Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Three-Easel Card

Happy Tuesday everyone! It's the 4th Tuesday of the month which means it's a new inspiration challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Here's what I've created for my DT card. Do you like it?

Oh, I had such a hard time with this challenge. This is the picture that Pat, our hostess for the month of April has provided for the inspiration.

I couldn't think of what to make--a mind block, until the eleventh hour I think. In desperation I just went with the 2-Tilda theme.

This here is Tilda With an Armful of Tulips from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 from Magnolia.
Hey, I think I'm getting better with my clouds..hee hee. But yuk, I really have to work on adding the grass. Right now I suck at it...LOL.

The other Tilda I've used is also from the same collection and this one is called Tilda With Her Bunny.

Ooh, both of these images are sooo... adorable, as are the rest of the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 that I just can't get enough of them. They are all available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

In the process of making this card, I've a created a new type of card...woo-hoo. Or rather, I think have. What do you think? I haven't seen this type of card before, have you? You guys please let me know if you have. Please.

In the meantime, I am calling this a Three-Easel Card. It is actually 2 cards in one. The base is a gate fold card with a centre opening. You mountain-fold both side panels in half, thus you have easel #1 and easel #2. (Hint: you really really really have to put pressure on these folds because they tend to unfurl.)

Then inside the card, centered, is a mini easel card--this is your easel #3. So three-easel card!

I was trying to stay with the 2-Tilda theme, so I left the left easel image-less. And also I was rushing to finish this card...LOL. Hmm...I think I will add some punched butterflies here and there.

I am using this card as my entry for the following challenges:
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge #9 - Marvelously Magnolia May Moments
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #31 - Square Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Week 36 - Springtime
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #19 - Easter and Spring

Thank you so much for dropping by. Your visit is very much appreciated.

I hope you will join us in our inspiration challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Have a look there at the fabulous projects that the rest of DT ladies have created to help inspire you. Links to their individual blogs are at by side bar also.


Other stamps used: Wheelbarrow from Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011.

DP's: Three sheets from My Mind's Eye Playful Posies paper pad, one sheet from Provo CRaft Super Slab 10 paper pad.

Tools: Martha Stewart Halloween Fence and Grass edge punchers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen and Petite Scalloped Circle, tiny flower punch from Michaels.


Penni said...

Fabulous Card Norma. I have never seen this type of card before, you are so creative to think up something new like this.



only1bedorah said...

Just a huge WOW from me, Norma! I love the triple easel card you have made, I have never seen one like it before, and I am going to give it a go! It looks great, and you've done a really great job! Debbie xxx

Loopylou. said...

omg norma i think this is just awesome hun. I have never seen the fold before and i am going to name it a 'norma easel' when i have a go at it!!! i think its stunning. huge hugs Lou xxxxx

Renkata said...

wow Just wow Norna, this is such a sensational card.
What a great idea.

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


No Norma i never seen it before.

Do you realise what you started lol!! I see lots of scenes being created because of this style lol!!!

Your a baby genious i mean a lady genious lol!

Your creations are a true inspiration my dear.The colors on your card are a perfect combo.

Clous are awsome and YOUR GRASS TOO LOL!!


Candy said...

You're right Norma -you have invented a new folded card!!!
Beautiful work as always!!
Your sky is perfection and I think the grass is great!
You always push yourself to do something different and we all enjoy it so much.
Love the two images of Tilda you have used. I see the fence in there and all the other grass too!
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, you are super creative on folds of your cards. This one is stunning and it looks so lovely :o)

n@tie said...

This is soooo nice!
I love you card.

Cami said...

WOW! What a creative genius you are, Norma! I have never seen this type of triple easel card and I love how your layout is! The paper engineer at work again. Marvelous card with wonderful details!
Hugs, Cami

lamanuelle said...

Une carte superbe et magique!! Beaucoup de travail pour une réa splendide! Belle colorisation! enfin c'est parfait! Bises. Nadine

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh my word Norma - LOVE this - it's not a card it's a piece of art to sit on the mantle - what a fabulous idea and sooo beautifully crafted!

ellabella said...

Delightful card, Norma! Love the images and embellishments! Fantastic coloring! Big Hugs Janine

Iulia said...

What an amazing card, Norma! I always look forward to see what beauty you come up with next. This is truly a masterpiece. The colors are great and so much green just makes it more refreshing and springtime.
Love your coloring- always do- and the great layout you chose for this one.
Love evrything about your card. I might try these folds one day. It looks awesome!
Hugs and have a happy day!

Monique said...

It's lovely Norma !

Hugs Monique

Sharon Keanly said...

Gosh, what can I say that hasn't been said already. A superb effort here... lovingly created. Well done! hugs Sharon

Sue said...

Wow Norma,fantastic card.Love it !!!
Sue xx

Astrid said...

Wow Norma, this is gorgeous, you make a beautiful easel.
Hugs Astrid

Pat said...

Yikes! Norma...are you kidding me? This is an "eleventh hour" creation?! I should be so talented as to come up with such fabulous masterpieces!! You always have the best cards...and let me tell ya, I am definitely going to "borrow" this triple easel design! BRILLIANT!! And, oh, such adorable little Tildas (I agree...the Butterfly Collection may be my mostest favoritest ever!!). Let me say, Norma, m'dear...you definitely ROCKED this challenge! Hugs. Pat

Francy said...

this card is stunning. I love all of it.

Tracy V. said...

An amazing card Norma! You are sooooo very creative and I have not seen a card like this before! Very talented you are!!


Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the folding.


Kathy Gerace said...

So VERY clever of you! I love looking at your cards and trying to figure out exactly how you do them.
Your coloring in fabulous, as always! Love your choice of stamps and elements. You just never cease to amaze me.

charlene said...

Wow I am with Pat I wish I could come up with something like this in the first hour let alone the 11th ! Amazing your talent is

Era85 said...


Teljesen lenyűgöztél ezzel a csodálatos kártyával! Szerelem első látásra! Nagyon tetszik! Gratulálok!

Erika from Hungary

NancyD said...


This is just the idea I was looking for. I am planning a card that ombines a couple of card techniques that I have seen lately and your wonderful creation just gave me the technique that will tie them all together. THANK YOU!!

It is a wonderful creation and I have not seen it before.


Zulma said...

WOW! Norma this is really nice! Love that kind of folded cards is 2 in one LOL! Great job colouring all the images. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try out this.
Hugs, Zulma

Denni said...

This is absolutely AMAZING! I love this design!!

Staying Crafty said...


Anonymous said...

GOODNESS ME this is totally darling! its awesome great job! I think everyone is gonna love this card! brilliant! thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Cordine said...

It's STUNNING! Have to rak that triple easel card!

Christina C. said...

This is PHENOMENAL....don't know how you do it, but you always come up with the most amazing cards!!!!!!!!!

Bribrie said...

C'est trés original et super bien réalisé - Bravoooo

Donalda said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is breath taking dear. You are soooooo talented dear I love it. Hugs

Rene said...

Wow Norma! You may have been hit late with inspiration but you were seriously HIT! This is amazing!!!!!
Rene ;D

Peggie said...

What a cool card. A work of paper technology genius.

Card Crazy said...

OMGosh, Norma. That is awesome. Love the shape, the scene, the style. I must grab this idea for myself. TFS!!!
Sue S.

Cricket said...

Gorgeous as always, Ms. Norma!

Rosamond Crawley said...

Just awesome! I love it!

Madge H. said...

Love your card and your new idea.
Great idea

Barb Hardeman said...

OMG! You are SO SO creative! You knock my socks off! This triple Easel card is pure genius! Awesome! Your coloring is beautiful and the little picket fence along the sides is stunning!
Much hugs,

Chris said...

Oh my goodness, Norma, this is amazing! You should be so proud of yourself! What a fabulous job!

dolcreations said...

A huge wow for me too! Norma...you always come up with such clever ideas! This is amazing!
P.S. Go Vancouver Go...they can do it!!!!!

Linda said...

Wow what an amazing card!!! Beautiful I love it!!!!

Jessica said...

What an adorable card! Thank you so much for playing along with us on the 7 Kids' College Fund challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Wanda said...

Another inspirational card!! So gorgeous, so detail-oriented and much appreciated. Can't wait for your next posting!!!

Silvie Z said...

wow Norma, this is such an amazing project! You are one talented lady, I tell you! Love how the card opens! Every single detail is beautiful!

Suzi said...

Utterly adorable, love the design and your colouring is amazing. A beautiful creation.
Suzi x

Angela said...

Clever new card fold, Norma. I've never seen it before and I love the little scene you can create with it! Your spring scene today is gorgeous! Wonderful coloring of these images. Wouldn't it look just lovely displayed on the counter? hugs, Angela

Corinne said...

WOW Norma, I love this style of card you created. Love the two Tilda's. Your clouds are fabulous too. I am going to have to try this them someday.

stephanie said...

Wow this is a fabulous card, love it.

Danielle said...

OMG! Norma, this so beautiful, as if Tilda is in her backyard! Love the cute fence, your gorgeous coloring and such a pretty layout.

Maria said...

You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous layouts and beautiful scenes Norma! Love your colouring and all the details you've added by using the fence and grass punches. Hugs, Maria


Wow! First time I've seen a tripe easel. Now that's a lot of work. very pretty!!!

Bernadet said...

Wow Norna, this is such a sensational card.
What a great idea.

paola said...

AWW!!! Norma you always have the NEATEST! ideas, i love things that are out of the ordinary and you totally rocked with this, your coloring is FAB too

Seija said...

Oh, it is a so so so gorgeous work, I love the shape of your work, it is special and I love it so much.
Xoxo Michi

Merry said...

What a clever card....I can see many Triple Easel cards following. Wonderful colouring also.

Pam said...

So creative and adorable. TFS
Hugs from Indiana,

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Awesome designing and coloring Norma! So cute! So glad you linked up to the ATS Magnolia Challenge! Thanks for playing!

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