Wiper Card

by Beate Johns

Create a card with a surprise image with just a few scores and a bit of adhesive.


  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
  • Two 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" pieces of cardstock, for your card base
  • One 1 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock, for your "wiper"
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Ruler and Pencil
  • Stamps, Unity's Quote Bundle Pack and Ending & Beginnings used here
  • Ink
  • Embellishments and additional cardstock to decorate the card


  1. Step 1

    Score your 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 1 1/2" and 3".

  2. Repeat the scoring on your second piece.

  3. Step 2

    Prefold all scored lines.

    The score line next to your large panel should fold down, the one next to the edge up.

  4. Repeat with your second cardstock piece.

  5. Step 3

    Mark the 1 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock at 1 1/2" on the long side.

  6. Step 4

    Score from the top right corner to the 1 1/2" mark.

    When using a Scor-Pal™ you don't need to mark your strip. Place the right hand corner in the 1" groove and line the left hand corner up with the 1" mark on the left hand side of the Scor-Pal™.

  7. Step 5

    Prefold your score line, turn your strip around and decorate.

    Instead of adhering patterned paper and stamped images as shown here, you could also stamp directly on the top of the strip.

  8. Step 6

    Add Scor-Tape™ on your scored triangle on the bottom of the strip.

    Only add adhesive to your triangle. If you place it over the entire bottom strip, the wiper won't work.

  9. Step 7

    Take one of your card base pieces and lay it down with the score lines to the right. This will be your card front.

    Adhere your strip, image facing down, between the two score lines.

  10. Line up the end of your diagonal score with the edge of your card front.

  11. Step 8

    Add adhesive to the edgesof both 4 1/4" sides of the cardstock piece.

  12. Step 9

    Place your second 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock over your card front. Make sure the score lines are on the left.

  13. Step 10

    Turn your card around.

  14. Decorate the front panel.

  15. Step 11

    Your Wiper Card is done.



  1. Hip to be Square
    To create a square wiper card, start out with two 4 1/4" x 7 1/4" pieces of cardstock, score at 1 1/2" and 3".

    Double Wiper
    Add a second 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip of paper between the score lines of the card back to have two strips (images) pop up.

Your Turn

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

Oh, I love this card!!! I wish I could have seen what it said .
Nellie Rose  |  Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 6:38 PM
Oh my is this ever pretty! I am so thankful for the video... this is just one of those tecniques that it helps a lot to see it work!

Beautiful finsihed project!

Kelly Landers  |  Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 5:20 AM
I love the tutorials, but now with the video's it makes it so much easier to complete the card. Thanks
Diane  |  Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 11:33 AM
Just curious why it's called a "Wiper" card. I love it no matter what the name.
Allikay  |  Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM
This is such a cute idea!

Thanks so much for placing a video along with the written info...
jodi lord  |  Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 12:02 PM
Beate, I am continually amazed at your tallent and creativity. Thank you for sharing with us. One thing I have noticed is that you use butterflies frequently. Where do you get them? Are they SU's? It looks like they are cut-outs, and sometimes they look like they are stamped on your work. Anyway, would you share the info? Thanks, and THANKS! Chris
Chris  |  Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 6:45 PM
The video tutorial makes everything so clear. I do think the Scor-Pal is something I might invest in - it would save me a lot of time.
The card is beautiful and lots of fun!
Carol  |  Mon Aug 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM
Love the card. Can't wait to try this one. The tutorials are great, but the video really helps.
Marilyn M.  |  Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 3:43 AM
WOW, this card is great and your video makes it look so easy!
Sami-squid  |  Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM
How can I order a ScorePal?
Annie Tank  |  Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 10:25 AM
How does this fit into an envelope? My finished card is 8".
Lisa  |  Sat Sep 5, 2009 at 11:29 AM

When you fold the card up, it shouldn't measure more then 5 1/2". Although the card will be thicker then usual. I mailed mine in slightly larger envelopes then a usual card.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Sat Sep 5, 2009 at 4:26 PM
Could you please inform me if I may go onto
your mailing list - I have just seen your 3D
Ornament sticker catalogue.
irene crayden  |  Wed Sep 9, 2009 at 6:28 AM
The wiper card is great. I have made several and they were absolutely admired by the ones that received them. Tutorials are a huge help. Thanks for the great helps.
Deborah  |  Thu Sep 10, 2009 at 6:57 PM
love your wiper card. Thanks for the tutorial !
elfanhyr  |  Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 5:40 AM
The tutorial pictures are great and I really appreciate the video - they work well for me. Thanks for sharing.
Diane  |  Thu Oct 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM
Beate, I really love this quick and easy tutorial. I am off to finish mine up now. Thanks alot, this is very easy for me.

Kindly, PEggy
peggy  |  Mon Oct 19, 2009 at 6:55 AM
I like the use of both as well, as it's one thing to read but another to actually SEE it done.
Kduff  |  Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 12:17 AM
wonderful presentation! I love the card.
Dottie  |  Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 6:53 PM
I don't understand how the wiper folds into the card and then pops out again. Using the measurements given, it seems too long to tuck into the card. Is there another fold we don't see as you tuck it in?
Dorcas Perkins  |  Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 11:31 AM

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