Monday, July 26, 2010

Magnolia-licious blog hop Nautical - Sail away with me!

Hi everyone! I sure hope you had a fabulous weekend, and today, Magnolia-licious is having a nautical themed blog hop! How fun! Especially with all the adorable nautical themed stamps that Magnolia has released lately! If you arrived here from the amazingly talented Janiel, then you're on the right track. If not, you will want to go back to the start with the uber talented Cheryl! If you lose your way, just go to Magnolia-licious Highlites to continue on your journey through the hop.   I chose to use one of the cutest Edwins that I think they've ever released. He's Dangling Sea Edwin from the brand new "Bon Voyage" collection which is available for preorder right now at Magnolia-licious!  I also used #413 Pelican, and #739 "The tide always turns" sentiment. As soon as I received this Edwin, I knew I wanted to put him on a boat shaped easel card. 


And fortunately, I had the perfect shaped card to accomplish that task!! The Cutting Cafe' has this adorable sail boat shaped card, so I just cut it out and turned it into an easel card. EASY PEASY!! Isn't it too cute?? It even comes with an envelope template!  I knew I couldn't use a paper with a busy pattern because Edwin would just get lost in the background. So I picked a nice and simple red and white polka dot digital paper along with some white and blue Bazzil cardstock to stay in the nautical theme.


When I made the easel card, because the top portion of the card is the narrow mast, I wanted to reinforce it so it wouldn't sag down from all the weight of the card front. So I just cut four strips of heavy cardstock that were a little narrower than the mast, glued them on top of each other, and attached it to the back of the card. It worked perfectly and added a lot of strength to the card. The stamps are colored with Copic markers, and Edwin is popped up from the card with dimensional tape.


Finally, I added a big white button topped off with a red gingham bow for the easel to rest against. That was it! Now for some fun stuff! If you would like to win a Bow Easy plus an assortment of May Arts silk ribbon (same ribbon I use on almost all my cards), then please leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific on Saturday, Aug 7th. I will pick and post a winner on Sunday, Aug 8th. Now it's time to hop on over to the fabulously talented Suzanne! I'm sure she's got an amazing project for your viewing pleasure! Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Hope to see you again soon! Hugs!

82 comments :

Dragonlady said...

Great fun easel card, isn't Edwin cute.

Hugs Ali x

Corbett Creations said...

Oh Wow this is such a bright and beautiful card, I love the shape and Edwin is so cute.

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Love your easel card. And the red, white and blue colors are perfect. Really lovely card.

tfs
bobbi

RubyM:) said...

BAAAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!! This totally made my week lol!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!((SHOUTING))!!!!! You are too much Sharon lol!! THIS HAS TO BE THE CUTEST CARD EVER LOL!!Edwin is too cute hanging from the sail boat.Colored just perfectly.I can't stop smiling.Well done,RubyM:)

Stampin'Piper said...

I really really love it! Edwin looks so cute hangin' there ;)

Have a great day, Hugs Tanja

Samantha said...

What a great idea for a card. Edwin looks great on it too.
Hugs
Sam xx

Clare Brown said...

wow what an amazing card, never seen a sail boat shaped card very inspiring indeed.

hugs Clare x

Kylie said...

Oh wow Sharon! I love your boat easel card! I just coloured little dangling Edwin up too, such a joy to colour :)
Gorgeous!
Hugs
Kylie

Gry-Beate said...

I just love youre card!!! Beautiful colouring, and that scene...amazing!!

;0)Gry-Beate

cats whiskers said...

What can I say this is just stunning dear a fantastic take on an easel card
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Cheryl said...

Who's Uber talented? YOU'RE uper talented!!
Sharon, this is an amazing piece of art! Awesome dotted sailboat and great use of this Edwin! It's perfect!

Joynana said...

Sharon love the nautical theme. This card is just sooooo cute. Great job.

Luv 2 Create said...

Such a cute and clever easal card. Absolutely adorable. Love the colors and this Edwin image. So very creative.
Marcie

Kelly said...

What a fun card Sharon! That image is perfect for the sailboat card and who would have thought to make an easel card from it...only YOU! You are SO creative!

Renkata said...

OMG you easel card is so special. Great design and details.

doverdi said...

I love your boat easel card! Edwin is just too cute dangling there. Love your color choices too! TFS!!

Handmade by Vivi said...

aww so sweet, made my laugh.
Adorable card! Boat shape is awesome!
xxx
Vivi

CelticWoman said...

just the best. hugs

Handmade by Vivi said...

aww so sweet, made my laugh.
Adorable card! Boat shape is awesome!
xxx
Vivi

cdeasey said...

I love shaped cards and this one is tops! Edwin is too cute!
Cindie

Dena said...

What a cute card! I love the sailboat!
Hugs, Dena

craftymom205 said...

Cute card. Love the sailboat and Edwin.

Janie Printz said...

Oh Sharon, you really went over the top with this adorable card ....
I'm STILL smiling here !!! That shaped card is just the CUTEST EVER !!! I'd love to win some of that wonderful May Arts ribbon you use but even if I don't this card & you made my day !!!
Big Hugs, Janie

Katina said...

This is the most amazing card I think I've ever seen - truly FABULOUS!!!! I'm in awe! xxxx

charlene aka scrappygma said...

OMG Sharon this is just to cute ! I have to agree he is a cutie for sure....awesome job as always my friend.
Hugs
:)

Angie said...

Oh how cute is this! I love your sailboat and the way you put Edwin on it. How cute :-)

Angie

Angela said...

Oh Sharon, this is ADORABLE!!! I love this image and that cute sailboat easel card is the perfect touch for hooked Edwin!! LOVE IT!!!!
Hugs:)
Angela

scrapn_momof2 said...

Cutest card ever! Poor little Edwin. :) Love this image.

PaulaM said...

Sharon, OMG - this is just way too cute!! I LOVE the boat shaped easel card what a clever idea!!! Yes, I have to agree that the Edwin you used is one of the cutest - he sure gets himself in a bind lately!! :) TFS

Beth R said...

What a sweet card I just love it.

Lisa said...

I love it! The easel card is fantastic!

Dora said...

This is magnificent, what a fabulous easel card and awww the sentiment is just perfect !!!! Love it, how sweet xx

Myrna said...

Cute, cute card!

Suzan L said...

Hi Sharon, What a wonderful card that you have made...sailboat easel...how cute is that!! I love it!! You have colored little Edwin so beautifully!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Lorraine said...

wow this is amazing i love it and the shaped card is amazing xx

Carolyn said...

I just love this card. The sailboat easel card is amazing. What fantastic images they came out with this round.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Pam S. said...

Absolutely ADORABLE Sharon! made me smile! BIG! lol
Pam Going Postal

Wenche said...

Amazing easel card, Sharon!!! And Edwin is so cute!!
Hugs from Wenche :0)

Maureen Russell said...

Oh my goodness!! I just stumbled on to your site by way of the blog, which was posted by Becca over at Amazing Paper Grace. I have added you to my favorites and I'm so excited to see what you do in the future. Thanks so much for sharing your talent & techniques!

PBrown9624 said...

Sharon! This is soooo cute! Love it!

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,
Your card is amazing!! So cute and Edwin just hits you in the face with his blue suit and your awesome colouring!!! The boat is darling and your paper is perfect!
I love everything about your card :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Teela said...

I just had to giggle when I saw Edward in his little predicament. Encouraging to say the least. Thanks so much!

Suzanne J Dean said...

You always have the best shaped cards--always perfect & so much fun! I just adore this and this Edwin you just wanna squish dontcha' think! Wonderful job, looks like they're gonna sail away!

hugz,
Suzanne

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh my goodness Sharon. I LOVE this shape easel card. Very creative and Edwin is so handsome and adorable on this card. Stunning job!!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Stampin Mindy said...

Ohh this is so clever! I love shaped easel cards. That Edwin stamp is adorable! Love it. Hugs!

Esther said...

Woww gorgeous card you have made.
I will make this one myself too.

Grtz Esther

April Rose said...

What a fun, fabulous shaped card! Edwin and the pelican are both adorable, and you've brought them to life with your excellent coloring! I love the polka dot paper and your perfect little faux stitches!
Hugs,
April

Riet said...

So beautiful Sharon,i love the images and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

smarch said...

Adorable. I agree about Edwin, I do believe he is the cutest. Thanks for sharing. :o)

shari said...

I love, love, love your card! So cute! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Shari (cricutrookie)

Barb Hardeman said...

This little card is just so delightful and so perfectly colored. Your idea of a shaped easel card is wonderful and absolutely perfect with this darling Edwin...hugs...Barb

Maureen Reiss said...

Super ADORABLE!!! Love it

Pam said...

OH Sharon this is the cutest ever!!!!!!!!!!! Not only is it a brilliant creative idea it is so beautifully done! I love this card! You rock my friend!
Hugs,
Pam

mlstur said...

How cute is this card, I love the sailboat easle, must try something like this myself, thanks for the great idea.
MaryLou

Sarah said...

What a fun card - love the way you've made it into an easel. Sarah x

Deb said...

Love the boat-shaped easel card Sharon!! You always come up with THE best ideas!!
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

mickeydee said...

Oh my gosh........this could not be any cuter! Love, love, love it! So much detail, and such a fun theme. Cute, cute, cute!

Tammy said...

This is one adorable, creative card. I love it through and through!

Danni said...

Wowzers!! This is one amazing card!! LOVE it!!

Kirsten said...

That Edwin stamp is just the cutest. Love it. The boat shaped card looks awesome. great work. Kirsten

Stephanie said...

What an adorable card! I love easel cards and this one has a major WOW! factor. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie said...

What an adorable card! I love easel cards and this one has a major WOW! factor. Thanks for the chance to win.

angie's craftinz n cardz said...

oooooooh! this card is too cute! i L-I-K-E IT!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a cute, cute, cute & fun easel card, Sharon! It's just darling!!!
Hope you're having a cool summer!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Regina Easter said...

oh my, it just doesn't get any cuter then this....perfect stamped image for the boat...love this Sharon...hugs

Patti Jo said...

You are so creative Sharon!!! Love this shape for an easel card. Your coloring is fabulous and what great ideas for your embellishments! So adorable!!!!

Ola said...

This is such an adorable card.... very creative!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Melodie said...

Absolutely stunning card, fantastic with this fresh colours.
Hugs
Melodie

Nancy said...

OHHH MY FLIPPING!!! HOLY MOZers...put the air back in my tires...lol...this is one SPECTACULAR piece of art there girlie!!!! you really need to send this to me....it would go right in our livingroom....I am soooo lifting this one.....just so you know...lol...AWESOME--SPECTACULER_BEAUTIFUL--you go girl!!!! Hugs

MarieL said...

I love how you used a boat shape for your card and it sure looks cute how Edwin is dangling in mid-air. What a terrific idea and so unique.

Lorraine A said...

BRILLIANT !! OH WOW Sharon ,,, this is just fantastic !! I love the shape and the stamps you used ,,, perfect ,,, aww poor Edwin,, don't you feel sorry for the poor little guy :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Leonie said...

O wow this has just blown me away!! How amazingly clever and cute is this?? Fantastic!!
Hugs leonie

Aussie Loz said...

AWESOME SHARON!!! Argh!! I love it! ♥

Pat said...

Hi Sharon...I absolutely love this little Edwin...and your card is just darling! I love the unique easel and, as always, your coloring and color choices...gorgeous!! Pat Frank

PeggyLovesVintage said...

How cute is that! This has got to be one of my fav's. Absolutely love it!

Jill said...

wow wow wow Sharon this is absolutely stunning love the shape and the image hugs Jill xx

Lori Kae said...

This is adorable! I need to get my cricut out and start creating items such as this when the kiddos head back to school! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Lena said...

Sharon, I just love your card!!! Beautiful colouring, and that scene...amazing!!!!! Hugs
Lena

Anne said...

Oh lord I have got to have these stamps!! This is just SOOOOO delightful Sharon - I bet you had so much fun making this! I love it! :o) x

Katarina said...

OMG, this is absolutely amazing!

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon, wow this is jaw dropping amazing & one of the cutest most creative cards I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Jodie from Oz

DonnaMundinger said...

Okay, this is so abusolutely FABULOUS that I'm speechless! LOVE it, girlfriend! xxD