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

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Thank you very much for sharing this! I had bookmarked it way back in August and finally had time to learn it--I agree, the video really helped--and even then, third time's a charm! Very fun, thank you!
Kanaka  |  Sun Jan 3, 2010 at 12:10 AM
you always have the best tutorials. thankyou
P.S. Yvonne43 put me on to you.
Chris  |  Sun Jan 31, 2010 at 2:46 AM
WOWSIES! This is really neat. I am definately going to have to try one. With your great directions I shouldn't to much trouble. The video will help alot.
Joyce H  |  Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 9:50 AM
I really enjoy your great videos, even if they are slow to run on my computer, I love your use of designer paper and pricking around the edge.
Carole McAllister  |  Wed Jul 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM
It's awesome wiper card...adorable tutorial...thanks for you experience and share that...
Lulu Duprey  |  Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 7:01 PM
Your ideas and tutorials are wonderful.
Pat  |  Wed Jun 8, 2011 at 5:29 AM
thank you for showing us these cards they are wonderful, some thing different. I can't wait to try it my self.
Mamare  |  Wed Jun 8, 2011 at 6:13 AM
Never saw this technique before and will try it. Thanks. Edna
Edna Burgess  |  Wed Jun 8, 2011 at 6:04 PM
I agree with Charlene H, the tutorials make such a difference, it's a lovely card which i want to make today. Thankyou so much.
Enchaning Beauty  |  Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 9:11 PM
thankyou, love the great card.I dont know were to buy the the scoring tool, its great and I will put it on my wish list, its just growing since being on your site, as you haVve so many lovely things to make and use as Im
new to this lovvely hobbie, thankyou to all.
vicki thoroughgood  |  Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 5:51 PM
Sorry Girls. forgot to also say how well it is to have th video also as my hobbyl is new and having both just makes it more trusting for me. Hope it stays in each tutorial to have both. Go Girls! keep the great work up as I really love them all since joining. Vicki (Q.L.D.)
vicki thoroughgood  |  Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM
wow just watched your tutorial and it looks really great ... must have a go later ... thank you for showing it to us ... happy crafting love sandy xx
sandy  |  Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM
I love this card and have tried two make it twice now and both times I could not get my wiper to pop up...I don't know what I am doing wrong...I'm following instructions and watching the video yet still nothing I think it has something to do with where it is scor taped on the one folded triangle...it's in the right spot...the card closes fine but it does not pop up when you open the card like it is supposed to...any ideas what I might be doing wrong? I am kind of confused because in the tutorial it looks like there is another piece of paper on the 1 1/2x3 pop up paper. Help or ideas would be appreciated if someone else is having the same issues as me! Love it I hope I get it figured out!
Dawnie  |  Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 6:24 AM
thanks for sharing this card and the great instructions. I've made several version already!
Diana F  |  Sun Oct 9, 2011 at 3:07 AM
I LOVE this card. I need a card for a very special friend and I will be making a wiper card for sure. Thanks so much for the video instructions. Have a great day.
Cathyt  |  Thu Mar 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM
I love the wiper card video along with the instructions typed out also. What a good idea.
Carol Tikkanen  |  Wed Mar 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Thank you for a tutorial. It is very inpiring, so I made a Christmas card http://monika-jot.blogspot.com/2014/09/druga.html
Monika Jakubowska  |  Tue Sep 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

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