Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How to Make a Twisted Easel Card with Votive

The twisted easel card has a few steps, and since I decided to make more of these as appreciation gifts for some wonderful people, I tried to take pictures of the steps (bad lighting, though) to record the steps:

Before beginning:   Make a template from a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of card stock.  Punch a circle in the  bottom right corner.  Use the template to punch the hole in the same place on each card layer.

1.  Fold the card base (4.25 x 11) in half.  Score a diagonal line from the top right to the bottom left of the card.  Use the template and punch a circle in the bottom right part of the triangle. 

2.  Use the template and punch a circle in the bottom right of a piece of 5.5 x 4.25 card stock.  This will be the top layer of the card.  Add card stock and designer paper trim on the bottom of this front panel.

3.  Turn the front panel to the backside.  Circle punch the trim away. 

4.  Adhere vellum to the backside of the front panel.

5.  Adhere the front panel to the base of the card, matching the circles together.  Add die cut shapes and stamp sentiments.

6.  Package the card in a cellophane bag with chocolate, a votive and directions.   Top with a tag.


Enjoy!  If you found this inspiring or think someone else would, please Pin this idea.

Wishing you a bright season and a happy 2017!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Easel Twist & Glow Card for Making Spirits Bright

Here's a twist on an easel card.  This card appears to bend to the side as it folds back!  A small, raised star keeps the card open with a pocket for the LED candle.

Battery operated LED candles make a safe and bright glow in the back.  I thought it would be perfect to use the Star of Light thinlet die cut to create a silhouette as it sits upon the vellum.

Here's the view from the back.

Now, I just need to find a way to enclose this all in an "envelope."

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment if you have questions or comments.

Wishing you a warm and cozy season.

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