Twisted Easel Christmas Card

This twisted easel Christmas card is simple and elegant.  But the twist is that it opens diagonally.  Everyone will love receiving this card.

The three dimensional bow makes this card difficult to mail.  It fits in an A2 envelope.  You can either substitute a flat bow in its place or pad the envelope a little.  Or it looks nice without the bow all together.

What you need:
      • Very heavy cardstock for the base 
      • Scraps of cardstock 
      • liquid glue
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      • Pen
      • Foam tape
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Paper Selection
The base card paper needs to be fairly heavy, about 100 lb weight.  I stuck with traditional Christmas colors for this card, but you could use patterned paper easily.
Cutting the Card

I used a red gel pen to make this card and that looks very nice.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your cricut?  See the trick here.  I used one of my own fonts, CMV Pinstrip to make this card.  You can find out more about it here.

Print and cut everything out.  I put all the little parts on one mat by combining mats. 

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

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Assembling the Card

Once the base card is cut, re-score the folds with a Popsicle stick.  Make sure the card works properly.

Next assemble all the embellishments and glue them to the card except the little holly leaf.  Liquid glue works best for this but tape glue works too.  The ends of the bow fold back and are glued to the center.  The small rectangle wraps around the center of the bow and the ribbons attach to the back.  You can flatten the bow a little to fit it in an A2 envelope.

Once everything is attached stand the card open and with a small piece of foam tape, place the holly leaf on the base card where it will act as a catch for your easel.

And your twisted easel Christmas card is done!

Another angle Twisted Easel Christmas Card open

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