Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Patriotic Triple Twisted Easel Card

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone has enjoyed a fun day! I had crafting time and was able to work on a card for some fun Patriotic challenges. I have not had much time to participate in challenges lately and I enjoyed working on this card!
The card is my first triple twisted easel card. Searching on You Tube, I found a video by alissandme who shares great instructions on making this card. The card is made from a 8 1/2" x 11" white cardstock. It is scored and folded down the center at the 4 1/4" mark. For all the details, view the video. Several videos are available on You Tube.
Patterned papers are Recollections and most of the solid papers are from the scrap stash.

Cricut Cartridges: Working in Cricut Craft Room
Independence Day - Looks like I was trying to showcase this cartridge because of the many cuts I used.
Flag- cut 1.75", Firework2 cut at 2.5", Liberty Bell cut 2.75", Banner1 (half-circle) cut 1.5", Banner4 cut 2". Two of these were cut to use as the stops for the side panels. Freedom cut .875".
Wild Card
Page 59 - Star was cut 3.75 from vellum for the middle panel. I did not want to hide all the patterned paper. Red and blue star was cut 1.75". Phrase Celebrate was cut 4.25".
There are no shadow cuts available for the two words that I used so I hand cut a shadow for the words...something I did for scrapbooking before I heard of a Cricut machine!
Star folder was used on the red and blue star.
Other supplies include Pop dots for the Cricut cuts, 3 Girl Jam ribbons, and Versa Magic gingerbread ink.

Close-up views of the side panels---

Celebrate the Occasion - Ch 69 4th of July
Cooking With Cricut - Ch 93 Red, White and Blue
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch 72 Red, White and Blue- Bonus- Add a Patriotic symbol
Exploring Cricut - Red, White and Blue
FCCB - Ch 118 Fireworks, Sparkler or other big boom project
Little Scrap Pieces - In honor of the Fourth, Use a Star
Paper Playtime - Red, White and Blue
SOUS - Flag Die Cut
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Seeing Stars 
3 Girl Jam - Link up for beautiful bows project

Hope you enjoy my first Triple Twisted Easel Card! Thanks for your comments!


  1. Omigosh! This is really amazing! Wow! I can't stop looking at it! Thanks sos much for sharing with is at SOUS!

  2. Oh wow Glenda,

    this is not just a card. It is a performance of paper!!!


  3. Glenda, all the details are AHH-MAAA-ZIING! I love looking at this and seeing all the lovely little surprises.

  4. Glenda this is amazing. You really rocked this out. Please join us for the Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge. Would love to see you there.

  5. Holy Moly ... this is AMAZING Glenda! WOWZA!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  6. Wow that is one awesome card. So much to see and I've never seen a triple pop up card. Awesome. Thanks for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Seeing Stars" challenge.

  7. Oh my...what a work of art!

  8. I absolutely LOVE the dimension on this card. It's SO detailed. Great job!!! I hope you stop by the challenge at

  9. Amazing card! I've never seen a triple easel card before and this is fantastic I love all the details you added and all those pattern papers!!

  10. This is an incredible card! The detailing is so fun:) Thanks for playing at Exploring Cricut!


  11. Awesome job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  12. Oh My Gosh!!! This is fantastic Glenda!!! I have never seen a triple easel card before. This is beautiful!!! I love all of the patterns papers you used and the awesome cuts. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut and for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  13. Glenda, you amaze me. I've never even seen this style card. It is totally awesome! I love all the papers, cuts every bit of it. It's perfect.

  14. This is so festive! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis P.S. I would LOVE it if you would play with us at my other challenge blog too - Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. New challenge every Friday. The current challenge ends at Midnight tomorrow and there are only 6 entries so far, so you'd have a GREAT chance of winning. Smiles!

  15. This card is amazing so full of detail thank you so much for joining us at FCCB this week

  16. Oh wow, Glenda, this is amazing!! The triple easel design is so fabulous!! I love the papers and embellishments you used!! Stunning card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Paper Playtime DT

  17. Awesome card! I just may have to look that tutorial up. You did an awesome job! Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week!

  18. Hi Glenda omg I am going to have to find that video because your card is magnificent! This is truly a patriotic work of art! So many wonderful details. Thanks so much for joining my challenge Karen

  19. Glenda, your card is beautiful and so glad you entered it at Exploring Cricut.

  20. OMG, Glenda, your card is amazing! TFS at DCD this week!--Pat N.

  21. This is an amazing card! I will have to check out the video. I see one of those in my future! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB.


  22. As always, Glenda with her amazing card techniques! Awesome details! Thanks for linking up with FCCB- Holly :-)

  23. Thanks for joining us at the Cooking with Cricut challenge too Glenda. This card is so amazing.

  24. Glenda this card is AMAZING!!! I have to admit that I love the idea and all the cuts you used are perfect!! I host the Scrappin' Saturday posts at Fantabulous Cricut & am going to showcase your card! Thanks for joining us for the challenge this week!

  25. WHOA -- when you DID have time, Glenda, you totally hit this one out of the park into outer space -- WOW! This is BEYOND AMAZING -- a true 'work of art! This would be my 4th of July decor for eternity if it were my creation -- can only imagine the hours you put into this?!!!

  26. OH MY GOSH GLENDA, this is FABULOUS!!! That my friend is a BIG WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! All I kept thinking when I saw this is, how did you come up with all of this, and... how much time did it take you to make this? It is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Wow Glenda... I was blown away with your double easel card... but wow on a triple! Amazing

  28. Wow!! This is an amazing card. Thanks for sharing with us @ FCCB.

  29. Oh YES, what projects!
    These are amazing...looks like so much work but the detail
    is totally perfect!
    I'm super glad you shared this also w/ us at SOUS!


  30. These are all great! Love your style...thanks for sharing.
    XOXOX & Blessings,

  31. Wow, really beautiful details on your fabulous card! Thanks for sharing with us this week @ CTO for our "4th of July" Challenge :)

  32. Holy crap! How did I miss this? You couldn't ask for a more gorgeous patriotic display. FABULOUS, Glenda! xxD

  33. What an awesome card........just Fabulous! A work of art.
    Thanks 4 joining us at SOUS!

  34. Wow this is an amazing card. Love all the detail. Love everything about it. Thanks for linking up at the 3 Girl JAM linky party for Beautiful Bows.
    3 Girl JAM DT

  35. WOW! This is amazing!! I have never seen anything like this before. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up you beautiful bows!

  36. What a Gorgeous card!! Love the fun festive colors and beautiful bows!
    TFS and linking up over at 3 Girl Jam!!
    3 Girl Jam DT

  37. WOW...these are AWESOME! I love them all! Thanks for linking up at 3 Girl JAM!

  38. Beautiful card! Love the twisted easels!!

    Precious Hugs
    3 Girl JAM DT Member

  39. Great twisted easel card! Amazing details! Thanks for joining is at 3 Girl Jam Beautiful bows blog hop! DT Member Carri~abusybee