Thursday, August 4, 2011
Cre8tivegirls Blogoversary Blog Hop! First Easel Card and First Entry into Cooking With Cricut Challenge
If you've hopped over from Doris' blog, you're in the right place! If you've just arrived here and want to start at the beginning, head over to Yvette's blog and begin the fun there. Yvette is celebrating her first blog anniversary and this hop is all about "firsts". What a great idea. I thought about making a 1st birthday or anniversary card but I don't have any use for one of those any time soon. Instead I decided to try out some new projects that I've never done before - they're firsts for me!
This is my first easel card. And since I needed a birthday card for a man, I decided to do an easel card with a masculine spin. And because this hop is all about "firsts" I'm entering this card into my first Cooking With Cricut Challenge. The challenge (#45) required using a sailboat in your project made with the Cricut.
Making an easel card is actually very simple but at the beginning I had a hard time figuring it out. Fold this, fold it this way, put this here, etc. - WHAT? I think I'm "craft challenged" in many ways! Then I looked at this video and it made it very easy. Clear sailing from then on! Get it-clear sailing? Ha ha. Here's the link for the written directions with pictures.
In order for the top of the card to stand up, you need to "build up" the base of the card with additional cardstock and a decorated piece of cardstock at least 1/3 the size of the base. This will hold the card upright in the easel position. In this picture the very top of the card was not attached yet.
This card does lay flat for mailing. It's pretty bulky though and will require extra postage.
This card was made using:
Cricut Imagine More cartridge- circle borders and sailboat
Cricut Imagine Hopscotch cartridge - for the cloud patterned paper (this is tucked behind the circle borders)
Scor-Tape - be sure to use strong adhesive
Technique Tuesday stamps - for sentiments
Martha Stewart border punch
Now head on over to Paula's blog and see the darling card she's created for this special occasion! Be sure to leave her a comment!
Here's a list for this Blog Hop if you want to jump from here or if you're lost.
Emma www.creativetimeforme.com (Sat. and Sun only)
Chris http://craftemama.blogspot.com/ -you are HERE
We'll be hopping for 3 days (through Sunday) so stop by again tomorrow and check out another first for me.
And last, but not least, thank you to Yvette for inviting me to participate in her Blogoversary celebration!!
Have a happy crafting day.