Handmade Cards

How to Make a Surprise Scene Handmade Card

How to Make a Surprise Scene Handmade Card

Hello everyone and welcome to another blog tutorial The theme today is How to Make a Surprise Scene Handmade Card. If you would like to purchase any supplies used today they can be found in my online store here: Shop Now.

Be sure to check out my YouTube Tutorial at the end of the Blog below. I hope you like the cards I made today. After seeing so much of these online I knew I had to make some for myself.

Today I used the “Gnome for the Holidays” Stamp Set. As a result my cards turned out really cute.

Perfect set for Christmas.

Card One

Card one was my prototype. The main colours used were Balmy Blue, Grey Granite and Misty Moonlight. All the images and sentiments on the front were stamped in Memento Black.

Card Two

Card two was the one I made the tutorial for. The main colours used were Real Red, Just Jade, Grey Granite and Garden Green. All the images and sentiments on the front were stamped in Memento Black.


  • Card Bases measure 4-1/8″ x 5-7/8″ – standard UK C6 size.
  • Rings for front and inside card front were made using the three largest stitched circle dies ran through the Stampin’ Up! Cut & Emboss Machine.


  • Stamp your images for front and inside card.
  • Colour the images for on the inside, leave the ones for the front plain
  • Punch out a 2″ circle on front of card using 2″ Circle Punch
  • Die cut out your rings for front and inside window section
  • Die cut out x2 acetate circles using the window sheets (2nd largest circle die)
  • Assemble all sections together making sure the images on the inside are hidden when looking at front of card.
  • Keep sentiments black on the front, and a colour that co-ordinates on the inside.
  • Be careful when sticking the acetate on, give the glue time to dry.

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