Lynda Kanase’s Design Team – Window Box

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Design Team Challenge. This month we’re featuring my Window Box Impresslits that embosses and die cuts all in one. The projects this month are so colorful and diverse.

Amanda – Pearblossom Press
Every month I wonder what amazing thing Amanda will think up next and every month she delivers such a cute and clever design. I love the surprise behind the frosted windows. Check out this video and visit her blog HERE for details.

Daniela – The Art Life of Daniela Costa
OMG! Look at these colors! These are the happiest, wildest colors and I love them! I think her choice of sentiment is to remind us all to be brave enough to experiment with colors! Visit her blog HERE to find out how she made this.

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Karen – Painted Mountain Cards
I love the way Karen placed all of the floral embellishments inside of the trifold card. The colors on each panel looks like you’re walking into a garden filled with flowers. Each layer is so delightful! Visit her blog HERE for more details. 

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Mitsyana – Up on Tippy Toes
I always love the way Mitsyana applies color to her art. The stone wall is just as beautiful as the flowers and vines climbing up the wall. And what a perfect sentiment to add inside the window! Check out her blog HERE to see how she created this.

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Pam – Scrapbook Flair
Every time I look at Pam’s card, I find new layers and details that are just stunning. It looks like she had a lot of fun adding color to the stone wall and it is beautiful. Visit her blog HERE for more details on how she made this lovely card.

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Lynda – That’s me!
In June, we attended my nephew’s one-year wedding anniversary in Colorado. It was wonderful to see family and friends. It was a perfect occasion to snap a few Instax photos and use it with my Window Box card.
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I started with a piece of white cardstock cut and scored to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ folded. I then ran the front panel of the card through my die cutting machine using my Window Box impresslits. This embossed the stone wall pattern and die cut the windows all in one pass.

Next, from scrap cardstock, I die cut the window frames and trimmed them along the sides. I used these as masks for when I inked the embossed stone areas.
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The edge of the window frame is narrow so here’s a trick that I use to fold open the window, place a ruler along the edge and fold back gently to create a straight, narrow fold.
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Die cut another set of window frames from a coordinating color and adhere to the backs of the open window frames {see photo below}

Since my nephew and his wife live in Colorado, I decided to embellish the front of the card with columbines, the state flower. I die cut ten flowers out of several shades of blue cardstock and ten white flowers to make the center of each flower. I shaped the flower centers with a Paper Sculpting Tool to make them into a cup shape.
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I die cut lots of green vines and leaves to fill the flower box area and adhered the columbine flowers in front. You can see the tan window frames here.
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Finally, I adhered my Instax photo to a piece of 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ cardstock and adhered that behind the open window. Aren’t they cute!
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I hope you enjoyed all of these projects and were inspired by all of the wonderful ideas by my very talented design team. Please be sure to visit all of their blogs for more details on how they created their projects.

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About Lynda Kanase

Former Sizzix Senior Product Designer and current Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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