Carley Duff Card Making Tips and Tricks

Our lovely guest Carley Duff has some great card making tips, don’t you think? Luckily, she’s taken the time to outline two different card making techniques to help you with your next project. Here, Carley Duff shows how to create the single and double twisted easel. How great do these cards look?

Single Twisted Easel

To make this card, Carley used two pieces of cardstock and decorated with dies.

1.) Cut cardstock 6×12 in half to create card base.
2.) Next trifold in half.


3.) Cut 6×6 card and attach to trifold.
4.) Decorate with picture and die cuts!


Double Easel Card

To make this card, Carley used a few pieces of cardstock, pictures from Debbie Moore, embellishments from Trimcraft and Dreamies and some Tattered Lace dies!

1.) Fold a 12 x 12 base card into quarters.


2.) Cut top half to center and fold back trifold.


3.) Cut four 6×6 squares.

4.) Attach 2 to the trifold to create easels. The other two are used for layers on the bottom base.


5.) Decorate with dies and embellishments for the finished look! This card technique can be used for many different occasions. What will you create?


About Kelly

Kelly is a writer for Create and Craft as well as an avid reader and crafter! She began her crafting journey during a production of a Tale of Two Cities where she learned to knit for her role as Madame Defarge. Since then she has crafted many kids projects, DIY home decor, scarfs, hats and more.

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5 Responses to Carley Duff Card Making Tips and Tricks

  1. Toni Henson October 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    I love Carley Duff! She is always so cheerful and happy. Going to try this double easel tecnique for sure.

  2. Linda Hodges October 6, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Carley is a delight to watch and learn crafting tips from! Easel cards are fun to display.
    Thank you Carley for all your tips on Create and Craft USA!

  3. Fran Hain-Ankebrant October 11, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    Oh Carley Your so much fun to watch and then Andy shows up you two are hilarious together. They better keep you for a long time. Love the demos.

  4. Linda Hodges January 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    Thank you Carley, for sharing card making ideas! Very nice!

  5. Vanessa July 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    Awesome pointers to making the card really beautiful and different. Thanks for sharing Carley.