Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today I have a Burst of Spring Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  Pansies are one of my very favorite flowers.   I find their lovely perfume combined with the velvety leaves and sweet “faces” completely irresistible!

This is a 5 1/2″ square Twisted Easel Card made with the Burst of Spring Cheery Pansies, Lush Lilac and Leafy Accent Stamps and Dies.  I’ll provide a linked supply list at the end of the post.

Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Easel cards have to be one of my favorite fancy folds.  I love the fact that they can stand upright for display, but fold flat for storage.  The design looks complicated, but it’s really as easy as pie!

  • First,  cut a 5 1/2″ x 11″ panel of Lavender Fields Prestige Cardstock. Score it on the long side at 5 1/2″.  Fold to create a 5 1/2″ square card base.
  • Now, line the top left and the bottom right corners of the card front up on your scoring tool.  This will form a diagonal line.  It’s important that the corners be placed precisely.
  • Next, score a diagonal line from point to point.  Fold to form 2 triangular halves and burnish with a bone folder.
  • Complete the card card front (directions below).  Place adhesive on just the bottom triangle.  Then adhere the card front over the adhesive so that it is right side up when the easel is opened.

NOTE: I double matted my card with Grape Jelly cardstock.  Cut the 5 3/8″ square mat from corner to corner before you adhere it to the card base.

Teacup Pansies

To make the teacup pansies focal image, follow these simple steps.

  • First, trim a 6″ x 6″ card front image from the Burst of Spring paper collection to measure 5 1/4″ square.
  • Next, stamp two Burst of Spring Teacups onto the soft patterned lilac paper from the Burst of Springtime Paper Collection.  I used Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Now, die cut the teacups using the matching Burst of Spring Die.
  • Shade in the teacup and the background with the coloring medium of your choice.
  • Then place dots of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive over the filler flowers on one teacup.
  • Next, sprinkle Citrus Crush Flower Soft over the glued areas.  Tap off excess and place back in the jar.
  • Once the adhesive has dried, use foam tabs to adhere the colored and Flower Soft image over the stamped image.
  • Now fill the teacup with pansies, lilacs and leaves.  Place foam adhesive on the back of the image and adhere in the center of the card front.
Creating the Flowers

I had some leftover lilac blooms from another project, so that part was easy.  You can find a tutorial for making those HERE.

The Burst of Spring Paper Collection has two pages of pre-colored pansies and leaves that are ready to use.  No stamping or coloring required!

  • Die cut the Cheery Pansies from the paper collection with the Cheery Pansy Dies.
  • Place the pansy layers face down in the 3D Pansy Shaping Mold.  You can add up to 3 layers of pansy petals and leaves in the mold at a time.  Just be sure to mist each layer very lightly with water.
  • Once the pansy layers are all in place, follow your die cutting machine’s directions and run them through.
  • Turn the pansies out onto your work surface.  Use the Flower Shaping Tool Kit to quickly round the pansies edges.  Then press into the center of each pansy layer to lift the petals.
  • Adhere the two-petal layer over the 3 petal layer and press into the center with a stylus.
  • Sponge the edges of each flower with ColorBox Plumeria Chalk Ink, if desired.
  • Place a small amount of Dries Clear Adhesive on your craft mat or in a small dish.  Dip a makeup sponge into the adhesive, then tap the adhesive randomly over the flower surface.
  • Open Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter and dip the (still wet) leaves in to cover with glitter.
  • Fill the center of each pansy with a circle of adhesive, then sprinkle with Citrus Burst Flower Soft.  Set aside to dry.
  • Repeat this process with the leaves.  Use Archival Leaf Green Ink to sponge the edges.
Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial: Finishing Touches

Finish off your card with this cute circle tag (cut with the matching Ornamental Tags Die), a Purple Gingham Bow and a trio of buttons.  This photo shows what the card looks like when the easel is closed.

Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I wanted you to see the inside of this card, so that you would know where to place the pansies.  Yes, they go on the INSIDE of the card base.  This way, they act as a stopper for the easel.

  • First, mat the inside of the card with  more of the  Grape Jelly cardstock, just as you did for the front of the card.
  • Next, trim the 6″ x 6″ “thinking of you” card front to measure 5 1/4″.  Adhere inside the card base.
  • Trim another 5 1/4″ panel of designer paper from the collection.  Cut from corner to corner and adhere to the top half of the page.
  • Die cut one of the fancy tags from the Burst of Spring paper collection with the matching Album Tags and Accents Dies.  From white cardstock, die cut the eyelet frame for the tag.  Adhere these together along the left hand side of the card, as seen in the photo.
  • Now create a die cut pocket using the Lacy Diamond Die and white cardstock.  Carefully place adhesive just along the outside edges of the bottom half of the triangle.  Adhere on the top of the card interior, as seen in the photo.  Insert a miniature Ghiradelli chocolate or other small treat.
  • Die cut the “Hugs” tab using the Ticket and Tags die.  Place adhesive just on the right hand side, and place as seen in the photo.

You have room to write a personal greeting at the top of the card.

On With the Hop!

This hop runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, April 1st.  Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a lovely comment.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. A winner will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, April 3rd.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

♥ KATHY (the hop starts HERE) ♥ AmarilysVicki ArchanaGloria 


I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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56 thoughts on “Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

  1. Marcie Ortega

    Beautiful card! Love how you can tuck in a little surprise treat! Looking forward to seeing Heartfelt at Pomona SBE!

  2. Sandi B.

    The colors you used are beyond gorgeous. Simply beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing with us.

  3. dannscraftingwhims

    Pansies are my mom’s favorite flower, so I’ve had this set on my wishlist since it came out! Your card is beautiful! I love that it’s a twist easel and that you found a place to tuck in a tea bag, too! Love how they sparkle and shine!!

  4. Sharon Roselli

    Wonderful card! Thank you for including the Tutorial! I will try this myself. You are inspiring.

  5. Helen

    So happy to see the pansies on this card, Kathy. Placing them in a teacup is a sweet design. I have the pansy set–it creates such lovely flowers. Your card design has me putting them to good use this weekend. Thanks for sharing the card with its twisted easel design. I’ll be trying that also!

  6. carol edwards

    Hi Kathy, I adore pansies too, another thing we have in common. Mine are quite beautiful at the moment due to some unexpected warm days especially in March. Your design is gorgeous, lovely colours and very pretty pansies. Xx

  7. Patricia Redwood

    Thank you for sharing. I will use your tutorial to make a card for my lovely niece

  8. Martie Rollin

    My! Look at all the supplies it took to create this lovely card! While this is a very pretty card, I, personally, find this type of easel card difficult for my creative brain to accept. Pansies and teacups just seem to go together. Thanks for the tutorial and the photos. Lovely colors!

  9. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a fantastic design for a card! Oh and what beautiful colors! The blues and purples blend so beautifully and that pretty gingham bow is perfect! A teacup, gorgeous flowers and buttons….this would be a beautiful Mother’s Day card. Your design and color combos are simply stunning as usual! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

  10. Sandra Heitman

    I love the Pansy collection. They look so real and are so easy to create. Your work is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  11. jellybeanerz

    Wow! Stunning! It’s been a while since I have seen your work so this was a real treat to find you on this hop!

  12. Cheryl Wells

    I love your cards Kathy – I have this collection and absolutely love it – beautiful work again!!

  13. Dianne

    Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love the pansy colors and I love the flower soft for centers. Thank you for the inspiration.

  14. Rituparna

    Wow…such a gorgeous, vibrant with natural beauty of this pansies easel card,really it’s look great and original…So beautiful…

    Rituparna ,India

  15. Sharon Gullikson

    You used some of my favorite things!!!! Pansies were my first flower to fall in LOVE with when I was 5. It got my love of flowers started. And gingham–I LOVE gingham. And tea….great card.

  16. Gail S

    I so love the flowers you have selected and the colors Kathy – I do not believe I have made this type of card – Easel cards yes, but not this twisted easel card – I shall make sure I give it a try – my bucket list is getting very LONG – but hey, I have needed some mojo – so there you go – I might even finish a card today – while it is fresh on my mind – of course my work will not be anything as lovely as your beautiful card – “I have not grown there yet…” thank you for posting and directions and for the hop – have a blessed weekend – we are hit the 60’s in Michigan – Happy Dance – time to venture outside behind these closed doors of winter past.

  17. Esther

    Pansies are some of my favorite flowers, and I love how you showcased them on this gorgeous twisted easel card! So very, very beautiful!

  18. Lyla McDaniel

    Very inspiring, will definitely try this twisted easel effect.
    Love the pansies and tea cup, the colors are beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.

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