Sunday, January 23, 2011

Birthday easel card

This is a birthday easel card made for a friend's daughter. Card size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 when closed. Background paper is embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder. The cuts are from Cricut Forever Young cartridge. The scallop oval is found on page 26 and is cut 3 1/4 inches. It was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and pop dotted on the background paper. I cut the hat at 1 1/2 inches--this is found on page 63.  I used two shades of purple for the hat, but the photo does not show that well.

A portion of the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder is used for the sentiment and pop-dotted on the card. This provides a place for the front of the card to stand. I used lots of Martha Stewart purple inking and some gemstones from my treasure chest. Hope she will enjoy this card!

Thanks for visiting today! Your comments are always appreciated!


  1. this is absolutely lovely glenda--you really just made this card gorgeous with all that embossing!

  2. Glendal, this is just a lovely card. I love the cut, and the colors, and as I always feel, embossing just seals the deal. Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello.

  3. This card is so pretty. I love easel cards. Very clever to use the embossing for the inside mat. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have altered my post to include Fantabulous Cricut.

  4. Wow, this is beautiful Glenda!!! great job

  5. This card is lovely! I love the soft colors and the embossing really adds so much. You've added just the perfect amount of bling. Wonderful, wonderful.

  6. This is such a pretty easel card. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Oh so pretty!! I love that BG paper and the embossing!
    xoxo Joy

  8. You have a great sense of style that amazes me! Thanks for your kind comment on my snake card :) Have a great day -Paper Panther

  9. Your cards are beautiful! I love them! and thanks so much for visiting and following my blog - i really appreciated your comments a and had alot of fun doing my 1st challenge!
    I'm a follower too now!
    Vicki from

  10. Glenda,

    I love it!!! :) What a great idea to emboss the designer paper (I don't think I ever have; I never thought to!);)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,