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Saturday, September 5, 2015

How to Easel Cards and A Halloween Twisted Easel Card with Petaloo

Hello My dear friends:

**First the project...**

A Halloween Twisted Easel card...
fun shape to display the gorgeous "Petaloo" Flowers paired with some die cuts....

halloween twisted easel card front with petaloo flowers

I die cut the "midnight witches brew" frame into a patterned paper, secure it to the rectangular front panel and embellished with black cotton paper flowers and "Kraft" burlap flowers and butterflies  from "Petaloo"

halloween twisted easel card supplies with petaloo flowers

On the folded card, the front panel was cut into a square shape from where the front rectangular panel will be adhered.
I made some loops with the burlap cord/trim...and overlap the flowers...

halloween twisted easel card  with petaloo flowers


halloween twisted easel card detail flowers with petaloo flowers

details of the flowers...

halloween twisted easel card  with petaloo flowers

Side view of the twisted easel card

halloween twisted easel card side with petaloo flowers

Front panel...

halloween twisted easel card front panel with petaloo flowers

halloween twisted easel card base panel with petaloo flowers

**Now onto the tutorial...**
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101 on how to make ANY EASEL CARD

Easel card cards are very easy to make...once you master the main folds....
General rule:
1- from a  folded card, (any shape: rectangular, square, circle, octagon etc...)
2- Fold in half the front panel of the card (to make a support: the easel) 
3- into which a separate front panel (of the same shaped used for the base) will be affix...

To make ANY "shaped" folded card ...
Fold you paper and place underneath a "desired shaped " die onto the cutting machine.
Cut below the top of the die to make hinge...see photo

how to make easel cards cut

The folded card is cut....

how to make easel cards cut below die

Below  are some samples of a heart, a pinking edge circle, an octagon shaped folded cards, cut following the same process as above...

Fold in half the font panel
Note: if you desired a "twisted" easel, make that fold in a diagonal direction

how to make easel cards samples

affix a separate single shape to this "easel"...of the same shape as you main card....

how to make easel cards samples

view from the side

how to make easel cards samples side  views

samples of several shaped easel cards....

how to make easel cards samples

when folded flat...

how to make easel cards samples  flat

In today's case, I wanted a "rectangular" front and base card...
 (usually these type of cards are square)....

For this,  The base/front panel NEEDS to be cut in a "square"
then folded diagonally to place the rectangular front panel in a diagonal way and make a rectangular "Twisted Easel Card"....

Note: You can make a "square" folded base and attach the rectangular panel to this square...
you will have then a 'square' base with a rectangular front panel...
in my case I wanted BOTH base and front panels to be "rectangular"

folded to send flat

halloween twisted easel card flat card

A last View...

halloween twisted easel card last view

Ok, my Friends thanks for the visit 
See you soon for some other craft projects...



  1. Such a wonderful Halloween card Bibiana and those Black flowers really add to it,

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. Fun card and useful reminder about all the different possibilities with easel cards.

  3. oh j adore ta carte elle est trop belle bravo

  4. Magnifique carte, merci pour le tuto. Bises.

  5. elle est extra cette carte avec la sorcière au chaudron.
    Bonne fin de dimanche

  6. That is amazing . your presentation break down is much appreciated...Lis

  7. Awesome. Thank you for the tutorial.

  8. Comme tu es généreuse avec ce tuto si bien fait .
    Merci et félicitations pour ta carte si bien réalisée !

  9. Hi Bibiana love this card, such a brilliant die aswell ! I love Halloween x

  10. Bibiana,lindo tutorial lastima q no tenga los elementos necesarios :( me encanto tu tarjeta!!

  11. Les Secrets de ChloéSeptember 8, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    Déjà une bien jolie carte pour Halloween, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs!!!
    Belle journée, bisous

  12. Great tutorial! I have make easel cards but here is new information to learn! Great! TFS

  13. wow - this is a gorgeous card & your tutorial is so helpful! Thank you for sharing, I am definitely going to have to try this technique.

  14. Que bonita, me ha encantado!!
    Gracias por el tutorial!
    Un besazo y feliz finde guapa!!

  15. What a great halloween card! And thanks for the lesson for making easel cards. Something i will have to try out.

  16. Moi qui adore les cartes chevalets! merci mille fois pour ces tutos!

  17. Very cool, that paper you cut the die out with is perfect for this and I love the black with the burlap flowers!

  18. Always love your tutorials Bibiana. This one is no exception. Excellent.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  19. Hi, Bibiana, and so nice of you to stop by my blog! I'm delighted to see yours and love the tutorial for the easel cards! I love your work and will visit again! Hugs!

  20. Hi Bibiana thank you for visiting my blog it was so good to hear from you, Bibiana this is one fangtastic, spooky Halloween card love how the backing paper shows up under the die cut your tutorial is brilliant thank you for sharing.
    lorraine x


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