Creating scenes, observed through a window, is not a new idea, but one that I love. I was missing the retired, Hearth & Home Die Set, until I realized the Stained Glass Die Set was right under my nose!

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Christmas Window


Beginning with a Thick Whisper White card base, I trimmed a layer of regular Whisper White Cardstock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Then, I embossed the layer with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.

Next, I positioned the Stained Glass Die where I wanted the window, which was easy, because the straight lines of the bricks provided a guide. After my two holes were cut for the windows, I used the same Stained Glass Die to cut the frames from Sahara Sand Cardstock.


Now, back to the Thick Whisper White card front, where I stamped the tree. Using the Stamparatus, I positioned the tree stamp from the Winter Woods Stamp Set. I stamped it twice; first with Garden Green Ink, and second with Shaded Spruce Ink.

Next, I glued the brick “house” to the card front, followed by the window frames.

Now, the window needed a ledge, which I cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, using the smallest Rectangles Stitched Die.

The sentiment, “Blessed Christmas Wishes,” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Crumb Cake Ink on the ledge. I attached it with four Mini Dimensionals.


My inspiration for today’s card was CAS(E) this sketch.


Last, but not least, is the pop of red, created by a “cardinal” from the Botanical Tags Die. Set. I simply used the die to cut the birdcage from Real Red Cardstock, then cropped the bird, so he could sit on the window ledge.

This is a Christmas card I will make in quantity to send to family and friends. It speaks to me, and yet, it is simple enough to duplicate. Mass production has begun!


Thank you for visiting today. If you need a window, remember the Stained Glass Dies. You can see details by clicking on the picture in my Product List below. Have a wonderful day!

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