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Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Twist on a Window Card

Hello!! I can't believe it's been a week since I've updated my blog!  Wow!! 

Today I have a card to share with you that is a twist on the traditional window cards.  When you first see it you may wonder how it qualifies for a window card in the first place...and maybe it doesn't! LOL!!
I won't keep you in suspense any longer! 


This is a very CAS card and I have to mention that I like it even more in person.  I don't think the photos do it justice.  (The purples also look better in real life too!)

Here's a close up of the framed piece on the front.


I cut the frame 3 times.  Once with the patterned paper that you see now, once with another piece of patterned paper and once with the Hawaiian Shores Cardstock.  Then, I took the Sentiments Flag dies from Lil' Inker Designs and cut out the flag shape from the cardstock mat.  I adhered together the two pieces of patterned paper so that each side shows the pattern (you'll see why in a minute).  Then, I popped up the cardstock piece on top of the patterned paper with dimensionals.


I have to admit that I am sometimes lazy when it comes to decorating the inside of my cards until I am ready to give them away.  This time I went ahead and got it ready to send out.


See that little decorative piece on the left-hand side?


I die cut a flag out of the card and then the front panel is on top of it.  The patterned paper shows through when you open it.  That is why I said it was a twist on a window card.  Kind of a fun element of surprise and it adds COLOR to the inside and you all know how much I love color. :)


I wasn't going to create a separate panel for the sentiment piece but you know how you have to hide something when you mess up...well, yeah, this is why the added panel. :)  I took some of the flag images from the set I mentioned previously and stamped a border for added interest.  (It almost looks like it could be a sky scape looking at it now doesn't it?  That wasn't on purpose but I think I'll jot that down for future refernce!)


So, that is my very Clean & Simple card with a twist on windows!! I am entering this into the Wee Memories Clean & Simple challenge for the week.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great (cool) day!!  (STILL hot here!!) :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags, PTI Inside & Out Birthday
Paper: Kraft, Royal Velvet, New Leaf, Echo Park Summer Days
Ink: True Black, Palette Violete & Giverny Green
Other: Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags Die, PTI Fillable Frame Die, Pop Dots

18 comments:

  1. LOVE IT and the paper behind the window is so bright and beautiful like a perfect summer day ....... without heat and humidity :) I love your banners as skyscrapers...... you smart girl you!! Have fun this weekend with the girls!!!

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  2. such a cute card...inside and out!

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  3. this is really cute....love the peek through the window from the inside too!! I agree, getting a good photo of purples is difficult.

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  4. JEN!!! Loving this! How creative and clever!!!!

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  5. Wow, what a great idea. I love your colors too. You've given me some ideas - just the mojo I need this week.

    June K.

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  6. Great CAS card Jen! I love how you did the window you clever girl:) That fun patterned paper really adds great color.

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  7. Love, love, LOVE this card, Jen! So creative and fun. And, very inspiring! TFS!

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  8. Fabulous! I love the framed "window" on the front, but that window that shows through on this inside....perfection. I love that pop of colour. :)

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  9. This is so cool, Jen! I love the uniqueness of this card and those flags on the inside look like buildings. Ooohhhh! I love your creativity.

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  10. What a cute idea! Love that burst of colour on the inside of the card. :)

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  11. Ok, you know what I LOVE the most here? That you finished the inside and how you've stamped the flags!!! And the colors? Totally Jen style! :)

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  12. So clever and unique, Jen! I love the way your imagination works!

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  13. This is so creative and unique!! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories Challenge.

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  14. So many things to love! Super colors! Love that you can see the window inside and outside!

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  15. I love the inside! I never stamp on the inside! What a fun idea with the banners!

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  16. This is sooo fun Jen! What a clever idea!

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