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Wiper Card and KOKESHI CARDS

make a wiper card using any image. I use d cute kokeshi doll images from Silhouette design store.

From the Silhouette Store by Valerie Foster Design ID #7183

Egads! What is a wiper card and WHAT on earth is a Kokeshi card?

Well, you are in for a pleasant surprise. I was pinning stuff on Pinterest and came across wiper cards tutorial on Youtube.  

I was intrigued! I love any paper projects that has movement in it and this one did.

Basic explanation

When you pull on the sides of the card, there is a piece that pops up. Take a look at the video for a way better feel of how neat this project is.

I looked at the video, made notes and created a digital file so that I can share this with you all. I did find the measurement (slightly different from the video) written out and pinned it to my board, so go take a look if you want to make this but need to cut it all out by hand.

So that takes care of the wiper card part.

What is a Kokeshi card?

The Kokeshi card are cute Japanese doll cards I got on The Silhouette Design Store and I used parts of them in this project.

The project parts

Here is a look at the pieces you will need. This is a mock up on my computer so the actual cardstock I used was blue.

The solid pink is the body of the card. The polka dots are decorative pieces and the grey is the wiper arm.

I cut my card out of  plain blue cardstock. So the two large “pink” pieces are in reality blue below and folded along score lines.

Assemble card

  • Base is cut out
  • Using the measurement given, cut out the white matting for the front and decorative pieces for the side panel mat
  • You can use your own measurements and decorate the front with any measurement of patterned paper you like, there is no one correct way.
This is a modified version of the decorative pieces
This shows the decorative pieces that are in the file
  • Once the front was decorated, I glued the wiper arm piece of the project to the inside of the front of the card.
  • My downloadable file below has a small score line to help line this up.
  • Once the pop up arm is lined up and glued down, attach the back piece so that the “Z” shaped folds are on opposite ends. (see photo at the top of the post with the blue card pieces)
  • Decorate with your choice of images. I will use my card as a “hello” card with the Japanese translation on the back “Konnichiwa”

Pulling the sides allow for the two dolls to disappear inside and pop up again.

As I mentioned, I used the dolls from  KOKESHI CARDS by Valerie Foster Design ID #7183 . This design is for 3 cards so head on over to The Silhouetted Design Store and grab the adorable dolls or any one of thousands of other images that can be used.

Thank you for reading and I hope you get to make this card. Subscribe to my blog as I will keep posing files and ideas.

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The PDF file below is for the main body of the card. For decorative parts you can do whatever you like.

This link is for the SVG file to cut using Silhouette or Cricut

4 replies on “Wiper Card and KOKESHI CARDS”

This is so cute. I clicked on the svg version but nothing shows up. Would love to try this.

Dear Victoia, Thank you for your interest in this wiper card. I emailed you the link but also decided to message you from the blog.
I have updated the link information and you can download the SVG file.Would love to see your finished version!
Quick note, when you import into Design Space or silhouette, you will have to resize and you may have to chage the score line from cut to score as I notice the SVG files do not always import correctly.
Good luck and please subscribe as I post free files all the time.
Carolyn

Hi

I would love to make this card for an upcoming birthday of a relative. I have tried to download the SVG files but the links are showing as blanks. Could you please help in this matter. It would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Rach

Dear Rachel,
Thank you for your interest in this wiper card. I have updated the link information and you can download the SVG file.Would love to see your finished version!
Quick note, when you import into Design Space or silhouette, you will have to resize and you may have to chage the score line from cut to score as I notice the SVG files do not always import correctly.
Good luck and please subscribe as I post free files all the time.
Carolyn

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