Put it on an Easel

For years I rejected the thought of making cards for people because I would spend hours only to have them tossed in a drawer (or worse, in the trash).

Now, Globecraft Memories has created a uniquely shaped card, called Easel Greetings, that encourage recipients to keep it on display.

Made of thick cardstock, they come like this:

You decorate the front and then fold them for easy mailing.

The recipient then places the bottom of the card in the little slot and they have a standing card to enjoy.

And, the best part … they cost less than $1 each!

For the front of my card, I used a Tim Holtz Texture Folder to emboss the honeycomb pattern. Then, I inked it with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

I cut the flowers out of Bazzill cardstock using my Cricut (Garden Fresh Cartridge). The stamp is from Lawn Fawn and the bees are brads from Eyelet Outlet. I used dimensional foam squares to raise the large flower and the saying.

The Easel Greetings will soon be available via Globecraft Memories’ website and in local scrapbook stores.

Check out some of the other projects designers have made using the wide variety of Globecraft Memories’ products, and get a discount coupon, by visiting http://www.hobbybabycraft.blogspot.com/.

My Happy Place

The Summer Fresh line by Simple Stories arrived in the scrapbook store Thursday evening and I fell head-over-heels in love with it.

It is a beautiful line of denim, red, blue and yellow, filled with flowers, jars, a clothesline and other “simple” summer findings. It reminds me of grandmother’s quilt.

I bought enough to do several pages, but here is my first … (I must apologize for the less-than-stellar photography … I made the pages during a crop and wanted to hang them in the store, so I took pictures there rather than in my studio at home. NOT something I will ever do again, but hopefully you get the idea …)

I love the variety and detail put into this paper collection. One sticker sheet (only $4.99) has plenty of options. I used foam adhesive and baby powder (to eliminate the sticky) on the hot-air balloon and wagon.

I layered the title (cut from a piece of paper) and inked the edges in Distress Ink.

Then, I added a few Bazzill flowers from several different collections to round out the pages.

Personally, I was amazed at some of the details in the line. For instance, the little tickets I used as journaling squares are actually part of a 12-inch border sticker. I planned to cut them apart to use them as I did. Imagine my surprise when I realized the stickers are perforated! I tore them apart instead, but I have all sorts of ideas running through my head of how they can be used.

So, I am off to make more beautiful pages using this new line. Thanks, Simple Stories!