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Design by: Flo (3 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Spring Thank You Cards Feminine Modern Cards Friend Cards Outdoor Recreation Naturalist Mom/Grandma Friends

By using CCR I was able to make a window card, and add some bars to stabilize the opening and weld butterflies to one of the bars. I have added the cut file for CCR.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • cardstock
  • double sided paper
  • glue
  • glitter glue
  • inks
  • sponge dauber
  • sentiment stamp

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

CCR file attached. But if you want to do it yourself. Using the card base from card 4 ‘basic button 31’ place on mat at 5.5 inches I have over laid the insert on ‘layer tab button 31’ and resized it to fit inside the front of the card. I chose don’t weld for this. I then used the rectangle from ‘button 48’ on the layer tab and put this across the bottom of the card which now has an opening in it from the insert and then used this rectangle again, rotated it and added it again. Refer to picture. This produces a window card.
add the butterflies from layer button 15 rotate and weld them to the diagonal rectangle
add the leaves from layer button 23 rotate and adjusted so they fit in the 3x6 space, I have used 4 sets of the flowers on ‘layer button 8’ and put them in the center on the mat (they are sized to 1.069 as that allowed 4 sets to fit.
I added the butterflies from layer button 15 and slightly resized these to make them smaller than the ones on the card.
use the insert on Layer button 31 and sized it to fit behind the front of the card. I cut this in acetate. I used book cover clear acetate at 150 microns. This cuts well on the cricut I use blade depth 6 and double cut, high pressure and speed.
I cut all these out but have not used all the flowers or butterflies.
Ink the edges of the flowers, butterflys, leaves and card. To put together the card glue the acetate to the inside front of the card. Layer the butterflies to the front of the card add the leaves and flowers where you want them. When dry add flowers, butterflies and leaves to the inside of the card behind the ones on the front.
Stamp your sentiment inside the card where you can see it through the window.
Multiple layers on the flowers and the butterflies adds dimension as does curling the leaves. Add glitter glue in dots to the body of the butterflies and to the centers of the flowers and where ever else you would like.

Step 1

CCR file attached. But if you want to do it yourself. Using the card base from card 4 ‘basic button 31’ place on mat at 5.5 inches I have over laid the insert on ‘layer tab button 31’ and resized it to fit inside the front of the card. I chose don’t weld for this. I then used the rectangle from ‘button 48’ on the layer tab and put this across the bottom of the card which now has an opening in it from the insert and then used this rectangle again, rotated it and added it again. Refer to picture. This produces a window card.

Step 2

add the butterflies from layer button 15 rotate and weld them to the diagonal rectangle

Step 3

add the leaves from layer button 23 rotate and adjusted so they fit in the 3x6 space, I have used 4 sets of the flowers on ‘layer button 8’ and put them in the center on the mat (they are sized to 1.069 as that allowed 4 sets to fit.
I added the butterflies from layer button 15 and slightly resized these to make them smaller than the ones on the card.

Step 4

use the insert on Layer button 31 and sized it to fit behind the front of the card. I cut this in acetate. I used book cover clear acetate at 150 microns. This cuts well on the cricut I use blade depth 6 and double cut, high pressure and speed.

Step 5

I cut all these out but have not used all the flowers or butterflies.
Ink the edges of the flowers, butterflys, leaves and card. To put together the card glue the acetate to the inside front of the card. Layer the butterflies to the front of the card add the leaves and flowers where you want them. When dry add flowers, butterflies and leaves to the inside of the card behind the ones on the front.

Step 6

Stamp your sentiment inside the card where you can see it through the window.

Step 7

Multiple layers on the flowers and the butterflies adds dimension as does curling the leaves. Add glitter glue in dots to the body of the butterflies and to the centers of the flowers and where ever else you would like.

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Oh My Gosh! This Butterfly Window card is amazing! I made a few cards while the cartridge was free, and thought they were cute. However, the example shown here blows mine away! Just incredible!

Published on February 21, 2013 by DiannaJ Flag Comment As Inappropriate