Friday, July 12, 2013

James Taylor on the Brain - "Easel"-ing on Down the Road

Hi Stampers!

Easel cards are some of my favorite cards to make.  They're super-easy but have that little "wow" factor that is so impressive.  I always think they're especially nice for birthday or thinking of you occasions, since the recipient can just prop them up & enjoy the sentiment.  Oh, and by the way, have you noticed our new Ruffle Stretch Trim yet?  I thought it would be perfect to outline the oval cut-out on this card:


 
Isn't it sweet?  The Ruffle Stretch Trim is just MADE for shapes.  There's just enough stretch that it's super-easy to follow the outline of your cut-out with no rippling or bowing.  I used Sticky Strip on the back of my DSP oval and just went around with the trim.  Gorgeous!
 
I noticed after the fact that I'd actually stamped my image in Bermuda Bay & then used CS & DSP coordinating with Coastal Cabana, but our Stampin' Up! colors work so well together, it didn't even matter!
 
Of course, that little saying up there isn't from James Taylor, the singer - I think it's James Taylor, the President.  However, since I now have James Taylor on the brain today, here's a little song for you, Mockingbird feat. Carly Simon (they were so cute when they were together!!):
 
 
 
Card Recipe:
 
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana
DSP:  Afternoon Picnic
Stamps:  From My Heart
Accessories:  Ruffle Stretch Trim in Coastal Cabana, Basic Pearls, Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Modern Label Punch, Sticky Strip
 
So now that "Mockingbird" is rattling around in your brain, get out there and dance!  It's good exercise and sure to bring a smile to your face while you're just passing some time :-)
 
Happy stampin'!
 

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  1. Sweet, Jen. Glad that you are enjoying the passing of time. You deserve it! Love, mom

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