Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wade E Bug

I'm pretty lazy and would crank out square and rectangular card after card if I weren't challenged to do otherwise. So thanks to this week's Paper Pretties Challenge PWC136 to use a unique or non-traditional fold I've stepped outside my comfort zone to make an easel card. Looks snappy, huh? Well, easel cards are really easy to make. Mine is a 12" x 4" piece of card stock, folded in half at the 6" mark and then at 2" away from that fold, scored to fold in the other direction. That may not make sense to you, so here's a link to a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial. After you go through the tutorial my very simplistic directions will become clear as mud. Ah, ha, ha, I do entertain myself.
This card features Wade E Bug (you can buy him here). He's adorable and is the perfect size for this card. Of course he would look good on any card. Don't you love that sentiment "Show Off". It's a great choice for a congratulatory card. The layering of the zig zag strip, the rick rack ribbon and the sentiment make the little platform that stops the top when you want to stand it up. You could use buttons or flowers to do this too. It just needs to be a like a miniature doorstop.
The challenge isn't limited to easel cards, you can make any fancy or different fold you'd like. At Paper Pretties we just want you to join us. So come out and play with us, make a card and link it up on the Paper Pretties challenge blog, you could be a winner. You don't even have to use Paper Pretty products but if you have them why not use them.

Need more inspiration? Check out what the rest of the design team has made. I can't wait to see all the cards, I'll be looking there first thing cause I want the inspiration to push myself a little more this year.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Wade E Bug"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger "Worn Lipstick"
paper - Cosmo Cricket "Gal Friday" dp; Best Occasions yellow and white cs; Georgia Pacific white cs for stamp
miscellaneous - copics; mini brads; SU slot and corner punch; Creative Memories cutting system; stickles; rick rack, charm; pin

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC136 - use a unique or non traditional fold
One Stop Craft Week #113 - A card for a child (I think a kiddle would love this little bug)
Allsorts week 85 - Fancy Fold
Sweet Stampin' - Try something different
Paper Sundaes #51 - Circles

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9 comments:

  1. Love the bug - adorable! Really like easel cards - great job!!!

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  2. Cute easel card, I love the colors you used and the image is just adorable, thanks for sharing.

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  3. hysterical sentiment! love how you ran the ric rac behind! cute!!

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  4. what a fun card and such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    fi

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  5. Great card, very cheerfully coloured
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  6. Oh very cute Chris, I love the DP's & what a fabulous image! Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge c

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  7. Awesome card I love the colours. Easel cards are my fave.
    Thankyou for joining us at Sweet Stampin', good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

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  8. Fantastic card love the charm you have used ..just perfect!

    Thanks for joining this weeks fancy folds challenge at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

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  9. You made such a wonderful card with this image. Great layout and colouring. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes.
    Hugs, Karina

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