Window Surprise Cards

Hello! Today I am sharing a simple window surprise card design. This tri-fold card works with any stamps!

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

I have always enjoyed making tri-fold cards. After you make one, you will be addicted! In the video I show a few ways to go about assembling a design like this. Be sure to check it out!

My first example features the new and oh-so-perfect Pink and Main Sweet Bouquets Stamp Set (SSS | P&M). This set is SO fun to color! When the card is closed you can see a bit of the flower image through a Hero Arts Hearts Infinity die cut window and Pink and Main Bowtiful Stamp Set (SSS | P&M) sentiment.

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also stamped on the front of a card with Pink and Main Pattern Maker Stamp Set (SSS | P&M) and Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink.

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you open the card, there is a flower bouquet surprise and additional message…

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when you open again, there is room for a personal message.

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is a second card with a similar design. I again used the Pink and Main Sweet Bouquets Stamp Set (SSS | P&M) and Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies. This time I added a sentiment from the Pink and Main Thanks to You Stamp Set (SSS | P&M). I also stamped a vertical greeting around the window with the unique Pink and Main Vertical Greetings Stamp Set (SSS | P&M).

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I can’t get over how cute that bouquet is…

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you open the card you see the full image and another sentiment.

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And I have one more floral example! This time I used the Pink and Main Pretty Jars Stamp Set (SSS | P&M). I again added strips with the Pink and Main Pattern Maker Stamp Set (SSS | P&M).

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you open the card, this is a large image surprise… that opens to reveal the personal message.

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card shows that you can use smaller images with this card design. It features the Pink and Main Crafty Stamp Set (SSS | P&M), along with a background created with the My Favorite Things Dot Stamp and Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink.

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I love all these fun crafty images that are revealed when you open the card!

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Once again, the tri-fold design gives a nice area for a personal message.

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My last card features a little scene I made with the Pink and Main Sketched Easter Stamp Set (SSS | P&M).

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You could do this card with a smaller window so you only see one critter. Then when you open it you see the rest. However, I went with a bit window.

And finally, when you open the whole card, there is room to write a message.

Window Surprise Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you will try this type of card!

BLOG HOP

Today I am thrilled to be a part of Pink and Main’s 5th Birthday Blog Hop. I adore Michelle, the owner. She is a kind soul with a warm heart. In fact, a portion of her profits each year will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Love that!

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Jeannie of Inside Out Jeans. You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Pink and Main Blog.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to Pink and Main? They are giving away FIVE! For your chance, leave a comment below and on the other blogs on the hop by 11:59pmEST on 3/24/19. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be announced on the Pink and Main Blog.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Pink and Main Sweet Bouquets Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Crafty Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Bowtiful Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Sketched Easter Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Pretty Jars Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Hello Friend Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Thanks to You Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Vertical Greetings…
[ SSS | PNK ]
Pink and Main Pattern Maker Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
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[ SSS | MFT ]
Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
[ SSS | HA ]
Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Gina K Amalgam Whisper Ink
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
[ SSS | GNK ]
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Black Onyx Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Lawn Fawn Mermaid Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Gina K Kraft Cardstock 100lb
[ GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Gina K Envelopes
[ SSS | GNK ]
Altenew Artist Markers
[ SSS | ALTN ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
[ SSS | ELH ]
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
[ SSS | ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]


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183 thoughts on “Window Surprise Cards”

  1. Such cute stamps and I love the tri-fold cards. I need to get out my scrapbox and play! Thanks for always sharing your creativity!

  2. Beautiful cards as always Jennifer! Love the tip to create a custom die as well as your techniques and demos. This expands my knowledge base for card making – which is greatly appreciated.!! Rose

  3. You are so clever Jennifer…thank you for all the tips and great detail you provide. Your cards are WONDERFUL!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  4. this is a fabulous idea. The coloring is fantastic as always.
    Love a card that does something besides just being a
    square. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Wow, did I learn a lot on this video, never made a tri food card, thank you, I can’t believe the trick you know.

  6. Love the trifold cards and the techniques. I especially like how you made a border by cutting around a die. I especially like the card made with the tiny critter easy stamp. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Jennifer,
    Beautiful job on these tri fold cards. I love how you illustrate each step and make it so easy to make these cards. I also enjoy all your neat tips and short cuts. Thank you.

  8. Your cards are beautiful- I always enjoy seeing your new window and tri-fold ideas.! I love your heart frame trick- what a great idea! I often run into that problem and now I have a solution- thank you!

  9. Adorable stamps and what you did with them is brilliant! I’m sure I’ve seen you do this before, but I always need a reminder to give it a try! Thank you!

  10. I absolutely love these cards and the sweet stamps you used with them. I am going to look through my dies and stamps and see what I have so I can try this technique. Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. So many great tips here and often something I wouldn’t think of by myself. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and cards. You make beauties and your explanations are always clear.

  12. Fantastic cards, as always. I have several graduation cards to make this year- I will use this technique with a star die and diplomas. Thanks for the great idea!!

  13. Jennifer you have such fantastic ideas to share with us all. We are so lucky to have you in this crafting world.
    Beautiful cards once again. Another fabulous release from Pink and Main also.
    Thank you for sharing your talents
    T x

  14. Jennifer your cards are so much fun and gorgeous. Love all the tips you share especially the fussy cut frame around the metal die. Can’t wait to try myself!!!!

  15. This is an awesome and very cute release from Pink and Main. I adore Michelle. The first time I met her we talked as if we had known each other forever and she never forgot me. I train service dogs and that is how we got started talking!! Every year I would see her (or if she didn’t make it to the Florida Expo) I would talk to her family members. They are wonderful people. ! I will be loading up my cart with this release. Thanks Jennifer for some really cute ideas for P/M’s release!!!!! You Rock!!!!

  16. As always, I enjoyed your video, Jennifer. Love the surprises these cards hold. I was not familiar with Pink and Main products – thanks for the introduction!

  17. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. I always enjoy learning new tips and techniques from your amazing tutorials. You inspire me!

  18. I love, love, love your card videos! You are so talented. In fact, you are my favorite card designer on You Tube. These cards are as beautiful as all of your designs. Thank you!

  19. Beautiful bouquets!! I love those cards!! Your videos are so much fun to watch. Thanks for the inspiration. All of your cards are fabulous!!

  20. I love this idea and it led me to your video using the tulle from 2017. I’m excited to try both of these techniques!

  21. Congrats to Pink and Main! Love your lovely images. Another great video and fabulous techniques from Jennifer–thanks !

  22. What a great idea Jennifer, these beautiful Suprise Window cards. I think it’s great for my stamp sets with smaller stamp in it, I hardly use them other than for making a background.
    Thank you for the great tip about how to make the thin frame if you don’t have the right die for it.
    Thanks for this awesome inspirational video and have a wonderful weekend on that beautiful Island.

  23. Super cards- love the idea and the fact that you are making the inside of the card so pretty too! Your videos are awesome – I always learn a lot from them!

  24. Very clever cards and very cute. I like the fact that you always show alternative methods for people who do not have a great many supplies. It’s nice to have everything but it is good to know how you can make wonderful cards with minimal supplies and how to get the best out of your range of dies and stamps. Thank you.

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