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.

Beautiful card!! Love the tutorial so helpful.
Natalie  |  Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 6:57 AM
Wenchie  |  Fri Sep 16, 2011 at 9:07 AM
You are my favorite card designer. smile Your tutorials are always so well done and easy to follow.
Kay Zink  |  Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 9:01 AM
This is beautiful! Love that die!
Is it big enough to fit a gift card inside?
Catherine Pooler  |  Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM
wow this is great , thank you for sharing how its made. Rose
rosebudinnh  |  Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 2:23 PM
I am unable to find the large circle die that was used in this video. Can you please give me more information on it. Thanks so very much.

Shirley Conner  |  Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM
Beate your projects are always so creative! Thanks for doing the videos AND step by step pics too. I was able to understand the placement much better by seeing them.
BTW~~I hope you and your family are alright after the horrible weather Oklahoma has endured.
Karen Christanell  |  Tue Jun 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM

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