Today I’m going to show you a Scallop Circle Easel Card – at least that is what I think it is called.  First the scallop circle because that is the shape of it and then an easel because it stands up by itself like an easel.

This is the one we made at one of my stamp club meetings – the girls saw the sample that my friend Fran Kennedy brought as a swap to one of my downline meetings and they wanted me to show them how to make it.  Of course it uses the Big Shot – whatever did we do without the Big Shot.   I used a Rich Razzleberry base for the card – what I did was cut a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock and fold it in half.  Then lay it on the Scallop Circle die so that the scallop edge comes right to the cut (or open) side of the card and the folded side of the card is just inside about 4 scallops or so.  This will create the base of the card which is a folded scallop circle.  You take the top of it and fold it back on itself.  Then cut a full scallop circle from the same color card stock and glue it to the piece you just folded back – matching it up to the bottom of the card.  When the card is closed it is the shape of a scallop circle.

For the top of the card I cut a circle out of Whisper White card stock using the Clear Circle die and then for the inside I cut one from Marina Mist card stock.  On the White I stamped from the Just Believe stamp set – in Old Olive ink – then sponged the bottom edge.  Sponge around and along the top with Marina Mist to create the blue sky.  Before gluing it down add the ribbon – I did not really tie a bow here at all.  What I did was punch a hole in the white card stock – take the ribbon and create a loop (to look like the cancer ribbon) – then take the top of the loop and push it down to where the ribbon crosses – put a brad around all of that and insert through the hole.  It creates the little bow like you see on the card.  I just used some snail to hold the tails down on the back of the circle.  Glue it to the front and add the butterflies that were cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

On the inside you have to add a “stopper” – that will hold the front when you stand the card up.  I used the frame image from the Just Believe stamp set – stamp, cut, sponge and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is the card Fran made for her swap –

I hope you like today’s project.