July 26, 2022 • Anna Griffin
The Ferris Wheel Easel Card Dies are the perfect set of dies for any celebration! From birthdays to anniversaries and any celebration throughout the year, you will find yourself reaching for the Ferris Wheel Easel Card Dies for a fun, interactive card. Today, we are going to show you how to create a ferris wheel with a moving center using a brad. Anyone who receives this card will be delighted at the way your cheerful card includes so many wonderful details. If you don’t have the Ferris Wheel Easel Dies, you can get them on sale on our website this week! You are going to love this whimsical set!
Let’s make this movable card together!
First, use the large, easel die to make the base of your card. We like to use double sided cardstock for this since you will see both sides. This pattern is from our Basket 12 x 12 Double-Sided Cardstock!
Warm up the score lines on your card base.
Next, add permanent adhesive to the tab on your folded card base.
Attach the shadow layer on top of your adhesive and press down.
We cut a couple of different colors with the smaller wheel die and added a brad.
The intricate ferris wheel diecut gets a hole in the center to allow you to attach the wheel and brad mechanism.
Push the wheel and brad through the intricate ferris wheel.
Then, fold down the prongs to secure.
Add foam adhesive to the back of your ferris wheel for added dimension.
Attach it to your easel card, and add your ferris wheel seat layer (ours is matte gold foil) with foam adhesive.
A floral wreath from the 120 Floral Wreath Stickers and celebrate sticker from the Celebration Chest Finishing School Craft Box finish your card in a beautiful way.
Cut a stopper in a color of your choice, and add to the bottom of the easel card.
Stickers from the 120 China Cabinet Floral Stickers decorate your ferris wheel base in a pretty way!
What occasions do you need to celebrate? This card is so much fun!
We know that the Ferris Wheel Easel Dies will be used to highlight all kinds of occasions. Here are a few more examples that we made with them.
Create ferris wheels in red, white and blue! Add a little swag for a patriotic card.
Floral ferris wheel birthday cards are oh so pretty in pink!
You can add any elements you please to your ferris wheel! Layered garlands are easily made with the Garland Cut and Emboss Folders.
Accent the seats of your ferris wheel by using a contrasting color on your card.
These ferris wheel easel cards are fun to make and receive! We know that you will enjoy customizing each card for any occasion all year long, and we can’t wait to see how you use this amazing die set. Be sure to post all of your projects with us on social media. We love to see your creativity at play! This tutorial will be available to you for one week before it moves to our archive of step by step how to’s in Finishing School. Finishing School is the place to be if you are looking for more instruction, community, live events and more! Next week, we will bring you a brand new project that we can create together.