My First Easel Card for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday…and time to play with The Paper Players! This week is our monthly color challenge.  I selected a trio of vibrant fall colors, which I thought were just right for creating a fall wreath and a pumpkin patch in my first easel card ever.  Enjoy!

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This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide by 4-1/4″ long.

  • Colors of Autumn! The Wreath image was inked in Hello Honey and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock.  The Overlay was inked and stamped twice, first in Mossy Meadow and then in Tangelo Twist.  Because Naturals Ivory is so porous, the result is a wonderful rustic look.  Of course, doesn’t every wreath deserve Pearls???
  • Pumpkins! I created a pumpkin patch using the Pumpkins from the Fall Fest set.  Some sport Mossy Meadow leaves, courtesy of the Fun Fall Framelit collection, while all are decked out with a Linen Thread bow.
  • Folds flat! The stand-up Pumpkins on either side of the sentiment are attached with paper supports that are scored in order to fold flat when closed.  When the card is opened, they can simply be coaxed back into an upright position.
Beginning the “folding-down” process

Folded flat for mailing

This card will be heading off to Brady so he can set it out as a fall decoration.  He hasn’t been back home since the first of August.  He is feeling a little under the weather and is a little homesick.  Plus, he misses the dogs.  Hopefully this will cheer him up.  

I have no idea why I waited so long to make an easel card.  Is there anyone else out there who has not made one before, or was I the only person? Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me. Of course, if you have questions about the cards I make or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team
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Ornamental Pine for Founder’s Circle…with FREE Tutorial

One of the fun events at Founder’s Circle was the swap, featuring products from the Holiday Catalog.  I selected the Ornamental Pine set, and created a card using the emboss resist technique.  The speckles are courtesy of the Gorgeous Grunge set, while the sentiment comes from Endless Wishes.  I wanted to make my card embody who I am and what I like.  What do you think? Does it look like an “Ann card”?

If you would like to receive a FREE tutorial that explains how to create this card (step-by-step with measurements and product list), please leave me a comment or email me at [email protected] and I will send you the pdf via email.  I would love to share it with you!  Until next time…