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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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