Friday, February 22, 2013

Easel with Love Note Card

Hello Everyone! Tammy Roberts here with you today sharing a little love. It is still February and I look for any excuse that I can to get carried away with the pinks, hearts and the XO's!

So, keeping the love month going, I have a great project that you can give to the one you love to display all year long (or if you are like me, I just like to have pretty little things sitting around me). This Easel designed by Eileen Hull is fantastic.... many, many uses!

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Die cut the easel and kick stand from heavy chipboard (you can also use some 12 X 12 Mat Board).

Lightly, paint the chipboard with some vintage white paint. When I say lightly, I mean the brush is almost dry not heavy with paint. Machine stitch if desired, around the two side wings and along the front flap as shown in the photo.

Die cut the easel only, from vintage hymnal paper and machine stitch if desired.

Adhere the hymnal paper onto the chipboard easel. String a piece of cording up thru the back side of the easel thru the hole, tie a knot and pull gently. Assemble the easel by adhering the side pieces to the front.

Adhere the kick stand to the back of easel and run the other end of the cord thru the hole, make a knot and trim the cording.

This photo gives you an idea of how it is suppose to look.

Adhere a vintage button in the center of easel.

The finished easel...

now for the note card. For the base, I have used a piece from Hello Friend What Nots by Glitz Designs. Adhere a piece of lace just above the "Remember When". Using the Scallop Circle die, die cut two circles, one from a piece of vintage hymnal paper and another from white cardstock. Adhere the two pieces together. Adhere the vintage ticket in the center of circle and hand stitch a heart as shown in photo. Adhere the scallop circle to the card base but, don't glue the bottom portion just yet.

Cut a piece of twine to fit across the card (over hang just a bit) and staple on each side. Die cut a heart using the Primitive Hearts die from felt, machine stitch and adhere to the left side of circle. Die cut a butterfly using the Mini Butterflies Set and adhere to the heart then, adhere rhinestone trim in the center of butterfly.

Using the Lovely Labels Set, die cut the oval label and adhere to the lower left corner, add staples to the sides. Using the Word Play die, die cut from corrugated cardboard the X and O, lightly paint with vintage white paint. Adhere the letters on the oval label.

Die cut two flowers from Mat Board using the Place Card, Flowers die. Stamp the flowers with a lettering stamp. Adhere the two flowers together, add button and adhere to the right of circle. Adhere a resin corner embellishment int the top left corner and you are FINISHED!

Give to someone special or keep for yourself.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

Tammy R.

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  1. Tammy- this project is so romantic and pretty! I agree that it should be Valentine's month- not just a day. I love how you added the hymnal music and stitching. Beautiful project!

  2. This is Soooooo PRETTY Tammy and I Adore that easel!!!

  3. Tammy, your style just blows me away - this is so sweet and pretty!! Why do I not have that easel die? I love this project!

  4. I LOOOOVE IT! Thank you for sharing Tammy! :)

  5. This is so pretty, Tammy! I love Everything about it. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Tammy, where can I get your vintage white paint?

    1. You can get the paint at any craft store even Walmart... the brand is Folk Art and the color is Vintage White.

  7. tammy, this is just so gorgeous! I love the simple shabby style...not too fussy, but oh, so pretty. The easel looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.


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