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1 Sep 2014

Make it Monday Easel Card


Good morning!  Today's Make it Monday video tutorial was brought to you by Erin Lincoln - always trying to give you more bang for your buck!

I watched the video and then put together an easel card with a back to school theme.




I die cut my card base with the Papertrey Ink Gift Card Die, by using the long end of the die to make my cut - so very simple.

Using the Background Basics Text Style and Classic Kraft ink - I stamped my background and then swiped the edges with Fresh Snow ink.

I made a little frame for my "chalkboard" with Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Dies - so happy I still have them - using Pure Poppy and Lemon Tart cardstock and a piece of Bitty Dot patterned paper.

I cut a square from Smokey Shadow cardstock and rounded the corners .  I stamped with It's Official - using the notebook lines stamp and Fresh Snow ink.  Smudging the ink is mandatory (and fun!) when doing this chalkboard look.



The sentiment is from "The Cutting Garden" and I thought it was a great choice - since the word "record" was included - it's the little things right? :)

I die cut the letters from the Block Alphabet Die collection and adhered them to the "blackboard".  I also diecut and stamped a little apple from the $5 mini set - Fruit Fusion: Apple and popped it up onto my main panel.

A little bit of twine, tied in a bow - brings it all together - don't you think?


9 comments:

  1. Cute card, love the ABC dah, why didn't I think of that :-)

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  2. great card, cute with the frame around the blackboard

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  3. Very adorable!! I really like the text on the easel.

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  4. SO cute! Love the stamped easel and the primary colors you added...delightful! :0)

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  5. Fantastic card!

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  6. I like the bright colors. Well done.

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  7. This is just too cute with the lines and die cut ABC. Also love the primary school colors on your scallop frame. Great look to the card!

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  8. Oh this is a cute one with the lines,ABC's love the colors took always think black and red fro teachers not sure why ,I just do!

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  9. From one farm wife to another.....LOVE your card! Great details all around!
    I'm in sw Minnesota, about a month away from corn and soybean harvest.

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