Flattened 3D Card

Hello Stampers! I learned about this card in a small stamp club I belong to. Nikki showed us this awesome card with purchased decorations inside. I had to come up with something using only Stampin’ Up products so here you go!


This card actually flattens in order to mail. We did make our own envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board.

Here are the directions for the Black cardstock and DSP:

  1. Cut black to 8 1/2″ x 5″, place horizontally and score 2″ from each end.
  2. Cut 4 panels of DSP (2 for inside and 2 for outside) 1 7/8″ x 4 7/8″  Note:  2 different designs of DSP can be used – cut 2 of DSP 1 (for inside) and 2 of DSP 2 (for outside).
  3. Cut DSP 2 :  Center panel – 4 3/8″ x 4 7/8″; Small panel – 4 3/8″ x 1 1/8″; Medium panel – 4 3/8″ x 1 3/8″; Front panel – 8 1/2″ x 7/8″
  4. Cut Black: Small panel – 6″ x 1  1/4″, score at 3/4″ at each side;  Medium panel – 6″ x 1 1/2″, score at 3/4″ at each side; Front panel – 8 1/2″ x 1″, score at 2″ at each side.

This is the beginning…




Then decorate.


Here’s another version…


Notice that I used different DSP for the center panel and two sides and the polka dot on the outside panels and other panels.

And a closer look…


We made this in my February class and they all turned out great! Each person put their own twist into the decorations and they were all fantastic. (I should have taken photos but I was so involved in the group I forgot!)

This is a fairly easy card to put together. The decorations can take some time with stamping, punching and Big Shot cutting. The time is well worth it. We have so many new dies now I’m hoping to create some different versions of this delightful card.

TIP:  Save the heavy plastic from packaging (you know, the ones you can never get apart) and cut into strips. These are great to use to stand up your decorations so they don’t flop around.

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Stamping!



4 thoughts on “Flattened 3D Card

  1. Hi Beverly, I’m so happy you are enjoying my blog. Because you glue the panels to the sides and not the back you push the card to one side gently and it flattens. Do be careful with your decorations so that they aren’t positioned where they will crush. I’ll post a photo of a flattened card on Monday, March 27, 2017.

  2. Hi, Donna, I enjoy your blog very much. This card is very cute, but I can’t figure out how you flatten the card if the three decorated bars are glued to the side panels. How does this work?

    Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration.

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