Double Twisted Easel Card

by Dina Kowal

Create a double twist on a classic Easel Card.
Instructions for a single Twisted Easel Card can be found here.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Foam tape
  • Glue
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Bazzill cardstock, adhesive label paper (for die cuts), Impression Obsession Heart Frame die DIE249-Y and Many Waters C13081 used here)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut cardstock into an 8" square. Score at 4".

  2. Step 2

    Turn cardstock a quarter turn. Cut from the scored line to the edge of the cardstock at the 4" mark.

  3. Step 3

    Align opposite corners on the scoring line of a trimmer or score board. Score diagonally from the outside corner to the point where the scored and cut lines meet.

    Repeat on the other side of the cut line.

  4. Step 4

    Fold and crease on all score lines, making sure edges align.

  5. Step 5

    Prepare 2 front panels for the card, each 4" square.

    Adhere the panels to the lower triangular section of the front panels; do not put adhesive on the upper triangular portions.

    NOTE:
    When the card is displayed, the panels will be turned a quarter turn - be sure to consider the direction of your images before adhering.

  6. Step 6

    On the inside of the card, add a raised element in the center of the panel that will hold the easel element open and in place when the card is open. It can be a die cut or other embellishment. (Sample is adhered with foam tape.)

  7. Step 7

    Complete the card.

    Finished card will fit in a business size envelope.

  8. HINT:
    Use a strip of cardstock to create a belly band for the card for a more elegant presentation.

Video!

Variations

  1. Instead of scoring as above (step 3), score from the top of the cut line down to the ends of the scored line.

  2. Assemble according to instructions. The panels will face outward instead of in.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Double Twisted Easel Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thank you, Dina. What a GREAT variation on the easel! Thank you for the tips and tricks in the video too.
Prisssequito  |  Wed Apr 1, 2015 at 6:31 AM
This is an interesting approach to an easel card, Dina. I will need to take it slowly on this style, for certain. I printed out the tutorial; middle age requires memory triggers beyond the video!
I do know that I have some images on my Cricut carts that are square and would lend themselves to this style and shape. Now to check out the stamp collection for inspiring sentiments that would also fit this style and size.
I needed a challenge for the month of April, and this one is it! Thanks, Dina!
Diane
Diane  |  Wed Apr 1, 2015 at 7:21 AM
Can't wait to try this card. I love to do the unusual. Just will add another dimension to the cards I do make. Thank you so much.
Cri Watson  |  Wed Apr 1, 2015 at 9:58 AM
Wonderful project, Dina--thank you.. the Double easel is SO pretty! Next on my agenda
Prisssequito  |  Wed Apr 1, 2015 at 12:17 PM
Thank you for great tutorial
eluned jeffery  |  Wed Apr 1, 2015 at 6:42 PM
Great idea and something different thank you
Lee Gysberts  |  Thu Apr 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM
Thank you for the wonderful variation to the easel card. Now there is an additional card to make for Easter.
Have a wonderful day.
Ms Linda Cruse  |  Thu Apr 2, 2015 at 5:34 PM
Lovely card. I would need something to show the recipient how to assemble. Do you have such a graphic or limited directions? Thank you
Beth Mitchell  |  Sun May 10, 2015 at 2:22 PM

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