Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Sweethearts Global Collective Holiday Blog Hop - Cottage Wreaths Twisted Easel Chrismas Card


Welcome to the second blog hop by the Sweethearts Global Collective. The Sweethearts Global Collective is an International group of Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. We are a group of women who are members of an exclusive Direct Sales Coaching Group, called The Elite Suite led by Brenda Ster. We are all working to improve our direct sales business' online through providing value that you can use. 

We share our love of creativity with not only our customers, but with one another. This month, the theme for our blog hop is “Share a Holiday.” We hope our projects and creativity inspire you in your stamping and papercrafting. Just a quick reminder…as we span the globe, not only are we in different countries, but in different seasons. Thus, you may see projects for Winter cards from one and Summer cards from another. At the end of this post, please “hop” along with me to visit the other blogs and see the amazing creativity of these wonderful demonstrators from around the world! Don’t forget to leave a comment and show them a “little love!”


Here's my contribution, a Cottage Wreath Twisted Easel Christmas Card for you! This card design packs a lot of pizzazz in a small package. Laying flat for sliding in the envelope, but then the front easel portion can stand up and become a 3D card! So festive for the holidays!

I am sure whomever you gift your masterpiece to, they will display it proudly for a long time!

Top Down View

Easel Standing up for 3D effect.

Close up of the wreath and tag.


-Shaded Spruce Cardstock for card base cut 4¼” x 11”, score at 4¼”, 4-3/8" and 5½”

-Shaded Spruce Cardstock for easel cut 4¼” square

-Real Red Cardstock for card layer 4” square

-Real Red Plaid of the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper (DSP) 1" x 4" and 4" square, plus envelope flap at 2-3/8" x 6"

-2 pieces of Thick Basic White Cardstock for Wreath inner card layer cut 3-1/2"” square, and 1 piece for easel stop!' x 1-1/2"

-Crumb Cake cardstock for tag 1-1/4" x 2-1/2"


Cut all pieces from the measurements above.

One more diagonal score line will be needed on the card base as shown in the diagram below. With the card base open flat facing you and the card front on the right side, score from the upper right corner to the lower left stopping at the 4¼” score line of what will be the front of the card. This will create the easel effect. Crease all score lines with a bone folder or edge of a clear stamping block. This additional easel fold will be a "mountain fold."

Closing the card on the 5-1/2" score line, adhere the book binding narrow section to the back of the card base with Stampin' Seal or Tear and Tape on the inside.

Apply the 1" x 4" piece of the Gingham Cottage DSP to the outside of the book binding section aligning with the 4-3/8" score line to create the 1/8" margin around that section.

Stamp the Thick Basic White Liner with the holiday greeting of your choice in Shaded Spruce ink and adhere the Basic White to the Gingham Cottage DSP. Adhere those two layers to the inside of the Shaded Spruce card base.

Next, prepare the separate Front Easel Square. Adhere Real Red cardstock to Shaded Spruce square.

Stamp the Thick Basic White top layer with Shaded Spruce ink by centering the Cottage Wreath stamp. With Real Red ink stamp the triple dots evenly around wreath.

Stamp with Memento ink the "Merry Christmas" stamp on the small piece of Crumb Cake. Die cut out with the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Take a 12" piece of Linen Thread and wrap around 3 fingers multiple times. Place the loops on the back of the die cut tag and scotch tape in place. Raise tag up on dimensionals on right side of wreath. Finish with adding single red rhinestone jewels around wreath as shown in the close-up photo.

The easel stop is made by stamping the double leaves stamp with Shaded Spruce ink on small piece of Thick Basic White cardstock. Fussy cut out the pair of leaves as one unit with a generous border. Raise the leaves up on two dimensionals and place about half way up the right side of the inner card which will hold the easel in position when opened. Refer to the photo above.

Finish with preparing the envelope flap.


Online shopping for the products used in this card is easy by clicking each photo link below.

I hope this card idea has inspired you with some possibilities for the Cottage Wreaths Bundle! Have fun!

If you'd like to see another idea with the Cottage Wreaths Bundle, visit here!

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  1. Beautiful card, Eva! I love fun folds...going to have to try this!

  2. Very nice card and layout design. Beautiful work!

  3. I love this card layout! Beautiful card!

  4. I too love this fun fold! You could do any time of year!

    1. Yes, it is a great design for any time of year! Thank you!

  5. This will display my cards nicely! Can't wait to make some like this for family and friends.

    1. Thank you so much! It is an easy layout to work with.


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