Homework #2: Window Card Set

Okay, here’s the second type of project I made using the Stampin’ Up! Movers and Shapers Curly Label Bigz XL die. Some would argue that you could have made this project with the handheld punch. However, the die cut is in a spot that can’t be reached by the handheld punch, and the scored outline adds a nice touch.

This project is also good to showcase a stamp set that is a collection of small sentiments and matching small images. The sets that immediately come to mind are One Smart Cookie and Short & Sweet. Essentially, if the sentiment will fit in the Word Window punch, it should fit in this die cut.

Pun Fun, God Is Love, and Puns from the Past almost work, but only if you are willing to have a partial image showing in the window.

I originally was going to use the Word Window punch under the die cut from the Big Shot die. But, after starting on the first card, I decided it looked better with just the die cut from the Big Shot. If you want to see a picture of it, let me know and I’ll post it later (it’s the top left card in the first picture below).

Okay, so here is the set of cards I made with One Smart Cookie.

Card Set

Card Set

And here is the “cool as a cucumber” card, so you can see more detail:

Cucumber card

Cucumber card

Stamp set: One Smart Cookie

Ink: Old Olive

Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Old Olive

Accessories: Movers and Shapers Curly Label Bigz XL die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scallop edge punch

And here is the inside, with space for someone to write a note to the recipient:

Cucumber card, inside

Cucumber card, inside

And here is a closeup of the outside, so you can see the nice frame the perforations make:

Cucumber card, closeup

Cucumber card, closeup

Here’s a closeup of another card. This one says “sweeter than apple pie”. It was the longest sentiment and it just barely fit.

Apple card

Apple card

I thought the set came out pretty cute. It was a little harder than I thought to line up the sentiments. I swear, I lined them up with the Stamp-a-ma-jig, but some of them look a little off. Guess I have to practice more with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. 🙂

I left the cards simple on the front. I thought the framing of the die cut was enough, but perhaps a subtle background could be stamped. I think this could also be turned into a 4-1/4″ square card and it would still look cute.

This would be a good set of cards to give away; it has something for different occasiions.

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