Wednesday 1 February 2012

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Recessed Window Card Tutorial

I was asked to do a tutorial for the card I made for Monday's dt line-up. So here it is - hope you like it.

 Take a piece of card stock 5" x 101/4". Score your card stock at 5" and 51/4". Fold your card and crease well with a bone folder
 Open your card and on the inside draw in the diagonal lines with a pencil. Decide how big you want your aperture to be and draw in the square. Now draw a second square inside the first 1/4" in from each side. Score both squares with an embossing tool.
Now cut on the diagonal lines ONLY within the two squares. You can now rub out all of your pencil lines.
Bend the outside score lines in and then fold the second score lines the opposite way. Crease these folds well with a bone folder.
Take a piece of card stock a cut to the size of your front aperture - you may need to trim it a tiny bit smaller for it to fit comfortably.
Your Recessed Window Card is now ready for decorating.


  1. Thanks so much for explaining this Jacqueline as I was wondering how you did it.
    A wonderful effect and gorgeous card.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Thanks Jacqueline, this is very helpful I never think of doing anything along these lines ( cos I can't lol) Love the card ..
    Suzi B xx

  3. this is beautiful and fabulous. i've always wanted to know how to do this. thank you so much!

  4. Very pretty card. Never made one of these, thanks for the tutorial and for giving me something else to add to my "TO DO" list. :-)

  5. That's a great little project. Thank you so much for the instructions x

  6. Brill idea, thanks for the instructions will have to have a go

  7. Wow! Very impressive! Best, Yvonne

  8. Okay, this is AMAZING, Jacqueline! ;)

  9. Oh this is soo cool! Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. Wow - this is fabulous - thanks so much for the tutorial.


  11. Great tutorial - they always say a picture is worth a thousand words and you just proved it, your photos are fantastic! Maddy x

  12. Must give this a try. Thanks Jacqueline. Caz


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