Sunday, September 15, 2013

See You Around

I could just cry!!  One of our favorite, sweetest and most awe inspiring crafters has chosen to leave the crafting world to spend more time with her family.  However, that's THEE BEST reason I could ever think of and I'm so super happy for her.

We've been on a few teams together but the most recent one was Live and Love Crafts and no matter what team she was on, she always brought her A game!!  And what a game she has!  A complete style all her own but so gorgeous!  Her mind shows no boundaries.  I mean this is something I would NEVER have thought to do!  Seriously how incredible is that?!! 

Look at these!!  More of Louise's GORGEOUS creations!  My eyes were always satisfied when I came to your blog.  So much wonderful eye candy there.  I have plans of going to save a bunch of her cards to my Pinterest then when I get stumped I have all of them in 1 place.  

Today the DT from LLC has some farewell messages and cards for her and this is mine.  So Louise, I decided to make you an actual sticky notepad easel card.  This way you can have it out year round if you like!!  I tried to channel my inner Louise and use pinks, flowers and softness because to me, that's a true Louise card.  hee hee 

It's not super easy to get a perfect picture of this because the camera wants to focus on only part of it (I still need camera practice) but Louise, you'll be able to inspect it IRL.  The nice thing about sending something to a fellow crafter is that if something falls off in transit, you know the recipient can fix it.  hee hee!

So, please join me in giving Louise a standing ovation from around the world for all her amazing inspiration and contribution to our crafting world.  We will miss you terribly but are so happy for you and your future.  I'm sending you a big warm hug from Canada and "saying see you around".  I can't stand to say GOODBYE so I'm not.  No way uh-uh.  LOL!  MWAH!

Sticky Note Easel Card Tutorial

Welcome to my tutorial!  This is very picture heavy but I think that's best when it comes to a tutorial because a picture is worth a thousand words?  Right?  I hope?  LOL!

So I've seen these made but I never could find instructions.  I know one of them was a class being taught in real life but I think it was half way across the world.  Dang!

The trickiest part on this card is the binder piece and the hardest to explain so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to comment.  Also, it may make a lot more sense when you're actually making it instead of just reading it.  It also helps if you've already made an easel card but for reference if you'd like to see one check on Splitcoast.

I wanted this easel card thick enough that when I sent it, I could lay the top piece down and not squish anything in between.

So we start out with these pieces:  

Then I scored 2 out of 3 pieces.  The 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" is your canvas.  hee hee  Where you'll build your beautiful card!

Now add any layering that you want to each piece as shown...sorry got ahead with the box but see the next picture for instructions.  The 3 center panels will be adhered together like an accordion...if that makes sense. 

Now cut each corner and punch hole using any punch in your collection.  I used a 1".

Now we want to assemble the base:

It doesn't matter if you adhere the front or the back first. 

This is how the front should look once adhered all together.  So in order to use only a 12" x 12" sheet and make it work, I had to take a bit off the piece that will be used to glue your 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card to but I promise it works.

And when you flip it over this is the back.

Ok so I'm not sure how to describe adhering your 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece onto the base but when you do, the best thing is to lay it down BEFORE gluing so you can see where it should lie.

When you finish, you will be short a few inches...dang sorry I didn't get that measurement.  But when you close the card, it should all lie perfectly square.  I hope as you build this, it makes more sense also refer back to the picture at the top where it's folded up.

If you have any suggestions of anything I can add to make it easier please let me know.  I do have the pictures from the card but not the card anymore.  LOL!  I'll do what I can.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and if you use my tutorial I would LOVE to see yours.  Just leave a comment with your link.  That would be great.  Hope it's useful!