I love three dimensional projects so when I saw this stamp and die set, well, I just had to have it. So many ideas running through my head I was not sure of where to start and them I remembered seeing an example of a card with a cut out front. I spent some time searching for this pattern and it will probably not surprise you to know the original design comes from the amazing Jackie Bolhuis of Klompen Stampers. I will link the original video for you below.


Round We Go Photopolymer Stamp Set
Round We Go Die Set
Deckled Circles Die Set
Smoky Slate Card Stock
Basic White Card Stock
Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper
Night of Navy Stampin Pad
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin Dimensionals
Paper Trimmer
Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine


Cut the card bases

This fun fold calls for two card bases. Cut the first one from the Smoky Slate card stock to 21cm x 14.85cm (8-1/2 x 5-1/2″). Score at 10.5cm (4-1/4). Fold on score line and burnish.

For the second base cut 20cm x 14.4cm (8″ x 5-1/4″) from the basic white card stock. Score at 10cm (4″) and again at 15cm (6″). Fold in half along the first score line and burnish, for the second score line, fold the card back on itself. (see photo)

If desired cut a card liner from the basic white card stock, 9.5cm x 13.9cm ( 3-3/4″ x 5″). This is advised if using another color other than white for the second card base.

Cut the Designer Series Papers

Using the navy piece from the Take to the Sky Designer Series Papers cut a layer for the front, 10cm x 14.4cm (4″ x 5-1/4″)

The inside of the card will require a cut of two more pieces of the Designer Series Paper, cut to 4.4cm x 13.9cm (1-3/4″ x 5″ )

Make the focal point

From the Smoky Slate card stock cut out the large circle and the small circle from the die set.

From the Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper choose the plaid paper and die cut three of the long rectangular pieces. Each of these pieces has a ‘short’ end, glue this short end to the regular end of another rectangle. I found it was easier to accordion fold up each of the triangles before you glue them together. After the three strips are glued together be sure to reinforce the accordion fold again. Next you will glue the front of the first rectangle to the back of the third rectangle forming a circle. (see photos)

Gently press the center down to form the rosette. Place glue all over the large die cut circle and press the rosette down onto it. Take a moment to arrange the pleats and hold down until the glue as begun to set. Now glue the small circle to the center of the rosette, you will again need to press down lightly until the glue sets. (see photos)

The front of the card

Tape the Designer Series paper to the front to of the card stock, leaving an equal border all the way around. Place the 8cm (3-1/4″) circle from the Deckled Circle Die Set on the spot you wish to cut out. For this example, I centered the circle in the middle of the card and raised it up towards the top to make room for the greeting. I recommend taping down the die and running the card front through your die cutting machine several times to be sure you have cut through both layers of paper and card.

Please note I cut the circle in the sample card too large by mistake. The video shows the use of the proper size 8cm circle. However if you like the large space around the rosette use the 9cm (3-1/2″) circle die as in the sample photos.

Cut a strip of basic white card stock 9cm x 2cm (3-1/2″ x 3/4″). Using Night of Navy ink stamp your greeting onto the center of the strip. Next cut another strip, this time using Smoky Slate card stock 9.5cm x 2.5cm (3-3/4″ x 1″) to layer underneath the greeting. Pop these strips up on dimensionals below the cut out circle.


Take the two remaining pieces of designer Series Paper and glue them to the panels on the right side of the inside white cards base.

Time to glue the two cards together. The card base with the cut out circle goes on the top, place the right side of the double scored piece down to the inside right side of the circle card base. Place it so that you have an equal border all of the way around. If you want to do any stamping on the inside do it before it is glued in place.

Close the card. Place glue on the right half of the rosette. Center it up in the cut out circle on the front of the card and press down to glue the rosette to the inside right side of the card. (see photo)

And there you have it one fun fold card chock full of dimension!

As mentioned in the introduction the original design for this card comes from Jackie Bolhuis of Klompen Stampers. Here is the link to Fun Fold Card Making Vol 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6jeyXdaGxc&ab_channel=KlompenStampers%7CJackieBolhuis The dimensions for the imperial sized card come from this video, however the metric measurements are mine.

Thank you for reading today. I had a lot of fun making this card and I truly hope you check out this unusual stamp and die set. I have another interesting idea for you next week using this same set so I need to stop writing and get back in my craft room! If you give this card a try or any card using this set please post a picture below or on social media and tag me @loriothen. Seeing your work inspires me.

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