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Clear Card – seize the cupcake

Today I thought I would try making one of those awesome clear cards I’ve been seeing everywhere. I knew it wouldn’t be too hard to find some double sided papers that I loved both sides of so I pulled some October Afternoon papers from my stash and set to work.

First I cut my Clear Acrylic Sheet in half so when I fold it it is the standard A2 card size. I used my bone folder to get a really good crease.

Next I cut down my background paper, punched the edge and adhered it to the acrylic. I used a clear liquid glue sparingly all over the backside of the paper so that it would dry smooth and you wouldn’t have distinct lines from a tape runner visible.

For the front of the card I used about a 12″ piece of the EM01 Net Ribbon which is one of my favorites. I simple wrapped it around the front of my card. The trick here is to hide the ends of the ribbon on the front of the card. I just used a bit of Scor-Tape and stuck the ends into it really well. The Scor-Tape is clear so its hardly visible through the layers of ribbon.

Then I added my front piece which I layered and then rounded the corners on and stamped “Seize the Cupcake” on it. I also stamped and colored the Cupcake Image with my Copic Markers.

I added my sentiment on the inside along with a little blank strip so I can sign it. I’m looking forward to finding more ways to mix my gorgeous May Arts Ribbon with my package of Clear Acrylic Sheets soon!

Blog post by: Mandie Wade



  1. Betsy Burnett

    Love the card Mandie! Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Bethany Becker

    Love the card.  

  3. Laura Cox

    Mandie this is adorable….great card!

  4. Gloria Westerman

    This is so cool!!! I love it…thank you for the inspiration…

  5. Jennyfer L.

    That's such a COOL card!

  6. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute!  I love the clear style and the open weave on this ribbon is perfect for this card with the bits of color showing through it.

  7. angie B

    woa!!!  That's super cute!

  8. Michelle Weddle

    Very cute!  Thanks for sharing!

  9. Marcy H

    LOVE this card!! 

  10. Christine Dring

    Wow! Love this card! Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing!


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