Friday, January 27, 2012

A-MAZE-ing Easel Valentine

Pin It Now! Here's a seriously fun card for someone you love.  Or like a lot!
It's Stampin' Up!'s new Maze Game set from the Spring Mini, and I plan to have a LOT of fun with these.

This one is wrapped in pleated ribbon and propped up on an easel card to show it off a bit. 

Lots of glitter hearts are added.  Some to hold the easel, some just 'cause!

Here's how it looks closed.  These angle easels are really easy. Just start with a 5-1/4" square card, and score from the bottom left to the top right, with the card opening from the side (not the top). This way will guarantee that all your embellishments stay right-side-up when you open the card and don't turn sideways.  Believe me, I know ;)

Here's a back view.  I made sure to cover the back of the maze puzzle, which would otherwise be white, so it looks finished from all angles.

This is how it looks opened traditionally, so you can write a nice BIG love note at the top.

Detail of the back of the puzzle.  I used Sticky Strip to run the pleated ribbon around the backside of the puzzle, then covered it with a 2-1/2" circle of DSP, adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals so the ribbon won't get crushed.  I love those embossed hearts!  I also took the tiny balls out of the puzzle and put rhinestones in there, shaker-card style, but they didn't show up as well as I hoped. 
Below is an an angled view, not too much bulk, but still plenty going on there!

I was inspired by two challenges, first one is SUO37, Stampin' Up Only challenge to use your NEW stash
Second is this great sketch from Friday Mashup

STAMPS: Totally A-maze-ing
PAPER: Sweet Shop designer DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
INK: Calypso Coral, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Maze Game, Pleated Satin Ribbon (Pear Pizzazz), 1/8” Organdy Ribbon Everyday Enchantment (Calypso Coral - SaleABration), In Color Printed Designer Brads, Small Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 2-½” Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
BASICS: Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. You are right, this card is Amazing! Beautiful work. So glad you joined us this week for our challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. What a fun card! Love the creativity you used. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

  3. Good grief, this is so FUN!! I glanced over those I might have to get them after all! LOL

    Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  4. Great easel card and a terrific way to show off the maze!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. cute card, great design...thanks for joining us at the Friday MashUP...have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

  6. Aw, that's super fun and also super cute!! Nice take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  7. I'm so glad you showed us this! I think those mazes are such fun! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

  8. Nice twist to the challenge, love your idea. Thanks' for playing at The Friday Mashup this week.

  9. What a fun take on the challenges! I love the funky fold and the maze! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

  10. wow! This is really amazing!!! totally awesome. You really put lots of love into this one!