Creative card-folding techniques can be intimidating, especially for beginners, however this twisted easel card tutorial is easy breezy! We used the Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection Kit 7 which comes with over £50 worth of crafting goodies and discounts insides. This craft kit comes with 4 dies, an A6 embossing folder, a stamp set, and 2 exclusive paper collections. Everything inside is perfectly suited for all-occasion makes, spring, and Mother’s Day projects as well.
To start your easy twisted easel card you’ll need some foundation card to create the base. We scored and trimmed a piece of A4 foundation card (220gsm) to 14cm by 14cm. Then we scored our card front diagonally from corner to corner. We love our Tonic Studios Super Trimmer that comes with a scoring attachment too. You just line up the corners on the cut line and score. Just make sure you’re using the right attachment!Once scored, we then trimmed another piece of foundation card to create our easel panel. This piece was 14 cm x 14cm. When glued to our card front, our card looks like a normal tent-fold card. Also make sure to only put adhesive on the lower left triangle. This will ensure your easel card opens up properly.
Once your 14cm square is adhered to your card front, your card should look like this:
Once you’ve created your twisted easel card base, then it’s time to create your mats and layers. We loved selecting our papers from the Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection kit. There are gorgeous spring-time prints and designs that are perfect for Easter as well. Our mats were cut to 13.5 cm squares and 13 cm squares. If you want larger borders around each layer, then decrease your squares in 10cm increments. Once all your mats and layers are glued down, then it’s time for the best part of this project–decorating the card front with all the foiled and die-cut toppers included in the craft kit!
Now for the easel card to stand on it’s own, we used a foiled topper which we attached to the inside of the card base with some foam tape. It acts like a door stop and keeps our easel open and in place for a beautifully displayed card.
Watch the tutorial below for step-by-step instructions for this easy twisted easel card:
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