Sunday, 13 June 2010

Buckle Card from Word Window Punch class

Sorry for the lack of blog action recently. I’ve not been well and it all caught up on me on Thursday so I took to my bed, had a very long nap and now I feel a lot better.

But it’s been a busy weekend, with my Word Window Punch class on Saturday morning, among many other things. On Saturday we made three projects. Each card had at least two different ways of using the Word Window Punch and, during the course of the morning, we used it to:

  1. Make a decorative tab
  2. Make a slot for a buckle card
  3. Make a long slot for a double slider card
  4. Make a tab to pull out a slider
  5. Punch out a word with another punched tab behind it
  6. Punch short tabs for shorter words
  7. Make the box fold for a pop-up card

There are loads more uses for this punch but we couldn’t fit any more in!

This is the final card we made at the class, although I’m posting this first because one of the ladies had to leave early so has all her bits of cut-up cardstock but probably won’t know what to do with them without this picture.

This is a buckle card and it is very easy to make and also a “no waste” project.

Buckle Card

1. Start with a normal card base made from a sheet of A5 cardstock scored and folded in the middle. We used Basic Black.

2. Cut off 4cm from the front. Save this strip and round the corners of one end.

3. Decorate the front of your card – which is now smaller than the back.  We used Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. Add a strip of Designer Paper to the black strip.

4. Now punch a Word Window in the front of your card. If you want to make sure you get it straight, you can punch out a piece of scrap paper and stick it on where you want the slot to appear. Holding the punch upside-down, you can then see exactly where to punch your window. Save the black piece you’ve punched out to decorate the front with later.

5. Take your decorated strip and measure 9cm from the rounded end. Score and fold here and apply adhesive to the shorter section (on the same side as the Designer Paper).  With the card closed, feed the rounded end of the decorated strip into the slot and stick the shorter, sticky, piece down on the inside of the card.

6. Now you can cover up the join with a piece of co-ordinating cardstock. I’ve used Summer Sun to match the Designer Series Paper.

7. Finally, embellish the card with a Word Window tab and flower at the top, and some ribbon on the strip.  I’ve just had another idea – you could punch out the flower from the Summer Sun piece to leave a black flower inside the card. That would work, too.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Basic Black
Paper: Kaleidoscope
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Silver Brads, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

All products by Stampin' Up!®


  1. Love this, brilliant use of the punch and the card is gorgeous.

  2. Awh glad you're on the mend Helen. This is such a classy card - surprisingly fabulous papers :D


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