Monday, August 22, 2022

Triple Twisted Easel

Happy Monday ~ Guest Designer Kris here with a fun Triple Twisted Easel card using the new  BASEBALL & GOLF RELEASE  which is perfect for all the sports fans!  PLUS... the individual dies from this release are currently 30% off! 

Design Steps:

I cut my card base out of Misty Moonlight cardstock - 6" x 9" and scored along the 6" side at 3" to make a horizontal slimline card base.

On the TOP half ... (see photo below):
I cut down to the score line from 3" and again at 6" to make 3 equal parts.

I scored the 2 end squares diagonally from the top outter corner down to the inside corner. 
I scored the middle square in half horizontally at 1-1/2"

I cut a piece of Seaside Spray (light blue) at 8-3/4" x 2-3/4" and attached to the inside lower portion.

From base card color, I cut (3) 3" squares.
From the lighter blue, I cut (3) 2-3/4" squares 
From patterned paper, I cut (3) 2-5/8" squares 

Next, I attached the 3 sets of squares from smallest to largest.  

I added glue just to the lower scored sections as shown in the photo below:

...and attached my 3 squares, centering them onto the card front.

DIE CUTTING:   I die cut all my pieces from the Baseball Cap, Baseball Glove, Bat and Ball, All Star Emblem, Baseball Phrases, Baseball Phrase w/ Shadow, Baseball Batter & Silhouette, and then for the light blue circle behind the emblem, I used the 5th (from smallest) of the Pierced Circles set. (see photo below for color/piecing reference).

GLUING:  I glued the All Star Emblem to the light blue circle die cut.  I glued the glove directly to the left square.  I glued the #1 to the cap, and I cut each of the batter silhouettes in half and glued them to the lower portion of inside card, aligning them with bottom edge (as shown).  

POPPING UP:  Everything else I popped onto the card using foam dots.  The phrases serve as the easels to prop up the squares, so they "need" to be popped up.  

The top squares lay flat to fit inside a slimline envelope!  

Don't have a slimline envelope?  Here's how I made one out of double-sided 12" paper:  (the paper I used was an older SU! one - Best Suited? or something like that.  I used the one that is red with blue diamonds on it, perfect for a baseball themed card!)

I cut a piece of patterned paper to 8-1/2" x 12".
With the 8-1/2" across the top of my score board, I scored at 2" and 6"

I turned my paper so 12" is across the top of my score board, and scored at 1/2" and 10"

Next, I cut out the corner pieces (as shown below) and mitered the middle flaps (cut at an angle) and the 4 side flaps I angled ever-so-slightly.  

*Optional:  You may choose to round the corners of the largest flap.  I used my envelope punch board.

Next, I used double sided tape to attach the narrower side over the wider side, and then the bottom flap up over the sides.  

For the TOP... you may wish to add a piece of Score Tape and don't peel the backing off until you've written on your card and are ready to send it off.  (I ran out of Score Tape, but that's what I normally use.)

Here's the card going into the envelope...

and ready to seal ☺

I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Have a craft-astic week :) 


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Mary Marsh said...

This is such a great fun fold card- it is perfect for showing off these baseball dies- love it!!!

Pam MacKay said...

Wow you knocked it out of the park with this card! Love it!

Regina said...

that is an awesome fold card! Thank you for your tutorial!
hugs Regina from Germany