Friday, April 30, 2010

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

It's time for another challenge over at the CSAYL blog. My Christmas card collection is coming along nicely, how about you? The challenge this week is to make an easel card.

They look a little intimidating at first, but they are SO simple to make. You can check out a tutorial here to get you started.

Here's what I came up with...
I love non-traditional colors for Christmas, and this double-sided paper by BasicGrey was perfect for the look I was going for. The sketch this week over at Mojo Monday was a great starting point for me and really got those creative juices flowing.
I finished it off with some GINORMOUS striped ribbon and then glued a cute felt button in the middle.
The most important part of an easel card is the inside. You need to have some kind of embellishment to hold up the front of your card when it's displayed. I decided to use a button. You could also use a brad, a rhinestone or a sentiment popped up with a dimensional.
I made the ric-rac strip with my new punch from EK Success - love it!! You'll definitely be seeing more of that on future projects :-)

I hope you're inspired to play along with us this week. A big thanks to all of the ladies that participated in our sketch challenge last week. I loved looking at all of your cute creations!


Marcia said...

I love this card! I'm afraid I'm going to have to CASE it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jacqui said...

Very nice I love the colours

inlovestamping said...

Pretty card, love the ribbon! and the sweet colors you used!

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous card Mackenzie, love the snowflake!

Maria said...

Your card is awesome Mackenzie!! I love the dp. . .very pretty! Love the color combo too!! This card was fun to make, huh? And, really easy too! Awesome job!!


Little K Smith said...

Beautiful card, just love the fresh colours and snowflake.