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Friday, June 1, 2012

We're Off To See the Wizard Blog Hop... Or perhaps return to Kansas, Toto!! :)

Welcome to the "We're Off To See the Wizard Blog Hop"!!

*** My sincere apologies for the late posting...  I've updated the links below so that you can do a direct visit to each of the other participants' posts -- There are some really adorable projects, and I'd hate for you to miss them!!  :)

We're off to see the Wizard, and I'm so glad you made it down the Yellow Brick Road!! :) If you've arrived here from Tami, then you're not lost in the forest -- You're in the perfect spot!! :) But if you've dropped in from a spinning house, woken up from a field of flowers, or perhaps just popped over from your email or dashboard, then be sure to CLICK HERE and begin at the beginning with Lynne!!

For the hop today I'd like to share a sorta silly easel card that I made...
I just love this "melted witch" image from Dustin Pike...  It kinda makes me GIGGLE!!  I colored two of the same image with my Copic markers so that I could fussy cut each element to add some dimension with foam tape.
I embossed the yellow background with my Sizzix "Stars and Swirls" embossing folder before mounting it on a red layer and green layer...  The blue gingham ribbon reminded me of Dorothy's dress, and the red Stickles made me think shoes -- I often wonder if I could cover a pair of my own shoes with red Stickles since I can't seem to find any Dorothy shoes in my own size...  Sigh...  Oh, to be four again and have little feet that fit in sparkle shoes... ;)
Truth be told, I was having a bit of a "Totally Wicked!" day myself...  I was a wee bit cranky...  Errr, "irritable" as it was put to me.  If my friend, Tami B, is reading this, she will NEVER believe it (since she thinks that I throw open the windows to sing with the birds each morning just as Snow White would do...  However, we're somewhere over the rainbow today, and Snow White is nowhere to be found, so I've apparently channeled the Wicked Witch...  But I digress...)!!  Anywhooooo, I thought maybe an apology was in order for my "Totally Wicked!" behavior, so here ya go...  "My Bad..."  ;)  Maybe next time it won't take a deluge of water to set me straight, right???  :)
For those of you who stuck with me through that story, let's get back to the details...  If I'm going to add a sentiment to the inside of the card (instead of leaving it blank), then I often like to make the card an easel card.  This style of card is ridiculously simple to make as long as you remember to apply adhesive to only the BOTTOM HALF of your card front (ask me how I know).  There are tons of videos on Youtube demonstrating this fold, but if you want my "quick" version...  Score your card at 2" and 4.25".  The score at 4.25" will be your (regular) center fold on your A2 base (5.5"x8.25" becomes a 5.5"x4.25" card) and the score at 2" will become your easel fold.  Again, remember to attach your card front to ONLY the 2" from the edge to the first scoreline...
When you add the inside card layer, you'll want to add a bit of dimension (pop dots or foam tape) so that the card front can rest behind that little edge...  Voila!!  Easel card, quick and easy!!  :)
The AWESOME sentiments for my card are from the BRAND NEW "Guy Talk" Stamp Art Set from K Andrew Designs...  This great mix-n-match set is chock full of really gnarly sayings perfect for boys and guys (and Wicked Witches apparently)...  You can make this set YOURS by CLICKING HERE...
I hope you've enjoyed my card today!!  I have a few little goodies for one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post...  Come back and let me know that you've visited everyone else too (remember the links below allow you to hop directly to each participant's post!), and you'll have an extra chance to win PLUS I'll throw in even MORE goodies if you're the WINNER!!  :)

Now it's time for you to skip off down the Yellow Brick Road to one of my bloggie-land-besties... Rhonda...

And just in case the forest isn't cooperating (or the flying monkeys carry off a link), here's a list of the entire hop...  *** All of these links are updated to take you directly to each hop stop!! ***

Amy :) You are HERE now!! :)
Rhonda  Go here NEXT!!


Until next time,


Kimberly Pate | KP Kre8tions said...

OH WOW ~ this is a beautiful card and I love all the fine details you have added. The embossing, the coloring, the sentiments . . .
Totally awesome. Love the easel card you created!


SiskiyouSue said...

What a fun card!

L.B. said...

fun little card your sentiments.

Pat N. said...

Oh, I love your card Amy! It's so fun and cute, and yes that ribbon definitely reminds me of Dorothy. Great sentiments. I enjoyed your story too--gave me a laugh! TFS.--Pat N.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh this is fabulous!! I love that image, and the sentiments you used are just perfect!! And how clever to use gingham ribbon that looks like Dorothy's dress :) You are so stinkin creative, my friend!! This is such a fun and fabulous card!!

I hope you are over your wicked ways and are having a fabulous weekend ;)

Hugs, Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Suzanne said...

So cute Amy. Love the Dustin Pike digi and what you did with it. Love that it is an easel card. So sorry you have been having internet issues, etc. Good to see your post.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Super fun card Amy!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Im back Amy lol I have left a comment on the the blogs that had a post up for the hop. Thanks for the second chance. have a great weekend!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

Love the colors and that it is an easel card. You did a wonderful job with the stamp.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Babe O'Mara said...

I LOVE your fun card, you are so creative. Great colors, fantastic job.


Jenscrapstoo said...

Amy, before I even knew about the hop you are in I thought that card looks like Wizard Of OZ!! LOVE this card, and the sentiment is perfects too!! And I too thought you sang to the birds just like snow white too!!
Cheers Jennie


Very cool card, I love that the ribbon matches Dorthy's Dress!! O to be 4 again is right!! I'm with your friend though I can't imagine you being in a bad mood you seem like the happy go lucky type!! But I guess you are a woman and most woman I know can be moody (not to sterreotype) Anyways love the card!!

Anita said...

I love it----so cute------ding dong the witch is dead!!!
Hugs, Anita

Janet said...

Great card Love the color combo so Wizard of Oz. That stamp image is adorable and so perfect. As always a awesome creation and thanks for the mini tut on the easle card! Sory you had os much trouble this weak It must have been some 'MAJOR' stuff to get you all worked up first time I've known you to grind your teeth ( I personally do it on a daily basis LOL ) Glad to see you smiling again!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Janet said...

Great card Love the color combo so Wizard of Oz. That stamp image is adorable and so perfect. As always a awesome creation and thanks for the mini tut on the easle card! Sory you had os much trouble this weak It must have been some 'MAJOR' stuff to get you all worked up first time I've known you to grind your teeth ( I personally do it on a daily basis LOL ) Glad to see you smiling again!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

D- said...

Oh my how I love that stamp!!! One of my fav movie quotes id the "I'm melting" of course I have to do it in my best witchy voice. lol TFS.
dmcardmaker (email follower)

D- said...

I'm back! What a wonderful blog hop. I'm so glad I got your email and didn't miss out. Got some wonderful ideas and now I need to visit my local scrap store and get some WOO GR 45 paper. I really want that melted witch stamp, too.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Nana said...

Stunning, I love yellow. I will have to purchase the embossing folder you used.

I'm your newest follower. Looked over your blog and I will be back, looks like a fun place to visit.

Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog and good luck in the Giveaway.


Miriam said...

This is awesome.. what great sentiments and a fun way to put them together! TFS.

Gill McCall said...

Fabby card, love it! apologies for the lateness of my hopping

Melinda said...

I LOVE this card.... when I was a kid I used to love watching the Wizard of Oz. Great image from Dustin Pike and love the blue gingham ribbon. Thanks for the great memories and for sharing.

Lynne said...

Phenomenal card --- and I, like Tami, visualize you as Snow White, opening the window - singing with the birds!! Never the wicked witch, let alone bad!!! Always a pleasure hopping with you my friend!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Her Craftiness
(P.S. The original Wicked Witch, maybe with a letter change!! LOL!)

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