Petal Card

by Beate Johns

Create a petal card out of four cardstock circles.


  • Four squares of cardstock
  • Two squares of patterned paper
  • Circle Dies (Beaded and Classic Circle Nestabilities dies used here)
  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
  • Glue Dots and other adhesive
  • Additional cardstock and patterned paper, for the inside and front of card
  • Ribbon and other embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Cut four circles out of your cardstock with dies of your choice. Here the largest of the Beaded Circle Nestabilities were used.

  2. Step 2

    Cut your patterned paper with a smaller circle die to create a layer for your cardstock.

  3. Step 3

    Score your cardstock circles in half.

  4. Step 4

    Cut your patterned paper circles in half.

  5. Adhere half circles to your cardstock circles.

  6. Step 5

    Add a few glue dots on the right side of the back side of the first circle under the score line.

  7. Use the score lines as a guide and adhere a second cardstock circle to the first. Create a 90 degree angle with your score line as shown in the picture.

  8. Step 6

    To make sure you lined up your circles at a straight 90 degree angle, use your scoring tool edge as a guide.

    Repeat this step each time after adding a new circle.

  9. Step 7

    Add glue dots to your second circle.

  10. Adhere your third circle.

  11. Step 8

    Add adhesive to your third circle.

  12. Adhere your last circle over your third circle and slide the other edge under the first circle.

  13. Step 9

    Flip your card over, add more glue dots under the other side of your last circle and adhere.

  14. Slide your last circle under the third one so it sits over your first (top) circle and under the third one (bottom in this picture).

  15. Step 10

    Decorate the inside of your card.

  16. Step 11

    Decorate your patterned paper strip.

  17. Step 12

    Fold card shut and center paper strip over it. Add adhesive to one end.

  18. Bend around your card and adhere to a band on the back of the card.

  19. Step 13

    Decorate front to finish card.

    Adhere your main image to the card band. This way the card will be easy to open. Just slide the band along with all the decoration off.



    Try using two or even four different colors for your cardstock.

    Loose the Band
    Tie the card shut with ribbon. Or add a smaller image slightly over your main image to keep the card shut (check the Joy Fold Card Tutorial for a sample of that closure).

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Petal Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I have that nestabilities and seems I should try this technique. It looks great and thanks for the tutorial.
j  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 5:56 AM
This is a beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing it. I had used a similar technique with the classic scallop dies to make while embossed envelopes with ribbon running round the edges smile weren't as awesome as this though smile will definitely share the pics.
Saba M  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 6:50 AM
I love this card, especially the beaded circle. When I make this kind of card, I add a square inside to glue the circles to. Haven't made one in a long time, thanks for the reminder.
Diane617  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 7:30 AM
Encore une très belle carte et un modèle original. Bravo. Amitiés.
Micha  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 8:07 AM
Your cards are always so beautiful! If they were mine I don't think I could give them away. Thank you for the video. So easy to understand. I think I need to go shopping for a new die now. smile
Kathleen  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 9:45 AM
Thak you for the video.
Gala Roma  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 10:59 AM
What was the paper used in this project, just love the whole thing.
Leslie Strand  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 11:13 AM
The paper is the Glowing line from Authentique. I used the 12x12 paper for it.

Thanks for your kind words! Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 11:40 AM
The main image is from Crafty Secrets Halloween Creative Scraps.
Beate  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 11:41 AM
This is awesome, Beate!!! I'm going to make it for a niece's b-day... I think she'll love it!!! Thanks for sharing!


Mary Arima  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM
WOW!!!!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! You DEFINATELY went all out!!!!!!!! smile
Becky Green  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 2:36 PM
Awesome, Beate! I will definitely be making one (or two or three..) of these!!
Holly aka Toy  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 4:29 PM
I love this Halloween card, Petal Card. Does the circle
dies come in one size and the Beaded dies come in
one size. Where can you fine the Beaded and Classic
Circle Nestabilities dies?

Thank you
Carole  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM
Hi Carole,

Nestabilities dies come in several sizes per pack. You can purchase them directly at the Spellbinders website, or you can find them at many online and Brick and Mortar Stores.

Here are direct links to the
Beaded Circle Nestabilities and Standard Circle dies.
Beate  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 6:49 PM
Totally awesome Beate!
Dawn Easton  |  Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 7:52 PM
Great card. I love your tutorials. Thanks.
Pam Crusberg  |  Thu Sep 8, 2011 at 12:09 PM
Great Tutorial!! Now all that's left is to upload my cards.
Sarah Pederson  |  Thu Sep 8, 2011 at 9:37 PM
Thanks, Beate! I loved making a petal card and have uploaded it into the gallery. Your tutorials are always so clear and easy to follow, and I love the videos, too.
Barbara Joyce  |  Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 9:57 AM
Great ideasn on your tutorials & thank you for sharing with fellow stampers.
mary  |  Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 3:27 PM
Hi Beate! Love your tutorials. You make the directions so easy to understand. And your work is amazing and so detailed. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Also, anyone looking for Spellbinders might want to check out They are always discounted, usually a good selection and they don't charge any shipping fees.
Donna  |  Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 11:28 PM

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