Sunday, August 14, 2022

Baseball Wiper Card

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. Hope you had a great weekend and that you are enjoying your Sunday. 

I spent time yesterday with a family that I visit regularly. One of their kids had a football game. He is 9 years old, and the game was just a scrimmage, but it was fun spending time with his brother and Mom. His Dad is one of the coaches. 

Today we started off with church went to lunch with a friend afterwards and now we are home just relaxing. I am trying to get my craft room straightened out after making this card. I am always amazed at the mess I can make with just one card. I have one to make for my DT spot on Splitcoaststampers and I find it hard to work with stuff everywhere. 

Anyway, onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. My card today is featuring the new Baseball Glove, Bat & Ball die, Baseball Phrases die and the Baseball Phrase w/Shadow die. I created a fun fold wiper card for my friend's little boy (9 years old) who loves baseball. 
His birthday is September 4 and when I saw these new dies, I thought of him immediately. He loves baseball and was the MVP for many games this season. This is the same kiddo that I went to watch his football game yesterday. He's into sports. 

So, let's get started with some details of how I created my card.

Design Steps:

I saw this wiper fold technique demonstrated on YouTube so if you like visuals, here is a link.
I started my card by cutting all the cardstock and designer paper needed for this fun fold technique.

Red cardstock base: 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 5 1/2" & 7”
Red Z-Fold: 2 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 1 1/2" & 3”
Baseball themed Designer Paper: 4” x 5 1/4 - attached with double sided tape.
Far Right Panel vanilla cardstock: 1 3/8” x 4 1/8”
Striped designer paper: 1 1/4" x 4 -attached with double sided tape. 
Z-Fold Panel vanilla cardstock: 2 1/8” x 5 3/8”
Striped designer paper: 2” x 5 1/4" - attached with double sided tape.  
Now I am going to attach the z-fold panel to the card base. I only want adhesive on 1 1/4" of the long panel. I used a pencil to tick mark the 1 1/4" point and added double sided tape. Lined up with right side of panel and secure to card base.  
Now I am ready to cut my baseball images. I used a toffee shade of cardstock for glove and sponged with dye and rusty hinge distress inks to get more of a deeper shade. For the bat I used a kraft card cardstock and sponged lightly with antique linen distress ink for a deeper wood shade.
Attached the images to the card base with dimensional adhesive and glue dots.
Next, I cut the MVP and Baseball phrases word from red, white and blue cardstock.
For the wiper mechanism I cut a piece of 1" x 2" red cardstock. Folded the right corner upwards. This is what allows the MVP phrase to move up and down.
When attached it should be just inside the score line and make sure it doesn't extend beyond the front panel. I used a glue dot to secure in place. 
You also need a piece of acetate (1/2" x 2") to anchor the MVP phrase. I also secured this with a glue dot.
Now to close the z-fold bridge I used double sided tape on the left panel only. You line it up with the bottom of the card base just like on the other side. I added the baseball phrase with liquid glue and a couple more baseballs to finish off my card.
Here is photo of wiper card when it pops up.
Here is a short video showing the card wiper card open.

Well, that's it for me for this post. So, until next time.....God bless.

I am also entering:
1.  Alphabet Challenge is "J" for juvenile (young person). My card is for a 9-year-old. 
2.  Creative Creases has an anything goes with a fun fold. 
3.  Aud Sentiments Challenge is Summer + a Sentiment.
4.  Tic Tac Toe Challenge 174- I used red-patterned paper- die cuts.
5A Gem of a Challenge has an anything goes.  


  1. Awesome card. Great design, great choice of colors and so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments, Alphabet challenge.

  2. Mary, thank you for the instructions and video. I have never made one of these fun folds but I'll give it a try once I get my craft area cleaned up! I feel your pain!! Glad that you entered your creation at Creative Creases.
    Karen, Design Team

  3. Such a wonderful masculine fun fold card! Such a cool fold so I might have to try this one. I'm sure your sporty guy loved this one! Thank you for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping

  4. What a fun interactive card. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  5. Wonderful, a brilliant card for any baseball fan. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz. DT.

  6. Love all the folds. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments challenge.



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