Monday, March 07, 2011


Happy Monday.... Heather, our wonderful leader in all things BBTB2, is the hostess for our week's challenge and she selected Boys Will Be Boys cartridge. We are to design with the ladybug. I do not have that cartridge so I went to my trusty and oh so versatile Doodlecharms cartridge to use that cute ladybug. Be sure to see all of the cards by the designers at BBTB2.

I decided to use the Easel card design. Usually the easel card is cut at 10x4-1/2 inches but because I had some rather busy scenes to design, I cut the base card at 10x5-1/2. In usual design style, I scored at 2-1/2 and 5 inches in, and the first fold is folded down to accommodate the outside card. This photo displays the card in the easel style. The Mushroom on the bottom half of the card has been popdotted with double layers so it will stand nice and high.

This is the front of the card when laying flat.
I love how an easel card stands. I often find that recipients of my easel cards do not know how to display my "art" so I will enclose a little direction sheet.
Cricut: Doodlecharms - Ladybug
Simply Charmed - Mushrooms
Paisley - Sweet
Flower: Creative Memories flower punch
Cuttlebug: Embossing
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and I always appreciate it when you leave a little comment that tells me you were here.


1CardCreator said...

This is just the sweetest card, I love how you placed the mushroom there to hold it open. Great card, great colors too.

DeeDee said...

Ooooh this is SWEET girlie! I love the color combo and those little mushrooms are adorable! GREATNESS! HUGS! :)

**Treefrog** said...

What a great card, love the colors and an Easel card is one of my favs too and had to giggle about sending directions on how they work, boy and try explaining that one on paper, I've totally had to do that too, lol!
((Hugs)) Theresa

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh such fun bright colors and fabulous 'shrooms! Love it! xxD

margie c said...

Oh my! This is so adorable! I love the mushrooms! Everything about your card just makes me smile :) Great job!
Thanks for stopping by and saying HI! I hope you are doing well too!!!
hugs, margie

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

I am off to bed but not before I leave a comment to my lovely friend..(YOU)...So colorful and POP! POP! again with color choices...I am going to try a easel card too..Just watched a tutorial last night...............Friends..Krista

Maria said...

Love the bright colors! Makes me feel like Spring is on its way :)

Julia Moss said...

Carole, your card is so upbeat....I love all the vibrant colors and the way everything comes together.

Jeri said...

This is a fabulous card, Carole. What a great color combo. I'm obsessed with all things polka dot so I just love that black and white polka dot. Well done.

Penniannie said...

what a cute card,I love the colors and it makes a fantastic easel project, havnt tried this yet,its on my to do list.....