Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's Time to Celebrate!

Here is a new twist on card making that I found on 
Splitcoast Stampers tutorials - Window Blind Card.
Although my first attempt was time consuming,
I would definitely make this one again.  I do not really
use dies, so adapting this to my Cricut was a bit more challenging.

I started with a white card stock base that is 5x7" when folded,
rounded the corners, and inked the edges in a mint green.
After matting the front with 3 different patterned papers,
I cut out the rectangle window with my 
Cricut using the center-point feature.

I used a Studio G stamp, colored it with pencil,
and centered it on a coordinating paper mat on the inside.
After embellishing it with balloons from the ACY cartridge,
I then started to assemble my "window blind."
I used a scrap piece of paper, punched a border, and used
this for the window valance.

Since I did not have a needle large enough to thread the ribbon
through, I improvised and used a paper clip - it worked fine!
Additional ribbon and punched dragonfly embellishments to the front,
and front is pretty much done.

Since this card does not open up, I needed a design for the back.

I used my MS Circle Punch for the background, 
cut 2 circles from PS, and added the Happy Birthday from ACY.
This card is cool!  It is definitely something different for someone special,
and it should mail without extra postage.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:


  1. Just beautiful, Marcia - front, back, pocket, head to toe awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us!
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Hello Marcia~
    It's time to celebrate, did you stop by my blog today and check my winner's postings. If you didn't hurry on over and see if you are one of the winner's! LOL!
    Love your card by the way!

  3. Really cute and thanks so much for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut.

  4. This is so sweet. I love it. Great idea
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  5. Wow! This is amazing!! I'll have to go find out how to do this cool technique!!

  6. This is a fabulous design!!!! Thanks for joining us and sharing your creativity at FCCB this week.

  7. Great card Marcia! It's fun to see someone else's take on this type of card. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  8. I've seen a few 'blinds' cards and haven't been impressed but this one turned out great. Thanks for entering it in Exploring Cricut.
    Rae Ann O.

  9. Hi Marcia! Beautiful cards, I really like the colors you chose for them. Thank you so much for joining us today for the Feb PWP DT Blog Hop, we really appreciate it :D Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  10. Fantastic card!! This is the first window blind card I have seen. I really really like it! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  11. Marcia,
    I saw that tutorial on SCS some time back but haven't yet had the courage to try it. You have produced a really wonderful car.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful art work and appreciate you taking time to join our challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  12. This is great, I like how you added the pocket! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  13. Such a fabulous card Marcia, what a wonderful design and I love your compination of colours and details.

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  14. Great card!! Love the ribbon and all the details!

    Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!


  15. Like the window blind style card. Not tried this before. Thank you for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Hostess