New Tutorial: Double Easel Valentine’s Day Card

One of the fun things to do at Stampin' UP! events is to look at everyone's swap cards.  Today's card was inspired by demonstrator Kim Bolzenthal.  We were checking out her card over dinner and you've never seen a bunch of middle-aged women get so excited over a card.  I couldn't wait to make one when I got home.

At first glance, it looks a little complicated.  But I assure you, it is actually quite easy to create.  I even made a video to show you how it is put together.  You can decorate it however you choose!

Here are the card measurements from the video:

Real Red Card Stock:  6" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"

Real Red Card Stock:  3-1/2" x 7", scored at 3-1/2"

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (used for cutting out single hearts)


MelissaRecipeGraphicSTAMP SET:  Wacky Wishes (hostess)

INK:  Real Red

PAPER:  Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Heart Framelits, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, 3/8" Brights Glimmer Brads, Paper Doilies, Designer Builder Brads, Delicate Details Lace Tape, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer

To order any of these fun products, simply visit my online store at


How would you like to win the Paper Doilies and Designer Builder Brads?

2 Ways to Enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post.  If you've recreated this card, leave a link so that everyone can check it out!
  • Pin it! Everyone that pins directly from my website will receive one entry.

I'll select 2 winners at random on February 14th and announce them here.


Happy Stampin'



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  1. Von | 24th Jan 13

    What a great tutorial! It is a very beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your expertise and creativity.

  2. Kim | 24th Jan 13

    I’m skimming FB and out pops my name in your post. So glad you liked the card. I was especially pleased with how the card turned out. My card is here, I love your color combo. Yes, it is a very easy card!

  3. Darlene | 24th Jan 13

    Love the card, such nice colors .. going tomakeone tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing…

  4. Sue F | 24th Jan 13

    Melissa, This Easel card is so beautiful. I don’t think I have seen a double easel before, but now I want to try it. Thanks for sharing.
    Sue F

  5. Missy Smith | 24th Jan 13

    This so adorable! Thanks for sharing the video and a chance to win!

  6. laura j | 24th Jan 13

    Love your version of the easel card! I am thinking it would also make a great wedding or anniversary card! Thanks for putting the video together!

  7. Susan | 24th Jan 13

    Your double heart easel is adorable ! I’m going to try my hand at this. TFS

  8. Maggie Carmody | 24th Jan 13

    What a beautiful easel card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I can’t wait to try it this weekend.

  9. Karen Miller | 24th Jan 13

    I haven’t tried an easel card yet, but think I’m going to start with this double one, thank you for sharing your wonderful instructions.

  10. Carol Hodson | 24th Jan 13

    Wonderful tutorial!

  11. DawnKathleen | 25th Jan 13

    Thank you for sharing the Valentine card tutorial! Love it!

  12. Ilene B. | 25th Jan 13

    I haven’t tried a double easel card yet but I did pin your card & video so I can try it! Thank you for sharing the project & for a chance to win this awesome prize!

  13. Debbie J | 25th Jan 13

    Love it! Was looking for a great valentine for hubby. This is it!

  14. Marilee | 25th Jan 13

    My husband made a comment recently, I never make him anything cool. I am going to try this. Thanks!

  15. Valerie Martin | 25th Jan 13

    What an adorable card. It is so unique and different. I LOVE that!

  16. Mary | 25th Jan 13

    Thank you for the clear instructions for this card, what a show stopper!

  17. Wink | 25th Jan 13

    This card is awesome! I have never seen a double easel. How COOL is this! I think I will try one today! Thank you so much for your great tutorial.

  18. Charlotte C. | 25th Jan 13

    I’ve never tried an easel card, but this one is so darned cute I am going to have to now! Thank you SO MUCH for adding a video to show how easy it actually is to make this gorgeous card!

  19. Sarah Biswabic | 25th Jan 13

    Hi, I am Kim’s helper. I help her get ready for classes. She is very talented! I love your card! I pinned it:)

  20. Kay Capps | 25th Jan 13

    Hi-How can I say WOW!!! LOVE it and SO nice of you to show us how to make it. Thanks also for the chance to win…If I do win and I don’t reply-it’ll be because I am in the hospital. I’m having surgery on the 12th…so please give me time to respond…LOL
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!!! Hugs!!!

  21. Suzie Thomas | 25th Jan 13

    Thanks for the tutorial, I love this card, what a great idea, now I have to add the heart framelits to my next order!

  22. Carolee | 25th Jan 13

    Very nice directions. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Kate | 25th Jan 13

    Your tutorial was great. I’ve always wanted to know how to do a double easel card.

  24. Gerry Wright | 25th Jan 13

    I love the tutorial. I have wanted to make an easel card for quite a while and I finally understand how to make one. Thanks beautiful card.

  25. Mary Gregor | 25th Jan 13

    Very Neat Idea!!! Looks easy to make–will have to give a try.

  26. Martha | 25th Jan 13

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I really like this card.

  27. Beverly | 25th Jan 13

    So beautiful and so simple when we follow your instructions…tho it doesn’t look simple…we will fool everyone…LOL! TKS!!!

  28. Carol Cariveau | 25th Jan 13

    Fabulous card and thank you for sharing the tutorial…one to case for sure!

  29. Marlene | 25th Jan 13

    Thank u so much for such a wonderful tutorial & your card is just beautiful! I can’t wait to try my hand at one.

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  31. Traci Davis | 25th Jan 13

    Wow! Beautiful card and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to try one of these!

  32. Donna | 25th Jan 13

    Thank you for the tutorial. Love your card!

  33. Sally S | 25th Jan 13

    That is the most beautiful card. I just hae to make one. Thank you for sharing.
    Sally S

  34. Charlotte Ann | 25th Jan 13

    Absolutely beautiful card – and, a wonderful tutorial. Going to have to try this! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  35. Sandy Glover | 26th Jan 13

    Your card is awesome. Thank you for tutorial.
    You’re one talented gal.

  36. Patti G | 26th Jan 13

    I love making easel cards so I can,t wait to try this double one

  37. Renee Ondrajka | 26th Jan 13

    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea. I think this will be the perfect project for me to try on this cold and snowy day. This makes a beautiful card, but I like the fact that it could be used for a cute Valentine decoration too.

  38. Beth | 26th Jan 13

    Thanks for the great explanation. Can’t wait to try it!

  39. Barbara V | 26th Jan 13

    What an !!awesome card! Your excellent instructions unlock the mystery of constructing it–I am off to try it! Thanks

  40. kivonne | 26th Jan 13

    I am so excited to try this tutorial…thank you so much! I love your blog…thank you for all you do for me and my business! kt

  41. Maggie | 26th Jan 13

    What a beautiful Card…..Great tutorial…so easy to follow…thanks for sharing.

  42. Joan Walker | 26th Jan 13

    I love your card & the tutorial is so easy to follow. Thank you very much for showing how to make the card.

  43. Lana Vant Erve | 26th Jan 13

    Wow, beautiful card! I already had my Valentines cards made, but I have to go back and start again!! Love this card!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

  44. Twila Davis | 26th Jan 13

    Melissa! I love this card. Making one right now in fact, couldn’t wait as soon as I saw it I had to make it! lol WoHoO!

  45. Josie Santiago | 27th Jan 13

    I really enjoyed your video – what a great card!

  46. Maxine | 27th Jan 13

    So excited to try this card…love the talent!

  47. Cherie | 27th Jan 13

    Wow! This card is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing the video with us! I am going to go make one right now!

  48. Jennifer Youngren | 27th Jan 13

    Came to your blog after seeing your awesome card on splitcoaststampers. Just finished making a Valentine’s card for my husband using your tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration! Your tutorial was excellent; thanks for sharing it.

  49. Janet Kohler | 28th Jan 13

    Great video. You made it look so easy for a card that looks absolutley wonderful.

  50. Lori Souter | 28th Jan 13

    Love your easel Valentine card!! Going to go make one now!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  51. Kelly Garcia | 28th Jan 13

    I came across this card and tutorial on Pinterest. At first at thought “too hard for me”, but I watched your video and Wow! I can do this. Thank you so much. I’m off to my stampin’ room to make one for my husband who returns from military training just before Valentine’s day.

  52. dmatthews | 29th Jan 13

    A very cool card….I can’t wait to try it.

  53. Donna | 29th Jan 13

    Great tutorial and such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing Melissa!!

  54. Cheryl Stauffer | 30th Jan 13

    Oooooooh, this is absolutely gorgeous and I am excited to give it a try. Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing your creativity with us.

  55. Martie Rollin | 30th Jan 13

    Loved this tutorial! Thank you so much for directing us here from Split Coast Stampers. Your directions were very clear. This is a terrific Valentine card. Thanks for the idea!

  56. KSinMT | 30th Jan 13

    I love your tutorial and card! I pinned it too. Kathy

  57. Melanie Hudson | 31st Jan 13

    Thanks for the tutorial and the card is very pretty. I think I can do this.

  58. Debby Ohlhauser | 31st Jan 13

    What a fantastic card! Now I just need to add birthday in there too! Thank you for sharing!

  59. Liz O | 1st Feb 13

    This card is fabulous!!!! Love it, and seriously considering making one, it looks intimidationg but now that I learnt how to I am sure will be one of my fave cards to make, I love easel cards so much thanks for sharing and for the chance to win, now I am following you on Pinterest 🙂
    Have a wonderful day!

  60. Debbie Russo | 2nd Feb 13

    What a wonderful card! It looks so complicated but your video showed how easy it truly is to make

  61. Frances Peets | 2nd Feb 13

    So great. Really enjoyed your video.

  62. Kristie | 2nd Feb 13

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I love your card, it is beautiful!!!

  63. Kristie | 2nd Feb 13

    Just pinned it too!!!

  64. Kristie | 2nd Feb 13

    I absolutely Love your card! Will have to try this technique sometime! Thank you!!

  65. Gayle Cramer | 3rd Feb 13

    Beautiful card, Melissa. Thanks for sharing the excellent tutorial. I am copying your exact card; what better compliment than that? It is beautiful and I will send it to a couple of very special sisters.

  66. Jean Stayton | 3rd Feb 13

    Goregous Card, I certainly will be casing you
    thank you for the tutorial

  67. Rose Stannell | 3rd Feb 13

    Awesome card tutorial. As I don’t have the heart dies yet, I am going to give this a try with some other ones I have. Thanks for the inspiration.

  68. Terry Duncan | 4th Feb 13

    As always, Melissa, your card is gorgeous! I’ve never tried a double easel card, but I will be able to now. You’re directions make it seem like it’s easy to make. TFS

  69. Pat Wortham | 4th Feb 13

    Great job! I just purchased the heart dies and will make this first. Very good tutorial. My grandaughter will love it! Thank you.

  70. Pssequimages | 5th Feb 13

    My double easel turned out GREAT! Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas in this tutorial, Melissa.

  71. Sue Mac Donald | 6th Feb 13

    beautiful card & a fantastic tutorial…..thanks ever so much! I’m new to your blog & I’m so excited that you were referred to me…..very nice & informative blog!

  72. Catherine Sargent | 6th Feb 13

    Your double easel Valentine’s Day card is simply amazing. I never thought that it would be that easy to make. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. You’re the best.

  73. Sheil | 7th Feb 13

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial! I’m fairly new at card making, and haven’t really tapped into my creative mind yet. Your creative cards inspire me to get more creative. Thanks again for the video.

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  76. Rebecca | 12th Feb 13

    I watched this video and absolutely love the card. You did a great job. I used this for a class I taught at school. Now I have to make one for hubby! Thanks so much!

  77. Jaycee Cooper | 13th Feb 13

    Cool card! This is the first double easel card I’ve seen. I love cards that look difficult but are really quite easy to create. Your design on it is lovely. This is something I’d like to try. Thanks so much for the video.

  78. Peggy Wilson | 14th Feb 13

    Such a great Valentine’s card. It just seems that cards for Valentines need to be special and this fits the bill. Wonderful video. TSMFS.

  79. Jacquelyn Scheel | 11th Feb 17

    What a lovely card. Thank you for showing us how to make it!

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