View-Master™ Card

by Kyla Maestas

Get yer punches out, cause you're gonna make good use of them with this project, inspired by the classic toy.

Supplies

  • Stamps

  • Ink

  • Adhesive

  • Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Coluzzle® (Circle, Mat, Cutting Blade)

  • 1/8" Hole Punch (or eyelet tools)

  • 1/16" Hole Punch (or eyelet tools)

  • 1 3/8" Circle Punch (use any variety of punches or Coluzzle as a substitute for circle punches)

  • 1 1/4" Circle Punch

  • Copy Paper

  • Neutral-colored Cardstock

  • Brad

  • 1/2 Sheet of cardstock folded and bone scored (SU! Certainly Celery© in this example)

  • Coordinating Cardstock cut to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" (this will be adhered to your card later; SU! Bashful Blue© in this example)

  • Coordinating Cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 4" (this will be your top piece that your View-Master will attach to; SU! Certainly Celery© in this example)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Using the Coluzzle, cut two identical circles, one out of neutral-colored cardstock, and one out of copy paper.

    Check to see if the circle you picked will fit your card with plenty of room to turn before cutting. Set aside the neutral-colored cardstock for now.

  2. Step 2

    Fold the circle in half and then in half again. Mark these folds with a straight edge to find the center of your circle. Fold the diagonals to create 1/8 pieces (like a pizza!).

  3. Step 3

    Place the two circles together, copy paper on top. Use a piece of re-positional tape to hold the bottom circle in place if needed. The copy circle acts as a guide as you punch notches around the circle. Using the 1/8" handheld punch, punch notches on each of the 1/4 lines.

  4. Step 4

    Continue adding notches at the end of the remaining fold lines.

  5. Step 5

    Discard copy paper circle. Create the last set of notches, punching in between all of the notches you have already done. Set aside.

  6. Step 6

    With coordinating cardstock (5 3/8" x 4 1/8") punch a partial hole on the right side using a 1 3/8" circle punch.

  7. Step 7

    With second coordinating cardstock (5 1/4" x 4") punch a hole in the top right corner for a window.

    Punch a partial hole using the 1 3/8 punch on the right side to allow your wheel to turn. Punch a small hole using 1/16" handheld punch for brad and wheel attachment.

  8. Step 8

    Place brad through the front of the card, turn over and attach view-master wheel.

  9. Step 9

    Stamp image inside the window. Rotate circle, repeat. If using a stamp larger than your window, create a mask to prevent stamping outside the circle.

    Place a dimensional in each of the 4 corners on the back of this piece, mount to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" cardstock. Using dimensionals will allow your wheel to move more freely. Add to card, embellish as desired.

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  10. Step 10

    Finish your card.

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Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for View-Master™ Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This is so cute and inventive, I can't wait to try it. My DH keeps telling me I have been on here to long but keeps looking over my shoulder and saying how great eveything looks. Thanks so much!!
Traci  |  Sat Jun 7, 2008 at 8:35 AM
Too cute, I'm so glad it's Friday. Guess what I'll be staying up late to try and re-create!
kitchen witch  |  Fri Apr 24, 2009 at 2:20 PM
how big is the circle that you cut the notches in?
Rachelle  |  Thu Jun 3, 2010 at 4:59 PM
You missed a step in this tutorial. There is no mention of placing a dot in the center using the template. Yes, if you happen to notice the dot in the picture, you may pick up on it. Sorry to complain.
Bonnie Brown  |  Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 9:18 AM

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