Monday, September 12, 2011

Paper Playtime - Challenge #55 - Make an Easel / Pedestal Card

Hi and thanks for visiting today! It is time for another fun challenge at Paper Playtime. This week Challenge # 55 is Make an Easel/Pedestal Card. If you have never tried an easel card and would like to learn how to make one, you are in for a treat! We are happy to have Mary of Cardz TV as our special guest designer today. Mary will share a great tutorial on making an easel card. Recently I found another great tutorial by Mary at CardzTV for making a Twisted Easel card. I enjoy making this style card and will be sharing a Twisted Easel card with you today.

Cricut cartridge: Forever Young for all the cuts.
Page 42 - Emblem feature for Model 19 Silhouette. Shift key used for the pink mat. Each cut is 3".
Page 73 - Flower 10 cut 1 1/2" using the main and layer features.
Page 43-  Emblem feature using shift for the pink mat. This is cut 3 1/4" and run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I cut two of these and glued together for stability. The mat is pop-dotted on the base of the card. This will help to keep the front of the card in place.
Page 42 - "Fashion Queen" is cut 1 1/4' using the Word feature. Non-shift and shift key for the two colors.
Papers are from a Recollection 24 Page Pack from Michael's. I love this paper and thought it would be perfect for my Fashion Queen! Martha Stewart inking. Pearls and gemstone from my stash.

We would love for you to play along with us at Paper Playtime! We have a great prize for one winner this week. Our sponsor is K Andrews Design with Fashionable Friends Stamp Set!  How exciting is that! We look forward to seeing your easel / pedestal cards!


  1. This is so pretty, so forever young!!
    great job!
    DIANA L.

  2. Fabulous! You have inspired me to dig out this cartridge. TFS

  3. Great job with this one. so chic!

  4. Your choice of background paper suits this perfectly.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"