Monday, December 14, 2009


I have been making so many Christmas cards lately, that I decided to shake things up a bit! I have been itching to get this image inked up and finally got the chance. This fabulous girl is named Francesca, and she is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Have you seen the images from this line yet?? You MUST hop on over and check them out! You will buy me. Francesca is from Kimmie's first release, but she has added many new stamps since.

So, I went with the obvious, and made a birthday card with Francesca. I love her teetering tower of much fun! I decided to try my hand at an easel card. I love this type of card, and will definitely be making more! (You can find many tutorials for these online.) I have had this great DP (I think it's from Sassafrass Lass) for quite sometime, just waiting for the perfect project. Admit have a stash like that too. That "great" paper that you never use because you love it soooo much, and don't want to waste it??!! Well, this was the card to use this on! I love combos of brown, green and fresh and cheery. This paper was paired up with cardstock from Bazzill and SU. I stamped Francesca on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with Copics to match the DP. Her tower of cupcakes were given a coat of Frosted Lace Stickles for icing.

On the interior of the card, I added a strip of layered cardstock which was popped up on foam squares. This serves as a prop to hold up the front panel of the card for display. It was also the perfect place to put a sentiment (from Bella Stamps) mounted on a Spellbinders Fancy Tag.
So I did have one issue with this card...I had no place to write a message!! I certainly was NOT going to scribble all over that DP that I so lovingly hoarded for so long! gasp! So, I made a little tag to slip under the image. The recipient can read my happy birthday note, and then tuck it back in...neat and tidy! (I had forgotten to take this picture with the first two, and slipped in a black backgound instead of white! lol...can we say blooper!)

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping in! I do love to see who's been visiting, so please leave me a comment. That way, I can stop by your blog and see what you've been busy creating!



Krista said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Melanie!!!! Its just perfection! I love the easel card and have not attempted to make one yet. But everytime I see your wonderful creations, I get so excited and inspired to create something! You really do have a great gift! Oh and I totally have a dp stash I love so much I would frame the sheet of paper before I cut it Have a great night!

Amy Leggate said...

Very Beautiful Melanie!!! I love how you coloured her hair!!
we gotta colour together again SOON!!!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

AGH!! You did SUCH a gorgeous job with Francesca!! Your colouring is so vibrant! So when you do you wanna hang out and colour together?? I need some tips!! hahaha!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Two things on my must list...I must get this stamp and I must do an easel card. As always you did a fabulous job and really know how to work you papers with your coloring.

My Paper Passions said...

I love the Kraftin' Kimmie images and you always make them look so awesome!!!
Amanda B