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Monday, March 28, 2011

Flower Window Card

Over the weekend I lost the power cord to my cutter.  In moving things out of the family room so I could scrape the ceiling, it was misplaced, and my husband and I spent 45 minutes looking for it late Saturday night before I gave up.  I found it Sunday morning--in one of my dresser drawers.  I don't even remember putting it there!  Ah well.  At least I have it back, I can use my Cougar, and balance is restored to the universe.  I celebrated by making a card.  I needed one anyway for a friend who needs a little pick me up, and I didn't have any cards that seemed right for the "occasion."

I'll attach the mtc file at the end for anyone interested in it.  I'll also give a brief rundown of how I made the file, since it's pretty easy, and you could change up the inside shape with anything you want.  Instructions are probably similar for Sure Cuts a Lot as well, though I've never used that program.
  • Create a rectangle 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • Create a square 2 x 2 inches
  • Place the square where you want the window to be and join
  • Select a simple flower shape and make a shadow layer too
  • Put the shadow flower in the window and size it so some of the petals overlap the window edges and weld
  • Make a copy of the first flower
  • Place one flower over the flower in the window and join (this turns the flower into an outline)
  • Make another rectangle 4.25 x 5.5 and weld it to the left of the rectangle with the flower window.  Now you have a whole card
  • Place the second flower somewhere on the mat--it will be cut out in another color 
  • Arrange paper on your mat and cut.  Glue colored flower to the inside of the card--either rotated like mine, or lined up with the front flower
  • Hope that's useful!
Click here for file








18 comments:

  1. Love your window box card. Love that you are participating in Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #2. TFS. Pammejo-DT

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  2. Love the card, the directions are perfect, TFS!!

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  3. Very creative card. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. this is my first time doing "made for you M'days". so fun :). Love the happy, warm "summer-is-comin'" feel of the card!

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  5. simple but beautiful card! Good luck from Abby's design team!

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  6. really pretty and simple. Simplicity is always the way to got for elegance. I really like it. :D thanks for playing with us at scrapbookaholic by abby :D

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  7. That is a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!

    Ashley

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  8. This is very pretty - I love the colors!

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  9. I love this--so pretty! I'll be linking to it at my Show and Share party on Thursday. Please stop by and grab a featured button! ;)

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  10. Such a pretty and simple card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookaholic By Abby challenges!

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  11. This is such a beautiful project! I am going to have to try this because it is so cute. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby this week!

    Carley

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  12. So pretty... that flower is so unique !
    Thanks for playing this week with S by Abby
    Have a great Thursday ;-)
    ~Maria Elena~DT
    http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh wow this is super dooper creative! Thank you so much for playing with us this week over at the Scrapbooking with Abby challenge.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  14. What an adorable card.Can't wait to try. I'm a newbie at MTC but can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing the directions.

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  15. great card... Thank you for playin along with us at Scrapbookaholic By Abby.....

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  16. Beautiful! I love the way you really made use of your window to create fabulous layers :) Good luck from a Scrapbookaholic by Abby DT member :)

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