Friday, October 14, 2016

SSS November 2016 Card Kit- Thankful Heart

Hello and welcome. I'm sharing three cards today using the products from the November Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp...
Click HERE for more information about this kit.


Autumn is my favorite season and this kit has gorgeous fall colors in it. I kept all three cards the same in design, but wanted to mix it up a bit and create window cards using acetate. Here's how I created these cards...

1. I cut one inch from the bottom of the front of the card off and then another inch from that for two of the cards. You can adjust the amount you cut off to place your window in different spots on the card, like the card I created in the middle. (Save the pieces you cut off because you will need them.)
2. I lined the bottom half of the remaining portion on the front of the card with THIS strong adhesive and laid the acetate piece on top. I also applied that same tape to the bottom of the acetate piece.
3. I used one of the one inch strips that I cut off from the beginning and laid it on the adhesive that is on the bottom of the acetate. I adhered the other one inch piece to the back to hide the adhesive.
4. I cut a piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the portion above the window to adhere to the back of the card to hide the adhesive there also.
5. I adhered patterned paper above and below the window and rounded the bottom corners.
6. I adhered a scalloped border above and below the window to give it a finished look. 
7. I also rounded the bottom two corners of the card. 

I used the pattern paper in the kit to decorate the front and the inside of the cards. I like how the card kits come with pattern papers that work so well together. It takes the guess work out of it! 
I stamped the thanks sentiment using THIS white Staz-On ink on to the acetate window using the MISTI stamping tool.
I die-cut a few of THESE hearts and adhered them on the window. I added the gold stickles (included in the kit) on top for some shine. 

I also wanted to share a tip....
For the scalloped border strips above and below the window, I used THIS die. I simply cut off the longest two strips of the rectangle and adhered them to the card. Take another look at your  rectangle dies and you can use them as borders! It's a great way to stretch your supplies. 

I hope this inspires you to create a window card! Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by! 

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3 comments:

  1. What a great way to use acetate...love this new kit!

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  2. These are sooo pretty and sweet!

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