Reveal Wheel with Knitting Theme

Reveal Wheel with Knitting Theme

Learn how to make your own DIY reveal wheel card using dies you probably already. This card features a knitting theme!

Stamps Used

  • Skyward

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  • Sheep

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  • Lamb

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  • SALE!

    Knitting Needles

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  • Go Fly a Kite

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Supplies Used

Additional Supplies

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scoring Board and Bone Folder
  • Embossing Machine
  • *Die – Circle, 1-1/2″ (CottageCutz Basics Stitched Circle CCB-008 –
  • Die – Scalloped Circle, 4″ (Spellbinders S4-117 Nestabilities Small Petite Scalloped Circles Die Template)
  • Die – Rectangle, 1-5/8 x 5/8 (CottageCutz CCB-011 *Basics Dies –
  • Post-it Note
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier, Light Umber
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier, Apple Green
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier, Imperial Violet
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  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier, Caribbean Sea
  • Colored Pencil – Prismacolor Premier, Lemon Yellow
  • Washi Tape
  • *Make Up Brushes -
  • Ruler – Clear
  • Pencil
  • Craft Pick
  • *Brads –


The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. This card is not going to be a typical size. Now you can decide to forgo the kraft paper card base and make it an A2 card.

We need 2, A2 pieces of white cardstock. To make them cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then trim each one of those to 5-1/4″ by 4″. For the card base score an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of kraft cardstock down the middle on the long side and crease.

Cut out a 1-1/2″ circle die. Cut out a 4″ scalloped circle die.

On one of the A2 panels of white cardstock at 1-1/4″ down from top and center and tape down the rectangle die and cut.

Place the scalloped circle against the card front that has the rectangle window and hold up to the light to get the placement of the wheel. You’ll want to make sure that the scallops of the wheel will stay above the rectangular window and not show through and that they are centered left to right.

Place a bit of washi tape on the center part of a 1-1/8″ circle die and while holding the window panel and the scalloped circle to the light find the best place to have the notch to turn the wheel. Stick the die in place, shooting for the die to cut off no more than 1/2″. Tear excess washi tape so it doesn’t stick to the good part of the card. You want it just on the center that will be cut out.

Place the panel with the die on top of another A2 card panel and run through embossing machine so it cuts a semi circle out of two sheets of cardstock.

We’ll make the wheel next. The brad must be placed in the center of the two circles. Don’t guess the center but to find it do this. Lay the circle down with the embossed side down and place a clear ruler on top at any inch indicator. Rotate the ruler until you get to an even segment on the ruler using any measurement (1/8″, 1/16″, etc). Find the mid point and draw a dot then draw a line along the ruler. We need to get a right angle between the line you drew and the dot. At the dot you’re going to draw another line at a right angle. To do this, we’ll use the ruler as a T-square. Place the inch line on the ruler along the line that you drew close to the dot. When the inch line is straight draw a line all the way across the circle. Choose another side of the circle and do the same thing. Where the two right angle lines intersect is the center of the circle. Poke a hole at that point. Insert a brad and rotate to make the circle big enough. Do that for both circles.

Place the smaller circle onto the brad with the pencil lines facing toward the brad head, then put on the larger circle with the marked up side facing toward the brad head. Fold the “wings” of the brad open on the clean side of the circle. Place a few small pieces of 3D tape on the small circle and leave on the backing paper.

On the panel that has the window adhere either a printed sentiment or stamp one above the window. Create a scene by tearing a piece of copy paper to make hills and brushing on green ink. Do this is layers using multiple pieces of paper. Add elements to your scene with the stamps listed above. For mine, I stamped part of a large tree on the mid left and flowers on the lower right and left to create the feeling that the sheep are further away. Finally, brush on blue ink for the sky.

Flip the cardstock over and find the center of the top of the card and draw a vertical line. Now find the center of the notch and draw a horizontal line.

Flip the window panel over and line up the center marks on it with the center mark of the wheel. Remove the release paper from the tape. Apply a couple pieces of washi tape to secure the wheel to the window panel. Flip it back over and line it up with the other A2 card panel and stick the wheel to it. With the craft pick remove the washi tape. Test by rotating the wheel and cutting the “wings” of the brad if they show in the window.

Now, let’s add the sentiments. With a pencil trace out the window. Rotate the wheel and trace again. Do this 4 times so you’ll know where to stamp the sentiment. Open the brad and remove the large wheel.

Glue down or stamp the sentiments in the designated spaces. Place back on the brad and fold “wing” again. Apply 3D tape all around the wheel, making sure that the wheel can rotate. Line up the front panel and adhere.

If you want to keep this as an A2 size card, just adhere this to an A2 card base. If you want to give it a yarn skein and knitting needle background your card base will be larger than A2 and require a special envelope.

To make the kraft base, lay your A2 card on top of the folded kraft paper and place it so that it’s about 1/4-inch from the top and fold of the paper. Mark 1/4-inch on the open end of the card on the kraft cardstock and a 1/4-inch at the bottom of the card. Cut at those marks.

To make the envelope to fit this size card, place a 12×12 diagonally on a scoring board. It’s going to overlap but you want to get as close as possible to the 6-inch mark at all points. Score it at 2-3/4″ and 9-1/8″. Rotate the sheet to the next point, lining it up as you did the first time. Score at 3-3/8″ and 8-1/2″.

With your scissor snip all the triangles on the left and right of each point. Flip over the paper so you see the bump (the bump goes in the inside) and fold all the flaps. Place the card inside and fold the right and left flaps over the card and then fold the bottom flap up. Mark across the point of the bottom flap and cut straight across. Trim anything that needs trimming, then when it looks good apply double-sided tape along both edges of the bottom flap, making sure it won’t stick to your card. Fold up and secure. You can secure the top fold once you’re ready to send it with either glue or tape and create a “seal” by stamping the Mini Yarn Skein and Mini Knitting Needles on a 1-1/2″ circle die that can be taped or glued to the flap point.


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