Cricut Birthday Card: My First Window Cutout

Just a quick post today, to share with you a Cricut birthday card that I made for my mom. As will be able to see from the picture below, I kept this card super simple. I didn't even stamp on it or add a printed birthday sentiment! For some reason, that is always the hard part for me, so this time, I just skipped it.

This is the first window card I have ever made. I have seen many different ones featured on blogs or in the Cricut magazine, so it's something that I have been wanting to try for awhile. The flower cutout I used came from the Doodlecharms cartridge (an oldie but goodie!). To make the window, I simply used the flower's shadow feature to cut the top mat. To give the card dimension, I attached the top mat with dimensional adhesive dots to the card front. I also used the adhesive dots for the center of the flower.

Birthday Cricut Card

After I assembled the card, it looked a little plain, so I added faux stitching using a white Signo gel pen. Earlier today, Cardz TV posted a “A Stitch in Time” challenge, which is to make a card for any occasion using real or faux stitching and use any cartridges or colors you’d like. I'm linking up this post. I also encourage you to go over and check out all the cards made by the design team - lots of inspiration!

I already gave this Cricut birthday card to my mom. As a side note, she is so funny - every time I give her a card, the first thing she does is turn it over to see if I made it or bought it! I guess it's a compliment that she can't tell the difference, since a lot of greeting card companies are now stocking cards with handmade elements.

If you have a minute or two, let me know what you think. Also, if you have made any window cutout cards with your Cricut, let me know how you made them. Did you use the shadow feature, or did you use another method to cut the window? Thanks for looking!

Comments

  1. Cute card. Love the cutout.

    Tammie

  2. Thank you so much, Tammie! I just took a look at your blog – I love all your projects!

  3. This is a beautiful card Amanda! Love the scallops and the flower cut out…great job!! Thanks so much for playing Cricut Cardz Challenge at Cardz TV!
    Hugs,
    Mary

  4. Gorgeous job, perfect for the challenge!! Thanks for joining CCC!

  5. What a great card. The flower cut out is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Cricut Cardz Challenge at Cardz TV. Hope to see you back again soon :)

    michelle
    http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

  6. Very nice card! What did you use to make the very nice scallop borders?

  7. Hi Ann, If I remember right, I used Plantin Schoolbook, but I think several other cartridges have a similar cut.

  8. Bev Limbach says:

    I am going to try this! I love the flower cutout and have that cartridge. On Pinterest I found how to make the cutout where I want it on the card so it will be fun to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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