Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #41

Hello! Welcome back to another Birthday Sundaes Challenge!  This weeks challenge is to make an easel card with a birthday theme.  For years I had seen easel cards and I always admired them.  I kept telling myself to just try to make one, but I never did it because they looked really complicated to make. Well, I sat down this week and checked out the links that Kristie provided for us.  I was shocked at how easy it was to make an easel card!  I used this tutorial here:
It was super easy to follow and had very clear directions.  

I'm so happy that I now know how to make these! Thanks Kristie! 

Here is my card:

I will admit that I am not too great with measurements.  That is why I use my Gypsy for everything! I cut the layer that folds with my trimmer and then I used my Gypsy to make the rest of the card.  All I had to do was make a 4 1/2" square in my Gypsy and then I was free to design everything that went in it just like normal.  My squirrel is from Birthday Bash.  The shape behind the squirrel is from Elegant Edges.  If you don't own this cart, you need to get it. 

The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.  It came with my Art Philosophy cartridge package.  This is my first time using CTMH and I am so impressed.  The image was so clean and easy to emboss! It looks beautiful in person.  I will have to purchase more of their sets. 

The papers, embossing folder, embossing powder and ribbon are from SU!

I also had to use my Peachy Keen faces for his face.  The whole face didn't fit because he is cut pretty small (2 inches) so I masked the eyes so that I could just get his nose and mouth. 

Here is our awesome prize for this week sponsored by Annie's Paper Boutique:
Trendy Twine ValenTwine Mini Pack {Valentine's Day Bakers Twine}
This little pack includes 40 yards:
20 yd of Valentine Cherry Cupcake
10 Berry Red
10 Posy Pink
Twine is 4-ply and 100% cotton.

Make sure to visit the Birthday Sundaes DT and enter your easel card HERE

Thank you for visiting!


  1. I love your card! So very cute!!

  2. Your card is just beautiful. I love your little squirrel and the cuts you used. I really need to use my Cricut more. Wonderful job.

  3. Your card is sooooo cute! You amaze me with everything that you can create on your cricut! Fabulous work, Maribel!

  4. Maribel, this is awesome!! i love, love, love the color you picked today and the design is awesome too. I always love my gypsy for these things :) Great card!!

  5. This is so adorable! I love the shape, embossing, and fun peachy faced squirrel! :)Amy

  6. so adorable! :) and love your squirrel's face!

  7. Maribel I love this! I am so impressed that this is your first attempt at an easel card! Also, you are single-handedly going to make me go out and buy Elegant Edges! I love the way you used that shape! Great job my friend! :)

  8. This turned out just beautiful Maribel!! The colors and the embossing are wonderful. Such a FUN card:)
    Sherrie K

  9. Wow Maribel..another beautiful card!!! Love all the different shaped layers, all the embossing and the stitching too!! Easel cards are my favorite, will have to join in on this fun challenge. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :0)

  10. Wow, Maribel, this is gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job on your first easel!! The embossing is so awesome and I love the cute squirrel!! Beautiful card :)


  11. So fun Maribel! Love the colors, embossing and the great design!

  12. Love this card!! I love all the different shapes, the embossing, and the soft color combo! It's awesome!!!

  13. what a cute little fella! super cute card :)you're absolutely right, elegant edges is a MUST, i bought it because of all of your projects with it LOL now to put it to use!

  14. This little guy is SO CUTE!!! Love, love, love his little face. :) What a great card Maribel! :)



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