Monday, September 28, 2015

Window Box Card

 3D cover:
 3D inside:

Sometimes you just need to bring out some of your retired stamp sets. That is exactly what I did for this fun card. The new Holiday catalog has some great sets that would work great for this type of card, especially the Snow Place, which can also be purchased with the matching die set to save 15%!

The base of this card is Pacific Point cut at 5 1/2" x 10 1/2", scored at 3 1/2" (the front panel), 6 1/2" (the middle "back" panel), 7" (right side of "box"), 10" (window section plus 1/2" tab).

With the front panel to the right side, decorate as desired, of course, but here is what I did.  I used the retired set Snow Much Fun for this sample. I stamped snowflakes with the Silver Encore ink around the cover, inked the snowman on Whisper White with Marina Mist. He is watercolored with Real Red, Garden Green, and Smokey Slate. This was done by squeezing the ink pad while shut to form a spot of ink on the inside of the lid for a pallet. Use a blender pen or an aqua brush to pick up some of the ink and color. The more ink you pick up, the more dense the color will be. The "snowballs" are punched from the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper. All are added with dimensionals to the cover.

On the "window" panel, which is on the left side. Using the window frame from the Hearth and Home Framelits set (which can be purchased with the Happy Seasons stamp set as a bundle to SAVE 15%), I placed it on the panel and marked the outer corners of the window squares with a pencil. Then cut this box out about an eighth of an inch outside of these marks. Cut the window Frame out with Whisper White and use glue or tape to place around the cut out box. (At this point you could also add a piece of window sheet to the back, but I chose to just leave mine open.)I stamped a few images with the snowflakes and added the sentiment to the bottom, again using the silver Encore.

Add a strip of strong tape or glue to the left 1/2" tab, using tombo, Tear and Tape, or Fast Fuse Adhesive. IF USING GLUE, wait on this step!

Now for the inside panel, flip the card (decorated panels will now be face down, with the cover on the left side.) Checking to make sure things will show through the window like you want them to do, decorate this panel. I placed designer series paper, then added the tree with dimensionals.

Fold the window panel to the center, lining up the 1/2" panel to the 3 1/2" score line. (Glue can be placed on the tab at this time.) Fold the cover over and press on the 1/2" tab. This will attach it to the back of the front cover and now when you open the card, the box will pop up. Make sure all of your score lines are crisp folds as this will help the card open and close easier.

Have fun with this one and thanks so much for stopping by!

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