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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easel Card Tutorial, Lemon Muffins recipe, and Homemaking Link Up Weekend

   
Who loves a great card tutorial?  I do!  I've recently really been getting back into card making more as I'm anticipating an upcoming scrapbooking retreat! This Easel Card is so easy and fun to make---I'm trying to find a good reason to make a whole bunch more!
Start by cutting a 12x12 piece of card stock into thirds so you have 3 pieces that are 4x12.  You will only be using one strip for the card so one piece of 12x12 will make 3 cards!  Score the paper at 4", 6" and 8".  I use the track of my cutter as a guide and use this bone folder from Martha Stewart to score my lines.
Fold the paper at the score lines and adhere one 2" piece to it's nearest 4" piece on the inside.
Stand up the glued piece to look like an easel.
Decorate the face of the card in your own creative way.
You can use anything you'd like to act as a "stopper" for the standing piece.  Buttons and foam-backed embellishments work great.  I used this cute typewriter key egg embellishment and was reminded of the Cadbury commercial where the bunny lays the Creme Egg!  I loved that commercial as a kid!!
   
When you've finished your card, why not send it to a friend and invite her over for tea and muffins? 




Lemon Muffins  (makes 12-18)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt 
2 large eggs
5 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon extract

Mix the dry ingredients together and then make a well for the remaining ingredients.  Mix until combined and spoon into muffin pans.  Bake at 375°F for 15-20 min. or until the muffins are light brown on top and done inside.  Let cool in pan for 5 minutes or so and then turn out onto a wire rack.  Yum!

Linking up with:
Bubbly Nature Creations Project Party Weekend 
Beverly's Pink Saturday 
Whimsical Wednesdays at AudraSilva.com

13 comments:

  1. So cute! Can't wait to try this recipe!

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  2. Wonderful tutorial! So very cute, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Your card is cute! & I love lemon anything in spring, will have to try your recipe. What kind of card-stock / paper did you use on your card? (thickness?)Thanks for hosting! I am over at DearCreatives.com Drop by anytime!

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  4. I am n ot into crafting and very little cooking anymore. I enjoy seeing what others do. Nice job.

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  5. My first time visiting your blog...I love it! Especially liked the card..I have recently begun card making.
    I definitely want to try that one!Happy Pink!!!

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  6. Such a pretty card, and lemon muffins sound delicious!

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  7. Hi. How are you?
    Great tutorial :)

    ~disturbia000 (follow me 2)

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  8. Love this! So cute. And I love bunnies. :)

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  9. Perfect tutorial; just what I was looking for. Thanks!

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  10. I just saw a link to your card tutorial in your Pink Saturday post. Love this idea and I am definitely going to do this. Also just shared a link on my Pinterest Page
    http://pinterest.com/djajewels/
    (It is on my board called "Crafty."

    Irene

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  11. I just saw a link to your card tutorial in your Pink Saturday post. Love this idea and I am definitely going to do this. Also just shared a link on my Pinterest Page
    http://pinterest.com/djajewels/
    (It is on my board called "Crafty."

    Irene

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  12. Sarah, love those lemon muffins. It would be great if you linked in to Food on Friday: Muffins & Cupcakes. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers

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