Black Ice Technique - January 2023

Pop Out Window Card Technique

Technique Squad

Card Front with Embellishments
Card Front with Embellishments
Welcome to the Pop Out Window Card Technique Squad Blog Hop. This is also known as a Swing Fold card. I am so excited to be sharing this card with you. A couple of years ago, I used this fold to create one of my favorite cards. In fact, the video link below showing you how to make a Pop Out Window card features this card!  I watched several videos on how to make a Pop Out Window card, but found them confusing. Thankfully, I found a simpler way to make this card that I will be sharing with you today!

Here are the measurements for this card:

Highland Heather Card Stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"

Basic White Card Stock - 5" x 8", score at 2', 4", 6", and 8"

Basic White Card stock to cut out the oval

Dainty Designs Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5 1/4"

Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper - Used to Die Cut the Floral images for the front and inside of card

To make this card, I started by adhering the Dainty Designs Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.

DSP Layer

Next, I used the oval die from the Framed Florets Dies to cut out the oval from the front of the card (die cut both the Designer Series Paper and the Highland Heather card stock). I cut a second oval from Basic White card stock using the same die. (As an option, you could use the piece that you cut out from the card front as well.) 

Die Cut Window

Once this was done, I folded the Basic White card stock along the score lines. The first two score lines are folded as "mountains" and the third score line is folded as a "valley".

Inside Fold

To attach this piece, I recommend using Tear and Tape. The tape should be attached as follows:

Tear and Tape Placement 1
Tear and Tape Placement 1

To adhere this to the inside of the card, I recommend that you line it up first without removing the back of the adhesive. The side with the two separated strips of adhesive (second photo above), should be placed on the right side of the card base. The remainder of this piece should be folded over in a Z so that the fold of the section with the two pieces of adhesive that are right next to each other is placed snug to the center score line. Once you have the placement right, remove the adhesive from the edge closest to the right side and adhere. Once this is in place, fold the card stock over so that the two adhesive strips are face up. Remove the backing and close the card front, pressing firmly to adhere. 

Attach Inside Piece 1
Attach Inside Piece 1
When the card is closed, it should look like this:

Front of Card with Inside Piece

The Basic White Oval and Highland Heather Ring from the die cuts need to be attached to the card front. Adhesive should only be applied to the right side of the opening on the card front. I used Tear and Tape to attach the oval and Liquid Glue to attach the oval ring.

White Oval Tape
White Oval Tape
White Oval Tape

Following this step, your card should look like this from the top:

Top View of Card

The next step is adding the die cut floral images to the oval on the front of the card. I die cut flowers from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set using Highland Heather Ink. In addition, I added a bow from white twine and some Paste Pearls to add a little pop to the card. The flower is adhered with Dimensionals.

Card Front with Embellishments

Inside of Car

This is such a fun card to make. I love opening and closing the card just to watch the oval pop through the opening! I did make one of these cards with a scalloped die and it works. However, I found that using a smooth edged, symmetrical die works best. Here are a few more examples of this card:  

Classic Card Front
Classic Card Front
Classic Card Front

Note: This last card is the original card I made using the Pop Out Window technique. The Whale Done stamp set is still current, the Designer Series Paper used in this card has been retired.

To see a video tutorial for the Pop Out Window card, click here.

Here is a list of the products used in the card. 

Thank you for checking out my Pop Out Window card. I hope it has inspired you to give this fun fold a try. Be sure to hop over to see the amazing creation from Vy Tran by clicking on the next button.


JoAnn Pollock

Carole Garrison (you are here)

Vy Tran