Magic Card

Magic Card

1 – 5-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
1 – 1” x 5-3/8” Cardstock
1 – 4” x 5-1/4” Cardstock
1 – 4” x 5-1/4” Whisper White Cardstock
1 – 4” x 5-1/4” Window Sheet
1 – 4” x 5-1/4” Coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP)
1 – 1” x 4” DSP
1 – 1” DSP circle
1 – Coordinating Cardstock Scrap (for sentiment)

Score 5-1/2” x 11” cardstock so the center is 4-1/4” wide. The first score should be at (approximately) 3-1/8”. Then line that score line up with the 4-1/4” mark and score again. (Optional: Score about 1/8” on the outside of each score line to create a deeper “pocket.”)

Adhere the 4” x 5-1/4” DSP to the center front of the card. Die-cut a window using the largest oval in the Layering Ovals Framelits. Stamp the sentiment on the cardstock scrap and die-cut with a scallop oval.

Magic1Considering your image and the window area, stamp image on Whisper White Cardstock. Color and embellish as desired. Remember that there will be about ¼ – ½” at the top that will be covered with adhesive. It also won’t be going all the way to the bottom, because there will be a bit of adhesive there as well. So – plan!

Lay window sheet over stamped image. Stamp outline image on window sheet in StazOn ink. (If you’re using rubber stamps instead of photopolymer, use a stamp positioner, or stamp the window sheet first. Then stamp the image to color in the center of a larger piece of neutral card stock. Line up the images, then trim the neutral card stock to the size of the window sheet.)


Use Fast Fuse or other strong adhesive to adhere the Window Sheet to the Whisper White layer at the top only. Cover with 1” x 4” DSP, folded in half lengthwise. Add circle pull-tab.


Create an “I” from the 1” x 5-3/8” cardstock using Paper Snips. (This won’t show, so it doesn’t have to be perfect.) Using some of the cardstock you cut away, create a loop. Simply loop the cardstock around the “stop” and adhere. This should slide freely; be sure it’s not too tight and there’s no adhesive residue for it to catch on.


With the card face down, apply a very thin strip of adhesive to the inside bottom center of the card. Adhere the 4” x 5-1/4” cardstock (the sides and top will be open). Insert the stamped cardstock and window sheet with the 4” x 5-1/4” cardstock between them. Peek through the front window to be sure you can only see the stamped window sheet.

Add adhesive to the top and bottom sections of the “I” you created. With the card face down, adhere the “I” to the right panel of the card. Place a Glue Dot on the loop, making sure it’s only on the loop and fold that panel over the center. Add glue to the bottom, top, and side of the left panel (make sure there’s no adhesive over the “moving” section) and close.


Use a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the sentiment to the front of the card. Be sure it’s not adhered to the window sheet!