Window Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

DIY window A-Frame card to celebrate spring!

This card is often referred to as an A-Frame card since it folds at the top rather than on the side.  It’s a nice change to the usual cards we tend to make.  The window scene seemed to fit best with this style of card as it seemed to be the natural way of wanting to open it.

Start with a 4” x 12” piece of cardstock (kraft cardstock used here) and score it in half using your scoring board to create a crisp fold.

Place the window die just below the score line (approximately ½” below) with the cardstock laying on the platform for your die cutting machine with the card base laying open.  Run it through the machine.  Keep the window die cut for use in a later step.

Now place a 4” x 6” piece of the same cardstock under the half of the base you just cut the window into.  Tape them both into place on the platform to prevent them from moving while cutting the second panel using painters tape to hold them.  Place the die into the open area that was cut in the step above and run it through the die cut machine.  This will cut the window into the panel in the correct spot so that both window sections will line up.

Also, die cut the flowers and fence at this time.

Now place the window panel on your scoring board and score at 1/8”.  Move to the right side of the panel and score 1/8” in from that edge.

Measure ½” over from the left score line and make a small mark.  Move 1 score line over to the right and score that line.  The mark you made will not be scored so be sure to move over one before scoring.  Continue to do this until the panel is completed and you have reached the 1/8” scored line on the right side.  Be sure to have scored above and below the window.

This is what the finished piece will look like.  You have now scored a Battenberg siding look onto your paper.

Now measure the width of the window you have die cut.

Cut a piece of patterned paper that measures 2 ½” or a half inch wider than what your window is if using a different window die.  The paper should be 3” in length to start.  Roll it through a paper crimper starting 5/8” down from the top of the paper as shown.

Cut a piece of 4” x 6” acetate and use a tape runner to attach it to the front of the card base.  Adhere the “siding” onto the front of the card.

Use a glue pen to attach the curtain by running a line of glue along the 5/8” strip that is not crimped. Place the potted flower in front of the curtain.  Add the window into the window opening, as well.  It’s okay if you need to glue it to the acetate because the small lines or dots of glue will dry clear.

Cut two strips of grass from green cardstock using a fringe cutter or scissors and glue them to the bottom of the card in two rows.

Attach the fence and then the flowers to the front to complete the outside of the card.

Complete the inside of the card with a 3 ½” x 5 ½” piece of cardstock and a sentiment.

Any season is a great view from a window so the next time you are looking to create a card just look outside and create what you are seeing.  The card design is perfect for any theme or occasion from birthday wishes to get well wishes and everywhere in between.  Have some fun and make some extras for each season and they will be ready for when you need them!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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