Window Card Tutorial (Stampin Up Cup of Christmas)

Window Card Tutorial (Stampin Up Cup of Christmas)


Hello my crafty friends. Today I want to share a unique window card
design with you and I also want to showcase some new stamps that are called reversibles. It’s the easiest way to create an identical
mirror image. Hi, it’s Lynn Dunn from Stamptastic Designs. Thanks so much for joining me today. In this episode of Stamptastic TV, I will
share two simple yet unique Christmas card ideas featuring the use of a window sheet. Now the cards in this video feature, the stampin
up cup of Christmas stamp set and some of the fun papers from the night before Christmas
designer series paper pack. But keep in mind you can use this fun card
design to create cards for just about any occasion. Just get creative with it. By the end of this video, you will have two
fun Christmas window card ideas and you will also get to see the reversibles in action! For the latest card making ideas be sure to
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I upload a new video. Now have you heard of the stampin up Reversibles? Leave me a comment below and let me know if
you’ve heard about them or if you’ve tried them already. Okay. So first let’s talk about the supplies you
will need to create these cards. So for these particular cards, I am using
some very vanilla and pretty peacock cardstock colors, which coordinate with the fun pattern
papers that I’m using from the night before Christmas DSP pack. I am also using the Cup of Christmas stamp
set. So this is the stamp set that has the reversibles
in it. And I’m also using some of the dies from the
cup of cheer die set which coordinates with the stamp set. And for ink colors I am using pretty peacock. I will also be using some of the three eighths
inch cherry cobbler ribbon. And to do some embellishing, I’m going to
be using one of the scalloped ovals from the layering ovals die set. But you can use any shape that you have on
hand. And of course the last thing we need is a
window sheet. Okay, I think that’s it. So let’s get started. So let’s start by talking about the new reversible
stamps. Now these new stamps enable you to create
a mirror image without all of the fuss. So the new cup of Christmas stamp set has
two images that are reversible, the polka dot mug and the Stripe mug that are in the
set. So let me show you how they work. We need two polka dot mugs for the cards that
I’m sharing with you today. So that’s the one that we’re going to use. But the concept for the reversibles is the
same whether you use the polka dot or whether you use the striped mug. So we’re going to start by inking up the polka
dot mug with some pretty peacock ink. Next I’m going to stamp the image on a scrap
piece of vanilla cardstock. Now notice how the handle on the mug is on
the right hand side. Okay, so now I’m going to clean off this image,
then peel it off the block and flip it over. Then I’m going to put the mug image back on
the block. I’m going to ink it up with pretty peacock
ink and stamp it again on another scrap piece of vanilla card cardstock. Now notice how the handle on this mug is on
the left side. So the reversibles basically enable you to
stamp a mirror image simply by flipping over the stamp and using the reverse side. Hence the name reversibles. Now how cool is that? Okay, so now let’s create the window cards. Alright, so I have two window cards that I’m
going to share with you today, but I’m only going to feature one of them as far as giving
you the instructions. The concept for creating the two are exactly
the same, the only differences how I decorated them. So I’ll start with a piece of pretty peacock
cardstock cut at five and a half by eight and a half inches. Score the eight and a half inch side at four
and a quarter inches to create the base of the card. Now place the card stock back in your paper
trimmer as we will be making a cut along the eight and a half inch side. So line up the card stock at five and a half
inches and cut off the end of the card stock. So you will end up with a one and a quarter
inch flap on the top part of the card. So this is actually the start of your card
front. Now take that three by five and a half inch
piece, that extra piece of cardstock, and line it up in your paper trimmer at one and
a quarter inches on the three inch side. Cut a piece of card stock that is one and
a quarter by five and a half inches and this will become the bottom of the card. Next cut a five and a quarter by four inch
piece of vanilla card stock and adhere it to the inside of the card. Now fold that top flap down and then go ahead
and lay the one and a quarter by five and a half inch piece of cardstock and lay it
across the bottom of the card so that it lines up with the edges of the card base. You are going to be using this piece to guide
your stamping. So ink up one of the sentiments from the cup
of Christmas stamp set using pretty peacock ink. Stamp it in between that top flap and that
one and a quarter inch piece that is resting on the bottom of the card. Okay, once you have that stamped, you can
go ahead and remove that bottom piece and open up that top flap on the card. Next cut a five and a quarter by four inch
piece of a window sheet. Lay the window sheet directly on top of the
vanilla card stock that’s on the inside of the card. Now add some adhesive to the inside of the
top flap and press it down onto the window sheet. Then add some adhesive to the one and a quarter
by five and a half inch piece of pretty peacock card stock and adhere it over the bottom of
the window sheet. Now be sure to line up the edges of this piece
with the edges of your card base. The entire piece with the window sheet will
become your card front. Alright, there you go. Now let’s decorate it. So cut four pieces of patterned paper at one
by five and a quarter inches. Adhere one piece to the top flap of the card
front. Then adhere the second piece to the bottom
part of the card front. Now go ahead and open up the card. Adhere the third piece to the top of the inside
of the card. So you’re going to be adhering this piece
over the window sheet that was adhered to that pretty peacock card stock. So notice how by adhering this patterned paper,
it covers up the adhesive that we are able to see through that window sheet. Now adhere the final piece of patterned paper
to the other pretty peacock cardstock piece to cover up that adhesive that is showing
through on the window sheet. Okay, so now let’s close the card and finish
decorating the front. Cut a large scalloped oval from a piece of
pretty peacock cardstock. Adhere it to the top and bottom sections of
the card front on the pattern paper. So be sure to add adhesive only to the sections
of that oval that will come in contact with that patterned paper. Now go ahead and add one of the polka dot
mugs to the oval using a few dimensionals. Then for the finishing touch, simply embellish
the mug with the little Santa hat cut from that patterned paper. Okay, so there you go. We have just created a window card. Now how cute is this? Now the second card features the same window
card design. The only difference is how I decorated it. So notice that the handle on this mug is on
the left hand side and the handle on this mug is on the right hand side. So I have a mirror image of the polka dot
mug and all I had to do was flip that stamp over to create it. So these new reversibles make it super simple
to create a mirror image of that mug. Now I’d love to know your thoughts on the
new reversible stamps, so be sure to leave me a comment below. So there you go. Now you have two fun window card designs that
you can make this holiday season. But don’t limit yourself to just Christmas. You can use this window card design to create
cards for just about any occasion. Just get creative with it, and if you enjoyed
these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial. You can find the link in the description below
this video. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know
by liking it and sharing it with your friends and leave me a comment below to let me know
what you enjoyed most about the video and the cards shared here today. Have fun getting creative, take care, and
I’ll see you soon.

14 thoughts on “Window Card Tutorial (Stampin Up Cup of Christmas)

  1. Such DARLING CARDS, Lynn! LOVE this set~~and this idea is so cool! :-)). I think the reversible stamps are AWESOME! I’m using this idea for some Thanksgiving Greetings! Of course, I’ll be using different DSP for those but I also plan on a few of the Holiday design you just shared w/REAL CANDY CANES tucked in the mug (they’ll be hand delivered, of course!) Lynn, I REALLY ENJOY your videos and your clear n’ concise directions! PLUS your CREATIVE ideas! TFS n’ HAPPY STAMPIN’ n’ CREATIN’! Enjoy your day! :-))

  2. I love this technique and have never seen it before! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! I have never us the reversible before. What a great idea!

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