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Video: Ornament Peek-A-Boo Card with a Surprise Inside!

by Maria Willis October 19, 2020 15 Comments

Hi everybody! It's Maria here and I'm hoping you've all had a wonderful weekend. Today I'd like to kick this week off with a really fun card featuring the Ornament Peek-A-Boo Infinity Parts stamp set and the Circle Peek-A-Boo Doors Mini Infinity Dies. These dies coordinate perfectly with the ornament stamps to create fun little doors so that the ornaments swing open (you can stamp messages or other fun things inside). Today I decided to share another fun way to use these dies to hide surprises inside of your cards. It's a really great way to share small gifts and to bring a smile to someone's day!

You can watch the video of how I created this card here (or follow along for written instructions). 

If you are having trouble viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.

This card is a slim-line card and the longer size gave me the perfect amount of room to hang my ornaments and still fit a gorgeous die cut sentiment (Merry Christmas Script Stamp & Cut).
  • My card base measures 8.5" x 7.5" and is scored at 3.75". 
  • My card face measures 8.5" x 3.75"

I used my MISTI to stamp the ornaments onto the card base in clear embossing ink. This was just so that I knew where to place my dies to create the windows. Then, I stamped the ornaments onto the card face using Intens-ified Black ink. I used this ink because it is safe to use with Copic markers. Next, I used a ruler and a thin, black marker to add strings to my ornaments. I drew them up to the place where I would be adding my "Merry Christmas." I set this piece aside so that my ink could dry before I did my coloring.

I grabbed my Circle Peek-A-Boo Doors Infinity Dies and used them to die cut the ornaments that I had stamped onto my card base. This created three doors that can be opened from the inside of the card. I used the No Trespassing Stamp & Cut set to stamp "open," and, "open this," on the doors. Then, I used adhesive tape and aluminum foil to seal off the openings from the front side of the card. I also used a double layer of foam tape to create pockets so that I could put small gifts inside. This means that the recipient of the card can tear open the aluminum foil and find a surprise inside! If you are having trouble picturing how I did this please watch the video I shared at the beginning of this post.

To finish off my card face I used Copic markers to color in the ornaments. Then, I die cut "Merry Christmas" four times out of white cardstock, and, one time from gold glitter cardstock. I glued all of the layers together adding the gold layer to the top. This gave me great dimension and helped the sentiment to really pop off of the card when I glued it on. Finally, I adhered the card face to the card base using the foam adhesive that I had already added. This trapped my gifts inside and finished my card. To see what surprises I added to the inside of my card please head over to watch the video.

I had so much fun making this card and I hope it might inspire you to use the Infinity Peek-A-Boo Door collection in a different way. This technique can be used with any of the other dies from this collection. It would also be really fun to do this for a Halloween card to share candy in a fun way, or, for a birthday card to make someone feel really special.

I hope you all have an amazing week! Happy crafting!

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15 Responses

Connie Pyle
Connie Pyle

November 15, 2020

I love your card. I have both the ornaments stamp set and the infinity dies and am working on a card now. Your card is so creative and inspirational.
Thank you

Tammy Shaw
Tammy Shaw

October 21, 2020

My cards just aren’t complete until I add some dimension or glitz to the card front.

Ellen Volkmar
Ellen Volkmar

October 21, 2020

My cards just aren’t complete until I add my signature with “hugs and Kisses”. Thank you for the chance to win.

Donna Phelan
Donna Phelan

October 21, 2020

Oh what FUN! Cute & Clever!

Teresa Lockner
Teresa Lockner

October 20, 2020

What a great idea! Especially for kids!!!

Debbie Foster
Debbie Foster

October 20, 2020

“My cards just aren’t complete until I add some 3rd dimensional accent, whether is it ribbon, button, bling, or textured color” :)

Gail Scott
Gail Scott

October 20, 2020

So fun and adorable – ornaments here we come – TFS

Patricia Olson
Patricia Olson

October 20, 2020

My cards just aren’t complete until I add lots of sparkle and something totally unique and quirky.

Robin Becker
Robin Becker

October 20, 2020

Surprises are always fun and my card won’t be complete until I add bling

Henriëtte M.
Henriëtte M.

October 20, 2020

Stunning card Maria and I love the hidden surprise, great idea!
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 20, 2020

So cute!

Kailash
Kailash

October 19, 2020

Such a beautifully crafted design, love this idea. Thank you Maria for the wonderful inspiration!

Aaron Leventhal
Aaron Leventhal

October 19, 2020

So much fun!

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

October 19, 2020

I love this idea. It’s so cool. I bet a child would love received a card like this (or a big (adult) child). Thanks for showing this. Very unique.

Janet
Janet

October 19, 2020

This is just lovely!