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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


  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!!!

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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. :)

  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.

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

  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! :)

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

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

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

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

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


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