Wow Techniques: Square Window Fancy Fold

Wow class - aug miniAugust Wow Techniques Class

  • When: Friday, August 9, 2013, at 6:30pm.
  • Where: My Too Cool Stamping Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
  • What: We'll create three "wow" cards using fun, more advanced techniques.  Envelopes included.
  • Cost: $15 or FREE with a minimum order placed at the event.*
  • Who: This class is designed for stampers who want
    to go beyond the basics, but even new stampers are welcome!  We'll get
    you up to speed!

*Minimum order is $25.  Stamp Club orders qualify.  Other club, class, and workshop orders do not qualify.

**August Two Cool Bonus**—As a special feature this month, attendees will be able
to choose which of the Two Cool versions of my cards they want to
create!  Every card has an alternate color combination/theme—choose your

  • Scallop Circle Tri-Fold—Birthday or Halloween
  • Square Window Tri-Fold—Tangerine Tango or Island Indigo
  • Lattice Window Frame—Butterfly or Snowflake

Contact me by August 8 at 5pm to RSVP for the "Wow" Class!

Can't Make My Class?  Contact me for Class-To-Go Kit details!

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NEW Stamp Club Beginning In October—Members
attend all my Wow Techniques Classes for FREE, and receive the class
kit if they cannot attend.  Plus, they receive Hostess Benefits during
one month.  See Stamp Club detailsContact me today to reserve your Stamp Club spot!


Hi Stamping Friends!

Let's take a closer look at my second project for my Wow Techniques Class on Friday—a Square Window Fancy Fold card.

Square window - two cool

This is the type of card that is worthy of a special recipient!  It certainly has a little extra something!  (And, with all the layers, it's a little heavier than most cards, so it may require some extra postage.)

Square window - tangerine

Created by Darlene McCallum at Dreaming About Rubber Stamps.

This beautiful card has a fancy, tri-fold panel with a Square Collection Framelits die-cut window to highligh the focal image.  It's essentially two card bases that are adhered together.

Square window - tangerine open 1

When you open the die-cut panel, it reveals the front of traditional, Tangerine Tango card base.  This one is layered with a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the gorgeous Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper, then a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Suede.

Square window - tangerine open 2

Open the next panel to reveal the inside of the card. 

Square window - tangerine open 3

I flipped it over, so you can see the back of the card and how the two card bases overlap.  It's almost cooler from the back! 

Square Window Die-Cut Tips

  • Start with a standard 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card base. 

Square window - scoring

  • Fold the card base in half first.  It will be easier than folding it later.
  • Use your Simply Scored Diagnonal Plate to mark your cut lines.  Score at the half-way mark, 2-3/4", on one side.  Then, flip it over and do the other side.
  • Repeat the process on both ends of the card base.

Square window - diecut

  • Trim away the marked corners with the Stampin' Trimmer.
  • Use the Corner Rounder Punch on the points.
  • Use the Square Collection Framelits to die-cut a square on the front panel.  It's a tight fit, with only about a 3/8" frame surrounding the window.
  • Adhere the full side of this modified card to the back of your traditional card.  I recommend using at least one strip of Sticky Strip along the folded edge for a secure hold.  The rest of the card can be adhered with SNAIL.

Square window - tangerine 2

Two of the focal point layers are also cut with the Square Framelits: the Soft Suede layer and the smaller stamped layer.  The Tangerine Tango layer is hand-cut. 

I used a Soft Suede Marker to only ink up one flower of the Simply Sketched image.  It's colored in using Calypso Coral and Tangerine Tango Ink Pads with a Blender Pen.  I liked the look of popping up a second layer of the blossom for dimension.

Square window - tangerine 3

I mentioned that it's a thicker card, so it really needed something to keep the front panel closed. A Very Vintage Button, tied with Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, did the trick. 

Square window - indigo

The sentiment is from Petite Pairs, stamped in Soft Suede and punched with the Small Oval Punch.  

Square window - indigo 2

I don't know why they put the two most beautiful papers in the Venetian
Romance package back-to-back, but they did.  I had to flip over the paper
and try one in the Island Indigo/Pistachio Pudding version.  My Wow
Technique Class attendees can choose which color combo they like best to create.

Complete Supply List: 

Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store!

Contact me by August 8 at 5pm to RSVP for the "Wow" Class!


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