Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Birthday Wishes

I stamp every Friday with my stamping buddy Glenda. When Glenda's over we try new techniques, get cards done and just plain have fun! So for her birthday I made a twisted easel card on top of a drawer box. I'd never done a twisted easel before but Glenda is a master at them (She made one with my favourite digi's Doodle Pantry Ants!)
For Glenda's card/box I used Doodle Pantry's Holy Land Flowers 3, which I printed off twice to cut out and pop up. You can see the box is slightly open in the photo above, unfortunately I didn't get a good photo of the open box. There is a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers.
The background paper is wallpaper and I used Whimsy vine as my flourish. 
The wallpaper adds so much texture IRL. Here's a close up of the sentiment. Glenda's birthday has passed but I'll say it anyway, Happy Birthday Glenda!

I've entered this into:
Scrap-Creations: Pearls and Ribbon
Paper Sundaes: Feminine Flair
Little Miss Muffet Challenge: easel, shaped or step card

Stamps: Doodle Pantry Holy Land Flowers 3, computer generated sentiment
Paper: early espresso, soft suede, whisper white, wallpaper
Ink: summer sun
Other: prisma markers, whimsy vine, pearls, EK success flowers, spellbinders label 15, ribbon, rhinestones


  1. Dawn - I am totally blown away with your creativity - a card (and, a twisted easel no less) on a birthday box.I am just smitten with this project.

  2. What an incredibly cool project - a box and a twisted easel! I'd be happy if I could do one or the other and you've done both - Amazing! Just beautiful.

  3. This is adorable!!! Your friend is very lucky to be receiving this!

  4. Wow, this is a gorgeous project. Love the wallpaper. Really great idea.

  5. I love, love this beautiful creations and will always treasure it, you are one talented lady and you have taught me soooo much. The picutes of the box are great but IRL it looks way better. Wish the camera could capture it all!

    thanks buddy!

  6. Oh wow Dawn
    This is fabulous!!!
    I have never made one of these, but gonna have to try now!
    This is STUNNING!!
    My birthday is.... LOL just kidding
    It is so nice that you guys have crafting time together, so wish I lived closer to join you guys!
    BIG HUGS!!

  7. Gorgeous twisted easel card box, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  8. Very beautiful! I love that you have used wallpaper too! That is certainly "thinking green"!

  9. LOVE this! The twisted technique looks so fun and those popped up flowers inside the die - ooh la la! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  10. How elegant! Love the easel card!

  11. Oh my..Dawn this is gorgeous! I've never tried this before but now am going to. Love the twisted easel card on top...beautiful job!

  12. Wowza, what a stunning project! Plus a twisted easel card on top, totally fabulous!!


  13. Oh Dawn, what a beautiful project! Glenda will totally love it!~
    hugs, Sarah

  14. On my Dawn, you really pulled out all the stops on this one. Your gift and card is absolutely gorgeous. What beautiful work and your design is stunning.

  15. Wow Dawn!! This is such a clever project hun! Love the twisted easel design and colors!! So pretty! :)