Sunday, June 24, 2012

Outlawz 2000 Member Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!

Today is the day to celebrate over at the Outlawz!! We are now over 2000 members strong!  We are celebrating in many ways!  You can get in on all the fun by clicking here to see where to start.  I am one of the eight blogs involved in the Tutorial Blog Hop, as well as being here to inspire you to participate in our Copic Challenge Group .  Our theme is Where in the World.  I chose to celebrate my country, and you can choose however the theme speaks to you!  I look forward to enjoying all of your creations!  I also have the privilege of debuting a new digi by MayzyArt ,  She is called Canadian Pride.  She was made for all us Canadians with just this challenge in mind, so be sure to head on over and get yours!  She also has many different images that would fit this challenge perfectly!  This is my card for the challenge as well as my tutorial.


A closer look at the top.

 
A closer to look at the bottom.


Now, let's move on to show how you too can make your own twisted easel card!

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Anything to do with travel. 
The Squirrel and Fox - Make it Sparkle 
Stampin Sisters' in Christ - Use flags
The Crafty Pad - More than one fold
Addicted to Stamps - Sketch

Twisted Easel Tutorial


Things you will need:
(the punch, stamp, ink, and clear embossing powder are for making the leaves on my card)


The first step is to cut a piece of cardstock as your card base 5 1/2 x 11. Now you are ready to score the center of your card at 5 1/2 and then turn your card to the first half and score it diagonally from the bottom center of the card to the outer corner.


Now you can decorate the bottom of your card. Cut a square 5 1/2 inches and then layer a piece of designer paper 5 1\4 square on top and glue it to the bottom.

 
 Now close your card and you are going to glue only the bottom half of the card.  Next cut another 5 1/2 square with a 5 1/4 piece of designer paper matted on it, and glue it to the bottom half of the card.


Ok, you are almost there, now you can choose something to raise up on pop dots to rest your easel on. I chose a scalloped oval to rest my card on.


Great work, now you can decorate however you like!!

I am so happy that you were able to join us for our 2000 Member Blog Hop over at the Outlawz.  In order to be eligible to win the prizes involved in the hop you must be a member of the Outlawz.  Membership is free and only takes a few minutes to set up your profile.  Click here  to set up your account and  be sure to join us for all the wonderful festivities, there are many prizes to be won!!  Before you head to the next blog, don't forget to leave a comment and become my follower for two chances to win three digi images from http://www.etsy.com/shop/RedonkulousDesigns

This is the order of the Blog Hop:

 The Outlawz Host: Colleen Holmes
CAS Host: Pryn Garritan
Greetings Host: Tina Gilliland
Color Host:  Teresa Arsenault
Sketch Host: Cindy Potentier
Twisted Thursdays Host: Patricia St Martin
Copic/Promarkers Host: Darlene Lyons  that's me!
Paper Ala Mode: Theresa Lee

Remember to become a follower and leave a comment for each one of us for two ways to win!  Each of us have a prize exclusive to our site, and then if you visit all of us,  you have another chance to win a grand prize over at the Outlawz.  You head over there and enter your name to be eligible for the grand prize!! 

Thanks so much for joining us in celebrating our 2000 members!

152 comments:

  1. FABULOUS card, Darlene!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! Your tutorial is AWESOME and rest assured that I will DEFINITELY be trying this one!!!

    Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!

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  2. Canadian girls rock!!!!!!!
    Party in the house....I stayed up late just so I could watch the beginning.
    This is your best card ever girlie!
    Fantastic tutorial too, well done:)D

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  3. Well, how about that?! I never knew how these worked! Your card - and Mayzy's new image - is fantastic! Great Canadian shout out with the Eh! :D

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  4. I really appreciate the tutorial on a twisted easel. I have always wanted to know how to make one. I just became a follower of your blog and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you come up with next.

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  5. Darlene, I wondered how to do one of these. Thank you for the tutorial on it! Your card is just fabulous! :^)
    Hugs,
    Penny
    P.S. I don't know why I didn't "follow" you before now! LOL!

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  6. Such a fun card and great colors.
    thanks
    Debbie Ebat

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  7. AWESOME card hun, I knew your card would rock, totally loving that digi, have to snag her up :) Mayzy is amazingly talented and so are you! totally loving your card hun, big inky hugs gf

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  8. LOVE your Tut!!!
    Your blog is fabulous!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win such yummy hop candy!!
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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  9. Love your card Darlene...and Mayzy's image is fabulous...Huggz

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  10. Great tutorial, now I know how to make this beautiful card. Hugs sistah

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  11. OH I love this. It is beautiful and I love your coloring. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  12. Your card it too cute, love the inside! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. How cute is that - a custom Canadian digi! Love your card, and how great to get a tutorial for something new. I was just commenting on Patricia's blog that I should have a new name - She Who Has Boring Cards! This gives me something new to try! Big hugs to you Darlene!

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  14. thanks for this lovely tutorial x great card!

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  15. Your card turned out adorable! Thank you for the tutorial! I always wondered how they made those! :)

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  16. Love your card Darlene. These twisted easels are such fun to make. Hugs Ursula

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  17. You Outlawz girls are killing me...such great tuts that I really have to go out and buy that ScorePal!

    Thanks so much for the great tutorial, love, love, love it!

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  18. Thanks for this great tutorial (and your great is great too!!)

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  19. Great tutorial Darlene and I love your card its gorgeous!
    Hugs

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  20. I am going to try this Darlene. I've been wanting to take my cards up a notch by learning some new card style. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  21. Great Tutorial Darlene! I love this...such beautiful details and that image is gorgeous :)

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  22. Fantaastic tutorial, Darlene and a gorgeous project! Love the image and all the details you added! I'm definitely going to give this fold a try! Thanks for representing the CPC team on the hop!

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  23. Love fancy folds - beautiful project Darlene! Your finished card is awesome.

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  24. What a fun tutorial. Thanks so much.

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  25. Darlene, I have wanted to know how to do this type of card, so thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial. Can't wait to give it a try! Love your card and the "Eh" is the perfect touch! Hugs, Pat

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  26. So pretty! Great tut and the results are beautiful on your card. The image is wonderful and as are all your add on embellies - esp. the leaves.

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  27. Gorgeous card Darlene! I do love the twisted easel look and haven't tried it for myself yet! Thank you for sharing!

    Arabella

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  28. Such a pretty card! I LOVE embellishments you used. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial!!

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  29. Thanks for this great tutorial...

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  30. Great card! Thanks for the tutorial. Must try this fold. I am now a follower.

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  31. Easel cards are so fun love the twist thanks for making it look so easy ...

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  32. What fun, and love the finished card! Thanks so much for sharing! You have a great blog, love your projects! I'm now a follower, and would love for you to follow my blog as well! Hugs...

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  33. I love your card and think easel cards are such fun. Great tutorial!

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  34. Gorgeous card, and the tutorial makes it look so simple. TFS!

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  35. I have always wanted to know how to make one of these easel cards. thanks for the great tut! :) love the image, too.

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  36. Darlene, Wonderful tutorial, I have just made one twisted easel card so now I will have to come back and try it again. TFS! Your card is totally awesome,I just love the colors they are so striking and perfect image mayzy does a wonderful job.

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  37. What a wonderful tutorial!! I've always wanted to make one of these and now I can!!! Gorgeous card too.

    Linda

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  38. Beautiful patriotic card - and very easily portrayed tut! Thank you.
    I am from Cuba City WI USA.

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  39. What a darling image!
    What a darling card!
    What a fabulous tutorial!
    Thanks so much for sharing - oh boy I am loving this hop!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Durban
    South Africa

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  40. Thanks for the great tutorial. Can't wait to try this. Love the colors on the card.

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  41. I love different folds and will add this to my stack of tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I have to try this out. The tutorial s very well stated. Thank you for sharing. Greensboro, NC.

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  43. Awesome tutorial and love you card. I made one of these types of cards for Father's day for my two daughters to give. TFS

    I'm a new follower too.

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  44. wonderful tut. will have to try this one too. terrific use of color

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    1. Im a new follower 2. cant wait to see what else you come up with

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  45. Wow!!! Darlene, this is an awesome tut and card! Thanks for sharing this!

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  46. Love this card - can't wait to try it - thanks for the tutorial - I am now a follower of your blog.

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  47. Love your card. The tutorial is great. I love the step by step instructions with photos. They are easy to follow and go back to. I have been wondering how to make this kind of easel card. thank you for sharing. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

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  48. Ooooo that's a beautiful card!
    Youre super talented!!
    I appreciate the tutorial - I always looking for fancy / different folds for cards
    I followed you via email - ill be back often!!!

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  49. Clever..great look...Outlaw from Oregon obsorbing your knowledge. With all the talent throughout this hop I hope to get inspired to create at the end. Thanks for all you do,Tootsie from Astoria

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  50. Love the image and the tutorial, thank you for sharing.

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  51. What a beautiful card, and you made it look so easy. I will defiantely be giving this technique a try in the near future. Thanks so much for sharing, you've got a new follwer :)

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  52. This looks neat! But this is something I would have to be shown in person as my poor brain just is not wrapping around this even though your tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us {{{hugz}}} :o)

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  53. Wow - Beautiful card and great tutorial! I love seeing Canadian stuff in card-making blogland! Will have to look at your tutorial in more detail as I have 2 masculine cards I need to make with a Canada Day theme! Thanks so much! I'm from Burlington, ON. I'm a new follower (might show up as crystaldolphins)

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  54. Love it Darlene. You did a great job with the tutorial. I will be making this type of card. Very fun.

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  55. Darlene, such a beautiful twisted easel card! This is fantastic...thanks so much for sharing! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  56. Darlene, your easel card is beautiful. I love the added Maple leaves! Terrific tutorial, too.
    So happy to be a follower already and partying with the Outlawz!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  57. Darlene what an easy tutorial to follow. I have made twisted easel before but I think the way I did it went all round the houses so will be following your method in future hun. Thank you for sharing your idea with us all
    Hugz Elaine x

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  58. Darlene this is fantastic!! Love the easy to follow directions and our gorgeous card!! Thank you for being a designer on the team! You make The Outlawz shine with all of your beautiful creations! Hugz!!

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  59. Easy to follow - I must have a go, so I saved the web page!! Angela hoynes

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  60. Beautiful!!! What a neat card - I have not tried a twisted easel yet - great tutorial!!

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  61. Great tutorial, thanks for a chance to win!! I love your card, the image and your tecq. is perfect combo!!
    veronica

    familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

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  62. Im a new follower!!!
    veronica
    familyofsscrappers2004@yahoo.com

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  63. This is gorgeous, Darlene. Great tutorial. Thanks bunches, Teresa (TODT)

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  64. Love that twisted easel idea. Joni Mastronardi

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  65. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks.
    New follower of all of the Outlawz blogs.

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  66. FAB...you can't get more Canadian then EH!!
    Fabulous card great design...tfs
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

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  67. I love this card!! I am going to try making a easel card.

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  68. Beautiful card. Thanks for all the details. I'm a new follower.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  69. Darlene, This is a fantastic tutorial! I love how you've colored your awesome Mayzy art stamp also. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. I love your card, beautiful image and coloring. Thanks for an awesome tutorial. Been wanting to try one for awhile now.

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  71. I have to give this a try. Looks awesome.

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  72. Great card. Great tutorial. Thanks! ...veronica

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  73. Great card and great tutorial. Nice to see some Canadiana. I hail from BC, Canada.

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  74. oh my what a pretty card.i just love it.i am now one of your follower

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  75. Thank you for sharing this terrific card fold technique. Your card is sensational.
    From another proud Canadian
    Loretta

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  76. Hi Darlene - such a really pretty card. I am now following your blog and can't wait to see more cards you design. I also just ordered some copic markers so I am excited to try your copic challenge.

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  77. Awesome card and tutorial Darlene. I never knew how to create the "twisted" style of an easel card, so this was perfect for me. I also didn't realize you were Canadian until now, what a small world we all share, especially crafters.

    Thank you again and have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  78. Hi Darlene! What a FABULOUS twisted easel card and lovin' all the leaves! Cute image holding a canadian flag. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges this week!
    Have a blessed week,
    Kris

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  79. Fabulous project and tutorial Darlene! Love it, gal!

    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  80. Neat card and great tutorial. Thanks!

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  81. Beautiful card, great tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  82. Very cool...gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    xx Star

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  83. This card is next on my list to try and make. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Huggs

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  84. Love your card & that image is just sooo cute!
    Thanks for playing in the More Than One Fold challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  85. Great tutorial. I have always wanted to try some new folds. Thanks.

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  86. Great card, I love your image and beautiful embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  87. you represented our Group so wonderfully! adore your card and will be coming back to use your great tutorial on how to do this!
    big hug!
    Linda

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  88. Beautiful card and loved your twisted easel card tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Way cute!! Thank you so much! I am so excited about this week at Outlawz! Lovin every minute of it!

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  90. Beautiful card! Love the leaf embellishment. I've never tried a twisted easel card so this is a perfect tutorial for me!

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  91. I just love your card. The image is adorable and the coloring just fabby. Thanks for the tut also, going to try this one.

    Thanks for entering the Crafty Pad Challenge.

    Hugs,
    Joanie

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  92. Darlene, magnificent card! Love the maple leaves. While I was born in Canada, I'm a US citizens by virtue of having had 2 US parents. I just accidentally arrived early while they were vacationing in Canada and was supposed to have been born in Washington. Can you believe I've never done a twisted easel card because I thought they were just too complicated! LOL Love your tutorial and I'll be doing one of these soon, I promise. I already follow you by e-mail.

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  93. Thank you for a great tutorial. So this is what a
    twisted easel card looks like.(newbie here)
    Have a great Canada Day. Canadian also.
    Thank you.
    Beth

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  94. Ty for a wonderful tutorial. First time I have a tutorial I can follow to make an easel card. Ty also for being supportive of all us newbies. All you ladies have been wonderful. I became a new follower as well, ty.
    Hugs from Longview, Wa.,
    Julia

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  95. Oh I´ll have to try this one right away - thanks for sharing and hope to visit here soon again!

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  96. Super easle card and great tut. What an awesome way to represent Canada, TFS!

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  97. I'm a new follower from Bremerton, Washington!

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  98. Yay! Way to represent the Copics DT Darlene!! love the card and fab tute as well :D

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  99. Love the card and thank you for great instructions. Recently became friends with a replaced Canadian, she is a sweety.
    Can't wait to try this.
    Hugs..

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  100. Love your card Darlene!!
    I will try this one too!!!
    (after the Party)

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  101. Fabulous card with lots of detail, love those embossed leaves! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge, hugs Susan x

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  102. Fab card, love the detail, great take on the sketch, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

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  103. Absolutely adorable! Thank you for the great tutorial. It looks like a lot of fun!

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  104. Hi, Darlene! You card is gorgeous! I have learned a few new techniques on this hop that I'm wanting to try. I have made a twisted easel card already but I'm not sure it was as cute as yours! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with us.

    Anne xx

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  105. Forgot to add that I'm following you now, Darlene! :)

    Anne

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  106. Ohh i never tried a twisted easelcard, but now i just have to! Thanks for a splendid tutorial

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  107. Awesome card. I've always waned to try the twisted easel technique. Thanks for the great picture tutorial.
    Just became a follower of your blog.

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  108. I always wanted to make one of these, thanks for sharing, it's fabulous

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  109. This is adorable. I love how your twisted easel looks. It has been a long time since I made one. After seeing yours, I'm going to have to make one soon. I love the way you added the dimensional leaves to match the leaf on the flag. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you have a blessed week.

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  110. Super gorgeous! I just love the fold! :D
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

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  111. Great tutorial you make it look so easy! Love the way your card turned out! Love the colors!

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  112. Great tutorial. Love the twist of the easel card.

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  113. thank you for the tut I will have to give this a try.

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  114. I am a new follower and I love this card. You did a great job. I love the background of your blog too. TFS

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  115. I have been wanting to try this, thank you for the tutorial.

    Hugs-Jenn Zeeb

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  116. Fantastic easel card, love the leaves!

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  117. Great tutorial. I have been wanting to get out my scor-pal and make something new. Beautiful card too!!

    Thanks

    Laine

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  118. This is a lovely card! Really patriotic! Have a lovely day!

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  119. Happy Canada Day (soon)! Your card is beautiful! I love the bling! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed day! ~H

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  120. Your card is very nice and I like the twisted easle tutuorial. Gotta try this.

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  121. What a fun image and great card idea!!

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  122. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I've always wanted to make an easel card & now I know how

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  123. Love your cardtutorial .Very helpful.Thank you.

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  124. This is ever so cute! Can't wait to make one for ANYBODY! Thank you for sharing and for the fun prize op!

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  125. Thank you for such a cute card tutorial. I love the design of your blog also!

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  126. Love your card and what a great tutorial. Love the image (saw it & purchased it :) Your DP is perfect. TFS, Pat K.

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  127. I just love easel cards....you did great with pics on how to....love your coloring and your layout, very lovely card.

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  128. thank you for a great tutorial on easel cards. I love them, but only made a few, now I must give this a try again. Hugs, Karen

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  129. I love easel cards, although I have never attempted the twisted version. Maybe this is just the push I need! ~Amy H

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  130. Thank you for the twisted easel card tutorial.. I had never heard of one before.

    Sincerely
    Polkadotlady

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  131. Lover your beautiful card. Great image and coloring. I've been wanting to try the twisted easel. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  132. I love this twist on the easal card. Thanks so much for the tutorial and I can't wait to try this idea out.

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  133. Great card and image!
    Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp,
    Have a fab day x

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  134. What a great twist on the easel card. Cute image too! TFS your tutorial.
    Karen
    stampinQT@comcast.net

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  135. Super card, Thanks for joining us @ Sunday sketch & Stamp this week, good luck
    Carole xXx

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  136. Great tutorial Darlene! I have never tried a twisted easel card...now I have no excuse not to!
    From a fellow Canadian (Manitoba)
    Renee Butchart

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  137. Fabulous coloring and a great tutorial.

    I'm gonna "Pin it" so I can come back when I decide to try an easel card.

    So thank you!

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  138. Super cute card! Love your coloring and the tutorial was easy to understand. Going to have to try my hand at a twisted easel card :-)

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  139. Great tutorial and love your colors and embellishments.

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  140. Love this easel card fold and your adorable stamped image!

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  141. Great tutorial and thank you for the chance to win.

    Hugs from,
    Your newest follower,
    Cathi

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  142. Lovely card and it can be used for all
    occasions. Your tutorial is very
    clear and I hope to make such a card
    soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  143. Beautiful card. I am a huge fan of Mazyz images and after seeing your card I just had to get the image too!!! Your work is truly amazing and loved the tutorial too.

    Hugs,

    Laine

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  144. Thanks for the tutorial -- I never would have thought of such a "twisted" idea!

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  145. This is such a cut idea, and great image, eh?! Thanks!

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  146. Love this card and the tut! Had no idea these were so easy to make! Eh?? LOL!! Thanks!

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  147. Thanks for the tutorial - I'v been meaning to check out how these twisted Easel cards are being made! Your Canadian card looks fab! Love all the maple leaves and the bling!

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