Saturday, October 5, 2013

Twisted Easel Friendship Card

After I watched the Twisted Easel Tutorial video this week, posted on The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, I wanted to keep practicing. My first at attempt was a Halloween Card. But in order to grow as a crafter, you need to practice technique while changing styles and patterns. With that, I entered the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge: use sequins and chevrons (CFC116), and Paper Playtime gave me a color scheme: red, yellow, and blue (#20).

In the first photo, you can see the Twisted Easel set up. The second photo shows you what the actual cover of the card looks like. Here, I have a chevron patterned paper with blues and yellows from Authentique, The Genuine Collection. I cut this paper as a frame for the card, and a place to put all of my embellishments. I'm a little bit tired of Thanksgiving and Halloween themes, so I pulled in back-to-school and friendship. 

I used the Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Cartridge to cut the school girl and athlete. Everything was cut at 2.5 inches. Once the teddy bears were all layered, I moved on to the sentiment, you make me smile, by Lawn Fawn's Hello Friend set. I topped it off with a punched sun, chalked in red, orange and yellow. 

On the inside of the card, I cut the same chevron paper as a frame. I angled the card to create my "stop" for the easel. I stamped another sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Hello Friend set with the same yellow frame. And there it is, my Twisted Easel Friendship Card. 

If you haven't watched the tutorial for the Twisted Easel Card, you really should. 


  1. What an adorable card!! I love you little teddy bears. This is one of my favorite cartridges. The sun is great and I love the chevron paper you used. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Red/Yellow/Blue' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  2. I have never heard of a twisted easel card ... must look into that. Thanks for spreading the word! Glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge ... happy World Card Making Day : )

  3. Thank you both. Definitely check out this tutorial. It's a wonderful way to "twist" your cards!!! :)

  4. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  5. Very cute! Your bears look adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!


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