Diagonal Made Easy – Twisted Easel

Here we are again talking about diagonal scoring made easy with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. Forget the envelopes, we’re concentrating on cards! 🙂

Today’s fancy fold is the Twisted Easel card. Splitcoast Stampers doesn’t seem to have a tutorial for this… it’s based on the Easel Card. The variation is that instead of scoring the square base front in half into a rectangle, you score in half to make a triangle. Then, when you open the card and prop it open, the card front twists to the side.

I’ll show you my card for you to see what I mean.

Stamp set: Everybunny, Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade

Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Soft Suede textured, Whisper White, Sweet Shop DSP (Occasions Mini)

Accessories: Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die, Labels Framelits (Occasions Mini), Scallop oval punch, Large oval punch, Sweet Shop brads (Occasions Mini), Pool Party baker’s twine (Occasions Mini), Aqua painters, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ dimensionals

The easy steps (for 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ final size):

  1. Cut cardstock base to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″
  2. With 8-1/2″ side along the top of the Simply Scored, score at 4-1/4″.
  3. Place Diagonal Plate onto the Simply Scored.
  4. With 4-1/4″ side at the top, score at 0″.
  5. Fold all score lines toward inside of card.
  6. Create card front on 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ cardstock.
  7. Attach card front to outer triangle of card base.
  8. Decorate the outside of your card.
  9. Decorate the inside of card base, placing a dimensional item to help keep easel open.

Piece of cake, right?

Couple of things to note about this card:

  • I oriented my inside sentiment as if someone opened my card “the regular way”. It’s still visible with the card open, though.
  • If you make the diagonal fold in the other direction, you can still see your card front when the card is propped open. However, when the card is closed, the fold will be on the right hand side, if you’re looking at the card front right-side-up.

Are there any other fancy folds out there with diagonal score lines? I’m on the hunt, and I’ll report back!

Oh, and did you see the label piece I die cut from DSP on the inside of the card? I actually cut that from the DSP that’s on the card front? What?! Yes! A little paper-saving tip for you: if you have a piece that’s going to be hidden (and won’t show bumps or through lighter cardstock), then go ahead and cut or punch from the hidden area!

See?

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