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Friday, August 5, 2011

TRIPLE TWISTED EASEL CARD TUTORIAL

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I was asked to do a tutorial on the triple twisted easel card that I'd posted earlier, and keeping my promise, here we go.  This tutorial contains 12 step-by-step photos, so you may as well relax.

To begin you'll only need a 12"x12" sheet of cardstock:  cut off 4" from the 12"x12" sheet of cardstock so that you'll have a 4"x12" and an 8"x12" sheet as shown below:


Cut the 4"x12" sheet into three (3) equal 4"x4" panels.  These panels will be you cards:


For the moment, put the cards aside, and move on to the 8"x12" sheet.  With the 8" top of the paper across the scoreboard, score at 4" (the middle of the sheet):


Turn the sheet so that the 12" top is across the scoreboard; score at 4" and 8":


Now, you'll cut along the 4" and 8" scorelines but only down to the center scoreline as shown below.  These 3 cut sections will be your card base panels:


At this time you must decide what direction you want your cards to go (to twist).  Depending on the folds, your cards can face right, left, or forward -- that'll be your choice!  For the card on my tutorial, I folded the base panels for my cards as indicated on the picture below; however, I will show you an example following my demonstration on how to fold for your cards to twist in a different direction.

Okay,  using the top inside corners of the right and left base panels, I folded the card base panels downward in a triangular shape (in half) with the top corners meeting the outside bottom edge corners of the base panel and along the center scoreline; for the center base panel, I folded that downward (in half) to the center scoreline:


Make certain to bone-fold your folds for nice crisp, clean folds.  Now add glue to the folded-in side of one of the card base panels, as shown below:


NOTE:  Make sure the glue is applied to the base panel only; avoid getting glue outside of or underneath the base panel otherwise your card will not twist or sit properly.

Now retrieve the cards.  Take one card and evenly align the edge of the card to the edge of the base panel, making sure the bottom of the card is aslo aligned with the center scoreline::


Glue the remaining two (2) card panels onto the base panels in the same manner, and it should look this when all 3 card panels glued are in place:


Starting at the top of each card, bring your card up and sit into place, as shown below:


It is now complete for you add by adding card fronts or just decorate it as is; however you desire!

Now, as I mentioned, I'll show you another fold example where your cards will twist to face in a different direction.  Play with the card base panel folds to get your cards to go in  the direction you want:


 So, that's it!  Have fun with it!  If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you!!!

I'll be back a bit later with another little project I'm completing to share with you; until...

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27 comments:

magicwanda said...

OMG Audrey ....
This is soooooo freaking COOL!
You know I love easal cards but this WOW
I am really going to give this a try...thanks for the great tutorial.
Big Hugs My Friend
Wanda

Monique Barr said...

I am going to try and make this. I will post when I do. Thanks so much

~BridgetL~ said...

thanks for easy instructions and pictures to go with it. What do you have planned for the weekend? Hope you have lots of fun.

scrappin sista said...

Audrey you made this card look extra easy!! I think I'm going to try it, Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial!
Alice

Mary said...

Again you amaze me. lol. I too love easel cards but I really have to give this a try. TFS. Hugs my friend!

joeygirl86 said...

Hi Audrey! Thanks for popping by my blog this week! You always have the sweetest things to say! :) Thanks for the tutorial, I will deffinately have to try this! :)

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Audrey, amazing tutorial...love it. I'm going to have to give it a try. ~Shen

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [06 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jean said...

Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!

Cricut Couple said...

Ok... So now I have to try this one too. thanks a LOT! Hee! Hee! Everything you do is always so cool! I just can't get over it!

girlia said...

Love the tutorial. Great pics

McVic said...

love this!! I have been wanting to try one... does it fold flat so I could mail it?
kacee

Brenda said...

wowzers...now I really want to get into my craft room. I LOVE this. Thanks for such detailed instructions also.
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

VERY cool easel card!!! Definitely very creative :-)

Celeste said...

I can't wait to give this one a try.... It looks so fun. Thank you for the tutorial....

Charlotte said...

Oh audrie,
I am in love with these. How in the world did you come up with these. You are so amazing. Thank you for showing how to make these cards. I am starting on one tonight.
Big Hugs,
Charlotte

Curt in Carmel said...

I honestly don't know how you do it. This is one of the most creative ideas I've seen in like forever. I can't wait to try this! I've now bestowed you a new title. . ."The Queen of Inspiration"! Hugs! Best, Curt

Patti J said...

Curt DID try, and now I want to try!!! What a fabulous project! I'm so glad that he gave you a shout-out! Thanks for the inspiration - love your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

you are so clever. thank you for sharing your talents. What a wowser of a card. I hope to impress with this one. But the credit is all yours.

lisa808 said...

I just discovered your blog through Curt. Thank you so much for this awesome card tutorial.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Came from Curt's World and so glad I did! Love this card you have designed and shared. Thank you so much!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Such a fantastic "twist" on the easel card!!

buglvr2010 said...

Wow! I was searching for easel card tutorials and found your blog...I love it! thanks so much for sharing this awesome tut!

Gail said...

Hello.
Just stopping by to say hi. I love this card.

Gail said...

Thanks for stopping by. I will be ready to be one of your guest designers in a few months.

Sharon said...

Awesome tutorial! I sent this to myself so I can try it at home thanks for all the pictures for all.of us visual learners! Can't wait to look around on your blog!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great tutorial! I love this twisted card- I found you at Hetty's- on the Create with TLC Blog Hop!