Spanner Panel Card

by Wendy Lee

With some simple cuts, create a fun layered card.


  • Cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” (Stampin’ Up!® Basic Black cardstock used here)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Bone Folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Blackberry Bliss & Whisper White cardstock, Black Glitter Paper, Window Sheet, Magic In This Night Designer Series paper, Blackberry Bliss ink, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Ornate Frames dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Halloween Magic dies, Metallic Mesh Ribbon, Iridescent Pearls, Stampin’ Seal, Black Dimensional Combo Pack, Multipurpose Liquid Glue)


  1. Step 1

    Fold 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”cardstock in half.

  2. Step 2

    Open the cardstock and cut in 1-1/4” from the left and right edge, stopping at the center fold.

  3. Step 3

    Embellish the inside of the card as desired.

  4. Step 4

    Flip down the center section and embellish as desired.

  5. Step 5

    Fold down the side panels. Attach a diecut or an acetate or cardstock panel from side to side, and embellish.

  6. Add layers of cardstock to the sides to cover the ends of the spanning panel. (For an 1/8" border, cut these panels to 4" x 1".)

  7. Step 6

    Complete the project. This card will fold flat and fit into 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 Spanner Panel 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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I love this fun fold! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.
RJP111  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 4:14 AM
This fun fold is so cute and so very different....can't wait to give it a try!! TFS
jmhoffmann  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 4:50 AM
Outstanding video, Wendy. I hope to give the spanner panel technique a try soon. TFS
lindylou1220  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 5:23 AM
Thank you, Wendy for this video...I love your card. So easy to make and will be so fun to give!
FranneB  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 6:41 AM
I love how that fiber is used!! So clever to mimic a spider's web! Great job!
jheyer  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 8:04 AM
What a cute Halloween card! Thanks for sharing.
Stamps'nBooks  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 8:08 AM
Wendy - thanks so much for this card - I plan to use this funfold for more than Halloween!
dorabelle44  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 8:11 AM
This is so cool! I love how when the first layer is open the circle with the black label and web ribbon looks like a night moon!
dhaus  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 8:16 AM
I love your card! Thank you for the tutorial
Beckylynn2468  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 12:34 PM
Such a great fun fold card! working on mine wink
jeannemello  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 10:41 PM
Wonderful tutorial with very clear and complete instructions! Super cute card
Carolyn Steele  |  Wed Sep 9, 2020 at 11:44 PM
I made this fun card! However, I don't know how to get my card to upload to the specified gallery. I uploaded it to my gallery. What do I need to do differently?
GeorgiaBabydoll  |  Thu Sep 10, 2020 at 7:08 PM

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