DAWN’S TRIANGLE (BUTTERFLY) EASEL CARD

GREETINGS…. AND I AM ON A ROLL… if all goes as planned I will end up publishing each week in June…. hahahahahaha…no seriously that’s the plan and I have two down and this is the third…so IT COULD HAPPEN….anyway I fell in love with this card…its just to clever for words… so now without further ado… here is DAWN’S TRIANGLE (BUTTERFLY )EASEL CARD

DAWN'S TRIANGLE EASEL folded closed

DAWN’S TRIANGLE EASEL folded closed

DAWN'S EASEL STANDING open facing left

DAWN’S EASEL STANDING open facing left

She also tells you that you can flip it so that it opens with the easel facing right..either way is good to go.  I didn’t have the butterfly dies so I decided to to mine in a YOU’VE GOT MAIL theme …I have tons of rubber stamps with mail type images on them… IMAGINE THAT ME WITH MAIL STAMPS.. lol  including some that are replica’s of actual postage and some that are just fun postage…then I also have buckets of canceled postage stamps that I use for making cards etc… but I forgot to grab them so now I will be making this one again and this time using actual postage mounted on card stock to give a little more heft so it doesn’t get ripped or broken..

MY EASEL STANDING open facing right

MY EASEL STANDING open facing right

I used little dies for the mini envelopes and then a punch for the hearts ….the tiny postcards were actual stamps that i stamped first then cut out and mounted them with foam tape or as Dawn says dimensional…loltriangle easel inside

TIP/HINT.. Dawn does warn you to place your greeting where you want it before you stick it down and make sure that it will hold your triangle…well I forgot and almost had mine too far down… sometimes you just need to SLOOOWW DOWN…BREATHE and not be so excited… lol…

Then last october I found this one on PINTREST and so I grabbed it to show to you also…done the same way but facing left… and in a HALLOWEEN theme… is that cute or what… ya’ll know I am a HALLOWEEN freak but in my house its never to early to be thinking of HALLOWEEN…. think tiny bats flying to hold it up… eeeewww must stop or this blog with definitely run amok…. lol

pinterest candy corn triangle easel

pinterest candy corn triangle easel

 

DAWN’S BANNER GRAD CARD UPDATE

DAWN'S BANNER GRAD CARD

DAWN’S BANNER GRAD CARD

I WAS IN SUCH A HURRY TO GET THIS OUT THERE I DDIN’T TAKE TIME TO DO ONE MY WAY… oh yeah you know me…. while I really liked this card I thought that the way she cut the banners out was a bit fussy for me…. I kept thinking why not just cut the banners and adhere them to the front then layer the congrats on top…. so that’s what I did….it’s for my Uncle whose birthday is on JULY 4th… so its always fun to play with red white and blue but since my designer paper ( text weight ) was not truly white but off white I used off white for the front and then inside of the card…. I did just cut 3 banners then the layers for inside them and adhered them together then I spaced them on the front of the card flap and then layered the congrats on top of that I didn’t have the congrats that she had but I had another and used it instead… I like it a lot…. here are some images …

banner card dawn

 

this is the front of the card and as you can see layer the three banners on the front the bottom one looks a little crooked but I fixed it… I did still try to keep all the points linked up…but I suppose you could stagger them also.

banner card dawn 1

then this was the congrats layer that went over the top banners so that you have a nice clean image both inside and out….

banner card dawn 2Now this is the completed card with the layer on top and the ends of the banners hidden behind it..when I stamped the congratulations with the black the texture made it not so dark so I overstepped off just  a bit with gold… I like it as it kinda looks like shadow…and I see that my bottom banner is still a little crooked…oh well this way they will know it was made by hand and with love..lol.. I will add some stars as soon as I find where I have them stashed…i know I have red and blue star confetti… just need to try ‘CLAP ON” to see if I can find them…lol

Now back to the triangle easel card…I wanted to try to do one that was more masculine… I don’t have a lot of male birthdays that I make cards for but I thought I’d try to give this one a little more effort and make it more masculine. Here are two more I came up with…

triangle easeltriangle easel 1

and

triangle easel 2

triangle easel 3

 

EYE CANDY…I know not everyone is on FACEBOOK…however one of the things I hate about FACEBOOK is sometimes videos that you would like to share with others is blocked unless they have a Facebook account… so I hope you will be able to see this but if  you can’t blame FACEBOOK not me… its a brief book binding video to show you how they go about printing, and binding the pages into a book … hope you can see it and that you enjoy it…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY...wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

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