Summer Window

As soon as I saw this wonderful card, I knew I had to post about it.  This is the kind of card I dream about making!  The designer is Kathy and she has a ton of beautiful projects on her blog, Joyfully Made Designs.  You WILL want to subscribe to this blog or add it to your blog feeder.

HC Summer Season front closed Joyfully Made Designs

Another really fun aspect of this card is that it is interactive.  When you receive this card, you surely will be compelled to open the shutters.  And then there is more loveliness inside!

HC Summer Season front opened Joyfully Made Designs

Kathy was kind enough to provide instructions for her card.  Make sure to stop by her blog and see all the wonderful projects she makes.


Cut white cardstock 9” x 6-1/4”, score and crease at 4-1/2” to make a 4-1/2” x 6-1/4” card base. Cut pink designer paper 4-5/16” x 6-1/16” and cut an opening for the image with Labels 1 Die.

Stamp image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils. Add liquid pearls and flower soft to flower beds. Adhere image to front of card base placing it so it will show through “window” opening. Add mat to card base with pop dots. Add a piece of lace trim as shown with Scor-tape. Die cut gates with green designer paper and add as shown to the mat. Stamp sentiment words on Baby Pink paper with Forest Moss and trim words. Add words to a small piece of designer paper and add below trim with pop dots.

Stamp 2 each of the small Posy Patch flowers with Vintage Photo Ink on Solar White, color and cut with die. Shape flower and add pearls to centers. Die cut leaves from Gift Ensemble Die, adhere to gate door and add flowers. Add bow and adhesive pearls.

I hope this card has inspired you to make something today.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



Heartfelt Creations Daphne Papers


Heartfelt Creation Summer Seasons      Heartfelt Creations All Seasons      Posy Patch Heartfelt Creations


Versa FIne Black Onyx     Forest Moss Distress Ink Pad Ranger     VIntage Photo Distress Ink Tim Holtz


Heartfelt Creations Gateway Die     Heartfelt Creations Gift Ensemble DIe     Heartfelt Creation Paper Blossom Mat

Heartfelt Creations Paper Blossom Tool Kit     Art Institute Glue     Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Scor Pal     Labels 1 Die

From Your Own Stash:
  • Scor-tape 1/4″
  • Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
  • Sweet Pea Flower Soft
  • High Tack PVA Glue (Flower Soft)
  • Bow-Easy
  • White Silk Ribbon (May Arts)
  • Lace Trim
  • Adhesive Pearls (Recollections)
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Prismacolor Pencils: Cloud Blue, Pink Rose, Henna, Ginger Root, Pale Sage, Kelp Green, Moss Green, Marine Green, Green Ochre, Light Umber, Chocolate, Espresso
  •  Solar White (Neenah) Cardstock
  • Baby Pink (Coordinations) Cardstock