DYI cards, Fun fold, handmade cards, interactive card, Z folds

July’s Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

I was trying to create another page, within the website for only paper pumpkin alternatives, but it will not work as I was hoping so, I am including them in the blog, this way you will have access to the measurements. Let me know if you need assistance!


  • Card base is white card stock measuring 5 -1/2″ by 12″ scored on the long side at 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/4 and 7.
  • 2 pieces of the fresh freesia card base, measuring 1-5/8″ x 5-3/8
  • 2 pieces of the embossed fresh freesia, measuring 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, to layer the previous panels.
  • 2 pieces of the basic gray card base, measuring 1-5/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • 2 pieces of white cardstosck, measuring 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, to layer the previous panels.
  • 1 piece of basic gray card base measuring 3-7/8″ x 5-3/8
  • I piece of white cardstock measuring 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • For the square piece:
  • 1 piece of white card stock measuring 6″ x 3″.
  • 2 pieces of the Bermuda Bay card base measuring 2 pieces cut 2-7/8 by 2-7/8″

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interactive card, Z folds

Wiper cards

So…. I just discovered Wiper Cards…. and no, I have not been hiding under a rock. I guess that’s because as I am now making videos and learning more about card making, I pay more attention when I am checking out Pinterest or a YouTube video pops up on my feed.

Anyways, wiper cards are cute and super fun to play with. As it happens, when I researched the card, I realized there are several types of wiper cards. Initially, I thought I was going to make a video tutorial with all of them. Thankfully I didn’t, it would probably be a 3 hour long video… So I decided to create a series of wiper card videos with all the variations and sizes I have found. Video Tutorial

This is the card I made in my first “episode“. Isn’t this absolutely adorable?

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Interactive cards tend to be intimidating to make, especially when you, like me, are fairly new to card making, but I am hoping that with the instructions included in the video and all the cutting dimensions, you will be able to create your own card, with no problem.

I also made this card with this mechanism. The mechanism works exactly the same. you can find all the measurements clicking below

You will need:

  1. Pacific Point cardstock panels cut 4 1/4″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 5-1/2′ and 7″.
  2. White heavy cardstock: 2 panels cut 4 1/4″ x 8-3/8″. The front piece will be scored at 1-1/2″ and 3″. The back will be scored at 5-1/2′ and 7″. Most videos tell you to score both pieces at the same 1-1/2″ and 3″, but I feel it can lead to confusion (Maybe I am just easily confused LOL). For the front card, I used the basic border dies, upside down to make the waves. Placed the die, at about 2″ mark.
  3. White heave cardstock for the wiper mechanism 1″ x 1-7/8″ (watch the video for scoring and mounting instructions)
  4. Acetate panel is 2″ x 1-1/2″
  5. White cardstock panel for the back is cut using the scalloped contour dies
  6. Blending Brushes
  7. Party Pool Ink for the sky
  8. Inks for the ocean: Balmy Blue, Costal Cabana, Pacific Point and Night of Navy
  9. Stampin Blends:
  10. Other inks used:

Product List

Halloween card, Z folds

Double Z fold cards

I guess you can see from my post that I really like interactive cards. There is something about playing with these cards that inspires me. Double Z folds are super fun, but easy, and we all like easy, right?

I am posting here 2 different versions of the cards. A halloween themed one, because, hello! Halloween is like next week. And the other one is a beautiful thank you card for a good friend who hosted a Stampin’Up workshop for me. (Contact me if you are interested in becoming a Stampin’Up demonstrator at maria@mariascraftingcorner.com).

Let’s start with the Halloween card. Isn’t this super cute? I used the Cutest Halloween stamp set and the Cute Halloween patterned paper. I made the ghost of pearlescent vellum and embossed them in silver embossing powder. I also used the Frightful Tags dies (unfortunately back ordered) which I used to create the spider web. I put a little of extra loving on the paper in back by ink blending it using Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie and Magenta Madness inks, that you can find here

Here is the open card.

To make this card, you will need a 11” x 4-1/4” piece of cardstock, scored are 2-3/4” and 5-1/2”. This is the piece in the back. You will fold the mountain first and then valley.

For the front piece you will need a piece of cardstock that meassures 3-1/2” x 9-3/4”, scored at the same spots as the previous panel: 2-3/4” and 5-1/2”. As you can see, we will use the longer area of the card first and will fold mountain and valley as well. Now you have the basic card. Just decorate away!

Here is my thank you card. I absolutely love the color combination in this card. I used the Sweet as a Peach Stamp and dies set and the coordinating designer paper called You’re a Peach

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