Saturday, June 20, 2015

When Life Gives You Lemons

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Today I am sharing a double twisted easel card! The tutorial for this card can be found at SplitCoastStampers The card begins with an 8 inch square of cardstock for the foundation. The pretty patterned paper is from the Paper Studio Country Road. White paper is Colorbok textured paper. This card folds so that it will fit into a business size envelope.
I have made several double twisted easel cards before but it has been a long time. Just wanted to have fun with something different!

Cricut Cartridges:
Just Because - Glass of lemonade is cut 1.35" wide; Phrase "When life gives you lemons" is cut 4.75" wide using the white cardstock over a pink patterned paper. The phrase mat is pop-dotted on the card to hold the two side elements in place when the card is opened.
Paisley - Lemon is cut 1.75" wide.
Splendid Soirees - Doily is cut 3.25" wide. I cut two white doilies, each is layered over yellow. 
When I Was a Kid - Corner flourish is cut 1.75" wide from white and layered over yellow. 

Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder is used on the lemon and the lemonade for a little texture.

To complete the look, I used small pink buttons and crinkle ribbon bows. I made a small green bow from DMC Memory Thread and formed little hearts to represent "loving lemonade in the summer time"!

 Close up of the two panels.

 Close up of the raised sentiment.

Card Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 378 Add A Quote
In the Pink - Ch 71 Summer
Simply Create Too - Ch. 88 Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic
The Shabby Tea Room - Ch. 254 Sweet Summer -photo inspiration

Hope you enjoy my card! Thanks for your visits and comments!


  1. It is so pretty love the lemon theme
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  2. This is so pretty. I love the paper and the colors. It has a vintage feel and I love it.

  3. I am loving your sweet lemony card Glenda! I love the papers and I love that it is a double twisted easel card. I've never made a double one! I guess I should try it out sometime. I haven't made an easel card in a long, long time. Sometimes you just want something different and these cards are always a nice surprise. Hugs, Brenda

  4. Love this double twisted easel card, Glenda! Fantastic! Thank you for joining in the challenge at In The Pink this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    In The Pink DT

  5. Beautiful card and I love the shape too.

    Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

    Helen x

  6. What a fabulous it!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Sweet Summer" challenge!
    Diane TSTR DT