Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion #26

Welcome!  And I hope you are enjoying your day.  This week Design Team B members over at Celebrate The Occasion  are creating some fantastic surprises for you.  The challenge this week is BIRTHDAY EASEL CARDS.  I just love making different shapes and kinds of cards.  I especially love the many different kinds of easel cards.  So this week I have created a triple twisted easel card.

One of my friends who I also teach with had a birthday this past weekend.  There was a birthday dinner for her at a local restaurant.  Everyone was taking her a birthday card.  So this was my card for her.  I created my message on the computer, cut it out, and glued it to the back of the card. 

When the card is standing, the message can be easily read as seen below.

Here is what the card looks lie when lying flat .

And this is what it looks like folded and lying flat.

Isn't it a fun card.  All of the paper I used to make the card is from a stack called "I Love Baking" from The Paper Studio.  It is such a fun stack that includes 2 alphabets, icon and word stickers, and also, tag and border stickers.  The cherries are cut from a piece of glitter paper from AC Specialty.  

Make sure you go over to Celebrate The Occasion and see what all of the wonderful DT members created.  But most of all, please join us in the BIRTHDAY EASEL CARD challenge this week.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make this  twisted easel card. 
You will need 1 sheet of 12" x 12" paper.  First cut a 4" strip from one side of the paper.  You will then have one 12" x 8" piece,  and one 12" x 4" piece of paper.  Cut the 12" x 4" into three 4" squares.

Now, take the 12" x 8" piece and place it on a score board with the 8" side at the top.  The score the paper at 4" which is the center of the paper.  

Now turn the paper where the 12" side is at the top of the score board and score at 4" and 8".  Then cut on the 4" and 8" lines down to the center fold.   

Fold each of the three top parts of the paper from corner to corner to form three triangles.  These will be the easels of the card. 

Glue the three 4" squares to the triangle easels, and you are set!  I hope this helps.  It is truly an easy card to make and yet it is so much fun to create and give to a friend!

Thanks for dropping by!  Have fun making your cards.

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  1. Beautiful job Charlotte!
    TFS :)

  2. WOW! What a great card, Charlotte! I've never seen a triple easel card before -- thanks for the tutorial.

    ~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom

  3. Wow, oh wow!!! This was a fun and unusual take on the easel card! I just love it and thanks for the tutorial!!!!!

  4. Triple twisted!!!!!!! You go girl this came out beautifully and the cupcake is my favorite. Great job on the tutorial

    DIANA L. CTO DT memeber

  5. WOW! What a fun card!!! I never could have imagined that! Great job!!


  6. What a fun card to receive, love the LO :)

  7. Great card! I really need to try a twist easel card. -Yvette (fellow DT)

  8. Wow I`ve never seen a twisted easel card before! It looks real neat! Great job with the challenge!

    Tracey - fellow CTO DTM

  9. Now that's taking it to the next level!! lol I love it and thanks for the tutorial on it!!
    Laurie CTO DTM

  10. Oh, your "triple easel card" is amazing...love it. You did such a FABULOUS job! ~Shen

  11. Charlotte, your triple easel card looks great!!!

    Hugs, my friend!

  12. Wow- what cute cupcakes and great fold! Thanks for sharing this week at FCCB :)Amy A

  13. Wow, what an awesome card.TFS with us at FCCB.

  14. Wow, I've never even seen a triple twisted easel card! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I'm going to have to try that one out! Great to be on the DT with you!

    ♥ Rayna

  15. What a cool card! I have never seen a triple easel before!

  16. Really interesting card. I love all the dimension. Super cute cupcake cuts. Thanks for crafting with us today at FCCB. We hope to see you again.

  17. Wow, Charlotte, this is so AMAZING! I've never seen a triple easel before! So outstanding! And thank you for including the tutorial...I'm going to have to give one of these a try :)


  18. Love it! love it! Love it! Such a great twist on the on the easel card. The triple panel is just great.

  19. Fabulous job!! I love it and, yes, ROLL TIDE!

  20. Wow I love this card. You know how much I like unusual cards and I just have to give this a try. A big Thank You for sharing how to make this

  21. Hi Charlotte,
    I love your new blog design and your triple pedestal is fantastic. The tutorial is so aprreciated - I'm off to try it! Thanks for sharing at FCCB.
    Lots of hugs,

  22. Hi again Charlotte just had to tell you how much I adore this clever & cute card. Can never go wrong with cupcakes but then you took it to the next level...brilliant.
    Also love your new blog design. It is so nice!
    Hope all is going well.
    Missing hearing from you.
    Take care,

  23. I love this card. I am going to try it as I love making cards that are a different shape. Thanks for the instructions and inspiration.