Monday, 30 August 2010

As promised,measurements for new SIDE EASEL CARD. and another version.

I did say i would post the measurements/instructions for this,so here they are
Start with an A3 piece of card, position it landscape and score down top to bottom at 9.5 cm,11.5 cm, 21cm.
Fold down the 21cm line so it now resembles an A4 card blank.
Turn the new card shape to landscape, and cut down the middle (about 15cm across).
You now have the basic card base to make 2 of these cards,just crease the 2 other score line to give the triangular shape.
You can now stick whatever size/shape topper to the 2cm panel in the middle. You can also choose how wide to make your end/stopper panel at the side of the card-the wider this panel the more the 'triangle' will stick out when standing up.
Does any of that make even the slightest bit of sense????

Over the next few days i will post instructions/measures for a smaller version and a couple of variations.

Right onto this card, i have named it a side easel by the way-thats where it evolved from. I decided to do a dangly in aperture for this one to make it a bit different.
I have used a digi from Eiglas called cheeky snowman,so i had to give it a cheeky sentiment didnt i! I have coloured with promarkers and outlined with crystal glamour dust and highlighted with a white pen and finished off with liquid pearls.  The paper is from DCWV,the brad is from Papermania. The edge punch is a Martha,my dad bought it for me this afternoon! Thanks Dad.xx

This is the laying flat view,will fit into a nornal A5 envelope.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty cardmakers Spotlight  Glitter and sparkle
Totally gorjuss  #45 Christmas in August
Cupcake craft  #106  lets get digital
Sundays with Crissy  #8  your fave time of year
The creative cottage #21 Christmas
Paper sundaes   Christmas in August
The paper players  #13 Anything goes


  1. So fun, this image, sentiment and card layout! Very different & original! Thanks for sharing. Great sparkle for sure. Thanks for joining in our Glitter & Sparkle spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

  2. I'm feeling festive already! Great card, and thanks for joining us at TG this week. Hugs, Sxx

  3. What a great idea...and NO your bum looks fine...Good luck with the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers XX

  4. What a fantastic idea. Love your card shape too.

    Need to find some A3 card now, lol

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

    PS Tell your snowman not to worry about his bum, I predict that as soon as the sun comes out he will lose weight rapidly!

  5. So CUTE !

    Thanks for playing with us at paper Sundaes !

  6. Cool card! Love that image and sentiment. Your design is really fabulous. Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week!
    Lesley :)

  7. Hi maria
    fabulous card, luv the design, lovely image & papers, thank you for the instructions, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  8. Very impressive card design, Maria and I love that image - very cute!

    Helen x

  9. this is so cute...thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  10. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

  11. Cute card. Love the soft colours. Thanks for sharing at paper players.

  12. I came over for something else entirely Maria and I just love what you have done with my digistamp!
    I had no clue you'd acquired it!
    Thank you so much for using it so well!
    What I came over for was to say, if you pop over to my lace, I have something for you!

  13. This is a wonderful project with a gorgeously coloured image. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  14. This is so cute! Plus I love the layout! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

  15. Beautiful side easel card! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy. Hugs, Maria

  16. Great, fabulous card!
    Thank you for playing with the "Paper Sundaes" girls this week!
    hugs Nana