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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Easel Drawer Card

Hello!

I have finally gotten my Christmas tree up (though not fully decorated) and many of the other decorations out; however, the living room is a huge mess as a result.  I am so hoping to finish decorating the house tomorrow so that I can get back to crafting guilt-free!

Today's card is one I have been seeing a lot of lately.  It's an easel card with drawer.  I've seen them with multiple drawers and multiple easels, but I'm tickled to just be doing one of each!

Though there were a fair number of steps, broken down each one was a cinch.  The tutorial from which I learned was given by Christine Garner over at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  She has a great tutorial style which practically guarantees success!

All papers used are SU, including their Be Of Good Cheer dsp.  

This is a perfect size to hold a small gift, candies or a gift card.




 I colored the image with Copics and used red Stickles on some of the berries.  The wreath was made using many pieces punched from the MS pine branch punch.  (My hands nearly gave out from punching so many.)  The berries were from my stash that I've had for years without really paying any attention to them.  The ribbon and tiny jingle bells are from my stash too.

The greeting was cut and layered onto Dienamics Fishtail Flags Stax and was the greeting layer of this week's Sparkle Creations sketch, shown here.


 All in all, this was a very fun card to make, and I hope you'll give Christine's tutorial a try as well.

Thank you for joining me, and happy crafting!

Ingredients:

Stamp: Flourishes Christmas Classics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: SU Be Of Good Cheer dsp, Very Vanilla, Garden Green
Accessories: Copics, ribbon, jingle bells, MS pine branch punch, Dienamics Fishtail Flags Stax, Dienamics Circle Stax, rhinestone brads, red florist stamens.

Challenges entered:

Oozak - Anything Goes + Red
Paper Playtime #90 - Christmas Colors
Simon Says... Anything Goes!
Fussy and Fancy #77 - I Love Christmas 
Pause Dream Enjoy #48 - Forgotten Stash (red florist stamens I've had for years)
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #99 - 'Tis the Season
Pile It On #49 - Pile On the Embellishments 
IBSIC #37 - Green, white and red
Sparkle Creations 2013 Christmas Card Challenge Week #1 - Sketch 


 

16 comments:

Jingle said...

This is just fantastic! I so love that gorgeous wreath you created! Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Mum of 4 said...

Love this idea, Shea! I have seen these around blog land too but have never made one. Will have to check out the link sometime. Great job on your wreath! Mwah!

Creative M said...

Love!Love!Love!Very Beautiful!!!
Thanks for joining us at PDE Challenges
Migdalia
PDE DT

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Wow!!! Totally cool! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!

~DEANNE~

Elizabeth Hart said...

I so love this - the cardinal scene with the green and red is so vivid and then the easel box - fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge.

Joanna M said...

Wow this is soooo beautiful! I love your wreath! And the lovely details throughout! You did an amazing job! Hugs, Joanna

Sharon said...

Fabulous!! I so love it!! WOW!!! Awesome easel box box!! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Liz Weber said...

Shea this is so gorgeous and so beautifully made.

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us again at Inspired By Stamping.

Deb Hickman said...

Congratulations on your win over at IBSIC, your creation is absoloutely stunning, very well deserved. Deb x

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness this is really gorgeous!! Love how you've fashioned your wreath!! Gorgeous project! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Jenn said...

This is gorgeous!! The wreath looks worth the pain :-) . Thanks for joining Christmas Card Challenges!

Janis said...

Very pretty and what a cool idea! Thanks for playing at PDE Challenges. :) Janis

Melanie said...

oh wow. what an amazing piece...love it
xxx mel

Sazzle said...

Congratulations Shea you've been hand picked as one of our top 5 over at Fussy and Fancy. Please pop over to the challenge blog to pick up your top 5 badge.

Merry Crafty Christmas

xx Sazzle xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and adorable drawer card. Thanks for joining us at Oozak Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Anonymous said...

thanks for share...