March 16, 2021


Do you like tent topper cards as much as I do? 

Don't know what a tent topper card is? Well, a tent topper card is when a portion, often the focal point, sticks beyond the fold of the card. 

The way I make tent topper cards, they always seem to be a little bit of a smaller card. The one I'm showing you today measures 4: wide by 5" tall, including the protruding part. The card base itself is an adorable 4" square. 

With the raccoon from the Special Someoneset  (page 93 in the Annual Catalog) as the focal point, it makes for a really adorable card. Don't you agree?

The most important aspect of this card is, of course, the raccoon. To make him even more special, I used a die to cut him out, then used a larger coordinating die to cut a mat on which to mount him.

Do you see the tent-like look of the card shen it's standing at an angle?

Follow along to enjoy a tutorial on how to make your own tent topper card.

White cardstock
Black cardstock
Plaid Designer Series Paper
Pretty Peacock cardstock

Black ink
Basic Gray ink

Special Someone stamp set (page 93, Annual Catalog)

Die cutting/embossing machine
Stitched So Sweetly dies (page 179, Annual Catalog)
Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder (page 185, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 8", folding it in half and creasing it well with a bone folder.

Run a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock through a die cutting machine inside the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the card base.

Cut a piece of black cardstock to 3 1/4" square, and adhere this on top of the textured whilte.

On top of this, add a 3" square piece of the plaid DSP.

On white cardstock, stamp in black ink the detailed portion of the raccoon. Follow this with the solid raccoon stamp in Basic Gray ink.

Using a die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut out the raccoon.

Froom Pretty Peacock cardstock, die cut the mat portion of the frame with the appropriate die. Adhere the raccoon piece to this.

Put Stampin' Dimensionals on the lower portion of this piece, and add it to the top of the card, letting the raccoon section extend about an inch above the fold line.

On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp a small sentiment in black ink. Use the small scalloped rectangle die from the same die set to cut this out.

Add the sentiment with a few Stampin' Dimensionals below the raccoon piece.

Now, if you have never created a tent topper card, I hope you do give it a chance. For some reason, these little treasures seem even more special.



  1. That is really cute! I have never made a tent topper card. Pinned.

    1. Thanks, Joanne! Now, do you feel inspired to make one?

  2. Never heard of this type of card. That raccoon's face is precious. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. I forget about tent topper cards, but every once in awhile the idea pops into my head again and I just have to make one!

  3. I too have never heard of tent topper cards!! I love all the cards you make and the lovely prints you use. Thanks for sharing at out #HomeMattersParty :)

    1. Thank you, Kimberly! The prints I use are always Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. Lovely stuff! You'll have to try your hand at a tent topper card!

  4. That is really cute. It's so hard to find good cards in the store. You are wise to make your own.

    1. Thanks, Michele. I find such satisfaction in making my own cards. I call it my Creative Therapy.

  5. Ooh I did not know that style of card was called a tent topper - you've taught me something thanks! Love the raccoon :) #mischiefandmemories

    1. Great, Hannah! I'm so glad I could inspire you a little bit!

  6. I just learned something new - a tent topper! Mr. raccoon makes a cute focal point.
    Thanks for sharing all your posts at the Friday with Friends Link Party.

    1. I am thrilled that I was able to teach you something new! Now you have to try your hand at one!