Stampin’ Up! Square Punch Trio Video Tutorial

Stampin up holiday card square punch tutorial jolly bits rubber stamps
I have had a number of requests from my blog readers for details on how to create the little trio of square windows for this previously posted card.   So I made another card (above) using the same technique along with a new video tutorial. 

TO CREATE THE TEMPLATE:  Using a ruler, I marked the template below at the penciled measurements. 1/2" from the top.  Then 1/2", 1 7/8", 3 1/8" and 4 1/2" on the width. The overall width of the template is 5".  Using a 1 1/4" Square Punch, I lined up and punched squares as shown.  You can use the template on different widths of card stock as long as you are careful to center it.

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  I stamp through the "windows."  However, if you are concerned about centering it or have an "oops" in the process, an alternative would be to stamp on another piece of matching card stock, crop with the 1 3/8" Square Punch (a size larger than the window, 119877) and slide it underneath your completed card template.  It fits!

Stampin up holiday petite pocket big shot die contempo christmas card
COMING UP TOMORROW!  I'll share the details and another video tutorial on the Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die used to make the coordinating gift card envelope above!  Charming and practical for gift giving!

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MaryEndOfPostOrderButtonStamp Set: Hand-Penned Holidays (W123310, C124312), Jolly Bingo Bits (W120857, C121187)
Paper: Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper (on envelope flap, 124002)), Whisper White (100730), Garden Green (102584)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch (119865), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)
The Perfect Touch:  Cherry Cobbler Quilted 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon (124105), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Additional:  Whisper White Stampin' Up! Note Cards (5" x 3 1/2") and companion envelopes (5 1/8" x 3 5/8"): 107311

Hand penned holidays rubber stamps stampin up


  1. Thank you for the great tip. I love the clean look of your cards, and this is a great way to feature small images.

  2. Hi Rachael . . . i really appreciate this suggestion and agree it’s an excellent alternative for those that feel more comfortable “eye balling” it. I have used your method, too, and it works! Hugs, M

  3. Hi Mary,
    I really enjoy your videos, so glad that you do them!

    I thought I’d let you another way I figured out to get punched windows positioned precisely. Instead of making a template like you do, I simply punch the shapes out of scrap card, then adhere them into position them on my card front or the layer I’m working with (I often use dotto for that part too so I can re-use the punched shapes if making more than one card at a time), line the punch up around those punched shapes and punch. It’s easy and it works well, and there’s no risk of messing up a template!

    Would love to know if you try this method and see what you think of it.

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  4. Beautiful, simple and truly inspiring!

  5. Great idea and thanks for sharing Mary! You must dream these creative ideas in your sleep! 🙂


  7. Thanks so much for directions on how to make the template! I love the look of this and will definitely have to make one for myself!

  8. Thank you so much, Mary. Easy to understand directions and great video. Going to try this today!

  9. Thanks for your tips and tricks! I look forward to your newsletter every morning just wondering what great things you will be posting! 🙂

  10. Mary Thank you so much for the video tutorial! I love the simple “WOW” factor it gives the card.

  11. Thanks so much for the tutorial, Mary. I have been dying to try that card. Now I guess I have to buy that punch!

  12. Love the idea.. and sooo easy once you show us. Thanks for another great idea.

  13. Beautiful Mary! Thank you for making the video!

  14. Thanks for yet another inspirational video Mary. That Christmas card is so elegant.

  15. Beautiful Christmas Card and thanks for sharing your tips! I can’t wait to try it!

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