"Twisted" is, indeed, a good thing when it's paired with "Easel Card"! And that's my project for today!
I have a couple of challenges that I was working on today. One was to use a tutorial from the library of my Stampin' Up! Demo group, SUDSOL. The other was to show off my favorite color combo of the week! So what I have to show off for you today is a Twisted Easel Card using the colors Pool Party and Lucky Limeade. These just happen to be two of the colors in the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment suite of products, and that's pretty much what you see in this card!
The paper here is from the Designer Series Paper set, Everyday Enchantment, and the brads and ribbon are from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack. Both the paper and the ribbon/brad pack cannot be bought! Nope; you get each of them for FREE when you buy any Stampin' Up! products and your purchase totals $50 or more. You can get either of these products for spending $50 and you can get BOTH of the products FREE for spending $100! And these are not insignificant sets of products. For the paper, you get 12 sheets of double-sided printed paper, and for the ribbon/brad pack you get two 10-yard spools of ribbon AND a pack of 30 designer brads. Such a deal!!
The Twisted Easel Card is one that's featured in lots of tutorials around the Internet, so I won't bore you with the details of the fold (really simple, though!). What I will give you, though, is the set of measurements for the front piece of my card in case you want to copy that for yourself. No sketch – it's a square! So:
- First layer is 4" square Lucky Limeade Card Stock
- Second layer is 3-3/4" square Pool Party and Lucky Limeade Print
- Third layer is 3" square Pool Party Card Stock
- Top layer is 2-3/4" Very Vanilla Card Stock.
I first stamped the image from the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, Elementary Elegance in the center of the Very Vanilla Card Stock layer, then I adhered all the layers together. I stamped the greeting in Soft Suede on a scrap of Pool Party Card Stock and punched it out with the Curly Label Punch. This fits perfectly into the center of the stamped image.
To make the "bow," I cut a 22" piece of the Lucky Limeade Ribbon and folded it in half, then in half again, and so on until it was 2-3/4" long. Then I opened the brad and set it over the middle of the "bow" and then closed the brad points over the ribbon before inserting it into a hole I made in the corner of the layered card stock.
Using instructions you'll find online for the Twisted Easel Card, adhere this to the front (diagonally folded) side of the card and decorate the rest of the card as you wish.
If there are enough of you who read my blog who don't know where (or wish) to find the instructions for the Twisted Easel Card, let me know in a comment on this blog post and I'll videotape a quick tutorial next week!
This is actually going to be one of the projects in my class this weekend, so I'd better get going and make sure I have all my supplies ready! I know I'm going to have a blast with the class, and I hope you have something fun in the way of paper crafting planned this weekend, too!