Today we have more free-for-all card shares from our card designers. But this month, just as I have done with our layout designers, I have also added in some fun challenges for the designers to take on as they create their cards. The challenge for this week was to create window cards.
“Happy Birthday” window card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I created a lattice window shaped card using my electronic cutting machine. I layered the Birthday Girl Borders paper on the inside (so it could be seen through the lattice). I decorated the front using some Birthday Girl Cute Cuts, a Crochet Heart, a Ciao Chip banner, and some Button Market Buttons. I tied the card closed using some twine.
Birthday Girl: Borders, Cute Cuts, Chipboard Icons; Spring Flings and Easter Things: Miniatures; Button Market: Pink Flowers; Crochet Hearts: Gulf Hearts
“Thinking of You” window card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I took the challenge of "window cards" quite literally and created a window to decorate the front of my card. I used a couple of papers from the Love and Marriage collection. For embellishments, I used a couple of heart Ciao Chip pieces, a Crochet Heart, A Flag, and a Button Market button. The sentiment is from the Miniatures Card Sentiments.
Love And Marriage: Turner Hall Ballroom, Flags; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Sophisticates: Miniatures Card Sentiments; Button Market: Pink Flowers; Crochet Hearts: Bell Pepper Hearts
“I Love You” window card, by Carina Lindholm.
On this card I started off by die cutting a label shape on the white card base. I then die cut a green frame using the same label die. I placed a blue-heart sticker inside the card, so you can see it through the “window”. I adhered a big chipboard heart inside the card and smaller chipboard icons, buttons and bling on the front of the card base.
Love and Marriage: Vows, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Engaged at Last: Miniatures; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Button Market: Purple Flowers
“Just Because” window card, by Carina Lindholm.
I covered the front of the card base in blue-cloud paper and the inside of the card in grey patterned paper. Then I die cut two clouds on the front of the card. I adhered a sentiment sticker and buttons inside the clouds.
Love and Marriage: May Eighteenth, Turner Hall Ballroom, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Chao Chip Elements: Borders; Button Market: Pink Flowers; Sophisticates: Miniatures Card Sentiments
“USA” window card, by Kathy Martin.
This week Bella Blvd asked their card designers to create cards with windows and I couldn’t wait to get started! I love window cards, but for some reason I just don’t make very many. I’m happy for this little nudge to step outside the box a little! For my card I combined a Silhouette window card with a Spellbinders Nestability die to create a frame for the window.
All American: July Sky, American Pride, United We Stand, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; Button Market: Stars
“Hi” window card, by Kathy Martin.
Here’s a twist on a window card design, I went with this Silhouette butterfly cut card for lots of little windows. Since the card base is quite detailed, I kept the embellishments simple and layered some of my favorite little Bella Blvd goodies in the lower right-hand corner and created a simple sentiment with some rub-on alphas.
Kiss Me: Flutter; Crochet Hearts: Bell Pepper; Button Market: Fruit Punch; Flags: Floral, Sand & Surf