#1 Mum

15May12

I don’t seem to be able to find the perfect time to take the perfect photos of my creations anymore so I am making a compromise and just taking photos right now!

This one is a Mother’s Day card but is a great card that can be changed for any occasion.  Perfect for a birthday card or other celebration.  Just change out the number and name and you’re all ready to go.

I know you’ve probably all seen easel cards before but I think this is the first time that I have shown one here.  And probably only the second one I have made!

They are very simple to make and it’s a great way to showcase your cards. Especially this one that looks like a winner’s rosette.  You may just have to put it with all the trophies on your shelf 😉   It even allows you to share the extra sentiment inside.

You’ve probably seen these super cute rosettes around the place too.  Stampin’ Up! now sell a scoring tool that makes it super, super easy to make them.  If you love these rosettes and want to buy the scoring too, send me an email and I’ll get back to you.

To add a little extra detail I used my Crystal Effects (clear craft lacquer from Stampin’ Up!) to add a shine to the number 1.  I’ve recently rediscovered Crystal Effects and I don’t know why I haven’t been using it more.  As well as adding a clear lacquered look to your projects, it is a strong glue that dries in 20 mins which means you can keep working on your project right now instead of waiting hours to finish it off.  I used it for adhering the rosette as well as adding the shine to the number 1.

And the last touch I added was this simple dashed line border using a white gel pen.  If you don’t have a sewing machine but love the stitched look, use a white gel pen.  Or for coloured stitching use any of the Stampin’ Write to add this detail to your crafty projects.

Happy creating,

Amy 🙂

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One Response to “#1 Mum”

  1. Ohhhh!! That is a cute card:) I have never made an easel card before so will have to look it up. I really love the rosette!!



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