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1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
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4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Interactive Card Hop ~ Easel Card

Hi there and welcome to the Interactive Card Hop!!

You should have arrived from Ashley's Blog!  If not, be sure to go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!  I am a scrapbooker most of the time, so I took one of the easy cards!!!  I made this card for my husband for our 19th anniversary next month. 

Here is a complete list of the cards you will see in this hop:

EASEL - LORI ***you are here
T-Slider - Stephanie -
DBL SLIDER - Brittany

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see these cards!!

I had a little help with the design thanks to Splitcoast Stampers (LOVE THEM)!!  Click HERE for a link to Splitcoast Stampers Easel Card Instructions.

If you want to see my very first Easel Card, you can go HERE!

I started out with a 4x4 square on Layer2 because that is the size of the card face that I wanted to fill up.  I closed the "eye" on Layer2 so it would not show in this photo and confuse anyone (especially me)!!

Next, I went back to Layer1 and added this bride and groom from Wild Card sized at 2.36w x 7.48h on my Gypsy.  I copied a second couple.  I found the rings on Designer's Calendar sized at 1.50w x .72h.  I found the numbers on Base Camp and sized them to .61inches.  I welded the numbers and rings and rotated them 90 degrees.

I welded the numbers and rings first, then rotated them to see if they fit my 4x4 square.  I sized them to fit the space. 

Here is the years welded to the rings.

After I cut out the bride and grooms, I realized that if I layered the black paper groom on top of the white one it would look better to see the white shirt through.  So I copied the couple on another layer and used the Hide Contour button to hide two inner cuts on the groom's chest/stomach area.

Much better!!

I cut off the bride in black.  If you want to get more detailed, you can cut out an additional bride in the color of your hair (mine would be yellow) and then layer that on.

I ran my groom and the dates/rings through my 1" Xyron.  I always try to remember to rub the images to cut down on glue buggers (extra balls of adhesive).

Here are the bride and groom.

Next, I score my 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8 and fold with the bone folder.

I used a piece of paper from this awesome 8x8 paper pad by DCWV.

I put a strip of paper on the bottom of the card and added some diamonds (sticky back crystals) to the ring.

I used pop dots for my bride and groom.

I added a little silver ribbon, some mini paper flowers (found in the $1 bin at Michaels) and some silver and pearl flowers from my stash.

I cut some pieces of a pearl border and added some crystals for fun.  The big pearl acts as a stopper for the card.

Here is a side view.  We are laid back people (he he).

Here is my anniversary card for my wonderful husband Mike who lets me craft just about any time I want to!!

No blog hop is complete without a little candy along the way!!!

All you need to do to qualify is #1 be or become a follower or email subscriber, #2 share a favorite anniversary (of any kind) memory or gift you gave or receive.

Thank you for your kind words ~ they keep me crafting!!!  Your next stop on this hop is HERE!!


Emily said...

Beautiful card! I need to get better at making different kinds of cards!! You did a great job! My fav anniversary memory is throwing my parents a surprise party for their 25th. They were VERY surprised and it was a lot of fun!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Audrey Frelx said...

Hey, my sweet Lori! What a beautiful easel card!!!

Denise said...

What a gorgeous easel card Lori! I love the paper and darling bride and groom cut. Your cricut pad has seen some serious cuts on it!! LOL.

Rachelle said...

Your Easel Card is so pretty!
It is fun to be in this hop with you.
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Vicki said...

Great easel card, Lori!

Fave anniversary: Jim and I went to Gatlinburg for our first anniversary and then back on our 38th and we rode the Skylift and had our pictures taken each time..I put them side by side and scrapped them onto a 12 x 12 layout..We are kids no more!! LOL

Patricia said...

Very pretty card. Love the tutorial.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

great card and tutorial... I think easel cards are my favorite to make :0) TFS
My favorite gift recieved on my wedding anniversary was my Cricut Expression - some would say WHAT????? but I was so thrilled to receive it as my gift!

Staci at optonline dot net

Suzanne said...

Lori love your card. You are such a whiz at using your Gypsy. Love how you did the layers and deleted some of the groom cuts. Love the paper you used for the background. Really made everything pop.

Imogene said...

Love your card!!! awesome..
new follower!!!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love easel card and yours is no exception! :) My hubby and I just celebrated 10 years! Wahoo!

Cheryl @
cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful card! Love the bling. BEAUTIFUL!

Debc06 said...

Wonderful Easel card. Already a follower. My most memorable anniversary is when I first met face to face. My husband & I connected via telephone first and talked for a while. He finally asked me out on a date but I needed to do grocery shopping for my family. He drove 70 miles one way to come to wal-mart and go shopping. Made me laugh and when I was finished helped load the groceries, gave me a hug and said see you tomorrow nite.
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

bluecrayons said...

your husband is going to love this card cause i no i do. you did a fantastic job. really like how the paper makes it all pop and go well together.

im not married so i have no anniversaries but i do have a 15 year friendaversary. one of the times i can remember the most is going out on a boat into the ocean and him teaching me how to drive a boat for the first time. it was so fun. when we would stop to fish it was like the fish were jumping on our lines. as soon as it hit the water a fish was on it. oh the fun times.

thanks for sharing your lovely card and happy anniversary.

rhelm at tampabay dot rr dot com

Shawnee said...


Carla said...

I love your card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I am a new follower, and my favorite Ann memory would have to be my parents 30th Ann..... we didn't do anything special or different, but 30 years is a long time. or racincrafts@aim dot com

Jodie R said...

Beautiful card, Lori. I love that the colors are not traditional wedding colors. Awesome job as usual!

jvilla95ar at

Cathy said...

Your card is fabulous! I would like to do a few of those. In 3 weeks I am going to gain a new daughter in law. I am making her a mini album to put her honeymoon pics in, they are going to Disneyworlds.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

lee said...

Early congrats on your anniversary! I love your bride and groom and especially love the way you tied the years to together with the rings!! My favourite anniversary belongs to parents - they are gone and I always remember them on their special day... they were not big on celebrating so no gifts...

Jill Angel said...

Love this card and what you did with the dates and rings. Thanks for the tutorial! Already a follower. My favorite anniversary would have to be every year around the holidays.It;s like one big Anniversary of the first time my husband and I talked, went out etc.

Liz said...

Your are very clever, and I think this is just a beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing!

Aly's mom said...

Hi Lori! Already a follower, thanks to a previous blog hop. Favorite anniversary memory is the first wedding anniversary that we got to share as a family with my daughter!

Kris Dietz said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for the tutorial. I'm a new follower. My favorite anniversary memory was throwing my parents their 25th anniversary party. The whole family was there and we had great food -- night was perfect!

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

TuttleTime said...

This is definitely my next card to make. I love it! I also love your embellishments. Great job and thanks for sharing!!!

Angie, fellow blogger :)
atuttletime at

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the anniversary card. Thanks for the step by step photos. My favorite anniversary memory is when we got our cockatiel Fergie for our anniversary.

littlen said...

beautiful card. thnaks for the directions. favorite anny memory is parents 50th anny celebration.

Vicki said...

Stopping by for day 2..thanks for participating in this hop and sharing your ideas..:)

Mallika said...

such a fablous card
n the tutorial is too good
i m a new follower

Mallika said...

n yes anniversary !
i dun have one .. as m not married
but my best gift was wen my frend made pasta on my bday
i just love foood

AmyJRockstar said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that paper stack. Have been thinking about buying it for a while. It's so beautiful! To be honest with you, I don't think I have a favorite anniversary memory. I haven't really got to celebrate anything like that since my illness developed about 3 years ago. I'm sure there will be plenty of good ones to come though! :0) Thanks for the chance to win!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

A Creative Journey said...

This card is awesome! I love the way you did such an amazing tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to do that-it's a lot of work! My favorite anniversary memory (although I have been married 17 awesome years this year) was my 10th anniversary because my husband surprised me and arranged for my boys to sleep over at a friends house and took me to the St. Regis in Dana Point, California... It was a wonderful celebration and look forward to many many more :) I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same if you already aren't at