1 Sep 2014

Make it Monday Easel Card

Good morning!  Today's Make it Monday video tutorial was brought to you by Erin Lincoln - always trying to give you more bang for your buck!

I watched the video and then put together an easel card with a back to school theme.

I die cut my card base with the Papertrey Ink Gift Card Die, by using the long end of the die to make my cut - so very simple.

Using the Background Basics Text Style and Classic Kraft ink - I stamped my background and then swiped the edges with Fresh Snow ink.

I made a little frame for my "chalkboard" with Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Dies - so happy I still have them - using Pure Poppy and Lemon Tart cardstock and a piece of Bitty Dot patterned paper.

I cut a square from Smokey Shadow cardstock and rounded the corners .  I stamped with It's Official - using the notebook lines stamp and Fresh Snow ink.  Smudging the ink is mandatory (and fun!) when doing this chalkboard look.

The sentiment is from "The Cutting Garden" and I thought it was a great choice - since the word "record" was included - it's the little things right? :)

I die cut the letters from the Block Alphabet Die collection and adhered them to the "blackboard".  I also diecut and stamped a little apple from the $5 mini set - Fruit Fusion: Apple and popped it up onto my main panel.

A little bit of twine, tied in a bow - brings it all together - don't you think?


  1. Cute card, love the ABC dah, why didn't I think of that :-)

  2. great card, cute with the frame around the blackboard

  3. Very adorable!! I really like the text on the easel.

  4. SO cute! Love the stamped easel and the primary colors you added...delightful! :0)

  5. Fantastic card!

  6. I like the bright colors. Well done.

  7. This is just too cute with the lines and die cut ABC. Also love the primary school colors on your scallop frame. Great look to the card!

  8. Oh this is a cute one with the lines,ABC's love the colors took always think black and red fro teachers not sure why ,I just do!

  9. From one farm wife to another.....LOVE your card! Great details all around!
    I'm in sw Minnesota, about a month away from corn and soybean harvest.


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