I created an easel card that I wanted to share with you and enter into a few challenges. My friend called and said she would like to send a thank you card to her doctor and the gist of it was to thank him for spending extra time with her, dealing with her health issues via email and over the phone, etc. so I thought, what better theme than a "Thank You For Your Time" card. It just so happened I had ordered a bunch of time themed items from my Memory-Works store. If you're interested in any of the items I used on this card, you can purchase them directly through me and first time customers get 10% off their entire order! Check out our products at http://www.memory-works.com/. I do not have a consultant page set up so if you find anything you want to buy (which you will, trust me), ;0) please email me or comment on this form and I'll get you all set! Their prices are truly cheaper than you can find in most stores and we carry Tim Holtz, Bo Bunny, etc. I used Tim Holtz and Bo Bunny on this card and bought the items at my store! I'll give you the details later, but for now, here are some pics. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out and think the doctor will really like it. Let me know what you think!
Front of card, tucked behind
Closeup of left side and top
Full view of card w/o easel part
This card was made with a 12x12 sheet of Kraft card stock cut down to 6x12", then folded to form the easel. I added an extra strip to the back (3" strip, pasted at 1", so had 2" remaining at the top) to make the card a 6" square. Without that extra strip, the card would have been around 4x6", which was just too small for what I wanted to do with it. I inked the edges of everything, including the background cardstock along all the folds with Colorbox cat's eye ink in Dark Brown and Olive Pastel* I built the card from the bottom up. I placed a strip that I cut from a Tim Holtz 12x12" book*, at the bottom of the front of the card. Next up, I ran a piece of Bo Bunny paper from the Timepiece Collection 6x6 pad* through the Sizzix Texture Boutique (STB) with a cute little border folder from Cuttlebug. On top of that I added a piece of wallpaper (can you believe it) that cut to size and tore the bottom edge for a more rugged look. On the left side of the card, I pop dotted a rectangular print from the same Tim Holtz collection (Lost and Found)* and used stickers from the Bo Bunny Vicki B. Combo Stickers collection* that say "For Your" and I added a metal tag from Tim Holtz that says "Time", adhered with just a brad from the Bo Bunny Time Collection* so it could swing freely. Above that I adhered a "Thank You" sticker that was from that same Bo Bunny collection. I think it turned out perfect! Finally, I decided to make sure that the easel would stay up so I tucked the front cover behind a pop dotted, zigzagged cut piece of Kraft cardstock that I stamped with the cutest Hero Arts Tiny Stamps that have the Chinese symbol for and words Longevity and Health. Appropriate for a doctor, I think. :0) I also stamped the two corners with the health stamp. I used mostly my ATG for adhesives, along with pop dots, of course. If you have any questions, please let me know!
Originally I bought all of this stuff for a very fun Alice in Wonderland project I have in mind, but I have plenty of extra to use for that so I thought I'd make this and as I mentioned above, enter some challenges. Wish me luck!
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