June 28, 2017

Birthday Card with Peek-A-Boo

Here are the last cards we made in class this month before we enter our card making summer break. I thought it would be fun to use one or two of the folds we created during our Technique Hop last month and in case you missed it, please click here.

This is a fold you should try out ones too. Super easy and a great effect. The most difficult part is to find the right double-sided paper. Make sure both sides of the paper will compliment each other. Here I picked a paper that has these beautiful flowers on one side and a simple black and white design on the other side. 

Why is this important? When we fold back both of these corners, the paper from the back will show and cover our main paper (the flowers). If e.g. both sides would have had a flower design, this might have looked crazy right? 
So make sure they work together :-)

Ok, but now back to this card. I used a white card base from Close to My Heart for this card. I cut a piece of black cardstock at 4 1/4 " x 5 1/2" and adhered it to the front of the base. 

Next I cut a strip of silver mirri-paper at 1/4" x 5 1/2" and adhered it to the left side of the card leaving about 1/8" of the black cardstock on left showing. The double-sided paper is cut at 4" x 5 1/2". On the right side of the paper I made a cut about 2 3/4" from the bottom and about 2" long into the paper. 

You can make this horizontal cut at any height and in any length, all depending on how you want your peek-a-boo to look like. I then folded the two corners back. I added glue to the back side of the peek-a-boo paper (corners folded over) and adhered it flush with the right side of the card. So you base should show a strip of black cardstock, silver paper and then the peek-a-boo. I added a small foam dot under each corner to keep them folded over. 

We used white pigment ink from Close to My Heart to stamp the "Happy Birthday" phrase onto the black cardstock. This ink will take a little bit time to dry and the white will get more intense too.

The flower is cut with the Cricut using one of our Close to My Heart cartridges. The flower is added with foam dots above the center of the fold. A few pearls finishing off this card. For the inside we simply stamped another "Happy Birthday" phrase and did some doodling.

This is a really simple fold, but so effective. You should give it a try and stay tuned for more cards to come ...


  1. This is a beautiful card! Funny - since last month's hop I'm seeing peek-a-boo cards all over the place!

  2. So pretty! Love the pps and the pearls.