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DYI- Window Scene Card

Sandy here with Monday's Die Cutting project. There are many window dies on the market, but I don't have one and didn't have time to order one so getting out my trusty scissors, I created my own.  So this is a  "faux die cut" or a DYI- paper piecing card.

My tip for you: invest in some foam pop up tape. You can get this at the craft or hardwear store cheap and last much longer that pop dots. Plus you can cut the size and with that you really need.

Here is what I used for this project: Momento Sky Blue ink, glue pen, white/blue/brown cardstock, small pattern papers, scissors, white paint pen (not showm), digi stamp and little images from a 12x12 design paper pad.

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First, I chose small prints for my "curtains and wallpaper". Then, taking my blue card, I dotted "snow" using the white marker pen.
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To give the card dimension, I used foam pop up tape. Here you can see how I free- handed the curtain shape and then cut them out.
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Using brown card stock, I cut strips and ran them in the Cuttlebug with the wood embossing folder. For my smaller piece, I added foam pop up tape.
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With the white card stock, I free- cut a couple of "snowy hills". I also inked the edges with the Sky Blue ink.
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Now the fun part is seeing the pieces come together! I added a small piece of brown to the top to be my "curtain rod". I also cut out a couple to make up the window panes.
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I wanted a snowman and tree that you could see "outside" so I cut them from designer paper that can in a Christmas 12x12 paper pad.
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My digi stamp is from Sunsational Stamps. He is actually peeking out of the stocking but I just colored him and cut him away from the stocking. I'll save the stocking for another card. I also colored hit stocking cap to make it wintery and not Christmasy. I used Spectrum Nior markers to color this little guy.
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And here we go, a cute card with dimension.
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The final DYI Window Scene card!
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Hope you like it and learned a new to you technique! If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. You can find more inspiration and projects at my blog:A Working Mom's Joy. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. I love this so much! You did a lot of work and it is gorgeous!


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