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Lovely Lilies Window Card: Easier Then You Think

Creating handmade cards is a delightful way to express your creativity and show someone you care. While it may seem daunting at first, crafting a stunning card doesn't have to be a complex task. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of making a Window Card using the Lovely Lilies Stamp Set & coordinating dies from the Rabbit Hole Designs. Don't worry; it's easier than you think!

Lovely Lilies Window Card blog banner by Rick Adkins

Materials Needed:

  1. Cardstock or pre-made card base

  2. Patterned paper or cardstock for the front panel

  3. Window Sheet or vellum for the window

  4. Die-cut & stamped lily image (Lovely Lilies Stamp Set)

  5. Sentiment stamp or sticker

  6. Adhesive (double-sided tape, glue, or adhesive runner)

  7. Die Cutting Machine

  8. Embellishments (optional)

Preparing the Card Base:

Start by folding a piece of cardstock in half to create your card base. You can also use a pre-made card base if you prefer. Ensure that the size of the card is suitable for your design, typically 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Lovely Lilies Window Card by Rick Adkins

Creating the Window:

Measure and mark the area on the front of the card where you want your window to be. A common choice is towards the upper center but feel free to get creative with your placement. Using the coordinating Lovely Lilies Dies you are going to die cut your window opening onto the card front. Line up the card front opening and die onto the first layer of either cardstock or patterned paper that you are going to use on the front. Repeat the process of cutting the window.

Adding Decorative Paper:

Cut a piece of patterned paper or cardstock slightly larger than the window opening. This will serve as the front panel. Align the edges of the paper with the card and use adhesive to secure it in place, ensuring the window is fully covered.

I took the card front and layered on the back of the inside of the card base and lined up the die cut opening on the card front and placed the die. Then I used some low tack tape to hold the die in place. I removed the card front and ran it through the die cutting machine. I repeated the process with a piece of Basic White Cardstock for the inside panel of the card as well. I then embossed the Pretty Peacock Cardstock with the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder before attaching it to the front of the card making sure that the edges of the die cut openings where lined up exactly.

On the inside panel of the card front attach a piece of Window Sheet to the card base. Attach the Basic White window to the inside over the cut down Window Sheet to hide any edges and to create a clean look when opened.

Lovely Lilies Window Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Lily Image:

Select a beautiful lily image that coordinates with the die you used to cut the window opening, from the Lovely Lilies Stamp Set. Stamp the image onto Basic White or another high quality cardstock and color with your chosen media. I stamped my image today on Bristol Smooth Paper from Strathmore since I was going to use Karin Markers to color my image today. I then used the same coordinating die to cut out the stamped and colored lily image from the Lovely Lilies Stamp Set. Carefully adhere it to the inside of the card, aligning it with the window opening. Ensure that the image is visible through the window from the front.

Adding a Sentiment:

Choose a sentiment that complements the lily image. It can be a stamped sentiment or a die cut sentiment. Position it on the front panel of the card, making sure it does not obstruct the window. Use adhesive to secure it in place.

Lovely Lilies Window Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Finishing Touches:

Now that your main elements are in place, it's time to add some finishing touches. You can embellish your card with small accents like sequins, gems, or ribbon to add extra charm and personalization.

Personalize and Send!:

Your Lovely Lilies Window Card is now complete! Take a moment to personalize the inside of the card with a heartfelt message or dedication. Then, share it with someone special to brighten their day. You can also use this card-making technique for various occasions by simply changing the design and sentiment.

Product Spotlight:

Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder

Window Sheets by Stampin' Up!

Pretty Peacock Cardstock by Stampin' Up!

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Handmade cards are a beautiful way to show your love and appreciation. With the Lovely Lilies Window Card, you can create a stunning and heartfelt gesture that will leave a lasting impression. Remember, don't be intimidated by the process; it's easier than you think! So gather your materials, follow the steps outlined above, and let your creativity bloom. Enjoy the joy of creating and spreading love with handmade cards. Happy crafting!

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Non Affiliate Links Products Used:

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  • Lovely Lilies 5 x 6.5 Stamp Set - Rabbit Holes Designs

  • Lovely Lilies Dies - Rabbit Holes Designs

  • Bold Hello Wafer Die - Simon Says Stamp ssd112103

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