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Monday, August 29, 2011

"Strawberry Easel Card" for Kaboodle Doodles with Challenge #82: Easel Does It! (8th DT Work)

It's my 1st time to create an Easel Card.  I have to confess I've previously shied away from creating cards.  I firmly believe that I'm more of a scrapper than a cardmaker.  This would explain why I was hesitant to do this challenge requirement with Kaboodle Doodles.  Now what did I do?  I'll let you in my secret . . . I psyched myself up and took the plunge!!  . . . or should I say I took an adventure with this challenge.  I told myself I want to be versatile and discover new things. lol

So, Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #82 is Easel Does It!.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 2 images from The Crafty Pad Tues, Sep. 6, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Sept. 4, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Now to show you my 1st foray into making the said card. . . I call it simply my "Strawberry Easel Card":

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket “Garden Variety” Collection, Multi-Purpose Paper: National Bookstore, Digi Image: The Crafty Pad “Berry Sweet Strawberries in Frame”, Pen: Parker, Paint Marker: Zig’s Painty, Glitter Glue: Leeho, TOOLS: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft, Craft Pick: Tim Holtz.

DESIGN NOTES:  I paper pieced the digi image and used decoupage (hope I got the right term) for dimension.  I utilized faux stitching & I also made use of faux eyelets - a new technique which I learned just recently this July 2011.  I hope that's not too much faux in use. lol  For a touch of sparkle, I added glitter on the strawberry leaves.  I just love that strawberry look, don't you?

By the time this post goes live (since this is a scheduled post), the new technique I learned would no longer be new.  But still I'm happy to let you know of the new cardmaking breakthroughs I made. {wink, wink}  It's an effort for me . .  {sigh}

Anyway, do drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog to view my fellow DT mates' creations . . . & do join us in the challenge fun!  See yah, there!!

1.  Colorful Creations CC Greetings Challenge

2.   Oldie But A Goodie Challenge #26 – Lots of Sparkle 
5.  Your Next Stamp Challenge #49 – Fruit Inspiration! 
6.  AiFactory Challenge – August Anything Goes  
7.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #35 – Anything Goes   
8.  Charisma Cardz Challenge #34 – Glitter It!   
9.  Craft Us Crazy Challenge #15 – Anything Goes  
10. Crafty Purple Frog Challenge – Aug 18: Red Hot!  
11. Digi Doodles Challenge 73 – Anything Goes  
12. Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 17 – Anything Goes   
13.  Some Odd Girl Challenge – Paper Piecing  

14. Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes  
15. Stempelsonnen Challenge – The Fruit is Ripe  
16. Catch the Bug – Warm Colors & Paper Piecing!!  
17. The Crafty Calendar August Challenge – Hot Colours  
18. Paper Creators Crafts Challenge #6 – All About Easels  
19. Sqiuggle Stamps – Glam & Glitz  
20. Totally Gorjuss Challenge 95 – As You Like It!  
21. Creative Inspirations Paint – Lots of Layers  
22. Dream Valley Challenge 14 – Colour Theme  
23. Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 125 – Photo Inspiration 

24. Bunny Zoe’s Crafts Challenge 15 – Easel Cards 
25. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #41 – Anything Goes  
26. Heart Song Inspirations #13 – Anything Goes / Fave Color Combo 
27. My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #23 – “Sew” Much Fun! 
28. The Pink Elephant TPE114 – Paper Piecing 
29. Stamps R Us Challenges – Anything Goes  


  1. What a fun card, and welcome to the world of card-making! :) Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

    (PS: Please remember to limit your challenge links to 13 or less, including SOS. I'd hate for you to miss out on any future give-aways. Thanks!)

  2. Lovely easel card - great first attempt.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

  3. Beautiful card! I love easel cards!!! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!


  4. Bright and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at SRU!

  5. You did a fabulous job for your first easel card! Great image and wonderful papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart Song Inspirations this week. Hope you'll play with us again each week.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  6. I'm glad you took the plunge!
    Gorgeous card, love the vibrant colours and great design

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this challenge and good luck

    Hugs Laurie x

  7. This is just yummy! What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Rene :D

  8. Very pretty card! Love all the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

  9. Your first easel turned out wonderful!! I love that strawberry with the pretty layered papers :) Thanks for sharing it with us at HSI this week.

  10. Eine sehr schöne Karte ist das. Gefällt mir.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    Liebe Grüße

  11. Eine ganz tolle Karte! Schöne kräftige Farben.

    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  12. What a bright and cheery card! Love the colours great combo and the faux stitching is just perfect! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  13. a fab creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD sentiments! Gemma :)

  14. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

  15. Great card, those strawberries look good enough to eat. Thanks for joining the Heart Song Challenge this week. Good Luck. Hope to see you again next week.
    Debbie HSI DT

  16. funky and bright love it, Thank you for joining in at Paper Creator`s Crafts

  17. a lovely creation, and we thank you for sharing with us at Charisma. Sadly, our new challenge rules state that you may link up to only nine other challenges when entering ours. We do hope you will enter again :) Gemma x

  18. Great easel card - love the vivid colors! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

  19. So the colors and all the layers !
    Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  20. very pretty! Love the fresh bright colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  21. It's a so wonderful first Easel card, I would never believe that this was your first time.
    Thank you for joinig us at Stempelsonnenchallenge!
    Xoxo Michi

  22. What a wonderful creation. Thank you for joining us at gingersnap Creations.

  23. Beautiful card, love the colours. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. hugs Donna x

  24. smashing make, love the bright bold colours

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  25. Wonderful card, love the bright colours, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  26. Wow, your card is wonderful, the image is so great. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck.


  27. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Heart Sonf inspiration challenge.

  28. Gorgeous creation
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck!


  29. Great easel card. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge.

  30. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! We hope you will be back again soon to join us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps!

    Scrappy (Bugaboo Stamps DT)

  31. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at stemeplsonnenchallenge.
    Hugs Stine

  32. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Thanks for joining in our Glam and Glitz challenge at Squiggle Stamps, hope to see you again soon. The new challenge starts at 5, hugs heidi x

  33. what a great easel card. I love your strawberries, they look good enough to eat. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inpsirations.

  34. Lovely, bright card!

    Thank you for joining in the Primary Color challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


  35. Awesome card!! I love the colors and dimension. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  36. What a lovely card! Your strawberries look good enough to eat!!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  37. great card the sparkle on the leaves looks fab thank you so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x

  38. What a great card design for displaying those yummy strawberries ... so glad you joined our primary colors challenge at Gingersnap Creations.