Friday, July 1, 2011

Trike Twisted Easel Card

I made my first twisted easel card last night -- and it was so easy!  If you haven't tried this fold, I encourage you to give it a shot.

The video below was my guide, but there's tons of tutorials out there.  (Honestly, I chose this tutorial by Christina of Card Making Magic because of her super soothing voice -- it was 9pm and time to "wind down" for the day!  But now I've visited her website and really like the folding templates available there.)

Here's my resulting twisted easel card -- featuring a trike modeled after my son's new "ride" from his grandparents!

Card Details:
  • Card Base - twisted easel (5x5")
  • Papers - patterns from American Crafts - Play paperpack; cardstock from scraps
  • Cricut Cuts - all cuts from Boys Will Be Boys; trike, page 36; "zoom" sentiment, page 63 (Phrase/Phrase Layer)
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - blue background with Spots & Dots
  • Other - doodling with white Gelly Roll pen; inking with Colorbox orange and blue ink pads

I'm entering this card in Die Cuttin' Divas' Challenge #21: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.  Yes, a trike isn't technically an automobile, but my toddler sure thinks it is!


  1. Super cute card it. You did such a fantastic job with the twisted easel. I love your twist to the card as well. ~Shen

  2. Super those papers you chose!

  3. Very cute! I watched a video on making this card style last night and hope to try that soon!
    Have a Happy 4th weekend!

  4. OMG what a GREAT card! I have never tried a twisting easel card! You made it look super easy! Beautiful job!! Thanks for joining DCD this week!

  5. Jessica, that is so adorable! Love the colors; so bright and cheery. Perfect card for any little boy! Great job on the twisted easel. --Pat N.

  6. Very nice card. I love the color you used. You did a great job.

  7. Too cute. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at DCD.


  8. Super cute, Jessica! :)

  9. I love this twisted easel. This is one of my favorite folds. This is so bright, any little boy would love it. I'm a new follower. Hugs, Pam at

  10. What a terrific card! Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette

  11. Hi Jessica,
    This turned out awesome. I just love this style of card. TFS!
    Sherrie K