Sunday, September 10, 2017

Make a Window shaped card - Tutorial

Creating a shaped card with the Botanic Window Die is EZ
and can be done in 30 mins or less!

I was LIVE on Heartfelt Creations FaceBook Page 
showing you just how EZ this really is! Watch HERE

There are two ways to make a card, a side fold or a tent fold.
Here is how to make a tent fold card first.

Step 1: Take a 4 1/2" wide and 6" long tent folded piece of card.

Step 2: Lay the card over the die so you have a gap in the top
of the arch as in the pic below.

Step 3: Run through the die machine and you should have a die cut like the one below.

Step 4: Cut a single die cut and adhere this to the front of the card
and you have a card base to work from.

For the card above I die cut the outer of the inner window die,
inked the edges, stamped a sentiment and adhered with 3D
foam pads  and added flowers and leaves and it's done!

To make it as a side fold card you will need a side folded piece of card
4 1/2" wide and 6" long.

Step 1: Lay the folded side of the card onto the die and tape down. 
The fold needs to be on the inside of the outer cut line down the 
bottom side of the die as in the pic below.

Step 2: Run this through your die cutting machine and your die cut
will be as the pic below.

Step 4: Cut a single die cut and adhere this to the front of the card
and you have a card base to work from. I cut mine in pink paper
from the Winters Eve collection.

For the above card I cut the outer die of the inner window using
paper from the Winters Eve collection and then die cut the inner part
to create the window bars from pink paper. 
Adhering both to the card front and adding flowers and a sentiment.

There are so many options of how you can make this card, use clear card to 
see through the front to the inside and add scenic papers inside the card!

Add a scenic die cut to the front and decorate with flowers.

Make the front with clear card and see right through so the inside becomes part of the front!

Or just cut out and layer all the bits on the front!
The choice is yours! Just have fun making some cards with this die!

This shape is perfect for wedding, christening, baptism, 
confirmation and sympathy cards and invitations!
Happy crafting! 

I used the following on my cards:


  1. How do you access the 'live' presentation?!

    1. Hi! Here is a link for you! Have fun! Liz x

    2. Love this! going to be a copy



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