Grandma’s Gift – Thinlits ‘Easel’ Card

If you’ve been following my blog over the last few days, you will have seen Grandma’s birthday present take shape – all Wetlands themed.  All up, her gift consists of a “Tea & Yums“, Handcrafted Card Set & Notecard Set.  The finishing touch is a birthday card (of course!).

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I used the Label Card Thinlits Die to create a mock easel card.  But lying it on it’s side, the card stands up in a triangle formation, much like an easel card.  The thinlits die does all the hard work for you, cutting and scoring in all the right places.  I stamped the front side with the Hardwood Background stamp, added the duck from the Wetlands stamp set into the label ‘flip’ section of card and then embellished using stamps from the “You’re Lovely” Sale-A-Bration stamp set and “happy Birthday wishes” from Petite Pairs.

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On the reverse side, I cut cardstock to fit the large panel and stamped the wading birds in the corner.  This is where I wrote my birthday message for Grandma.  To finish it off, I added the reeds to the top panel, around the duck.  I think it looks ‘just lovely’ and makes a change from the standard C6 card.  Plus, it’s perfect for Grandma, because I know she’ll display it on her sideboard, so as well as being a birthday card, it’s also a temporary art work (aren’t all handmade cards!).  Happy Birthday Grandma – Love Kelly x

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