Thank you so much for all your kind thoughts. I'm feeling a lot better today with a good night's sleep under my belt. Dinner is in the crock-pot, all is right with the world...
Since I'm trying to take it easy and sitting in front of a computer is what I consider "easy", I decided to make a tutorial/template for you, my faithful readers. I failed to realize I would need to find supplies, take more pictures, etc. so it was a lot more effort that I thought, but it's a start. So, since the Wiper Card seems to be a hot item in SCS and here, that's where I started. I hope to do templates/instructions for the other cards in my Surprise, Surprise class, but one thing at a time, be patient with this poor old sick broken-down stamper!
This is the card, remember?
2 pieces of cardstock - 4 1/4” x 8 1/2” (card front and back)
1 piece of cardstock - 1 1/2” x 3 1/4” (pop-up)
Additional cardstock for decorating front of the card
1. Score the card front and back 1 1/2” and 3” from one end. Stamp as desired
2. Measure 1 1/2” from small end of pop-up on the left side, makr. Score diagonally from lower right to mark on left side. Stamp as desired. Fold at score line, trim off the very tip of the fold (on the right side).
3. Turn the card back so that the score lines are on the right side and the card front so that the lines are on the left side.
4. Put adhesive on the triangle below the score line of the pop-up piece. Adhere so that the top of the score on the pop up is about 1/8” below the top of the card and the pop-up is between the 1 1/2” score line and the 3” score line.
5. Fold the card front on the score lines, (1 1/2” fold is a valley fold, 3” fold is a mountain fold) folding the pop up down as you do so, so that the pop up piece is now parallel to the top of the card front. Fold the back of the card on the score lines as well in the same manner. Make sure they are well-folded; the card works better with crisp folds.
6. Adhere the front of the card to the back by placing adhesive on the areas between the edge and the 1 1/2” score line on each and placing them back to back.
7. When you pull the left and right edges apart, your pop up should swing up into view, much like the motion of a windshield wiper, which is why it is called a wiper card!
Now, if you want to have your very own copy of these instructions, I have made a template which you can download here:
But you can also find it on my brand new list of templates over there on the right...chock full of great things (yes, I love myself) that will keep you busy and off my back about those other templates are complete! Do you love me? I hope so!