Peekaboo Tutorial

At the end of my last blog post I promised a tutorial on how I made the peekaboo card.  So here it is …

img_1868-web Supplies:

  • 2 pieces of cardstock (8½” by 11”) for the base. (I used Stampin Up Calypso Coral)
  • I piece of Cardstock for the frame (I used Stampin up Daffodil Delight cut to 3” by 7”
  • A piece of DSP cut to 4⅛” by 4⅛” (you will need 2 of these), and 4⅛” by 5⅜” (you need one).
  • A die to cut the peekaboo opening. I used the 2⅛” square from the Layering Squares Framelits (item # 141708) and for the Scallop frame I used the second scallop from the top of the largest set from the same die set.IMG_1857
  • A piece of ribbon 10½” long (I used the 3/8″ gold metallic ribbon (item #143601)
  • A piece of white cardstock at least 2½” by 5” to make the art pieces for the openings.
  • Tools: Adhesive of choice, A die cutter (my preferred is the Big Shot), a trimmer with a score blade or a scoreboard, and a bone folder.


    1. Cut your cardstock as shown. I found it most efficient to cut two 8½” by 4¼” pieces from the first piece of cardstock and then trim one to 8¼”. Then I cut the second piece at 4¼” by 11” and trimmed one of the pieces to 5¾” long.img_1845
    2. Then you will make one score in each of the base cardstock pieces as shown in the photo. After making all the score lines, flip the 3rd piece of cardstock over so the score line is on the left with a mountain fold. (not a valley on the right as shown) Laying them out this way will make it easier for you to see how to glue them together.
    3. For the frame around the opening die cut your plain 2⅛” square from the center so you have room to place the scallop around the square opening and die cut the outside of the frame. You will need to do this twice if you want the frame on the inside panel as I did.IMG_1887-for-webTo prevent the scallop die from shifting in your die cut machine, I will often hold it in place with a post-it note.
    4. Your die cut opening can be any size or shape as long as the opening is 2½” or smaller in width. To make my initial cut, I glued the larger piece of DSP (patterned paper) to the center of the front of my card. This is card panel #1 flipped over from the cutting photo. Then line up the inside of the opening ½” from the edge of the card. I used micropore tape to hold it in place and ran it thru the Big Shot.IMG_1856
    5. Once you have the front opening, you will want to glue the remaining pieces of DSP to the inside of the 2nd card panel. Then put the first two panels back to back with the folds on the left and the front of the card facing you. With a light pencil, trace around the opening of the front panel. This lets you know where to put the die for the first cut in the 2nd Cut out this opening. Fold at the score and mark and cut the third opening.
    6. Now glue the 2 panels together with the fold in the second panel away from the right side of the front panel. When you have the 2 panels glued together it should look like this.IMG_1862
    7. To adhere the inside to the front panel on the inside open up your card piece as shown below. IMG_1863
    8. Place adhere on the back of the art piece and set it in place thru the opening. Lift the opening out of the way and burnish down to secure.
    9. Set the card base aside and take one of the square cut-outs and trace it twice on your white cardstock lightly with a pencil to get guide lines for your stamping. Stamp out your two images for the front and inside of the card. Erase your pencil lines and die cut them with the plain square die. IMG_1864
    10. With your assembled card in front of you like this, you need to glue the final piece to the card base. You will need to burnish the folded edge on panel three and adhere the ¼” section to the edge of the card so you have a fold on the left and the cut edge is in the center. When you are done it should look like this:IMG_1866
    11. Move the panel with inside art piece out flat as shown above. When you turn the card over you should see the empty inside of the panel you just glued in place thru the opening in the front of the card. Adhere the front art piece to the back just as you did the previous art piece.
    12. If you open the card up completely and view it from the back it will look like this with front art piece on the left and the inside art piece on the right.IMG_1867
    13. To complete your card, tie the ribbon around front so It wraps around 2 layers of card stock and is snug against the fold in card panel #2.

To download a print version of this tutorial click here.



‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!


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