Screen Divider Card

by Dawn Olchefske

Use punches to create a paneled card or keepsake that looks like a decorative room divider screen.


  • Cardstock
  • Base cut to 5 1/2" x 11" (Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock used here)
  • four panels cut to 2 1/8 x 4 (Very Vanilla Card Stock used here)
  • four layering panels cut to 2 3/8" x 4 1/4" (Garden Green Card Stock used here)
  • Scoring board
  • Border punch (Stampin’ Up Confetti Stars Punch used here)
  • Decorative Label Punch or similar label die with decorative edge
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin' Up! products used here: Ornamental Pine and Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Sets; Garden Green, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pads, Stamp positioner, Gold Baker's Twine (16"))


  1. Step 1

    Score 5 1/2" x 11" cardstock at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", and 8-1/4" along the long side.

  2. Step 2

    To create the Screen Divider fold, fold in half at scored line then fold each side back in the opposite direction at the scored lines.

  3. Step 3

    Unfold card and lay flat. Using a border punch, create a punched border along the top edge of the card.

  4. Step 4

    To create "legs" at the bottom work with half of the card at a time. Keeping the two left panels folded, slide the bottom of those two panels into the Decorative Label punch (only 2 layers at a time will work). Position the cardstock about one-third of the way into the punch and center side to side, then punch.

  5. Repeat with the right two panels.

  6. Step 5

    Use stamps & ink to create four decorative panels measuring 2 1/8" x 4".

    Be sure to leave room for the greeting and your signature on the 4th panel.

  7. Step 6

    Layer stamped panels on to cardstock measuring 2-3/8" x 4-1/4". Adhere completed panels to the screen divider card base.

  8. Step 7

    Embellish and complete the card, tying closed for mailing if desired.

  9. Finished card will fit in an A2 envelope.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Screen Divider 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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Can't wait to play! I don't have the hearts border lunch, but I'm sure I can find some substitute! Thanks Dawn!
muscrat  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 9:20 AM
Thanks muscrat! Any border punch will work. Have fun!
Dawn Olchefske  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Thanks Dawn! Your tutorial is clear and easy to understand - can't wait to try this!
Laurie Zoellmer  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Yay, Dawn! It was great to see your tutorial today. Been wanting to make one of these for a while and with your clear tutorial, I'll be making one this weekend! Thank you!!!
Wendy (wendella247)  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Dawn, I love this card and very much appreciate your videos.
Kab  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Thank you everyone! Be careful...these cards are addicting!
Dawn Olchefske  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Just a note...I made an envelope using the envelope punch board. The envelope size was 3x5 1/2 and it fit perfectly, although I plan to hand deliver this one. If mailing I'd probably stick with a regular A2 envelope. This was fun!
muscrat  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Dawn - I was looking for a different card style as a challenge, and I think this will be the next one I tackle. I am thinking having 4 panels will be a way to use the complementary stamp images that come in the SU sets, as well as some others I own. If I get some done, and some courage to post the results, I will share! Thanks so much for a clear tutorial, and to the staff for making a printable tutorial for my ongoing reference. Diane
Diane  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 2:41 PM
Diane - please do share. We'd love to see your creations!
Dawn Olchefske  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM
Very nice, I used the Today and Everyday lanterns to do the same thing and the label bracket punch
Diane Hughes  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 6:54 PM forgot the link
Diane Hughes  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 6:56 PM
Wow Dawn, thanks for a great tutorial.
Susie Williams  |  Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 3:55 AM
Love the tutorial and I am going to make the divider card...great job awesome idea
Roberta Bellemare  |  Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 7:11 AM
I love how you used the punch to make the curved footings. I will definitely makes this. Thanks for sharing!
Sandy Rizzo  |  Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 8:44 AM
Thanks everyone - so glad you're enjoying the tutorial. They really make for special cards without a lot of work.
Dawn Olchefske  |  Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 10:02 AM
I super duper love this idea! I can see heat embossing gold on the 'feet' of the screen divider, adding some other embellies onto the front of the card and so on. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea!
Rosy Newlun  |  Wed Dec 31, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Another great tutorial, Dawn! Love it and love the sets you've used!
CherylQuilts  |  Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 9:22 AM

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