Saturday, November 23, 2019

Christmas Scallop Circle Easel Card Tutorial

Nancy, here.  Back to today's inspiration for a scallop circle easel tutorial that I created for you as well as I am showcasing Stamperia Blue Land paper collection for the next couple weeks which should be in everyone's stash for cards this winter season as well as for Christmas!  I love the wintery scenes for Christmas with these blue tones and wintery pictures.  

This is actually a scallop circle easel card but my easel card will also have a traditional part for a Christmas sentiment on another layer.  This style of easel card is very simple to make with my step-by-step tutorial.  I am a visual person and like to see step-by-step pictures plus I added a lot of photos to guide you through this since words in these instructions can't always describe well for everyone. There are other tutorials of a scallop circle easel card but I think my tutorial with a scallop doily may be easier for beginners to follow along.  You will need a score tool like Scor-Pal.  So let's get started!

Putting Together The Circle Easel Card

Step 1: Choose your card base 8" x 11"  and and score it in half and fold.  Do this again for the second card base.  Use a Bone Folder to sharpen the score line.  Any size circles will work  and a couple sizes smaller so you can layer patterned paper on top and decorate.  

Place the  circle die just like the nestabilities in Spellbinder which my circle was 4 1/4" diameter and lay the circle die slightly overlapping the folded cardstock and cut through your press (as below).  Make sure the fold of the card base is not cut within the die, so as to leave a card "hinge". Cut two of these bases which one for the easel card and one that will be glued on the bottom of the easel card for the traditional inside of a card with your sentiment.

Step 2: Open your card base and fold one side of the circle in half, back into the center (as below on left side).  Stamp your Christmas sentiment for the inside of the card (as below on right side).  I used two stamps on the right photo below to give the sentiment a background.

Step 3: Cut two single circle (circle size 4 1/4") one from white cardstock and the other  one from a glitter cardstock  and two doily dies.  

Step 4:  I used a 3 3/4" circle die to cut the Stamperia Blue Land patterned paper out and adhered it to the glitter circle that was cut with the 4 1/4" circle die which will be glued together and then glued to a doily (See sample above photo of the circle on top right of photo of patterned paper glued to glitter circle.  This will be on the easel section of the card. Add adhesive to the folded half of the circle you just scored down and glue this doily to it (see photo below).  I used my ole Cheery Lynn Design doily die along with the Tutti Design stitched circle dies for this project.

Step 5:  Adhere the other doily behind the bottom of the easel card.  Align the other card  and glue the two cards together.  

Photo below is another sample of the other card.

Sample of scoring and folding.  Birthday sentiment was typed and printed and then die cut and adhered to the last layer of this easel card.

Step 6:  Using the 4 1/4" circle die slightly over lapping on top (see section 1 as a sample), cut out a blue patterned paper from the Stamperia Blue Land paper collection and glue to the inside of the easel card.

Step 7:  I glued on a snowflake and then glued  the label with the "Merry Christmas" that was embossed with NUVO Embossing Silver powder.  Note: Adhere some 3D foam pads or foam dots to act as a stopper for the front panel of the easel card to lock in behind the Merry Christmas Label when the card is being displayed. 

This is the easel card turned sideways so that you can see the layers as well as the 3D foam tape behind the label. I can mail this card this way but will continue to add more embellishments to finish this project which will cost more to mail.  I figure that if I make a card for a special person, the extra cost of mailing is a no-brainer.
When closed, this cheery circle easel card will fit into 5" square envelope 
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you. And do share with me your very own handmade Easel Card photos.

I am entering this project in the following challenge:

So get off your computers and start making one of these fun scalloped circle easel card like these!  My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!


Vicki said...

Spectacular and so gorgeous, Nancy! I love this Blue Land collection from Stamperia. You've showcased it beautifully with this circle easel card. Love all of the die cuts too! Thanks for joining the Double D, "What's Your Christmas Style" Challenge.

froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Try it on Tuesday!

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and design with all the pretty details, I can see why you like this beautiful set of papers too!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

As always ... WOW!!! This is amazing and gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ Christmas Style’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Jenny Marples said...

Thank you for sharing in such detail how you created these stunning festive easel cards Nancy. I love how you've combined the beautiful Stamperia papers with lots of shimmer and shine, including those pine needles. Thank you for joining us for The Funkie Junkie Boutique 'Lovely Leaves' challenge x

Silke said...

Such a beautiful and festive easel card with so many lovely details. Many thanks for sharing your art work at Creative Friday.
Hugs, Silke

Annie said...

Your easel card is beautiful Nancy x Those Stamperia papers are stunning and your card will be treasured for sure xGreat to have you join in with us at A Vintage Journey for Debs Window to Your World Challenge
Best Wishes
Annie Creative Guide x

Julia Aston said...

A wonderful tutorial for your beautiful easel card design Nancy! The papers you used are beautiful as well as all the layering of your die cuts - love the silver, white and blues used. Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey Window challenge! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is such a beautiful card and I love that you showed the steps to make it! Thank You for joining us at Try It On Tuesday ! Chrisx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

What a gorgeous easel card. The papers you used are so beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Creative wishes!
Ann x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beautiful card and well written Tutorial
Dr Sonia

Anne Temple said...

These are stunning Nancy! Love the papers you've used and the dies you've chosen are perfect for them. Great step by step photos too. Thanks for sharing this with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #126.

Maggi said...

Another beautiful card! Great tutorial for making an circle easel card. I love easel cards and they are so fun especially when stepping outside the box and doing something like you've done with the circle. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog.

Lori Kobular said...

Love the shape of your beautiful card! Those doilies are beautiful and so is that blue paper! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

sidan said...

Auch dieses Werk ist wieder sehr schön geworden. Ich liebe Easel Cards.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei creative friday!

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely charming - delightful papers and your easel card is so well constructed to reveal all the details and lovely embellishing. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Ginny @ Polly's Paper Studio said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Crafty hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio.

Stempelomi said...

another great card! Thanks for joining us at creative friday.