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Partial Die Cut Window + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! Today I have a fun partial die cut window technique. I am also part of a fun blog hop with prizes!

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text and to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

This partial die cut window technique is a fun way to get a new look from border dies! It would work great for creating shaker windows, too, but I decided to create a textured window with sparkle instead.

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

To create the window, I used border dies from the new Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October Kit (more on that below) and a Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die. (Partial die cut windows are hard to explain in text, so be sure to watch the video to learn how!) I also stamped, colored and die cut lots of images from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October Kit . Aren’t they the cutest?

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Behind the partial die cut windows, I added a piece of Thick Handmade Paper that I inked with blue Distress Inks. I also spritzed it generously with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for lots of shine. I have been loving these handmade papers lately. They are thick, textured, and unique!

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used Judikins Embossable Window Plastic to create a window panel. I have found this acetate the best for heat embossing with no warping! I stamped the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October Kit Santa image with VersaMark and white heat embossed. I love how it looks like it is floating.

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

In addition to the cute images in the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October Kit , I used a few images from the Hero Arts Mini Christmas Stamp Set. These sets work great together.

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I wish you could see the sparkle in the night sky! It really is gorgeous.

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also did two bonus cards. No partial die cutting here, but I just had to use the new Hero Arts Fluffy Stockings Stamps and Dies… which is available as an add-on for the kit. That foiled handmade paper in the background is from the kit, though!

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October Kit includes several sheets of silvery handmade paper. It is a great way to spice up a simple card.

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Aren’t they the cutest?

Partial Die Cut Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

CHECK IT OUT

Be sure to check out Susanne McDonald’s video HERE. She sent me it awhile back and it was inspiring to me! She gave me permission to share it… and I sent her a thank you gift. Thank you Susanne!

BLOG HOP

This post is part of a blog hop featuring the October Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit featuring fun and unique products. The kit value is $70… but only costs $34.99! (The folks at Hero Arts are generous!) You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! (Remember that Hero Arts does now have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)

There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. You can find them all HERE.

HERE is the kit. All this for under $35!

The next stop on the hop is the creative blog of the wonderfully talented Nichol Spohr. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)

GIVEAWAY

Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 10/8/17. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they already bought the kit.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts or those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)\