Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bloomin' Windowshade Card


Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I want to share this fun interactive card, which has a *windowshade* front and when you raise the shades, a lovely outdoor scene awaits you! I saw this idea at Victorine Originals, but I couldn't print the pattern, so I created my own.

Start with a standard 4 1/4x5 1/2 card. For the shades, I used Stampin' Up! Ginger Blossom designer paper...doesn't it sort of look like a designer fabric? It's 3 3/4x10" then scored an folded every 1/2 inch. My hole punch would only go thru 3 folds of paper, so I used the last hole punched as my guide for the next punch as so on (do this on both sides.) I strung ribbon thru the holes and knotted them at both ends. You'll want to make sure you have ample ribbon and measure it while the shades are closed as this where your ribbon will be at its longest length. For my window, I used the Coluzzle oval template, however a variety of window shapes would be really fun too...square, rectangle, etc. I then stamped my image, which is from Pink Cat Studio's Crafty Kitty collection, and colored it in with a combo of pencils and markers. I added a bit of fruit punch stickles to her ckeeks and nose (a bit rudolph looking, oh well). I attached the shades by folding the last 1/2 strip under and gluing it down securely. I left the bottom hanging loose. Hope you like it and have a wonderful day! ~hugs and happy creating~

15 comments:

Donna said...

SOOOO cute!!

Lee said...

You are completely amazing!!! I have never seen anything like this!!! Oh I'm definitely going to have to try it sometime!! I LOVE that dp as the shade and that cute image!!! So bright and happy!! Thanks for sharing the cool design AND directions!!! :)

Barb Schram said...

This is so adorable...I love interactive cards.

Melanie said...

WHOA!!! That's really cool! :)

Carolina said...

I just had to tell you one more time what an adorable card this is! From the colors, to your coloring to the technique...all just too cute!

janet said...

OMG...this is awesome. I am definately trying this!

JenMarie said...

Linsey ~ this is FABULOUS!!!

Kathy W said...

Very cute and unique card. I added this post to my favorites so that I can give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Corie said...

This is such a cute idea -- Love it

Jessie/knightrone said...

Lindsay, this is super fabulous!!! You rock girl!!

dpkennedy said...

This is absolutely adorable! It does look like designer fabric! Love it!

Carolyn King said...

too creative. Great job on this! Adorable image underneath too!

Laura said...

WOW oh WOW! This is totally cool, and totally cute...all wrapped up in the most adorable window treatment evah!! Love it Linsey!! Thanks for sharing and for the instructions!

Julia said...

This is just the sweetest thing!

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, I jess love this idea!!! Very clever and fun ... dang, why didn't I think of it?!?

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I come by here quite a bit and it's so nice of you to return the favor!

~Hugs, Deb