Monday, May 30, 2011

Twisted Easel Card~~ Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers!
This is my last post for today. I have been B~U~S~Y today.
Working outside in the sunshine and craftin' in between :)

I was watching a tutorial on Cardz TV with Mary on how to make this twisted easel card. As I was blog hopping I found a bunch of challenges that I thought would fit this card.

My first time making one of these cards and I have to say that besides being really easy to make, they look awesome when completed!
~~here is my completed card open~~

~~~my card closed~~
So what do you think?
I really love how this turned out....especially for my first attempt.

So for the details:
The card is an A2 size with both inside and outside mat measuring 4" x 5 1/4".
The cut is from Simple Charmed and it was cut at 3". I hid the face and instead added some white stitching. To add dimension to the cake I popped up the 1st layer as well as the candles and flames.
The banner is a stamp and inside the banner I stamped 4 U. They are strung with red bakers twine.
The inside of the card is very simple. The sentiment is from Fiskars and that too is up on foam dots with some stitching around the mat. There was originally just going to be buttons that were used to hold open the card but I liked how the stamped image raised worked better.
I also added another smaller mat to add another birthday note.

There you have first attempt and for sure not my last with the twisted easel card.

This card is for the following challenges:
Catered Crop- FTR #13
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog- Something on a Spool
Getting Cricky- Simply Sunday Challenge~Banner
Birthday Sundaes-#11 Masculine Birthday
Bitten By the Bug 2- Birthday Cake

Thanks for stopping by and see you all tomorrow :)


  1. I just posted my card at Birthday Sundaes and saw yours!! You was getting yours posted when I was typing mine up! I just love it!! I watched Mary's tutorial on the twisted easel card, too. I wrote all the instructions down and plan on trying to make one. Your's turned out fantastic!!

  2. Woweee, you've outdone yourself! This turned out awesome! I actually have been wanting to attempt one of these...may have to try it out now:) TFS!
    Sherrie K

  3. Great card design! Love the colors on this! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2, DT Member Carri :)

  4. Wow Jessica! This is great! I've been seeing the twisted easel cards a lot lately- definitely going to try one soon! Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

  5. Wowzer,this is a fantastic card. I love the design, and the great card style. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  6. Wowzer! What a fantastic card. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ribbon Carousel and Catered Crop.

  7. I think this card is absolutely FANTASTIC! I did a double take when I first saw it--it is super funky and cool! I love it!!!!!
    Thanks SO much Jessica for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge--you rocked it!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

  8. Great card Jessica, I love that birthday card it is so cute
    Getting Cricky DT

  9. You are so right. This does look awesome! I have not made one of these twisted easel cards yet. But, I have plans to make one very soon. I really like the way you have the banners on the top of the card. They set ot off perfectly. Great job.
    Getting Cricky guest Designer

  10. This is adorable! The banner is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

  11. Jessica,
    Your card turned out great, aren't these easel cards so much fun

  12. What a COOL card!! I love the colors you used and the 'twisted' card is so AWESOME!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  13. Jessica,
    Your card is so fun! That birthday cake is adorable and I love your DP. TFS and joining us over at Getting Cricky this week!
    Getting Cricky DTM

  14. Jessica,
    What a cool looking card! Love the banner! I think I might have to try one of these. Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  15. This is wonderful. I keep meaning to try a twisted easel card and now I must. Love your banner also.
    Thanks for playing on Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky.
    Brenda Getting Cricky - DTM-Coordinator

  16. What a fun card! I haven't tried this technique yet. I must "google" it so I can give it a try!

    Thanks for playing along with the Getting Cricky Challenge!

    Getting Cricky DTM

  17. Absolutely fantastic! GREAT design!

  18. As always Jessica, great work! I love your creativity!

    Getting Cricky DTM
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"

  19. ohh my.. love this easel card... Never seen a twisted one before! I think i may have to give it a whirl!! Love it!!

    Thanks for sharing this card with us at Getting Cricky

    Kathy--Getting Cricky DTM

  20. Just love the twisted easel and your cake lookes yummy! thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week! xxD

  21. Great card, Congratulations on your win :)

  22. I try not to let too many of my buddies' posts get by me, but apparently this one did. Good thing you won over at BBTB2 or I would have missed this. Congratulations! It really is super.

  23. It turned out perfect... Love it!!! Congrats :)