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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Doily Easel Card

Hello, my sweet friends! I pray you're having a blessed week. :o)

The beauty in easel cards is that they're innately special, so you can still give someone a unique gift even if you don't have a million hours to devote to it at the time. This will soon be en route to deliver one more ray of sunshine to Alana, this month's recipient of the I Feel the Love Project.

"Bloom where you're planted"
The doily easel base and daisy are both cut files from Bird's Cards, the talented lady who offers so many beautiful files. I adore my Silhouette Cameo and am so thankful for her generosity!

An angled view of the sweet daisy to show the dimension and a glimmer of the dew drops I added with Glossy Accents:

The daisy is centered with pink rhinestones because it's blossoming with love and prayers. :o) The gorgeous paper for the card itself is from a Susan Winget K and Company collection. I wanted to make a simple springtime scene and many of her designs lend themselves so well for that. There's a light script that scrolls across it, which I envision as new memories being made (and journaled) as Alana moves forward to brighter days. :o) The Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly flutters alongside, centered with the same rosy love as the daisy. I wanted a sparkling border of some type around the circle base, so I made a tiny pattern of three little sparkles every few sections, almost like a butterfly's path.
I was so excited to use the My Craft Spot Tiny Tags 2 and metal dies again, especially with a sentiment so ideal for this card. I want to encourage Alana to bloom in her new home. :o) I alternated blues and pinks for the tiny tags banner, centering two with pink mist roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. (Naturally, they have been Star Dusted!) 

I threaded Blossom twine (also from My Craft Spot) through the tags and secured them with sweet little bows. The pink paper is pearlescent, presenting a lovely sheen when the light catches it. To keep the easel upright, I used a Recollections rhinestone flourish. Two tiny butterflies (an old Fiskars punch) frolic at the base for an extra touch of whimsy. I hope Alana likes it. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Cheery Lynn Designs~ Shaped Card
 *Craft Your Passion~ All That Glitters
 *Created With Love~ Things That Fly
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration
 *Divas By Design~ Fancy Fold
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *My Craft Spot~ Flowers
 *Paper Playtime~ Sentiment Stamps
 *Papertake Weekly~ Buttons or Bling
 *The Cutie Pie Challenge~ Pretty Pastels

Thank you for fluttering on by! I hope your day sparkles with love and sunshine. :o)


  1. Great looking card, Karen. Thanks for joining our Things that Fly challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. Hello Karen.
    Your card is stunning. I agree, easel cards always have that WOW factor to them, however, it is your unique touch that makes this one so special. I adore the pretty Springtime scene you have created, the daisy looks so beautiful and the butterfly so delicate. The bunting design at the base looks wonderful and the touches of sparkle are the perfect finishing touch.
    I do hope that you too are having a blessed week my dear friend.
    Hugs Sue

  3. This card speaks of beauty, hope, and promise and is sure to brighten your friend's day. The cut out border is a stunning way to frame the lovely butterflies. Love the touches of sparkle and the sweet tags. This is a gift in itself, and your thoughts and wishes make it even more special. Thanks for joining our All That Glitters challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  4. Karen your creativity is unmeasured. Exquisite. Karen

  5. I also have a weakness for Easel cards and yours is amazing. This will surely put a smile on anyone's face that receives such a lovely card. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  6. So inspiring, Karen. Your creation is beyond words and is sure to brighten Alana's day. I love the paper you have used and all the little details. Using the rhinestone flourish as your stop point for the easel is beautiful. Another creation full of love. TFS, my friend.

  7. Beautiful doily easel card... So elegant and this would look so pretty sitting on someone's desk or dresser... Love the butterfly too..
    TFS - This will lighten anyone up!

  8. This is stunning, Karen!! What an elegant, gorgeous card!! I love the shape and the design!! That paper is fabulous!! And as always, all of the details are perfect!! I just love the delicate white butterfly!! Actually, I love everything :) Alana will, too!! Absolutely beautiful card my sweetest friend!! You are so talented!! I hope you have a wonderful evening!! We are getting some freezing rain and snow...yuck :( Big HUGS!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Karen, this is so BEAUTIFUL!! I absolutely love the doily easel card. The daisy and butterflies are so stunning and fabulous! LOVE, LOVE this! Another fabulous creation Karen!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  10. wow this is so beautiful
    amazing colors and lovely details
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  11. Hello Karen. Oh how pretty. Gorgeous colours and design. I just love the whole effect of this, gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
    Sandra xx

  12. This is so beautiful! Love the doily easel card and delicate butterfly Karen.
    Jayne x

  13. This is so breathtakingly beautiful, Karen! I love the wonderful doily shape of your easel card and the delicate butterfly is a gorgeous touch! The gems are fabulous too - especially those in the centre of your daisy (and especially because of what they represent). How fun that you were able to use your little dies again too!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  14. Karen!!!! This should be in a magazine!!! I don't know how you do it!!! Then again I do.. it is all that sparkly love you have always ready to burst out of you and your outlet is making a gorgeous card like this!!!! The shape is spectacular , I have to try this!!! Look at all the sparkle you have on there, just love it!! Just beautiful like you!!!
    I love you with all my heart too, you are so special to me, I thank God I met you all the time, you are such a blessing to so many people, I don't have to actually know that to know that if that makes sense..hahahaha , nearly confused myself... Big Fat humongous hugs!!!

  15. Wow this is stunning, I love that doily you used, And I love the easel card as well. It is just beautiful.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  16. Absolutely Gorgeous!! I love the doily and the easel card is Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges
    Lisa o

  17. Gorgeous! Love the Easel and the shape! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Things that Fly Challenge!

  18. What an divine creation Karen. Such a perfect easel card for Alana. I saw your card on IFTL and had to let you know how amazing this is. She will love it. Hugs and Happy Crafting <3-Kim

  19. My sweet angelic friend,
    Your doily easel card is just Beautiful!!!Never thought about how adorable are those tiny dies(banner).The flowers is Gorgeous!!!A lovely butterfly and LOVE all the bling!!Makes it extra special,just like you.
    Absolutely Stunning!!
    Sending HUGE aount of my love,smiles & hugs,
    your angelic friend,

  20. This is so gorgeous Karen. Love daisy easel card and the daisy in the centre is beautiful as are the delicate butterflies. Just stunning and thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  21. I saw your easel- card at MIM and I love it!


  22. Karen, This is so beautiful! I love your design and attention to details! Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hope you will play with us again this week!

  23. Hi Karen, I'm a new follower, Karon mentioned you on her blog. This is a stunning card with wonderful details. Butterflies and bling, beautiful! Hugs Polly x

  24. I'm back again, I've added your button to my blog. Polly x

  25. A truly beautiful creation.Just love the dimension in the layered flower and the delicate butterfly nestled close by is so pretty.I'm sure this will bring a little joy to the recipient and appreciate this thoughtful gesture.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  26. What a beautyfully folded card...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  27. So beautiful and delicate! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  28. Oh Karen this is just simply gorgeous - Alana will be so delighted to receive this AMAING card. You are such a blessing my sweet friend, thank you for thinking of me...

  29. Such an absolutely gorgeous card Karen. I just love the three dimensional feel to it and all those embellishments. Very creative! Hope you are doing well.

    Lisa D.

  30. Beautiful easel card, Karen! Love the lacy doily and your butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  31. This is such a beautiful card, Karen! I love the shape of the base and the butterfly looks so pretty! Love how you added bling to the center of the flower and I really like that banner! :)


  32. This is so stunning I love that butterfly and the tags, but the doilies realy got me what cut is that?-- I just got a Cameo and I am in love with her.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  33. I went back and read a bit more I have never been to birds Cards Thanks for the info I will check it out!
    DIANA L.

  34. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Guess who loves you?!! MEEEEEEEE!!! Tee hee hee! And guess who has officially declared this card to be one of my all time favs!? MEEEEEEEE!!! TEE HEE HEE!

    I SOOOOOOOO LOVE THIS CARD!!! Everytime I look at it sis, I find something else than I fall madly in love with. It is the gift that keeps on giving. AHHHH!!! There is just something about this one that makes me feel extra oooey gooey inside with warm fuzzies and super sparklies. It is just SO gorgeous, Sunshine. I can feel your beautiful heart just radiating through every tiny bit of it. SQUEEEEEEE!!!

    And look at your gorgeous new awards!!! SQUEEEEEE!!! Gosh sis. I am the proudtest sister EVER! Your work deserves every award ever made, Sunshine. I love you beyond love and wayyyyyyyy more too!!!

    *gives everyone cuppiecakes and invites them to the grand debute of our sweetest Karen's gorgeous Pinterest site* YAY!!!!!!!!!! God bless you Sunshine as you begin this next amazing step along God's sparkling journey that He has designed especially for you. I can't wait to see where it leads!!! SOOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!!

    *forever sparkling flutterby and pinterest hugglers*
    ~~~ Christina (aka your number one doily easel card fan forever and always) :)

  35. Pretty card.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies Pretty Pastels challenge and good luck x Susan x

  36. WOW!! Love the blue and the great doily look.


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