Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scallop-Shaped Easel Card by Tori Hemingway

Today I will be showing you how to create a Scallop-Shaped Easel Card. This is a simple spin on the ever-popular easel card. To start, you will need:

1 - 5x10 sheet of card stock**
1 - 5x5 sheet of card stock**
Scoring Tool
Scallop Shaped Nestibility (or any other shape)
Die Cutting machine compatible with your Nesties
Scor Tape (or any other strong adhesive)
Stamps, Patterned Papers & the embellishments of your choice

** I chose these sizes for my card stock pieces, based on what size Nestability I was using. I has to be big enough to cut out the shape intended.

1. Score your 5x10 piece of card stock in half and then fold in half.2. Lay your Nestability die cutting side up on your die cutting machine (I am using a CB). Lay the folded end of your 5x10 cs from #1 on top of the Nestie die, so that you can still see the points of the ridges peeking out and carefully die-cut.
3. Cut out your 5x5 card stock normally (no edges peeking out). This is what you should have when you have done these two steps.
4. Using the folded piece, score the top piece in half. I have drawn a white line, so you can see it better.
5. Adhere Scor Tape to the bottom of this scored side.
6. Carefully line up the 5x5 piece you die cut, so that the scallops match and press them together. This is what your card base will look like once you add the top to it.
7. Embellish with your favorite stamps and goodies! I used the belly dancer Willow image and sentiment from the Aladin 1001 Nights Store set.
8. In order to make this card 'stand up', you must add some sort of 'anchor' to the inside of the card that the top of the card can catch on. I used this flower embellishment. The scallop catches the petal and makes it stand up. This does tend to make the cards a little bulky, but it is so pretty - it's worth it! Other variations for the 'anchor' can be brads, bling, etc.
Here is a side view of my finished card.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to try your own Scallop Shaped Easel Card! ~Tori


  1. Wow! What a beautiful card!
    Thanks for this tutorial!!!

  2. Thank you so much for such a fab and easy to follow tutorial, I need to do some cards so I think I will try this technique.

  3. Gorgeous tutorial!!! Very instructional and easy to follow! Tanks for sharing...


  4. What a great tutorial! I love this and hope to try it soon! Thank you!

  5. Thank you so much for such a fab and easy to follow tutorial.
    I love this and hope to try it soon!

  6. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Your explanations and photos are WONDERFUL!

  7. WOww what a great tutorial!
    What a beautiful card :):)

    Gr Thea

  8. WOW!! Great tutorial and your card is really awesome xxx Marley

  9. Great tutorial and beautiful card!!!

  10. Stunning card and great Tutorial!

  11. Great card and tutorial for it. Thanks so much!

  12. Hi Tori

    Thank you very much for this wonderful tutorial. Your card is awesome!

    BIG hugs

  13. Nice tutorial, easy to follow and great pictures!!

  14. thank you soo much for sharing
    this is great
    and the card is beautiful

    greetings karin

  15. Fabulous idea, must have a go at this!

  16. oh WOW- this is gorgeous & i'm so thankful for your step by step shaped easel card tutorial!!

  17. Hi Tori, great tutorial ... I just made a cute little easel card to post in the morning ...
    Hugs, Janie


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