Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunny Days- Twisted Easel Card

There are a lot of challenges out there right now that have a summer theme.  It feels pretty appropriate because today is the first official day of summer, and in my neck of the woods we are supposed to hit a high of 105 degrees today!!!!  AAAAHHHH so HOT!!!  Anywho, I've been seeing this type of card a lot lately, and I wanted to give it a try!  It is called a twisted easel card/fold.  I did not know how to do this, so I looked it up on You Tube (the video I watched is here).  The beautiful things about this card are that it is completely flat when closed, and it fits in an A2 sized envelope!!  YAY! 

Gimme a Break Challenge Blog-  anything summer
Bitten by the Bug 2-  Celebrate with Flourish "sunny days"
Celebrate the Occasion-  summer theme, must have sun
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog-  include a sun
Getting Cricky with K Andrews-  use a face

Cricut Cartridges used:
Wild Card-  sun cut at 5"
Celebrate with Flourish-  "sunny days" cut at 2.41"
Life is a Beach-  bucket and shovel cut at 2.18"
My Pink Stamper stamps-  Spectacular Sayings
Peachy Keen stamps-  Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment
Stickles- star dust
Glossy Accents
White gel pen
Yellow eyelet

Okay folks, try to stay cool on this HOT summer day!  Now I'm off to drink some water and relax!!!  :)


Amy said...

This is sooo cute! I love those bright and cheery colors and I really want to try a twisted easel card, but haven't yet! Now I might have to try one of these! :)Amy

Two Pink Peas said...

Hi, this is Terri of Two Pink Peas at www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower and for also leaving a super sweet comment. I love your blog as well. Your work is amazing. I really love meeting new blogging buddies and getting to know them. I am your newest follower and am proud to be. I look forward to looking around your blog and getting to know you more. Thanks again, Terri of
Two Pink Peas

P.S. I LOVE this card by the way. It came out so adorable. I have not tried this type of card yet but now will have to try it as you have inspired me. So thank you for that!! I love the summer theme so much!!

Tina said...

It turned out great Amy!! I will definitely be watching the video!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

ally said...

Soo bright and cheerful! You did a wonderful job Amy chica! :)


Heather said...

Oh wow! This is so cute and colorful! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2

Nita T. said...

Oh, so summery! I love your colours and details! As always, a beautiful piece of work! :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What an adorable fun card... you did a super job on it...

GiGi said...

This is SO CUTE!!! I love the pattern pail and the awesome face on the sun! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Kathy said...

I love this, it's just so darn cute! Great colors, love everything about it. Good Luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

Mary said...

Awesome card, I really need to try one of these. I can't wait to get back. Into my craft room and start creating. Thanks for giving us the tutorial. Thanks for playing along at CTO.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card design, and love all the fun details! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2, DT Member Carri :)

Dawn said...

Hi Amy! What a bright and happy card for summer. I love the colors and the way your layed everything out. Thank you sooo much for the "sweet" award. I appreciate you thinking of me. Have a great day.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Great card! Love how you did the sand :-) TFS! -Sam :-)

Crafting Misfit said...

This is fabulous! I am going to have to try this kind of card :) I LOVE the coloring on "Sunny Days."

Thanks for sharing at Getting Cricky
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"

felkatz said...

too cute!! love that twisted easel!! very nice !!

Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Face It challenge!


Squirlygirl said...

Eeek Amy that is HOT! We have gotten so much rain here in WI that I feel like I live in Seattle... I love your card, so bright and that PKS face give the whole card such great character :) TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky this week!
Becky- Getting Cricky DTM

Karen Pinsonat said...

I LOVE this card! Thanks so much for playing along at BBTB2!

girlia said...

Awwwwe, this is so cute! thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

Adrian said...

This is so beautiful, the face is 2 cute! Thanks for joining us for CTO!

Melissa said...

OMG, the face on the sun is just adorable, your project is colorful and all the details are great! Thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Crayola58 said...

Adorable...and I love the card design. Thanks so much for joining us on our BBTB2 challenge.

JulieK said...

Fantastic!! I love this type of card but have never tried to make one. Your card has inspired me!

Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky!

JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

Amy said...

Hi, Amy!! :) You get 'double' love from me on your card this week!! :) I love all the wonderful details on your card -- Every time I look at it, I find something NEW!! Great colors, great design!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge this week!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Getting Cricky DTM

Just Me said...

What a fascinating card. The sun is just too cute. I watched the video for the "twist". Thanks for posting it, I will be giving it a try. Your card is very cute. Glad you could join our GAB challenge this week.

Larelyn said...

This is just an adorable card. I love the cuts you've chosen and the "twist" is terrific. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

Nikki T said...

This is a fabulous card. I love everything about it. Can I have it lol? Thanks for joining us this week at GAB Challenge Blog.

bonnie said...

Oh my gosh this is the cutest card EVER! :) Hugs x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a fabulous easel card

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Your card is so cute... lovely..

thanks for playing this week with us at CTO..


BugBites said...

super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

Maquel said...

What a super cute card! I love the face on the sun! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us this week! And for playing with us at FCCB!!


Dilsaver Designs said...

I love that you tore out paper to make your piles of sand, really cute card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Okay, better late than never! Love your card! Especially love how you did the sand. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2. xxD