I have to mention first, as I did with my first mini round easel card below, that I saw this at Marianne's blog. However she didn't give any instructions as how to make it, so I had to figure this out. So, this is how I made mine.
I have lots and lot of pictures here--it's easier to show you, as sometimes I don't know how to explain very well.
I created this Christmas card for the tutorial, so I'll just take you through the steps.
Materials and tools:
* A die-cutting machine--I have a Big Shot.
* Various die cuts. These are the Spellbinders Nestabilities that I used:
Classic Scalloped Circles Large - largest size,
Standard Circles Large - largest and 2nd largest sizes,
Petite Scalloped Circles Large - 2nd largest size,
Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles - largest size.
*To decorate your card: Designer paper, coloured image(s), sentimen (s), 1 large brad is mandatory, other embelishments are optional--decorate any way you want.
You need a cardstock that is wide enough to accomodate your die cut. For the one I used--it's largest scalloped circle that I have--that's about 4 1/2 inches wide.
Score at 4 1/2 inches from the top and fold.
To cut out the card, there are 2 ways that I've used of placing your die cut.
(I use removable tape to secure my die cut to the paper--they tend to move around if you don't.)
This is placement no. 1 (the fold will be uncut through 2 arches)
as seen from the other side.
so that when you fold it down, the scalloped edges of the top half should match the scalloped edges of the bottom half exactly.
Place one of the full scallopped circles over the glue--make sure all the scallop edges match, top to bottom.
X marks the spot...
Take your piercing tool and make a hole here.
Take your piercing tool and through the earlier-made hole on Circle #2, pierce through and make a hole in Circle #1 which is the one underneath.
Now, you have some snipping job to do to the top edges of Circle #2 or else you won't be able to close the card. Fold the top section back and then turn the card over. You will see the overlaps as below.
Now you can go ahead and decorate the rest of your easel card--the top section and the finishing touches like the sentiments and embellishments.