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Easel with a Twist by Sheila Weaver

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2 A4 Sheets of JS Stardream Card, I used Opal.

1 A4 Sheet JS Gentle Gloss Photo Paper.

1 A4 Sheet JS Elegance Satin 160gsm Paper.

1 A4 Sheet JS Gold Mirri Card.

Sticky Stuff – I used Pinflair Glue gel, Double Sided Tape, Red Liner Tape, Collall All Purpose Glue, and Foam Pads.

Optional – Spellbinders Labels 23 Die Set.

The House Mouse - Triple CD Collection


Step One

Using Gentle Gloss Photo Paper and the four-leaf clover image from CD1 print out the largest topper and three of the interactive clover sentiments from CD2.

The topper should measure approximately 13cms x 9.5cms and the sentiments should be 5cms diameter.

It explains on the CD how to import toppers into a graphics or word processing programme and re-size them. It also explains how to re-use the interactive facility to personalise your sentiments.

Using the JS 160gsm Elegance Satin Paper, print out the matching backing paper.


Step Two

Using an A4 sheet of Stardream card, portrait orientation, measure, mark, score and cut as shown. Cut away the green shaded area.


Step Three

The illustration shows the card after it has been cut, folded and the green shaded area removed.

Stick down the two side panels (marked “A”) using either a strong glue or red liner tape.


Step Four

Mount the topper onto a piece of Stardream card cut to the same size as the topper.

Mount the sentiments onto circles of Stardream card cut to the same size.

To create the front panel for the easel, using the 3rd smallest Spellbinders Labels 23 Die, cut out the shape from a piece of backing paper and a piece of Stardream card. Mount the backing paper onto the Stardream card.

Mount the topper onto the Label 23 die-cut using foam pad.

If you don’t have a suitable die, cut a rectangle of card and backing paper 16cms x 13cms, and mount the backing paper onto the card.


Step Five

For the two side panels, cut two pieces of backing paper 3.5cms x 6.5cms and mount onto gold mirri card 4cms x 7cms.

For the front panel, cut a piece of backing paper 5.5cms x 19.5cms and mount onto gold mirri card 6cms x 20cms.

Attach to the card as illustrated.

If you are using Labels 23 for the easel panel, cut away approximately 1cm (shown in green) from the front of the folded easel, and when attaching the front panel fix so the bottom scalloped edge of the panel overhangs the folded easel by 1cm.

Centre the panel on the front of the folded easel and attach. Use a strong tape such as red liner tape.

Attach a sentiment to each of the side easels and fix the third easel to the centre of the front panel, tilting it at an angle. Pinflair glue gel is ideal for this purpose.


Step Six

This card will fold down and fit in a C5 envelope.

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