Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy 21st Birthday

The challenge this week over at Paper Playtime is to make an easel card. Since my son was turning 21 (last week, can't believe he is 21 already!) I decided to make his birthday card an easel card. This is what I came up with.

I started with a piece of tan colored card stock cut to 4 1/4" X 11". I then scored this card stock at 2 1/4" and 5 1/2". My mug is cut from the Everyday Pop Up Cricut cartridge at 5". I used my Imagine and the Hopscotch color cartridge for the colors on the mug. I cut all the layers and adhered them together after inking everything lightly with some Wild Honey distress ink. I added some Rock Candy stickles to the foam at the top of the mug and covered the entire mug with Glossy Accents so it gave the appearance of glass. Cheers is also cut from the Everyday Pop Up Cartridge and was cut at 1 1/2". I again used the Hopscotch cartridge and flood filled the shadow layer with a dark blue from the cartidge and the top layer with a pattern. I attached Cheers with pop dots to the inside of my card. Finally I cut a circle from Birthday Bash at 2" and stamped my sentiment in dark blue ink. I threaded some twine through the tag and tied it to the handle of the much and attached the the tag to the front of the mug with a glue dot. He loved the card and had a great birthday!

Oh, by the way, Mary at CardzTV is our guest designer this week at Paper Playtime and has a video tutorial on her blog on how to make an Easel Card. Be sure to pay her a visit. Thanks for visiting and I hope you will play along with us at Paper Playtime.


  1. Fabulous card Deanna! I love the beer stein! My daughter would have loved this card last year when she turned 21!!!!
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for giving all of the info about your works. It does make it so much easier to scraplift!!!!
    Judy Garrelts

  2. Great card Deanna!! I love it! : )

  3. What a fun card! TFS

  4. Great card... Loooks fab....