Big Buckle Card

by Beate Johns

Susanne Moyer demonstrated this great card on the Mexican Rivera Cruise.


  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Paper cutter with scoring blade
  • Adhesive
  • Word Window Punch
  • Small corner rounder (optional)
  • One 5 1/2" x 7" piece of cardstock for the card (Tempting Turquoise)
  • One 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock for the inside of card (Certainly Celery)
  • One 1 5/8" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock for the belt (Chocolate Chip)


  1. Step 1

    Score 5 1/2" x 7" piece of cardstock horizontally at 4 1/4".

  2. Step 2

    Score 1 5/8" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock at 3 1/2". This will be the belt.

  3. Step 3 (Optional)

    Round the two corners on the longer piece of the belt with a corner rounder.

  4. Step 4

    Decorate the 2 3/4" piece of the card. This is the card front. It's hard to see in the picture, but the card front has been wheeled with the Outline Basic Wheel.

  5. Step 5

    Create the buckle with the Word Window Punch by punching the lower half of the card front.

  6. Step 6

    Add adhesive to the short side of the belt as well as the back of the 4" x 5 1/4" cardstock piece.

    Slide the rounded end of the belt through the buckle.

    Line up the score with the card inside's right edge, and tuck the end of the belt between the card back and card inside. Adhere to card base.

  7. Step 7

    Decorate the belt, buckle, and card front.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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JANET BURSON  |  Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 12:30 PM
I just found out about this site, and found your beautiful card. I will be making it this week, Thanks. Andrea
Andrea Spiegelman  |  Sun Mar 9, 2008 at 6:57 PM
What a fun card to make!! Thanks for the great directions.
Ginger Payne  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 12:39 PM
This is great. We need a new project. Showing for my card club sunday.
gloria hinkens  |  Fri Apr 4, 2008 at 12:07 PM
This is such a great idea! It looks so easy. I will have to try it later this week!
MaryAnn Sansonetti  |  Sun May 4, 2008 at 1:08 PM
Dorothy Bordelon  |  Mon May 12, 2008 at 2:10 PM
First time on the website! So happy I found it!! You'll do beautiful work!
Najwa  |  Wed Jun 11, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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ABITOFTHISNTHAT  |  Sun Apr 5, 2009 at 8:59 AM
thank you so very much..your cards are just beautiful...
rubber hugs,
cheryl  |  Tue Oct 6, 2009 at 11:54 AM
What a great card love your idea
Where can i get a word window punch
Margaret  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 10:17 PM
I love this card!! Thank you, I am a little confused though, once you feed the belt through the word window, do you fold the belt to the right and tuck it somewhere? How does the belt part stay down?
Larri  |  Mon Mar 1, 2010 at 1:21 AM
You feed the buckle from the outside in. That way the card front will hold the buckle down and the buckle will keep the card from opening.
Beate  |  Mon Mar 1, 2010 at 5:31 AM
Gotta have that punch .. that "word window punch" .. this is a cuted cute versitile card.
msjoyceg  |  Sat Dec 4, 2010 at 8:54 PM
Thanks for the tutorial...I just made one anniversary card and it turned out great.
Nita  |  Tue May 10, 2011 at 10:34 PM
I just love your tutorials, Beate! Thanks so much!
kathyc/NorthCarolina  |  Fri May 27, 2011 at 5:47 PM
I love this card and look forward to making it soon. I always like different ideas...Thanks.
Kay Weston  |  Mon Jun 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM

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