I wanted to share our last couple of weeks with you all. We've been to one side of the country (Valley Forge, PA) and back again (San Jose, CA). We've met great customers and had so much fun. We even played a little on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, NJ. Somebody had a camera...but it wasn't me. As soon as I get those incriminating photographs...I'll post them.
Our next adventure is in St. Charles, IL...just outside of Chicago. I can't wait...I think we're borrowing Frank and dressing him up again. Check back for more details later (I'll be sure to bring the camera to Chicago).
In the meantime...I wanted to share a fun card I made using the Ultimate from Crafters Companion. You may have noticed...and it's alright if you didn't...I've been using the Ultimate a lot these last few weeks. If you manage to get to one of our shows...be sure to stop by for a demo. It's great for card makers and scrap bookers alike. It's fabulous for boxes too. My favorite part is the bow maker. It really makes the bows easy. The easel card comes together very easily with this fun tool as well.
I started with a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at the gatefold us letter and half us letter. I folded the score lines, each in the same direction. This will be the front of your card. I layered a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" on the front of the card, making sure to add adhesive to the bottom only, otherwise it will just be a card with a fold. This will create your easel. I added layers and stamped the Grated Floral and Imagine, popping them up. The inside needs to be popped or something dimensional added to keep the easel in place. I hope this all makes sense. Thanks for stopping by and Have a great week.