Here, I chose to stamp one of the frames on Colonial White Cardstock then stamped again on the backside of one of the B&T's, cut out the center and adhered to the cardstock.

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Another view

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Close up view of the Colonial White Cardstock I would use to write a personal note...



Next....hop on over to CHRIS's BLOG to see what she has to share!!!



22 comments:

Lori Miller said...

You did a lovely job! I like all the details!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Wow! This is one stellar card gf! I love the scallops you made using one of the stamps. I can so see making a layout with that technique. You out did yourself, as usual! Happy New Year!

Lori said...

very nice card with a great amount of details! Definitely seeing a few things I want to lift.

Melissa Laverty said...

love the scallops. gorgeous card

Terrie in AZ said...

I'm loving these easel cards and the second generation stamping you did...Great job!

Haley D. said...

What a beautiful, special card! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy 2010!

Barbra Otten said...

Gorgeous card. I think I did blow out my speakers when your music came on, lol. Gotta love Prince!

Helen Onulak said...

Wowsers - a lot of work with GORGEOUS results! I love the out-of-the-box thinking on the scallop edge design. I can see that used in so many other ways, like on a layout, a card border....going to have to play with that!

Jen said...

WOW!! This is such an amazing!! This is far out! :)

Melissa said...

Very cool card!! You did a great job!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty - I love all of the details on it.

Closet Stamper said...

Love the labels as a border. The easel card is so neat.

Shirley said...

great card

Adeline E. Brill said...

Awesome scalloped edge idea - this blog hop is very inspirational!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful Card!!

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful! Love all the details.

Kim O'Rear said...

I love your card. It displays the Veranda paper beautifully! I also love that it's got an inside flap layer...very creative!

Carla said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

roxybonds said...

I love how you created the scalloped border!

houseostamps said...

Ummm....just GORGEOUS! Puts my easel card to shame. LOVE IT!

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Jena said...

Great card - fabulous details - TFS!