Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring is in the Air! ( I think!)

I saw an easel card used to make a desktop calendar on Debbie's Cards and More (, and I just had to try it!  She was kind enough to tell me the mini-calendar supplier that she uses, and the rest is history.  So although this is my original design, I cannot take credit for the idea.  Thanks, Debbie!

To start, the grass is from PS @ 1" - the medalion, leaves, and font is from SB - the sunflower is handmade and secured with a brown button tied with brown and white baker's twine.  I added a bit of lace and 3 "diamonds" for some added bling.  The medallion, leaves, and font were embossed using my Cuttlebug.

I chose the colors to represent spring, but thought they would be great all year long.  The medallion, flower, leaves, and A are popped for dimension.

The inside mats are cut to fit with the edges punched to give it a marquee look.  The leaves are from SB, and the dots are leftover from a hole punch....add a small brown bow and VOILA!
This is a large card (5x7) but could be scaled down to any size.
I love the way it turned out and it will sit on my computer desk in the craft room.
I will enter this in the FCC challenge for this week - Looks Like Spring


  1. I agree, it's a cute idea! Thanks for playing along with us over at FCCB!

  2. Pretty Card! Love the bakers twine on the button and the fun flower! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot!


  3. Ilove this idea, it looks great. Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

  4. I love this! Very creative... you really did an amazing job with the challenge. I am so glad you joined in the fun with us this week at FCCB!

  5. What a lovely card!! All the elements you've used work together so wonderfully! Thanks so much for playing along with us at FCCB!

  6. Super card! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

  7. Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along with FCCB!