Cozy Cottage Kitchen Shaker Easel Card

Lemoncraft Delicious Strawberry Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Cozy Cottage Kitchen Shaker Easel Card with LemonCraft Delicious and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  I can’t think of a better way to start this week than with this Cozy Cottage Kitchen Shaker Easel Card!  It speaks to my heart about everything homey and comfortable in a country kitchen.  And hello…it’s tea!  So you know I’m in love!

I treated myself to  the “Delicious” paper collection from LemonCraft. Yes, I broke my rule about “no new paper companies”.  But honestly, can you blame me?  I simply could not resist the polka dot tea pots, tea cups and gingham patterns in this farmhouse style collection.

And this 6″ x 6″ easel shaker card is so full of happy!  There’s a promise of springtime, the warmth of home, and more than a hint of cottage style here.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Cozy Cottage Kitchen Shaker Easel Card Tips

  • First, create a 6×6 easel card base.  Then create the inside of the card.  I know this seems backwards, but I like to get the inside done while I can still lay the card down flat.  It’s so much easier!
  • Next, create a 2 1/2″ high pocket from the woodgrain patterned paper.  If you don’t know how to make a pocket, watch THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL to learn several different ways to make pockets.
  • Now cut a 6×6 panel of cardstock.  This can be any color that complements the paper collection.  We will use this as the base for the card cover.
  • Then cut a 6×6 panel of red gingham pattern from the collection.  Adhere this to our card base.
  • Cut a 1/2″ strip of the woodgrain paper and create a border at the top of this panel.  Then wrap the panel with 1/2″ Scor-Tape, red twill ribbon, and white crochet lace.
  • Now cut a 5 3/4″ panel of the main image.  Fussy cut around the top edge as seen in the photo.  Back with foam tape or other dimensionals and adhere to the card base.
Shake it Up!

The main embellishment on this card is made with a Reneabouquets Small Heart Deco Bead Frame.  Here’s how to put it together:

  • First, heat emboss the frame with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel.
  • Then die cut a small circle from clear cardstock (acetate) and adhere on the back side of the frame.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam adhesive to the inside edge of the frame.
  • Next, place a small pile of My Valentine Shaker Elements in the area where you intend to adhere the frame. Fussy cut the polka dot tea cup from the paper collection and adhere to the card front.  I wanted the polka dot teacup to be the focal image inside my shaker frame, so that’s where I placed my sequins.
  • Now line up the frame over the image and press it to adhere.
  • Adhere the fussy cut jam jar and itty bitty spoon to finish the frame.

 

The Stopper or Brake for the Easel Card

One of the things I love the most about making an easel card is the amount of room you have to add beautiful embellishments.  The stopper, or brake, for this card is actually the inside pocket.  I dug through my stash and found this Prima “Say it in Crystals” lace bit that matched the beige check pattern so well that I had to use it on the pocket.  Then I created a floral cluster with Little Birdie Flowers, Pollen Heads and a juicy raspberry sent to me by a dear friend.  Die cut the sentiment from several pieces of scraps.  Then layer them all together and adhere to the pocket.

A Peek  inside

You can have a lot of fun dressing up the inside of this Cozy Cottage Kitchen   Turn a small embellishment into a pocket that’s just the right size for a miniature Lindt chocolate.

Then use your scraps to create a little 3×4 tea wallet for the pocket.

I hope this cheery little card adds sunshine to your Monday!  You’ll be seeing more of this collection in the days ahead.  Look for a linked supply list below the post, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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9 thoughts on “Cozy Cottage Kitchen Shaker Easel Card

  1. MaryH

    This card just oozes that old time comfort and happy feelings for those wonderful smells and homemade goodies! Moreover, you know how I feel about tea (it’s in my genes!) You are the master of invoking such wonderful past memories and feelings and bring such happiness into our lives. Another GREAT job for which we are appreciative!

  2. Susan Steele

    This is the sweetest “homey” card ever! My favorite colors and luv that ole polka dot tea-pot and a shaker and easel card to boot!!! What’s not to luv!!! The inside is just as sweet!!! Well I do not have a single LemonCraft paper in my stash at all …but I just might have to cave in too!!! I can certainly see why you did!!! I’d luv to have a real life polka dot tea pot! I’d use it every day! Thanks for sharing your creation! Luv it! And …You still make me smile every time I see you’ve got a new post! Hubby comes by and sees me grinning at my tablet and says What are you smiling about? …Kathy! He knows! Thank you sweet Kathy! Stay safe. Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Martie Rollin

    Such a lovely card! 2 elements are pulling my attention…that little spoon and the image with blueberries…just enough blue to be magical. I like these comfy kitchen images that remind us of years gone by. I love red in my kitchen! Using red polka dot ribbon bows just tops this off so perfectly, Kathy! Thanks for this enjoyable start to another week of creating…much appreciated!!

  4. Christal Gill

    I love to open your emails and/or view the videos from you! Your creations always make me happy! What a another wonderful card! Love everything about it! The papers, the flowers, the embellishments and the tea! I would like to know where you are finding those small spoons!
    Thanks again for sharing with us! Hugs, Christal

  5. soozyb2013

    Yes, what Gena said, rules are meant to be broken. Ha ha ha Love those papers Kathy, I enjoy tea but coffee is my favourite, especially in the morning. Tea in the afternoon and herbal at night. 🙂 Love all the detail you put on this one. Have a great Monday!!! Much love to you.

  6. Renea Harrison

    When I opened up your post, a big smile spread across my face!! This brought me straight into my Granny’s Kitchen and just brought back so many beautiful memories of the time I spent with her there baking and cooking and just talk, talk, talking. Thank you Kathy for making art that evokes emotion.

  7. Gena Krannig

    Well Kathy, I’ve heard “rules” are made to be broken. Especially when it comes to acquiring more paper collections! LOL I love LemonCraft papers and this collection IS absolutely delicious. Your card is so gorgeous. Makes me want to go buy some strawberries and make some preserves. I love the teacup background in the shaker window and oh what a beautiful frame you have added. The shaker elements are just yummy! This card certainly brightens my day after a week of really dreary weather. Thank you for sharing this lovely creation!

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