Valentine Trellis Easel Card – Free File

Oh my aching goodness, I had so much fun with this ‘card’! I simply love easel cards anyway but this Trellis Easel Card was a new challenge to conquer! I really wanted the little ‘pocket’ for notes so I designed a file to cut all of the pieces. During assembly I discovered my little pocket was multipurpose, and I used it for the flower cone as well. Shy of a few embellies, I cut everything on my (can’t live without them) KNK Zing and Maxx Air. I used Copic markers and distress inks to color white pieces to match the cardstock theme. The base is made from WorldWin CutMates, which never stops amazing me with its cut quality. For a more durable card, I would cut it from ColorMates Smooth & Silky (90 lb) or ColorMates Ice Dust (102 lb) although CutMates certainly does the job – and beautifully.




  • Force – CutMates on the Maxx Air: 55
  • Speed – CutMates: 125
  • Force – Patterned Card Stock: 72
  • Speed – Patterned Card Stock: 125


  1. Cut all pieces required for desired design
  2. Color as desired
  3. Apply adhesive
  4. Assemble parts
  5. Add embellishments

Below are the cut pieces for the design.

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I decided to make another Trellis Easel card using traditional Valentine colors.

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To make  your own Trellis Easel Cards, download the free file for a limited time:

Trellis Easel Heart Card

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

14 thoughts on “Valentine Trellis Easel Card – Free File

  1. Great Card, I’ve not seen this type of easel card before but your instructions and photos make it look very do-able and not daunting at all!

    Love the PJ’s too 😉

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