Saturday, March 12, 2011

Feeling Green? Twisted Easel Card

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20110312_2  Janis at Pause Dream Enjoy is having a Fun Fold card challenge on her blog and a chance to win a set of Peachy Keen stamps. I wanted to play along and just recently heard about a twist on the Easel card. It is a Twisted Easel card and thought it would work great for this challenge. While blog hopping recently I saw a really cute St. Patrick’s Day card with some frogs and the saying Feeling Green. I just thought it was so super cute and wanted to make my own version of the card and knew it would be perfect for this challenge.
To make the card I followed the tutorial on Pam Sparks blog. I can’t take credit for finding the tutorial Bob at Happy  Cardmaker posted the link and was my inspiration to give this a try.
My finished card is a 6” X 6” Square card.  I started with a piece of card stock cut 6” X 12” and scored it at 6”, then scored one side from corner to corner diagonally.  I used some dark green card stock I had in my stash for the card base. The patterned paper on the card is from a K & Co paper stack.  I used my Cricut Imagine and the Audrey cartridge for frog. The frog cut was cut at 2.7” and is  from the Once Upon a Princess cricut cartridge. The shamrocks on the inside of the card are cut at 2” and are from the Celebrate With Flourish Cricut Lite cartridge and I again flooded the layers with colors and patterns from the Audrey Cricut Imagine cartridge.  I ran the frog's stomach through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. I printed the Feeling Green sentiment out on my computer.
20110312_6I am really pleased how this turned out. I hope you give this card a try, it was a lot of fun to make and actually very easy. Thanks for visiting


  1. This is fabulous, I love easel cards and this is great!!

  2. Now I just love easel cards but this is a great twist on them!! :) Love it! Great job on the challenge and thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Love the card, never seen it done this way.

  4. Hi Deanna;
    You did a great job on the twisted easel card. Making the card with the I was a great idea. Now I will have to do the update on my Imagine. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a GREAT DAY!!!
    Bob L.

  5. I'm so glad you played along. I've never heard of this twisted easel card. Thanks for sharing! :) Janis

  6. Fabulous card, I've never heard of a twisted easel card! Love it! TFS!!

  7. Cute cute card Deanna! It was very clever to run the little guy through the Cuttlebug. I love the texture it added to him!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  8. Oh gosh! This is just great!! I'll be checking out the tutorial for sure!!! :)

  9. such a cute froggie Deanna! So glad to hear you found my tutorial and it worked for you! yay! I'll probably be the last person to get the Imagine, for now I love my rubber stamps and use the Cricut now and then... so fun to see what you all are doing with the "I" though! So creative!
    Pam Going Postal

  10. Super card Deanna and thanks for the tutorial - That frog is cute as punch!