Tuesday, June 18, 2013

OWH Tutorial Window Cards

This week Nancy has a fun tutorial at OWH- Penny Ward shows us how to create window cards.
I made my card  and thought- ehh-- and while it is fine- I wish I popped up the purple layer from the white paper with the 3 images....it lost the dimension of being a window card-oh well- I am sure I will make another card using this technique.

I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for the hearts and the circle and the bird stamps are Inky Antics, the sentiment is from the HeroArts/OWH fundraiser set, Authentique striped paper and Bazzill cardstock. The ribbon and stickers are from my stash. Cute enough- but not the look I was going for... so... I thought about making another card and decided to take a break.

My break consisted of  looking at some of my favorite blogs and saw that Erika  http://scrappinintervention.blogspot.com/- she is oh so brilliant- used a window..yup- a view through a window! It just so happens I made 2 cards this weekend using Memory Box dies- the window, curtains and the cats. I do not post every card I make for OWH- usually just challenge cards- so these just went into my box. Thanks to Erika- I had a V-8 moment (or a Homer Simpson DOH moment)- and decided to take some pictures of my cards to share with you! LOL  The top card- the curtain is crooked- hey- but that is how I hang my curtains...the rod is always hung a little off!
The 2nd card- I used some acetate to mimic a pane of glass--to protect the birds from Art Impressions from the hungry cat! 
Oh and speaking of AI-- did you hear the news- did you hear me shout wahooo when Paula S commented that she saw I won?  Yup--I won the random drawing from this weekend's bloghop! Wahooooo- perfect timing...this makes being on a mini spending freeze so much more tolerable! Hey-even if I was not in a 'use my stash mode'- the win is thrilling!  I am so excited and thankful to AI! I will post a picture of my prize when it arrives!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Craft on!


  1. I like how you created a scene for the cats to look at. And my family used to have a black cat:) I'm sure the recipients will love receiving these cards - Mindy

  2. Wonderful cards! I love the window cards, crooked curtain and all! -actually I'm not sure I would have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it!

  3. WOOT! Congrats on your win :) I love the awesome scenes you created - my cats can testify as to their realism. So can my screens ;)

  4. Your window cards are all so pretty with wonderful details! I love the curtains and cats! Congrats on your big win too! Happy crafting when the new goodies arrive :)

  5. Your window cards are great! Love the view from your windows. The kitty cat is a great addition. Congratulations on your win, its like Christmas comes early.

  6. How awesome are these?? I love all three and I LOVE the curtains! You ladies have really take the window idea to a whole new level. Love the acetate idea. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the AI goodies!! What ya gonna get?? :)

  7. love how you used circles and a heart for your window card. And your real "windows" are super duper.

  8. Thank you for your sweet comments about my post! I love your window cards - especially the cat! (Why didn't I think of that?) Glad to hear you won the AI goodie box - please share what you won. Great job on all your cards!


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