Tent Topper Card

by Beate Johns

For an out-of-the-ordinary card that will still fit in a regular envelope, try this card created by Dirty Dozen Alumni Michelle Wooderson.


  • 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for card base

  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool

  • Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive

  • Stamps, JustRite Stampers' Old Fashioned Christmas
  • Ink

  • Additional cardstock for your main image and card front

  • Patterned Paper for your card front

  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Score your 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 4 1/4".

  2. Fold cardstock at score line to create your card base.

  3. Step 2

    Decorate your card front with additional cardstock, patterned paper and embellishments.

    Leave room on the top to add your focal point.

  4. Step 3

    Stamp, color and layer your main image.

  5. Step 4

    Add Scor-Tape™ to the lower half of the back of your image.

  6. Step 5

    Line up your card front at 5 1/2" either on your Scor-Pal™ or your grid paper.

  7. Step 6

    Adhere your main image so that the top of the image will line up with 0" to create a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.

  8. Your tent topper card is done.



    Different sizes
    Try different card sizes. Whatever size you want to create, make your card base a bit smaller and then let your image stick over so much that it will end at the regular height of that card size.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Tent Topper Card. 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.

One more thing...Would you let me know the name of those lovely papers you used? I know it is from Basic Gray, but what is the specific name? I ordered the circle and scallop Nestabilities to use on my Cuttlebug. I hope that works! Thanks again Beate. I love your work.
Leslie Scudiere  |  Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 10:19 AM
Check my gallery upload. I listed all my card supplies there. The Basic Grey paper pack that I used is called Periphery.
beate  |  Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 10:40 AM
Yes, I remember you saying that on the tutorial, but I couldn't hear the word clearly; now I get it.
How did you airbrush that background? I have always wanted an airbrush , and maybe this is the project that will allow me to let myself get one! Thanks a million.
Leslie Scudiere  |  Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 11:17 AM
Hi Beate, I have ordered everything to make this card except the ribbon from May Arts. I am wondering what width you used. The color appears to be a real red. Also, when I go to May Arts on-line it looks as if it is only for wholesalers. Where can I purchase this ribbon by the spool? Thanks Beate, I love your tutorials and your work.
Leslie Scudiere  |  Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 12:54 PM
Hi Beatte,
I am finally ready to make this card. One question: Did you stamp your circles before or after you embossed them?I just got my Wizard and am wondering what order to do things. Was it cut, stamp , emboss, color? Thanks.
Leslie Scudiere  |  Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 11:35 AM
I just love tent topper cards.. So many possiblities and I love all of your tutorials.. I am making tent topper cards for Christmas this year.. I just ordered from JustRite Stamps.. Can't wait to get my order to start creating. Thank you so much for sharing all of your great creations!
Cheryl  |  Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM

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