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Circle Saying Wave Easel Card

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.


I used from the Inspo List  blue, masculine, and plaid/checks.  Something else exciting is that the Festive Friday Challenge is teaming up with Double Trouble Challenge,  entering both challenges gives you double the chance of winning.

Their Thing 1 challenge is to create a masculine card. Their Thing 2 challenge is to enter our Festive Friday Challenge. Their Thing 3 challenge is to include a plaid/checker. Here's the link to enter their challenge.  Double Trouble Challenge Blog: 
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How fun!  I am looking forward to seeing what you create for the challenges!  

I used the returning color Blueberry Bushel for the blue.  Love this color!  The plaid/check is from the Glorious Gingham 6" x 6" DSP.  In this pack of paper there are the 2 designs shown above in Blueberry Bushel, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie, and Pretty Peacock.

The image is from the Circle Sayings stamp set.   The image was stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink.  I used a Blender pen to pull some color from the image to color the waves.  I used a Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil from  Assortment 1 to color in the sun.   Very easy coloring.  The image was cut out using a circle die from the Stylish Shapes die set and layered using the 2-3/8" circle punch.  The punch can be purchased by itself or bundled with the Circle Sayings set.  When you purchase it as a bundle you save 10%.

The Blueberry Bushel dots are from the Tinsel Gems Four-Pack.  In addition to Blueberry Bushel there are dots in Berry Burst, Pretty Peacock and Lemon Lime Twist.  The coordinate beautifully with the Glorious Gingham DSP.


This is an easel card.  The stopper for the easel is a banner die cut from the Stylish Shapes dies.  The sentiment is from the Circle Saying set.  I like doing fun folds for masculine cards.  It creates a cleaner, simpler looking card.


**EDITED- The easel mechanism measures 2-7/8" x 3-3/4" scored at 1-3/4" and  3-1/2". 

I will be entering this card in the Double Trouble challenge.  I hope you will join in the fun and play in both challenges too!

Be sure to check out what the Festive Friday design team created for the #FF00135.




Beth McCullough

Love your easel card, Sharon! Great minds think alike on the Blueberry Bushel plaid! Have a great weekend!

Alyson Mayo

Great image for a masculine card and I love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)


Can you please share the dimensions and scoring measurements for the piece that makes the top layer into an easel? Thank you.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

I edited the blog post and added the easel mechanism measurements. Thanks for your comment.

Suzanne Reynolds

Nice selection of your checkers and great layout. Love the pop of the yellow sun. Thank you for sharing your DT card with us at Double Trouble and including Twisted Sister checkers in your card... great masculine card.


Sharon, what a wonderful use of that fabulous DSP. The yellow really does pop. I love that you created an easel card, too!

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