Monday, 13 June 2016

Mix It Up Monday: Swirly Bird twisted easel

I’ve had a super busy crafty weekend. Friday morning was Crafty Friday, but more about that later in the week.  Saturday afternoon was my Welcome Party for my new club members – a fun afternoon of crafting and chatting. 

But in between, Saturday morning, was my team meeting. We were a very small group so we just played with new products and chatted, which was lovely. Turns out we’d all ordered the same stamp set – Blooms and Wishes – but that was just about the only common ground, apart from Swirly Bird, which most of us had already ordered, or planned to in the next few weeks. This is a really popular set, partly because it was in the pre-order for demonstrators and partly because it’s so versatile. I must admit I’d completely overlooked it until I got to have to play with it on Saturday morning and made this project. It’s a twisted easel (thanks, Janet, for the tutorial). I’ve never made one before but it s really simple, just a square card with a diagonal score line on the top flap. 

I hope you love the colour combination as much as I do. It’s for  Mix It Up Monday and is taken from my latest set of In Color charts. One of the ladies wasn’t happy about the addition of Mint Macaron, but I explained that rules are rules and if it’s in the combo, I have to use it. I think she was convinced when she saw the finished project; either that or she was too polite to say otherwise. 


  1. I usually do not care for SU's more modern designs but this is just wonderful! I love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for your nice comment, Nancy. As I said in my post, this set didn't speak to me at all but having played with it, I am seriously rethinking. Apart from anything else, it's VERY fun to use.


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