Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #15, a Window Card.

Well, hello to everyone in blogland. It's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge. This week our hostess is the fabulous Melanie Holtz. If you've never checked out her blog, you are really missing out. Her work is amazing!! Her challenge this week is to make an aperture, or window card. I panicked on this one as I haven't made a window card for years and I had forgotten how to make the one I had done before.

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,


  1. Two great cards. Especially love Chester - the composition is great! Very chilly here in England, even in the south in Cornwall! Perhaps not as cold as Canada though!

  2. Look at you go!! I can't believe you did two FABULOUS window cards for this week's challenge!! Love the colours, paper and buttons on Chester and the Tree Fairy is just lovely!! Great job, Mom!

  3. These are so SOOOO cute, Diana! I especially love Chester!

  4. Diana, you made two cards?!! Fantastic work...I just love them both!! I'm with Kimmie...the colours on the Chester card are so much fun!! I really love the way you tied the buttons on this card ...perfect accent!Your fairy card is just lovely too!

  5. So sorry I'm late saying this! But I love both of your cards Diana! Fantastic!


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