Christmas is just around the corner and I really wanted to make a very special card for my beloved husband.. I already knew what collection of papers I was going to use... Since I first saw the "Enchanted Christmas" Collection by PaperMania I was in love..
As the name suggest, the collection has very "vintage" like images with a fairy tale theme thorughout..
Images such as this Gorgeous Saint Nicholas is what got my attention.. and I really had to create something with this collection..
My sweet sweet husband is the one who bought me the papers, so they did have a special meaning.. Which is why I decided to make hubby's card with them...
When I looked at some of the papers, for some strange reason I kept thinking "window".
Maybe is because that's what I wish I could see when I look out of my window around christmas time.. But whatever the reason, I knew I wanted "the window" to be my card..
And, as we all know, we can't always buy things that we picture in our creative little heads, so once again I have designed a template to match what I imagined... and this is what I have created...
Of course I had to use this santa, the images are die cuts, which is part of the same collection, they come from the decoupage kit. Just gorgeous!!!
This card is quite large, the final card folded just as you see above measures 7 1/2 inches by 5 1/4, which I found fit perfectly into a C5 / A5 size envelope.
So you probably have noticed already, but this is a trifold card, which means it unfolds into three parts, this is what it looks like when you open the "window". I did add acetate to the window to make it more realistic.
And this is what the card looks like inside. I've kept it very plain ready for writing on.
Because this card was so large, the template comes in two parts, both printed on an A4 size card, onepart is the window, and the other part is for the two other folds, which means the window front must be somehow attatched to the rest of the card. I used two layers to cover up the acetate and also where the card joins..
Once I was done with this card I decided to altere the tempalte and make a smaller card, and this is the card I have made...
This Fairy and tree are also die cuts from the same decoupage kit. I'm sure it's easy to see why I love this collection so much, all of the images are gorgeous and it was very hard to choose what to use now, I just wanted to make tons of cards so i could use them all!!!
So this template prints on 1 A4 sheet and the final card is a little smaller, it measures 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, it would fit into a A6 size envelope.
Imagine, you open your window and that's what you see.. How magical!!!
Again, very simple on the inside, This time I didn't print an inside layer to cover up the acetate, so if you look close enough you can see the glue that's holding the acetate in place.. Oh well.. it is a handmade card after all and I am not looking for "production line perfection".
Here are the two cards together so that you can see the difference in sizes...
So by now you are probably guessing that if a template is involved, then you are probably going to be able to get a copy for free right?
Well GOOD NEWS!!!!!
Just like my previous templates I will be sharing the files for this box with my sweet Cakettes!!! YEEEIIII!!! :)
And of course once again it is FREE!!!!
Just remember in case you haven't seen my previous free template post here is how it works.. Because it's a template I have designed myself I am happy to share with all of my subscribers and followers.. You can download it and use it as many times as you would like..
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By downloading this file you have to rights to use the file, but you do not own any rights to the file.
So It is okay if you want to sell the projects you have made using the file, but you cannot sell or share the file itself.
So, if you have friends who may want this file, please ask them to visit the site and download their own copy.
Please be sure NOT to send and/or give these files to anybody as it is an infringement of copyright.
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That's it really.. :)
Now if you're ready, you can go ahead and choose if you want to download the Large or the Small Window Card Template.. Or can you download both.. It's free after all.. So just enjoy!!!
I have made a video showing how I have used my template and how I have decorated it, so if you would some inspiration you can see that video below..
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