Saturday, July 21, 2012

Top Note Easel Card

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been wanting to try using the Sizzix Top Note die for Stampin’ Up as a base for an easel card for a while now. It’s the perfect size and so easy to do I don't know why I haven't done it yet! A Christmas theme was in order for July and I’ve not kept up with my weekly Christmas Card make for some time now, so Christmas it is!


Dasher is used here again, obviously a favourite of mine, along with a sentiment from the Four the Holidays stamp set. I just love this beautiful scripted Merry Christmas. It's stamped directly onto designer paper from the Twitterpated series.  I’ve embossed the whole lot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to represent falling snow. The small friend sentiment is from the Tiny Tags stamp set, and the pleated satin ribbon in Riding Hood Red is covering the edge of the paper.


As you can see – It’s an easel card, made very easily with the Top Note die. Simply fold your cardstock base and place it over the Top Note Die with just 3 sides being cut (leave the folded part just inside the cut line).
Then cut another single Top Note shape to build the card front.
 Assembling is simply a matter folding back the top of the card base evenly in half and attaching the card front so that it’s in position with the base card.
The folded back piece adheres to the back of the front piece in the top section only.
So here it is open and standing up. An oval sentiment popped up on a scallop oval provides a stopper so that the card stands up.


I love the ease of this easel, excuse the pun lol

I’ll share this card with the following challenges:-
Crafty Annes Challenge – Easel Cards – good timing I think! lol
Inspire me Fridays – Always Anything Goes Delightful Sketches – Christmas in July
Paper Play Challenges – Christmas
Divas by Design – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to more posted for you soon.
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Trish and Treasure

Love your Top Note easel card!!! Great Xmas card!!! Love this designer paper!!

Lisa M

Woah, WOW!! Would you look at that texture!! Beautiful...I love the design and depth and fold. Fabulous Christmas card. :)


Absolutely amazing--LOVE the use of the Top Note die to create an easel card! LOVE your dry embossing, too! This is gorgeous! :)

Ann Whitfield

Stunning Vicki, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x


Wonderful work thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs rebekah x


Fabulous background, makes a lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at crafty Ann's.
Jen x


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