I was blog hopping and saw this beautiful Twisted Easel Card at Marti's Essence of Paper blog. That link referred me to Margaret's I Love Crafting blog to view her video on how to do this A2 (4.25x5.5) easel card. After I watched the video, I had a picture of what I wanted to post here. A simple picture tutorial for a quick fold A2 Twisted Easel Card. I want to thank both Martie and Margaret for inspiring me and teaching me how to do it too!!
1. Trim a piece of white 8.5"X11" cardstock to 8.5"X9.75".
2. Cut that into 2 pieces of 4.25"X9.75". Now you have enough for 2 card bases.
3. Score your piece at 5.5" on Score-Pal, leaving one end as 4.25"X4.25" (a square).
4. At the 5.5"X4.25 scored line, line your piece diagonally and score point to point as shown, on the 4.25"X4.25" side. Fold the corner on the upper right to the bottom left of the same 4.25"X4.25" square and it will make a triangle when you fold it.
5. Unfold the corner and turn the card so it is folded like above. The unfolded square will be on top and the 4.25"X5.5" rectangle will be on the bottom. Tape the bottom right-hand triangle as shown.
6. Prepare your card front and base. Both will measure 4.25" by 5.5" as shown above
Card Front & Base Supplies:
Stamps - Hero Arts - CG115 Thank You; Impression Obsession B3568 Thinking Of You (Red Rubber) or All Occasion I (Clear Stamp Set) and Cover-A-CardTM CC008 Thick & Thin (Red Rubber Cling 5.75"X5.75"
Card Stock: Neenah Classic White Solar Crest 80lb.
Inks - Brilliance Galaxy Gold, StazOn Blazing Red and Olive Green; Twinkling H2O's Ruby Red and Olive Green
Accessories - Michaels Ribbon, Making Memories Heat Pin, Mark Richards Pearl stickers, faux dew drops from the florist part of Michaels.
7. Look at the image in STEP 5. Place your card front directly on top so it covers the whole square and rectangle and press down. Lift up the top from the right hand side and it should look like my card at the top.
How I Prepared My Base For The Twist:
A. (You need to decide what you are going to use to stop the Card Front after it is opened - Buttons, Pearls, Cardstock on Pop dots, etc.) I wanted to leave enough room so I could write a short message. I decided to use part of the main image. I opened the Cardfront until the bottom left and corner was even with the base top edge. I marked along the bottom of the cardfront (lightly) with a pencil. The pieces were mounted with glue as shown and the line erased.
Honestly, putting this tutorial together was more work than the card. LOLOL Then Google took everything down and I was ready to pull my hair out!!!!! Yesterday, around 4 pm, I sent them a message with my site address and in about an hour it was back. Don't think I didn't thank them. Another thanks to Marti and Margaret for their inspiring me.
I hope you try this. It really is a cool and fun fold. Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!