Sheltering Tree Swing Easel Card

by Joanne James9. August 2015 11:00

It's Sunday and you know what that means: time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! This week it is the turn of my wonderful friend and talented crafter Claire, to host and she has a great colour challenge for you:


I immediately knew what stamp set I was going to use for my card this week - Sheltering Tree - and I wanted to have a go at making a swing easel card to showcase it. Here's my card:


The stamped panel is easy enough to create and uses all three of the challenge colours. I chose Old Olive as my main colour, with just a little Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay to allow the latter to really stand out on the bicycle and border. I followed Amanda Bates tutorial here to make my swing easel card (there is a small correction required to the instructions - step 13 should say 'Line up at 5"' not 1"). She is a real whizz with fancy folds! I used two of the Old Olive patterns in the Pretty Petals DSP to decorate my card. The nice thing about this card is that it folds completely flat for mailing, so long as you keep the embellishments to a minimum as I have here:


I hope you like today's card. Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile - on leave
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing how you use Claire's chosen challenge colours on your cards in the gallery this week. This is a birthday weekend for us: the youngest of my James juniors will be 8 on Tuesday so following yesterday's birthday sleepover, today we will be continuing our birthday celebrations. 

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
8/9/2015 5:20:47 PM #

What an amazing card, Joanne!  I love the scalloped square opening!  This is such a neat fancy fold card.  The colors are great too!


LisaUnited States
8/9/2015 6:43:08 PM #

This is wonderful! The scalloped edges add a nice touch and the scene is darling!!


AmandaUnited Kingdom
8/9/2015 9:47:37 PM #

Love your Sheltering Tree version... works SO well with the paper you have used... Clever! Oh and tutorial duly amended!! Oops...


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/10/2015 1:09:53 AM #

Joanne, this is amazing!!!!  I love the easel card and the scalloped opening is beautiful!  Way to make my colors shine, My Friend!  THANK YOU!  XX


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/11/2015 1:26:24 AM #

This is so cute, what a great idea to make the swing card!  Love your choice of papers and such a sweet image as well!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
8/11/2015 1:10:06 PM #

I must give this easel card a try--it's wonderful!  I love the scene you've created with a Bermuda Bay bike!  The scalloped opening on the card front is so pretty and your paper selection is the perfect companion to the scene.  Fabulous card for this challenge, Joanne!


Jodi McKinney
Jodi McKinneyUnited States
8/11/2015 8:07:47 PM #

Oh what a fun fun beautiful card Joanne!  I ADORE it!  Great use of the color challenge and lots of creative inspiration from you to our Paper Players!!


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
8/13/2015 1:17:17 AM #

Wow, what an awesome swing card, Joanne! Love the scene you created too, especially the pops of Bermuda Bay!


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
8/13/2015 10:48:29 PM #

Oh, this is awesome!!  Thanks for much for the link to the tutorial, I think that I need to make one of these.  This is a great card!!  Smile


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