by Beate Johns
Create a standing card with a window.
- One 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock
- One 4 1/4" x 4" piece of cardstock, for the card stand
- Scor-Buddy™, or other scoring tool
- Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive
- Two 4" squares of patterned paper, (October Afternoon's Seaside used here)
- Wizard™, or other die cut machine
- Shape dies, (Classic Circle Nestabilities™ used here)
- Stamps, (The Cat's Pajamas A Whale of a Time used here)
Adhere one of the 4" patterned paper squares to the front of the card (optional).
Unfold the card and place the shape die on the card front.
Run opened card with die through the die cut machine to cut a window.
Step 2 (Optional)
Adhere a frame around the window.
Cut the window on the card one size bigger then the opening of the frame. (The frame was cut with two Classic Circle Nestabilities™.
The waves were cut with The Cat's Pajama's wave die.)
You can find a tutorial on Cutting Frames with Nestabilities here.
Stamp, color and cut out an image. Adhere or suspend it from the window.
Score the 4" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock at 1", 2" and 3" on the 4" side.
Fold the score lines in mountain/valley style. The center fold has to go up (mountain), the two outer folds have to face down (valley).
Apply adhesive to the outer panels.
Line up the first fold of the folded cardstock with the bottom of the back of the card.
Make sure the second fold of the folded cardstock piece will point up.
Adhere the second 4" square of patterned paper on the inside of the card.
Remove the adhesive liner on the other edge of your folded cardstock.
Adhere the bottom of the card front to the edge of the fold of the card bottom.
Your tent card is done.
Other card sizes
You can make tent cards in any sizes. Just take the width of the card x 4" and score at 1", 2" and 3" on the 4" side for the bottom of the card.