Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Magnolia-licious DT Sketch!

Happy October 1st everyone! Since it's the first of the month that means it's time for the Magnolia-licious DT Sketch! This month it was my turn (Suzanne, hee hee) to come up with it, and I decided instead of a traditional sketch we'd use a fun template.

This Easel Card Template that you can find HERE is quick & easy to use and such a fun way to present a card! I easily switched my dimensions to a 5.5" square so if you want to make it bigger than the template--go right ahead!!
And JUST FOR FUN, as a TWIST (totally optional) you can make your card Monochromatic (all tones of one color)!!

This is a direct link to the template HERE! This is a direct link to the instructions HERE!
**NOTE--I will add a picture step by step tutorial slideshow for you on Friday! **

Now if you wanna join in on the fun, because you have allllll month to do so--upload your card here in the comment section so we can all see (I will try and get them in a slideshow for ya too) and for a chance to win a stamp of your choice from Magnolia-licious!

Measurements for Easel Card:
-for a 5x5" square (1 pc of cs at 5x10" & scored at 2.5" & 5", 1 pc cs at 5x5")
-for a 5.5" square (1 pc of cs at 5.5x11" & scored at 2.75" & 5.5", 1 pc cs at 5.5x5.5")
-for a 6x6" square (1 pc of cs at 6x12" & scored at 3" & 6", 1 pc cs at 6x6")

Directions for Easel Card: (click on slideshow to make larger)

Now scroll down to see all the fabulous DT's Easel Cards (they will be added as they come in)!! I added an extra picture of mine so you could see how the easel looks from the side--pretty cool!!

Suzanne, Diana & the Magnolia-licious DT


Jessica G. said...

Fun technique and all-around gorgeous card -- I really, really like those colors!!

Candy said...

Hi Suzanne,
What a beautiful card - I love it!!!
Great colouring and colours chosen.
Hugs, Candy

Loraine ou Tilard said...

Ohhhhhhh Suzanne, your card is too adorable and the calm colours and the colors calm, too good. I can not wait to try.
Hugs, Loraine

Stampin Mindy said...

This was such a fun card to make thanks for the challenge! HERE is My Card!

Christine said...

I had tons of fun with this, and was very impressed with myself (LOL!!) with the finished result. What a great idea for a challenge!

Here is my card

GiuliaG. said...

Oh this looks like a lot of fun...I've downloaded the instructions and am ready to get started. By the way, who was the winner of the September DT Sketch?

paola said...

Have posted my card for this challenge : Loved doing this, much prefer it to the regular folded card.

PaperSunshine said...

I love this card! It works perfectly too. The sample card is really lovely. Here is my attempt:

Unknown said...

This was so fun to make, just love this card pattern. Here is mine

Alicia said...

This was so much fun
here is my card

Kajun Beth said...

I think this idea is stinkin' cute!

Karen Arthur said...

Beautiful cards.... this was a fun challenge. Here is a link to my easel card.

Anonymous said...

What fantastic challenge! The examples are gorgeous as usual! Suzanne I can always depend on you to give top notch tutorials! This is going to be such a fun card to do!

Julia Aston said...

I just love this easel style card! here is mine I didn't use a magnolia stamp on it although I do have a ton of them! hope that is ok?

charlene said...

Thanks so much for the fun challenge you can find my little Tilda HERE

Deb (dcorder) said...

Great ideas! I used the edge of my lacy edge punch to act as the easel stopper.


JoAnne said...

they are all outstanding, can hardly wait to try this


grandmamichelf said...

I am going to try making an easel card. These cards are positively beautiful!!!!

Stampin'Piper said...

Wonderful Project, loved to make it and definitly will doing it again :) Here is my Card.

TFL! Hugs Tanja

AndreaM said...

Great idea and I love the DT-cards! Here is my card.


Anonymous said...

Thank's for the great idea, I couldn't wait to try it. Heres my card

Francesca said...

Great idea and fab DT cards
Here's Mine!

Hugs Francesca

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hallo, what a wonderful and great idea.
The DT-cards are very beautiful, like them all.

and here is my card

Hugs Andrea from Germany

PS. Sorry my english is not so good

Nixe-Moni said...

What a great fun challenge and all DT creations are gorgeous!

Here is my card


crafterGM said...

What cute cards the DT. Here is mine Card
Thansk Gloria M.

Katie said...

Fabulous cards and I had so much fun making this one!
Here's my card

Jeanne Forsyth said...

I don't have a Magnolia stamp, but Kerry stopped by my gallery, and left some love, so thought I'd enter this challenge. Here is my card
The DT cards are amazing!

Sheila said...

Just wanted to say 'thank you so much' for the instructions for the Easel Card.
The Design Team cards are just awesome.
I hope you don't mind.....I made an Easel Card and have posted it on my blog and also posted a link to here so that my readers can see the wonderful creations.

Stampin'Piper said...

Love this type of card, so I made another one.

Thanks for that challenge and for looking! Hugs Tanja

Jeanette said...

What a fun card style! I have made a Halloween one. You can see it here on my blog.
Thanks for the great challenge.
Hugs Jeanette

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

It's the first time i saw your blog and i love it ,great cards.

I've make a Halloween card
Here is my

Thanks for looking,hugs Agnes

JoAnne said...

how do I upload my easel card???


I don't see any place in the comment part

thanks much

Jacqueline van der Sar - Crejakaarten said...

Love to see this model of card, had to try it out. Great DT examples!! Here you can find my card. Love jacqueline

CraftyC said...

I've found a new addiction, love these cards. Here is my Entry
Thanks for a fab tutorial!

Loraine ou Tilard said...

Ohhh too much fun to make!
Here is my Easel Card

Thanks Suzanne, Hugs, Loraine

Eulanda said...

I was so amazed at how easy this was to make. I really enjoyed it so thanks!

Here's my card! :-)

Have a nice weekend all!

Sandie said...

HERE is my entry. Loved this challenge :)

bama73 said...

Magnolias have fast become my favourite stamp. There are so many options when designing a card.

Christine said...

I hope it's okay that I made a second card! I just love Magnolia images! Finally got to use Spring Tree, it's so pretty! Here is my card

JoAnne said...

how do you upload a card...??? I don't see anyplace in the comment??



Angelwood said...

These easel cards are fun! Here are my 2 entries. Please take a look.

Karen Brooks said...

Amazing challenge and DT work!!! I have never made one of these cards before but I am so totally digging it and will definitely be using this more - thanks for the great inspiration!!!

Clicky Here For Mine – Thanks for looking!!!!

Kruemel said...

Oh this is such a great technique to make a unique card - and when looking at the DT cards I never thought it could be that easy. And the optional monochrome extra is exactly what I love. Thanks for this challenge and the great DT cards!
This is my easel card.
Thanks for looking!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Kylie said...

I love this format!

Here is my card

Sandi said...

Oh I so love each one, the Chef Tilda Calendar Girl is mine for this challenge, which is a great one by the way. Sandi

Tracey said...

Easel cards are super fun to make! Who knew?!?! Gorgeous cards by everyone!!

Here is my card

Stampin'Piper said...

As we say here in germany "all good things are 3" ... Here is my 3rd Easel Card.

TFL! Hugs Tanja

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

Here is my easel card for the challenge...this was so fun to make...I love the easel card!!

Julie said...

Fab, fab cards - such great ideas and totally inspirational!!! Juliex

stephanne said...

These samples are gorgeous!! Thanks for the template, it will get lots of love from me. Here is my creation, my first attempt at an easle card, thank you for sharing!!
Take Care,

Stampin'Piper said...

Oops I did it again ... ;)

Have a great weekend, Hugs Tanja

Lana Clarke said...

Thank you so much for kindly sharing your easel template with us. Your cards are beautiful!
Lana x

cabio's craft corner said...

Great idea to do this Easel card Suzanne and all the DT's cards are great inspirations to me! Thanks.

here is my entry

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

These are some of the cutest Magnolia cards I've ever seen. Very impressive!!!

Liza said...

Great theme and fabulous examples by the DT. My card is here, thanks for looking.

Liza x

Jodie from Oz said...

Wow, thanks Suzanne, I really enjoy making these fabulous Easel Cards. I wanted to mention also how amazing the DT's Easel cards, such inspiration.
Thanks again.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Alicia said...

My first entry! What a wonderful challenge! I have already used this template a couple more times. My entry is here


Debra James said...

Love this template- such a fab idea for a card and a challenge, Thanks Suzanne and wonderful design team , Cheers Debra

Heather said...

I don't own any Magnolia stamps (YET!) but this challenge inspired me to make an easel card:

Kellie said...

Thank you so much for a gorgeous and creative challenge and inspirational Design Team work is amazing. You can see my creation by clicking HERE……

Hugs, Kel

Carolyn said...
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Carolyn said...

Sorry about the above entry, too many spelling mistakes and no proof read. LOL. I just love these monthly challenges. It is always wonderful to learn new technics and make new and interesting projects. You can view my card here.
Hugs xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

WOW! SO FAR THERES BEEN MANY BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS!! I love learning from these cards.Im gonna start entering more challenges that way i motivate myself and try to keep up with ya lol!!
ok here is my translation of my Easel card

Ginny said...

what a GORGEOUS collection of cards :0)

Claudean said...

Here is my first easel card and I really enjoyed making it.
Here is my card:

Deana said...

Wow....I really like the easel cards. I always hate it when people throw out their card right away and the easel really encourages them to display it for a while (without having to go buy a stand). I will definitely be using this one again!

My card is here.


Norma said...

Suzanne, this a very popular with everyone. Thanks for the challenge. And as always from the DT member, fabulous cards. You guys rock!


And here's my card.

Unknown said...

How fun! I just noticed this challenge, so how about coming in during the last few hours of the month to post my card

Kim Orr said...

Sliding in at the wire is KIM ORR's card...LOL
I love the easel card... so much fun!
Here it is on my

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