Monday, November 19, 2012

Candlelight Christmas Triple Easel Card HSS145

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Soooo, who's ready for Christmas?  Nobody?  Okay, who's ready to start getting ready for Christmas?  Me!  I have started making Christmas cookies, made a dozen gift card holders, and I'm neck deep in decorations.  It put me in the mood for an all-out fancy shmancy card.   This one has all I could throw at it...embossing, German glass glitter, Shimmer Paint, flocked acetate sheet, glimmer paper, a double bow, brushed gold paper, and Vintage Faceted buttons!  I love the good stuff.  As Dolly Parton once said, "More is more"!
Fancy folds, cool move cards, whatever you call it, this is the theme at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!  I decided not just an easel card - but a triple easel card.  (This reminds me of the Triple Dog Dare in the movie A Christmas Story!)
This is basically three sizes of Window Frames Framelits, made into easel cards, and nestled together.  You can get really fancy with the embellishment on this style of card, because you have all these little platforms to work with, and as long as you work with a coordinating group of patterns, i.e. one pack of DSP, it will all come together nicely!

You can get a full tutorial on this style of card from Kim Score at her site.
Here's the rear view. As you can see, each easel card is attached at the halfway point on the next card's base.  It does fold down and fits in a regular card envelope.  Amazing but true!

You should really check out all of the fabulous design team samples, and all of the challenge entries.  There are so many great ideas!
STAMPS:  Ornament keepsakes, Greetings of the Season
INK:  Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Champagne Shimmer Paint
PAPER:  Candlelight Christmas DSP, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Champagne Glimmer paper
EMBELLISHMENTS:Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, Vintage Faceted button, Basic Rhinestones, German glass glitter (not SU)


  1. Stunning! I love it. So well done.

  2. PS I saw this on SCS and came to check it out on your blog. Love your blog so I joined. Happy Thanksgiving!