Friday, September 26, 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts (SACC)

Come on over and join us. :) 

This is my very first easel card. I found a super easy tutorial that makes me wonder why in the world I waited so long to try it!

I punched out my butterflies with a Martha Stewart hand punch. I used a rainbow of colors from my stash. This is a great way to get rid of those scraps. :) I stamped my WPlus9 Design Studio sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink in the very center of my panel, placing my butterflies around it. After adhering, I added Crystal Stickles to their bodies.

On the inside, I created this panel by starting with very thin (1/8 inch) strips of the same paper as my butterflies. Another great way to use up those scraps. :) I adhered them with glue in across my scrap paper and then trimmed once everything was dry. I then added the black mat and used this piece to create a stand for my easel card. I thought it needed "something", so I added the same Stickles to the corner like I would enamel dots.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CASology #114 - Flutter
City Crafter Challenge Blog #230 - Focus on the Sentiment
Creative Fingers #50 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #113 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #175 - Many Folds
Scrapper's Delight #32 - Anything Goes and/or No DP
Penny's Paper Craft Challenge#196 - Spots and Stripes
Simon Says Stamp : Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #37 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #225 - Easel Cards
613 Avenue Create #90 - Anything Goes


  1. What a lovely card and a beautiful design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB!!

  2. Very pretty Alicia! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

  3. Bright and beautiful;Your rainbow color butterflies are beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  4. Love your card.. it is beautiful!

  5. Such beautiful card. Love the tip for using the little bits of scraps. How does not have loads of those. Lovely card. Your image is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  6. Great Card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  7. Wonderful colors. Nice choice for a first easel. Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  8. I absolutely love this colour pallet, its so cheerful and the butterflies are so delightful! Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  9. Hello, Alicia,
    I found your card on Creative fingers challenge blog and I think it is simply gorgeous. Butterflies are one of my favourite themes and yours are really elegant! Well done!


  10. Very color and sweet card. Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays :)

  11. First and foremost I LOVE butterflies! What a great design for you card too. I will have to check out your tutorial.

  12. Beautiful, Alycia - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

  13. I love the rainbow colours you used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sundays. Maja DT

  14. What a fun rainbow, and cool card design. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  15. Oh my....I love the rainbow of butterflies!!! The striped pattern inside your easel card, really ties it all together beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  16. Hi, Alycia, just stopped in to let you know that you were selected as our CAS "Queen of Clean" Designer of the Day. Your project will be featured on our FB page www.facebook/avenue613 today at 5:00 AM. Stop by, say hello and grab you badge. Thanks for supporting our challenge here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  17. Love the rainbow colours!! Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope you'll play along again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  18. Love love love this rainbow beauty!
    Sentimental Sundays

  19. Love your colourful butterfly card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  20. Oh My goodness, this is gorgeous. I've been a bit scared by easel cards, I will be giving the tutorial a try too. Cx

  21. What a great card!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



  22. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  23. What a beautiful Easel card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, Susan x

  24. A beautiful project - thanks so much for sharing at Creative Fingers Challenge this week. Good luck and hope to see you again x

  25. What a fabulous CAS card! I love the ring of butterflies around the sentiment! Thanks so much for propping this against our front door at 613 Avenue Create!

  26. really love the colorfull butterflies so bright and happy card you made Alycia and nice strip DP too..very lovely butterflies card..I adore this Alycia..hugs, Monika


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