Friday, February 17, 2012

Window Box of Tulips

Today I want to show you something different I did with the Poppy Stamps "Grand Madison Window" (815).  I also used the matching "Grand Flower Box" (821) for the tulips.  To create a decorative "header" for the window, I used the Spellbinders "Labels Twenty-two" and one of the Spellbinders "Parisian Motifs".  You can see these dies below.                   

I die cut the second to largest "Labels Twenty-two" for the header then used the embossing mat, rather than die cutting, to embossing the "Parisian Motif"  up under the curve at the top of the label. The label was then cut off below the embossed motif and glued under the top of the window.  I think this turned out pretty cool to create a "fancier" window frame.  On the backside of the window, I attached a punched "curtain topper" created with the Martha Stewart "Swirling Lace" border punch.  A light blue card stock was added behind the window so the design in the design paper did not show through.  The design paper used is from the Webster's Pages "Your Life Beautiful" paper pad.  The butterflies are in the design paper.  The tulips, Marianne (LR)209) were die cut and  added behind the window box.  To help make the window box look fuller, I added the Marianne Design "Ivy" (LR0206).  I always save little pieces punched out from border punch or dies, and the little tiny purple flowers were pulled from a box of these saved pieces.   Two Spellbinders corners were added to complete this card. 

I hope you like the way I altered the Madison Window to create a whole new look for this window die.  I bet you can come up with some very creative ideas too.  I do want to let you know that if you haven't gotten your Windows dies yet, Joan's Gardens now has a lot of them in stock.  They  have been so popular and she has had a hard time keeping them in stock, but now there will be no waiting if you order them.   You can also purchase all the other supplies I used to create this card from Joan's Gardens.

I want to thank all of you for stopping by my blog to see my projects.  I appreciate all your sweet comments.   Have a wonderful weekend.



Joan Fricker said...

Oh my goodness Selma, what a cool idea to dress up the window die. I love how you did it. Your window box and tulips look gorgeous. Great job on everything.


Payne Holler Cards said...

i don't know how in the world you turn out a beauty every day! and sure wish I had some of your creativity with dies !!!
this is so clever!!!

Myrna said...

What a great idea. Lovely spring card.

CraftinGranny said...

Wow, your creative always amazes me. What a clever and unique way to enhance the window. Really adorable card Selma. "Hugs"

Donna said...

Terrific Idea Selma, so very creative you are!! Beautiful card!!

Frann said...

What you did to "crown" the window is so very clever. Even better is the little floral arrangement with the ivy and the tiny purple flowers--absolutely beautiful!


Oh Selma, I love how your mind works! This is a beauty and I just might have to steal this idea!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh wow Selma! This is such a wonderful card and the ideas you have with the dies are totally amazing! Such a delight to see everything you come up with. You are just so talented.

Love Sheila xx

Mrs. Swandog said...

Love it is just are so inspiration to all!

Sharon said...

You are amazing!!!! Wish I had thought of that and I'm glad that you shared it with us. I'll have to check out my dies to see which would make a good header now since I don't have that die.

Anonymous said...

I’m thinking Spring also. very cute card, have a good week-end. charlene

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

and you think my get well basket is cute? really? THIS, my dear, is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! wow!

but i appreciate your visit and your very sweet comment. i'll be coming back here for more of your beauties!

hugs :)

lisa808 said...

Wow--gorgeous creation!

Anonymous said...

I love receiving your email everyday with all the beautiful cards you make. I can't imagine how you come up with such amazing cards daily.
Maybe one day I will be able to sort of copy one of your cards.!!!!!!

Bethlehem, PA

The Other Patti Sue said...

I would love to have tulips in my window right now! This is gorgeous!

Kittie said...

Very clever and creative, Selma~! Thanks for sharing how you made the window topper.

nan cee said...

I love all of your work and because of your work I now have the Madison Window die. Unfortunatley I can't figure out how to get the embossing lines to show up. Can you sugggest a sandwich for cutting and embossing the die in a Bick Kick. I will greatly appreciate it.
Thank you,
Nancy Huntley

Conniecrafter said...

very creative and so pretty


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