Thursday, December 8

Tutorial - Wiper Cards

A Wiper Card is a form of pop-up card with a swinging tag that pops out when the ends are pulled. You can use the tag to hold a sentiment, like I did, or perhaps a fun little embellishment that fits the occasion.

1. To make a 6" x 4" folded card you will need two pieces of card stock measuring 4" high x 9" long and one small piece measuring 3" high x 11/2" wide.

2. Place one of the 4" x 9" pieces of card stock horizontally on your score board and score at 11/2" and again at 3", create a valley fold on the first score line and a mountain fold on the second. Repeat for the second piece of card stock.

3. Turn one piece around so the folds are at the other end. Set them aside.

4. Place the 3" x 11/2" piece of card stock vertically in front of you. Measure 11/2" down the right hand side and place a little mark. Use a ruler and pencil to draw a line from the mark to the left hand corner, as shown in the photo below.

5. Score along the pencil line, then fold. Rub out the pencil line.

6. I used a pair of sharp scissors to round off the top of my tag. Although it's not necessary, I find it helps the tag slide in and out of the card a lot easier. Flip the tag over so that the fold line runs from the left hand edge down to the right hand corner. Decorate the top of the tag as desired.

8. Place one of your long pieces of card stock horizontally in front of you, with the wrong side facing up. The fold lines should be on the right hand side. Add some glue or adhesive tape to the section of the tag below the fold line. 

9. Adhere the tag to the card between the two score lines as shown in the photo below. The tag should be parallel with the card and have its fold line flush with the top edge of the card. When you turn the card over you should not be able to see the fold on the tag.

10. Apply double sided tape or glue to the end panel of each card, as shown in the photo below.

11. Remove the backing paper and adhere the two pieces of card stock together, with the tag between them.

12. Now you can decorate the card as desired! I used patterned paper, ribbon, white card stock, die cut trees and a digital stamp to finish my project.



Gina said...

I saw the title ans was thinking 'WHAT is a wiper card ?'. Now I know ! Thank you for this great tutorial; Beccy ! This is something I'm going to try ! Love your card ! Hugs, Gina

Teresa said...

Neat card and your tutorial explains so well! I am thinking I will try this one day! Thank you.

terrie said...

Your card is something a bit different but I like new fold..
Thank you for the tutorial....I can see this technique for many occasions.....well done

Peggy T. said...

A lovely card. Thank you for this tutorial.

Blanche N. said...

What a sweet spirit you are to share this tutorial.
Have a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.
Blanche N.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

GREAT tutorial, love the card.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice and tfs the tutorial!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

COOL card!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INSPIRATION and tutorial Beccy :)

Nancy Soetaert said...

you've made a nice card, thank you for the tuto! A must-try-to-make for next year!

janelle winchcole said...

Hi Beccy, thanks for this great card idea and tutorial...never can have to many. I'm going try it when making my sons wedding card. xx

Unknown said...

Hello beccy...i m from india...thankyou so much for such a beautiful and nice tutorial...i tried making it and everyone just luvd it:-)

aussie aNNie said...

AWESOME card Beccy, Just made this but waiting for more of your alpha's to come up for the's been so much fun.xx[aNNie]��

Pat said...

So Cool! Just in time to make cards for the holidays. Thank you for sharing!