One more fun card from my Cards that Move class – a Telescoping Card.  This idea was not from convention or from Shelli but from Julie Davison.

trick-or-treat-circleIt’s a Halloween card and this is what it looks like closed.  I used the Circle Framelits die set to create it.  This is what it looks like open –

TOT-telecscopeEach of the circles rotates to open up.  The circles are connected with the silver mini brads.  So when I made this card and was prepping for my class I just pulled out regular Very Vanilla envelopes.  I never tried to put the card in the envelope and when I was having my morning class – guess what?  The largest circle in the die set which is the base of this card is too big!  Oops.  Well guess what I have that Stampin’ Up! just started selling that came to my rescue????

The Envelope Punch Board!! Yes it did – I pulled it out along with the rest of my Witches Brew Designer Series paper and in just a couple of minutes we had custom made envelopes to fit our telescoping card!!  Yipee!


I’m so glad I had that Envelope Punch Board to rescue me!  And look how cute the matching envelope is.  I measured my card by placing it on my grid paper to see how big I needed my envelope to be.  Cut the Designer Paper to the size that it said.  Placed it on the punch board at the correct score line – then punch, score, rotate – line it up with the little marker along the score line, then punch, score and rotate.  Repeat for the other two sides.  Corner round all the points. And then fold it up into an envelope.  It just take a few minutes – how great is that!

Here is a closer look at the bottom panel of the card –


Here is a quick list of what I used to create this card:

  • Witches Brew Designer Series Paper
  • Witches Brew Washi Tape
  • Tags 4 You stamp set
  • Bracket Label punch
  • Circle Framelits die collection
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
  • Seasonal Sayings stamp set
  • Basic Black, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie ink
  • silver mini brads
  • Summer Starfruit stitched ribbon
  • Paper Piercer & Mat
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Designer Label punch

Everything is available to order in my online store.

It was a fun card to create.  Let me know if you make one.