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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

WOYWW- Pooh challenges himself

Hello there, Pooh here

What day is it? Wednesday? Again? I guess that means it's time for another peek at the desks of crafters worldwide, courtesy of our host, Julia at Stamping ground.

As WOYWW stands for What's on your Workspace Wednesday, I should start by showing you what's on the bears' workdesk this week shouldn't I? This is my mid-craft mess.

I was searching for crafty inspiration on the Internet, and chose two challenges, but as I was unwell, the deadline for one passed before I could finish my project. Still, I decided to carry on crafting, as I like to finish what I start, and I can still enter The fussy and fancy challenge, which calls for an easel card. I love easel cards, and thought I'd make the twisted variety for this challenge. Here's my entry

Would you like a 'how to'?

First, take a square card and pose beside it.

Either make or choose a ready-made topper or embellishment for your card. Here's a pawmade one that we completed earlier.

Choose some co ordinating patterned paper. I chose pink as one of the challenges I missed was for a pink card.

Now, with your card in this position, you need to fold diagonally in half

Oh *blush* sorry, mis read my own instructions, fold the card in half, diagonally to form a triangle. No need for bear bending!

Cut a square of coloured card

To measure the same size as your card base.

Glue your folded triangle

and adhere the pink cardstock to this.

To produce this

Front view

Now, you need a sentiment. For mine, I used the Cricut, with the George cartridge.

My sentiment cut rather larger than I expected.

I also cut some flowers from the same cartridge.

To make my sentiment sticky, I used the Xyron machine, it's much easier than the Pritt stick for gluing words.


Now to assemble my card. I needed 3d sticky pads, so set to cutting some, scissors are so awkward for paws!

Pesky stickies!!!

For added interest to my card, I cut my patterned paper

To form a framed effect. To which I added my die cut flowers, with pretty gems for the middles.

Finally, I added my topper, and then adhered the sentiment to the bottom of the card with 3d stickies, as this forms a base for the opened card to rest on.

Here's my finished card, with yours truly. Which one is more gorgeous? Hmmm.

Wilbear says I need to show a side view.

Oh! Apparently he meant of the card!

The good thing about easel cards is, although they are such an interesting and different make to a conventional card, they still fit in a standard envelope when closed.

Now my challenge and tutorial is finished, I'm off to indulge in a spot of desk voyeurism. TTFN.

With love from the bears.


  1. What a busy bear you've been and a super girlie card.
    Erika. 96

  2. Hey bears, and hallo Pooh... how great to have you join in at Fussy and Fancy with that adorable easel card - lovely work!
    Alison x

  3. Hahahaha! Loved the tutorial! brilliantly funny and educational too! The card is fabulous! Happy Wednesday! #42

  4. Oh Pooh, you silly old bear. I love your fun fold card. Thanks for the step by step. I will have to try this fold. I will be guest designing on Fussy and Fancy Friday with my easel card. Well, I better write down the instructions for your card, Pooh. Have a fun day!
    Karen 103

  5. Thank you for the comment on my blog. You really have inspired me. (I'm working on Dracula!) Now I want to have a go at this wonderful easel card idea. Crafting is fun!

  6. That's absolutely gorgeous Pooht! How very elegant. The card, not you. (Although you are of course a very handsome bear!)

  7. Well Pooh! I see a great future for you presenting on Create and Craft! They have lots of bears on there who do very little - maybe they need someone to show them how to do it? Thanks to you all for popping by, hugs Buttons #82

  8. Love your post and Pooh!
    Krisha #30

  9. Well Pooh, you made a terrific job of telling us how to make that card. Bet you were exhausted after all that work. Lovely card though and nicely displayed.
    Hugs, Neet 29 xx

  10. Oh bother! I love Pooh and while you only spied a little there is a shelf full of him and some friends as well. I think Pooh needs his Hunny pot now that was quite an undertaking for a bear of very little brain...Think.Think.Think!
    Angie #18

  11. Well done Pooh! You've made me smile-love the side view! Chris111

  12. Brilliant work Pooh Bear, am so impressed that you can bend in half so precisely!!

  13. So girly card Pooh bear!
    Thank you for joining us to Fussy and Fancy challenges.

  14. Happy WOYWW to Pooh and friends. Really impressed with your cardmaking, typing and photography skills. Yes, you should be on C&C - Wellington Bear was presenting on there today! One of my furry friends, Moo the Bull, may be getting involved with my crafting soon. Ali x #67

  15. what a pretty card, i love all the pink as i really am a pink girl. i have really enjoyed your blog, what a clever pooh!
    thank you for joining us at fussyandfancy and so glad you felt well enough to finish your lovely card in time for our challenge. good luck.

  16. Brilliant work on that paw made card Pooh! Wish I could bend in half as easily as you do....... and thanks for stopping by earlier. Hugs, Anne x #57

  17. Hi Pooh you so made me smile. Fab card and thanks for the 'how to' I like easel cards as well but not made one like that so it is now now on my to do list. Anne #91

  18. Oh Pooh, thank you so much for showing me how to make that card. I only know standard ones and now I can try this.
    Have a great week.
    Von #18

  19. Hi bears and hello, Pooh. You've been very busy and that's a super card. See you next Wednesday.
    Sue x (MiniOwner @ 95)

  20. Hi there Pooh - great project ! I really enjoyed seeing how you have made your card ! Thanks for stopping by Ali #47

  21. Pooh does not fool around when it comes to crafting huh! That card is honey! I am I talking the right bear slang? Tamika#14

  22. Great card, you are very clever Pooh! Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.
    Sarah-Jane xx


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