Word Window Card

Hi! I have always been a fan of using my dies to create shaped windows on my cards. Today I show that you can even use words dies for a see-through feature…

Word Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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I started by doing a bit of masking and stamp layering with the new Clearly Besotted STAMPtember Layered Chrysanthemum Stamps on white cardstock. (Hurry – this is a limited-time-only set! These stamp layers blend better than many I have tried and are very easy to line up.) Since I wanted to make a few cards at once, the MISTI stamping tool was a huge help.

Word Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the word window, I die cut through the stamped panel and the front of a kraft card with the Hero Arts Giving Thanks Die. (This is also a limited-time product. The dies come with a stamp set, too. So many ways to use them!) I sandwiched a piece of recycled, thin plastic between the layers… creating a “word window” on the front of the card.

Word Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added All Little Things From Lucy’s Cards sequins and beads and a bit of shine with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pens.

Off to rest. See you soon!


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45 thoughts on “Word Window Card”

  1. I notice that many times you run your adhesive right over the die cut “empty” space but my question is do you have lots of sticky left in between that causes stuff to stick in the empty space? I do and use an ATG gun. I don’t see you pulling the stick out of the empty space but do you? Or does your adhesive just not stick to empty? I’m confused. Please help me understand. Thanks so much for this beautiful card.

  2. Such a fun technique and a lovely card! And I really like the idea of using the plastic from packaging in the middle. I’m with you in saving all the little bits so the “i’s” are dotted, etc. 🙂 Thanks for the how-to video!

  3. I love this idea. However, I’m going to use pumpkins in the place of flowers with maple leaves scattered about to represent the winds of fall. I like how you use stuff you might already have.

  4. This is gorgeous! You always come up with somthing fabulous! I noticed Mary W’s question above and have wondered the same thing. Would love for you to address this sometime. Thanks for your video! I always learn so much here!

  5. Beautiful card! I love my MISTI for the layering stamps! Quick question, can you use Wink of Stella instead of the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens? Will it give you the same effect? 🙂

  6. You are so creative! Love your cards and your techniques. I would also like to know your answer to the question re: taping over the opening. Inquiring minds and all that. 😀

  7. Beautiful cards. I too love to make multiple cards while I have the supplies out. You always give me great ideas and justification for spending my money. Thanks.

  8. Jennifer, once again you have shared not only a beautiful card but clearly explained a somewhat confusing technique! Thank you for your videos and blog! I have learned so much from you!

  9. I really love how you always say, “You might have this stuff—use what you have,” or “just use some old packaging.” You really make it easy for us to use and reuse—which makes it nice because then we can spend money on fancy stuff like more stamps! 🙂 I’m with you on saving the insides of the letters. I sometimes I have to recut if I lose one! I can’t stand not having them there. 😉

  10. Hi Jennifer ~ Another fabulous technique with stunning results. This is such a versatile technique that I have all kinds of ideas running through my head. Thinking fall leaves, pumpkins nd acorns. I’m with you about the lettering though; they just don’t seem complete without the little doo-dads in the middle. Thanks for sharing with another awesome video and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~HUGS~

  11. I so Love your videos. Your cards are soooo pretty! Thank You for sharing your talent with us! I can’t even imagine how you can be so organized for just having moved into a new house, and that you would take time to share a video with us. THANK YOU!

  12. Thanks for showing how you sandwiched the acetate in between the layers. Then you put back those small pieces to make the word legible. I agree with putting them back in because the words are so much easier for the recipient to read if you’ve got all those little pieces.

  13. What a great idea to cut the words right through! I put the pieces back into the words also. It just looks too trendy or sloppy to not replace them. It wouldn’t suit the pretty florals and the script font at all. Gorgeous result!

  14. You, dear one; are my new favorite craft instructor. Great information put together in a clean and organized fashion. Glad I found you!

  15. Jenn, cute techniche. I have some word dies that would work, with no small pieces to stick back in. I totally think it’s doing if you can see them., my eyes are so bad now, I skip the tiny stiff off. My cards, you are such a perfectionist. I would never get a card made if I were that way.!
    Thavk you for sharing your talent. We all learn so much from you.

  16. What a pretty card! I love the colors and I see you used a die cutter. Someday when I marry a rich guy or a rich person adopts me or I win on a game show or lotto I will buy a die cutter. Right now I can’t afford one. It sure does some really cool things though. Thank you for showing us what you do in pictures and videos.

  17. Fabulous idea as usual. Cards are great and each one looks different so they aren’t “cookie cutter” types. I have a question – I am working on Christmas cards for the Kindness campaign for Nursing Homes. I believe you participate/help with this and I can’t find the address to send the cards to. It’s the project that ends Nov. 30. Can you help with the information? Thank you

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