Easy Surprise Window Card – No Specialty Dies Needed!

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun and easy way to create a surprise window pop-up inside of your card. No specialty dies are required!

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support of my videos!]

Be sure to watch the video – these are simple to make!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


THANK YOU VERY MUSH CARD – With a surprise pop up window inside.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2021 Kit (HA)
Hero Arts Mushroom and Ferns Fancy Dies (HA)
Hero Arts Mushroom Forest Fancy Dies (HA)
Hero Arts Love You Stamp & Die (HA | SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (SSS | TRN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


MAGICAL BIRTHDAY CARD – With a surprise pop up window inside.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2021 Kit (HA)
• Hero Arts Magical Unicorn Bold Prints (HA)
Hero Arts Magical Forest Stamps (HA)
Hero Arts Forest Vines Window Die (HA)
Hero Arts Fairy Doors Infinity Dies (HA) – for rainbow
• Unicorns are discontinued, but for similar: Hero Arts Dragons & Unicorns Stamps (HA)
Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL (HA | SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (SSS | TRN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


FAIRY KIND CARD – With a surprise pop up window inside.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2021 Kit (HA)
Hero Arts Meadow HeroScape Stamps (HA)
Hero Arts Cloudy Sky Dies (HA)
Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL (HA | SSS)
Hero Arts Oval Infinity Dies (HA | SSS)
Hero Arts Acetate Sheets (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (SSS | TRN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS YOU’RE AMAZING CARD – Easy shaker card.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts Starry Clouds Infinity Dies (HA)
Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL (HA | SSS)
Hero Arts Happy Thanks Stamps & Dies (HA | SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (SSS | TRN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


MAGICAL BIRTHDAY CARD – With a surprise pop up window inside.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2021 Kit (HA)
Hero Arts Branches Infinity Dies (HA)
Hero Arts Magical Forest Stamps (HA)
Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL (HA | SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Surprise Window Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Hope you will try out this technique!

HERO ARTS KIT

This post features the Hero Arts July 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. This kit is valued at $72!!!!… but only costs $34.99. 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! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does have a subscription option with FREE US shipping. Find out info HERE.)

HERE is the kit. All this is valued at $72, but costs under $35…

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

BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY

This post is part of a blog hop… and the next stop is the blog of Meg Brooks! You can start the hop at the beginning on the Hero Arts Blog.

Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by 7/11/21 at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

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 on my disclosure page. All products were personally purchased except the Hero Arts products and those with the * which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero July 2021 Kit
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Mushroom and Ferns Fancy Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Branches Infinity Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Forest Vines Window Die
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Starry Clouds Infinity Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Mushroom Forest Fancy Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Fairy Doors Infinity Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Cloudy Sky Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Magical Forest Stamps
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Meadow HeroScape Stamps
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Meadow HeroScape Frame Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Dragons & Unicorns Stamps
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Magical Unicorn Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Love You Stamp & Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Happy Thanks Stamps & Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Oval Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Easy See Tape
[ SSS | DSG ]
Bearly Art Glue
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Dot Runner
[ SSS ]
Bearly Art Rubber Stopper
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
Scor Buddy Scoring Board
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Arteza White Gel Pens
[ AMZUS ]
Sanding Blocks
[ SSS ]
Altenew Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Altenew Ink Blending Tool
[ ALTN ]
Hero Arts Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Gina K Obsidian Amalgam Black Ink
[ SSS ]
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ SSS ]
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
[ AMZUS ]
Hero Arts Acetate Sheets
[ SSS ]
Funnel Tray
[ KATS ]
Trinity Pick Up Stick
[ TRN | SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti
[ SSS | TRN ]
Corner Helpers
[ ETS ]


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58 thoughts on “Easy Surprise Window Card – No Specialty Dies Needed!”

  1. You have the most amazing idea.
    The coloring is always fantastic.
    Love to see your posts everyday.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Always love your stuff Jennifer! AND you come up with a clever way to spotlight the new kit. You are so clever!

  3. These cards are gorgeous–I can’t wait to watch your video as my “bedtime treat!”. What a great new kit from Hero Arts!

  4. Even when I don’t think I would be interest in this month kit, you always allow me to see it in a new way which then it becomes a must have. Thank you for always allowing us to see these kits in a surprising way. Thank you for always inspiring us.

  5. What a fun collection of cards. I think I will be making every single one of these when my order arrives. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. These are so awesome! I always love your tutorials. You always explain everything to make it easy to follow along!

  7. Hi, JM –
    Thanks for this terrific tutorial! It’s fine that you have been doing fewer videos — we all need a break sometimes!!!!

    I like this release from HA a lot – I already get the monthly kit and I like a lot of the coordinating items this time. I am SO glad that I ordered several of the items from your video before I saw that you had used those products — they’ll sell out for sure as your video has more and more views.

    I hope you have a terrific rest of this week and that you don’t stress about providing a certain # of videos!
    Lori S in PA

  8. Wonderful YouTube tutorial. Your cards and all the cards in the blog hop are inspiring. Thanks for sharing your creative talents.

  9. This is such a fun technique. I did this once upon a time but had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  10. You always come up with the coolest ideas. In lieu of counting sheep at night, you must dream non stop of how many new ideas you can come with. 😊 I always look forward to your videos. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I wasn’t going to purchase this kit, but now I have to rethink my decision. Such adorable and colorful cards! My husband doesn’t like you because I spend too much money after watching your videos…. but he really does like you alot. You and Gina are his faves! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  12. Your cards and videos are always so inspiring and this one is no exception. Love the rainbow unicorn – so delightfully magical.

  13. I watched the video and as always I am in awe of how beautiful your cards look. Thank you! I love them all but have to say my favorite is the first card, so adorable

  14. Wonderful cards as always Jennifer! As always you explain the process so clearly it makes it achievable for everyone. Love them all. Certainly going to try it out! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  15. TYSVM for another awesome video. As a lover of all things magical and Mushrooms I was soooo happy to see this new release! Great technique. Thanks for the invite inspiration … off to shop

  16. Thanks for an amazing video tutorial as always. I love seeing what you have created. The pop-up cards are so fun a creative. I had to buy the fairy door dies after watching you use them to create a rainbow. Very fun. Can’t wait to start playing with this set.

  17. This Hero Arts release is lovely and can be used for so many things. I really liked your card examples and how easy it was to get the pop up feature. Also, we can shop our stash for products to be used in them. Thank you.

  18. Oh my gosh. Love this new Hero Arts release and the stunning cards you made. Thanks for inspiring us.

  19. I love your videos and endless supply of ideas. The diecut mushrooms are my favorite idea,

  20. Loved all these ideas! Can’t wait to make the surprise card–already ordered all the supplies. Thank you as always for your fabulous ideas and tutorials.

  21. My first thought on seeing The Hero Arts Branches Infinity Die, that it could be used as a icy snowy surround for a Christmas Card. ButI love the magical green forest hideaway! It’s fabulous.

  22. I really enjoy the way you use Hero Arts charming stamp sets and the way you stretch your supplies. Thanks for sharing.

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