Twisted Circular Easel Card

by Beate Johns

Create a circular Easel card with a twist.


  • Circle Die, Smallest Spellbinders™ Grand Decorative Circle Die used here

  • Cardstock

  • Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive

  • Stamps, Taylored Expressions Angel used here

  • Ink

  • Cardstock, Patterned Paper and Embellishments to decorate card front and inside


  1. Step 1

    Fold cardstock in half to create card base. Cut and emboss with your circular die.

  2. Make sure the fold of the card base is not cut with the die, leaving you a card "hinge".

    For this sample the smallest of the Grand Decorative Circles Nestabilities dies was used.

  3. Step 2

    Cut another piece of cardstock with the same circular die. This will be your card front.

  4. Step 3

    Place your card base in front of you with the "card hinge" on top.

  5. Step 4

    Take the left side of the upper part of the card base and fold it over diagonally.

    If you are using a die with a decorative edge, make sure it lines up when you fold the base over.

  6. If you unfold your card base, it should look like this.

  7. Step 5

    Add Scor-Tape™ to the 1/2 of the card front that was folded over and is pointing up.

  8. Step 6

    Adhere the card front to the part of the card front you just added adhesive to.

    This is your twisted circular easel card base.

  9. Step 7

    Create a layer to adhere to the inside of card. Make sure you have some embellishment on there that will stop your card front, when you pop it up.

  10. Step 8

    Adhere your layer to inside of card. Before you do, open the card to make sure the layer is adhered just the way you like it in relation to the card front.

  11. Step 9

    Create a your card front layer and adhere. Your Twisted Circular Easel card is finished.



  1. Make it a square
    Start with a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" card base, scored at the center. Score diagonally from the upper left corner to the bottom of the center score line. Create a front panel for the card, 4 1/4 wide and 4 1/4 to 5 1/2 high. Adhere the panel to the lower triangular section of the front panel; do not put adhesive on the upper triangular portion. On the inside of the card, add a raised element toward the center of the panel that will hold the easel element open and in place when the card is open.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Twisted Circular Easel 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.

superbe merci pour le tuto c'est magnifique
bise raymonde
raymonde  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 2:55 AM
wow! i love easels cards and this is a great way to do it! gonna try it! hugs!
karen adams  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 2:57 AM
Beate, Sorry, I don't comment much. I just wanted to say the same for this card as Karen did, "Wow!" This IS beautiful and easy. Your idea to use it for Christmas cards is great too! Thank you sharing it with us.
Bernadette  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 4:13 AM
Thanks for this tutorial Beate...very unique...adding this technique to my pile of "MUST TRY's" smile
Susanne  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 6:20 AM
Hey Beate, love this card - may have to try it one day. Just wanted you to know I love your hair cut - don't you just love it: so easy to care for.
Wanda  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 6:23 AM
Gorgeous card Beate, love the circle die you used, and the twist is awesome!!!!!!!! TFS!
Kris  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 6:25 AM
Oh how fun Beate....thanks so much for the easy tutorial....might have to make one of these....
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 6:33 AM
What a beautiful card! The recipient will surely feel special.

One suggestion for your tutorials (which all are super!): If you could put a photo of the finished project as the first pic in the tutorial, it would be really helpful.

Paperlover / Nancy S  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 6:47 AM
Love this technique--the Twisted Circular Easel Card. You always make it look so easy. Thanks.
Virginia Montagna
Virginia Montagna  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 6:59 AM
Love the circular easel design, Beate! The angel is adorable!
suen  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 7:17 AM
Just your ideas for card making.
Renee Clark  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 7:21 AM
Great card, Beate! I would have thought it much harder to make but you make it look so easy! I am going to have to give this one a try!
Peggy Packer  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 7:29 AM
Absolutely beautiful card. Your tutorials are so informative that it makes the process look doable even for a novice like me!!! Thanks for sharing your expertise and talent!
Sandra Johnston  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 7:48 AM
this is awesome! i'm definitely going to give it a try! thanks so much for the clear tutorial!!
aichaku  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 7:48 AM
LOVED this Tute Beate...I am going to make one such a fun card!! Thank You.....
kelly booth  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 8:03 AM
Mind.blown. I want to make one so bad now! smile Thanks, Beate!
Bev Rousch  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 8:20 AM
Beautiful Card, must give it a go soon. TFS.
Margaret J  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM
love it.. thanks ill use this soon!
tiya-B  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Beautiful cards. I'm going to give it a try for Christmas cards. One question though. If you go with the round shape, what type of envelope do you use to mail it? Does the square version fit an A2 envie? OK, that was two questions hee hee.
Lisa  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Beautiful card & the tutorial was easy to follow! Hopefully, I'll be able to make one. smile. Thanks for sharing! I'm off to find & favorite it on YouTube!
Patrice  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

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