Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dancing in the New Year...

The New Year has finally arrived and I have made this Easel Drawer Card to celebrate!
I received the most wonderful Christmas gift from my online friend, Norma Lee, which was a beautiful Easel card on a box! She had stuffed the drawer with some gorgeous flowers and velvet brads. But most intriguing was that the bottom portion of the easel card swiveled open to reveal her hand written Christmas wishes. I am just in awe of Norma's fabulous work and you can check out her blog here.

I wanted to try my hand at this swivel type of card too, and here is what I came up with. I have used little wooden match boxes for my drawers and covered them with card stock. The drawer pulls are some SU brads I've had for years and the dp is from my stash. The card stock is Gina K. I used a Magnolia Mini #3073 Edwin and Tilda Dancing for my image. Diana has this image available in the shop right now. The sentiment is from SU while the heart under the swivel part is from JustRite Stamper. I have used Copic Markers to color my images and distress inks around all the edges.

Top view...



Side view...



Easel propped up, drawers open...



Easel down, swivel open...



Here is the easel pushed back and the swivel open to show the heart...



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog on this first day of 2011.

Hugs,
Barb

45 comments:

  1. Hi Barb sweetie, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!!!!!!!!! I hope your year this year is better than the last one with all of the health things sweetie...

    How is hubby doing??

    Love the card/box Beautiful papers and the coloring is FAB as always!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  2. Wow, Barb, your easel drawer card is awesome! Love your coloring, that sweet image, your papers and embellies! Guess I'll have to head over to Norma's blog and check it out!
    Happy New Year!

    Hugs,
    Beth
    http://bethsbitsofart.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy New Year!

    WOW! I'm not what more I can say than WOW! One of my favorite projects to date. You did the most perfect job with this. You've definitely inspired me to make one. I'm off to check out Norma's blog now! Great work Barb :-)

    Angie

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  4. Such a beautiful card, Barb, with its hidden treasure box. A precious keepsake.
    Sue S.

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  5. Love your stunning project,Barb....beautiful job!!!

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  6. fabulously pretty and stunning creation
    Kate x

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  7. Hi Barb...Happy New Year!! Looks like you've been busy! How amazing!! This is like the never ending card project!! So many fun elements! Just gorgeous! Pat Frank

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  8. Hi Barb...Your card box is GORGEOUS
    LOVE you coloring as always is beautiful.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR my dear friend
    Linda

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  9. Barb Barb Barb...how do you do it?!? Everything you make just seems to be more fabulous than the one before it! This is GORGEOUS!!!!
    Rene :D
    Happy New Year!
    P.S. Keep an eye on your mailbox next week ;P

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  10. Another gorgeous little masterpiece my friend, great colors and coloring of your fine image. Hope you have lots of blessings in the year to come, may all the bad of last year be washed away by the many goo things to come in the new year.
    Blessing and smiles
    Paola BFF

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  11. Wow! Gorgeous box. I just love the way you put the easel card together. I love the colors also! Hey, guess what?? I'll be joining you in LA at CHA at the end of the month!!!

    Happy New Year!

    hugs,
    Lisa

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  12. Happy New Year Barb, the only thing I can say about this is GORGEOUS.

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  13. Barb, this is just to gorgeous.. does not look like a card at all but more like cloth put together. You have done an outstanding job and something most of us would love to make and would love to try. Your colors are outstanding and compliment each other so well and your choice of Tilda's are perfect.. Guess we will all be off to see Norma Lee's site and see if we can make the little easel drawer card... hopefully we will all flood the site with them..
    Have a wonderful New Year Barb, a great trip to CHA, may your hubby have a successful surgery and may your year be happier and more successful than last year...
    Hugs, Jean

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  14. I agree, Norma's work is fabulous and your project is fabulous too! Looks like such a fun project and I love how you've done yours with the papers and Edwin and Tilda Dancing! Fantastic work Barb!!!

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  15. How beautiful! I love your choice of colors and that box is divine.
    Sherry C

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  16. uuhhhh... this is super cute Barb
    love your idea with the little box
    happy new year
    love Claudia

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  17. Oh Barb, this is soooo gorgeous!!! I love the way it swivels to reveal another layer under it! Fabulous!!! Your coloring is amazing as always! I always love to visit your blog! You are such an inspiration! Happy New Year!!!
    hugs, Sharon (and I agree with you, Norma is amazing!!!)

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  18. Barb this is just to cute love it and thanks for inspiring me to try one as I have been wanting to also maybe this is what my next project should be ! Awesome job
    Hugs

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  19. Barb, This is sooo cute!!! I love the swivel part, too!!! I do believe I'm going to have to give some of these "extras" a try this year!!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  20. Oh mine! how much time did u spent on this gorgeous make?

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  21. HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND!!!!!((HUGS)) May this year bring you more crafting goodies :) Mainly a healthier year for you and hubby PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!

    Good gosh Barb, you always have me drooling with your creations.Norma does have cool ideas and havingh one of creations is always super neat! You did a perfect job doing your own and wow you did an amasing job at that!

    Super gorgeous sweetie!RubyM:)

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  22. wow... just wow... luv the colors you chose for this project; green & pink. Very pretty. I want to have this creation!! LOL :-)

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  23. Your right is is a great gift to give or receive. I'm going to hop over and check out your friends blog.
    Linda I

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  24. OH MY GOSH EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!Norma has inspired you to create a masterpiece..three little words...I LOVE IT AND YOU! Yes I know 5 words...lol.
    hugs, Diana

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  25. Hi Barb, omg, your creation is fabulous, I love how it opens up to reveal more hidden little surprises & the image is so sweet, a wonderful keepsake for someone special. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, I hope all your health issues will be behind you soon. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  26. Oh my goodness Barb this is amazing! I so have to try something like this! Your wok is amazing as always and I just am totally amazed at your coloring as always.

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  27. Beautiful project I love it.
    The paper is so pretty, youe work is awesoem.

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  28. Beautiful project. Everything about it is just perfect
    Happy New Year
    Julie

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  29. Barb it is absolutely gorgeous! I too am inspired by Norma but Barb!! I LOVE what you have done. The colours are so fresh. I hope you have an absolutely fabulously creative 2011. Hugs xxooo

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous creation Barb....Happy New Year and a fabulous 2011.

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  31. Beautiful! What an awesome project that you perfected! Love it all including your beautiful coloring.

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  32. Absolutely fabulous. What more can I say.

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  33. What a great card, love it.
    MaryNell

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  34. Wow, Barb! Norma certainly inspired you :o)
    What a beautiful project! Love your papers.
    What a wonderful gift this would be. I love the hidden surprise under it all.
    Hugs, Candy

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  35. Happy New Year, Barb! This is gorgeous. Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  36. I love your cards--just new to the group, so hopefully I will be posting some soon Patti

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  37. It's absolutely gorgeous! Happy new year!
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  38. What a slick card!! Never saw anything like it! Great job !! Barb F

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  39. Hi Barb, I don't know how you do it but you definitely have the crafting touch. This project is phenomenal!! I've never seen a card like this either and it sure looks like a major construction piece. I'm sure blueprints had to be involved. But as always Beautiful!!! Please send some of that talent to SW Pa. You're truly an inspiration my friend. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  40. Hi Barb, what a darling project this is!

    I've just been catching up on all your posts here, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you! So sorry to hear that your hubby needs more surgery, I hope it goes better this time. What a wonderful surprise your trip to CHA must have been, your hubby is so thoughtful! Have fun!
    xxxLyn

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  41. Barb,
    Wow, now this is a card! Lots of interactive things going on. I love it! I was telling my hubby about your Christmas present from your hubby. That's so sweet of him to give you something so well thought out! Kudos to him and to you! Hoping you have a blast at CHA!
    Blessings to you my Texas friend,
    Leslie

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  42. Gorgeous box and beautiful Tilda card. Fun design of this layout out!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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Hugs....Barb