MFP Tutorial Time Ch #44 Double Twisted Easel Card by Lagene


This week I’m giving the tutorial to make this Double Twisted Easel card for Tutorial Time on Mark’s Finest Papers SpeedyTV

Head on over to Tutorial Time on MFP’s SpeedyTVand click on Tutorial Time #44 – 2013 and see what the other Design Team members made, then follow my tutorial to make your own card and enter it before the deadline on April 18 and you will be entered in a random drawing for the MFP stamp set seen below.  So lets get started, here is how to make this ch 44 Liberty Lady Mini

Double Twisted Easel
By Lagene Sands

Start with  an 8 x8 inch square of heavy cardstock for the base.
Score down the center.  Then turn cardstock 1 turn and score at the center
just down to the first scoreline.  This short scoreline will be cut to form the 2 easels.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Score all the wayOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA down the center of cardstock.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurn paper and score down the center just to the first score line. This will give you the line as shown on the diagram with the dashed line to show you where to cut.

Score both 4 inch squares from top outside corner to the center fold line.
Then fold forward on the diagonal scorelines.
These will be the easels.


You will need something with some depth in the center of your card on
The inside to hold the easels. I took black fun foam and cut 2 shaped like my cut out
Tree and glued them together (to give more depth) & glued my heat embossed tree on top of them And adhered the tree in the center on the inside of the card. I added more stamping around the tree at the bottom of my card.


Cut 4 x 4 inch heavy cardstock for the bases for your 2 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAeasel images. My image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copics.  I then covered the image with a Versamark pen and heat embossed with clear Embossing Powder and then sponged the sky & grass.  I mounted it on heavy yellow cardstock and placed it on the 4 x 4 heavy black cardstock.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou can either glue or use heavy duty adhesive like ScoreTape on the bottom triangle only of each easel.

Now be very CAREFUL to fold your diagonal squares to rest behind your dimensional and place your images so that they are right side up when the card is propped open!  (Guess why I said be CAREFUL my first attempt had my standing giraffe face down when it was propped open)

Now it’s your turn, give this technique a try & enter to win!


Challenges Entered:

SweetStampsBlog:  Ch #112 – Use more than 1 stamp image



  1. marcelle baldwin

    Lagene, how fabulous is that card!!! Such a lot of work you’ve done and it is beautiful!! I love those giraffes!!!

  2. Lagene,
    This turned out to be a fun tutorial – not difficult at all. Your card is really adorable!!

  3. What a creative way to use the tree. Great technique.

  4. Pam

    I have to admit, these types of cards with special folds scare the begeebers out of me. I LOVED the end result and I thank you! Your card is delightful. your giraffe is colored wonderfully.

  5. Jane Chambers

    Lagene, I loved this tutorial!!! Your card is beautiful!!!

  6. Davi

    Lagene I loved doing this one, it was fun and you made it soooo easy 😉 Love your card too! The black embossing really is striking on the yellow and the scenes you created are beautiful 😉

  7. great card…loved this tutorial…well written, easy to follow…

  8. Thanks for the great tutorial-I was able to make a card w/o too much trouble!


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