Layered Window Frame

by Laura Lipe

Create a unique folded card.


  • One 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock
  • Two pieces of cardstock to fit third largest die
  • Two 1 1/2" x 3 1/4" pieces of cardstock
  • Window Frame Collection Framelits by Stampin’ Up! (largest and third largest in set) or similar die set
  • Stamps and sentiment for card
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Die cutting machine
  • Sponge or sponge dauber
  • Adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Score the 4 1/4" x 11" cardstock at 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", and 7 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Fold up with Valley, Mountain, Mountain, and Valley folds. Crease well.

  3. Step 3

    Lay the largest die on the folded card, making sure to center it top to bottom and exactly around the mountain folds. Use repositionable tape to hold die in place. Cut using die cutting machine.

    Other die sets can also be used for this card as long as they are large enough to fit around the card for cutting.

  4. Step 4

    Using the third largest die, cut out front of the card using die cutting machine.

  5. Step 5

    Again using the third largest die, with cutting edge facing up, trace around the outer edge of the die. Cut out with scissors. This will be the backing for the card front (step 4).

  6. Step 6

    Stamp image on the front of the card. Sponge around edges to soften the look. Layer it to backing using dimensional adhesive.

  7. Step 7

    Stamp that same image (or a different image if desired) on the two 1 1/2" x 3 1/4" pieces. Sponge around edges to soften. Adhere them to each side of the card, the part that will be folded behind the front.

  8. Step 8

    Adhere the front image to the center of the folded card, making sure to only apply adhesive to the CENTER of it. Otherwise, the sides of the card will not pull out.

  9. Step 9

    The card will stand alone when the sides are pulled out a bit.

Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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

My friend, Laura, does it again....another great tutorial! Thanks Laura for a lovely card if only I weren't moving and were able to sit down and play! Can't wait to try it!
Holly Craft  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 3:12 AM
What a lovely idea.... so adaptable. You've already started the wheels turning....! Thanks so much for sharing....
Pat Frederico  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 3:13 AM
What a lovely idea. I'll be trying this one out for sure (I feel an excuse to play with my new Sizzix magnetic platform coming on smile )
Julie  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 4:17 AM
Thanks, girls. Check out the gallery to see another sample that looks like a flower. I used a different die collection to make it. Using the original fold, you can use any die to cut a different shaped card. Smiles, Laura
Laura Lipe  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 4:21 AM
Way to go Laura! Awesome card and tutorial! Can't wait to try out this one. TFS!
Diane Gardner  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 5:43 AM
Great tutorial! This is definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Sharon Huffman  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 5:57 AM
What a great card! Beautiful and so creative! Thanks for sharing this.
Meg  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 6:34 AM
Laura, this is wonderful! Thank you for the beautiful tutorial and for the time you put in to it.
Bev Rousch  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 7:29 AM
How did you do the card base shape on the sides?
Jackie Morris  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 8:10 AM
Laura, you did an extraordinary job on this one! Thanks so much for your creative talents!
Caterina Grove  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 8:30 AM
This is outstanding! And easy to follow your instructions too. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.
Niki  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM
This is really beautiful and I can't wait to try it!
Eleonora Mulder  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Fab card cant wait to have a go, hope I have a die to fit it.
Thanks for sharing
Elaine Lewis  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 9:16 AM
What a beautiful card design! I look forward to giving it a try.
Stephanie Perry  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Very nice card but I wish there was a video as I feel there are missing parts in the pictures.
marie0112  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM
I agree with marie0112 regarding the video. Will try this beautiful card regardless.
Wendy Engel  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM
I dearly love how my card came out following your tutorial Laura. It is just so pretty. I am sorry that I couldn't get it into the right gallery at first, and when I tried to edit it TO the right gallery, it didn't transfer it to the right place. Thank you for the tutorial, and here's Mine
Prissequito  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM
What a nice card! TFS!
Mercy Sanchez  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 2:02 PM
Can't wait to try this one!!
Debbie Carney  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM
Really like this.Thanks for such clear instructions.
Beverly Parkison  |  Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 5:33 PM

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