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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


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

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

  3. Very creative card. Thank you for sharing.

  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!

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

  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

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


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

  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! ;)

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

  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!


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

  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.

  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.

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

  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 :)