Well, as usual, it turned out to be fun. I learned a few new things along the way as I made one, then decided to try making a different one. It was a little tricky, but I figured out a thing or two that I didn't have correctly in my mind when I started. Like everything else though, it's easy when you know how, right?
For my first card, I used Chester, I love him. I never have enough masculine cards and I've already sent the first one I made. I coloured him in with my S.U. Markers and tucked him into a tri-fold card, which I found the instructions for here. I used some Sweet Pea Designer Paper from Stampin' Up for the cardstock, so it shows both sides of the paper. I punched out a semi-circle with my slit punch under the edge of the fold on the right, then punched a one eighth hole in the slit semi-circle to put some orange ribbon through. I cut the circle for Chester with my Coluzzle, then I used my Scalloped Circle Nesties to make a 'frame' for the circle. I stamped 'Top of the Mornin' (which is from Kimmie's Steampunk Sentiments) in Chocolate Chip on Barely Banana. I matted it on a narrow border of Chocolate Chip, placed three orange buttons, which I threaded with dark brown linen thread and that's it. If you check out the instructions for Cami's Tri-fold Card, you will see that the measurements given are 4 x 11 inches. I made mine 6 x 11, you can make it whatever size you want.
Now to the second card. For this one, I used Branch Fairy, which is from the Crissy's Cuties line, by our very talented Crissy Armstrong. She was such fun to colour. I used my S.U. Markers to colour her. I also used some Stardust Stickles on her wings, then cut her out. I cut an opening in the front of the Pale Plum card with my Curved Rectangle Nesties. Then the part that I didn't have figured out first. I cut out a Certainly Celery frame with the next size up Nesties, then I carefully placed the smaller size one that I had used for the opening, taped it to the inside of the Nesties, (not the outside, as that's the piece I needed) then ran it through my cuttlebug. Then voila, I had a frame for the front of the card. I used some of my lovely Daisy D's Sweet Baby Jane dp for the inside of the card, matted it onto a square of Certainly Celery, then onto the card base I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with Winter Wonderland EP, placed it in the top left corner and then added some flowers. Melanie has made a fabulous card using Bird Fairy, so whoever wins the challenge will win that stamp.
Remember, you are welcome to join in the challenge, but in order to be eligible to win, you need to use one of your Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.
So have fun making your window cards, I can't wait to see what you all do.
Many blessings and have a wonderful weekend,