Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Magic Window Card.

Here is my next new card shape.
A Magic Window Card
to spotlight my current
Butterfly Challenge #23
Butterflies + V is for Valentine.

I found various tutorials /names for this
design of card and the one I liked the most
and have followed is by 

The pink /white heart design paper is
Me to you  With love.
Embossing folder is Spellbinders Mystic (A) side.

Silver /Crystal heart and gems from my stash.
Oddments of red card stock in my snippets folder.
Words generated and printed on computer.

Here you can see the shutter mechanism
start to be revealed  as the card is opened. 
(sorry camera decided to have a yellow hissy  fit )

Opened up a bit more to reveal the secret message.

Now fully opened.
Message was a scrap of left over paper
which had been a magazine freebie.
Sizzix scallop circle die used to make the opening.
The cutout was then used on the front of the card to create the closure.
I loved making this card.
A bit fiddly to get the measurements deadly accurate
and the mechanism to open up as a whole  diamond
but the result is well worth it.
Small butterfly  is a tonic punch.
Larger one is a Woodware punch
as are both the heart punches.
Hope you can come on over and play.

Entering into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar #130 Valentines
Scrapping 4 Fun #34 All about love.
Cut It Up Challenge #63 Embossing + use a die cut.
We Do Doobadoo #2 romance.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #161  use up your snippets.
Scribble and Scrap #36 Anything goes.
That Craft Place # Love/valentine.
The Crazy Challenge #189 Embossing.
Crafting From The Heart #t44 Anything goes.


vinita jain said...

I love this magical Valentine card, a clever mechanism to open from inside with LOVE:)

Lynne K said...

What a lovely design, such a pretty card! Haven't seen one like this before. It does look very fiddly, but it's one I'd like to try, so thanks for giving us the link to Teri's instructions.


Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is awesome...i once tried it but as you say its tricky!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

kanda said...

Super design Mrs A. Looks so fiddly to make, but you've done a fabulous job xx

Jacee said...

Very pretty card, lovely design
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sandra H said...

Oh wow what a lovely design l love the look of this one Mrs A and the pretty heart papers used too x

Carol said...

What a clever card! You must have lots of patience Mrs A...this is fabulous, love it. Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

This card is so pretty. I love all the aspects of it. The paper is so fun with hearts and I love all the butterflys. The inside opening is very unique. I'm wondering if your camera has colors of hissy fits other than yellow?

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A, love your design and the way it opens up. It's so pretty in these papers.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A, love your design and the way it opens up. It's so pretty in these papers.
Avril xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Its been a long time since I did one of these and it didn't look anywhere near as fab as this. Super!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This is so clever! and beautiful. . .

Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!


Bonnie said...

Love this fold, Mrs. A! These butterflies look quite happy to be on a Valentine!

Whimcees said...


Thank you for visiting my blog! I love this style card - and you have created a colorful one! It is always so nice to hear from you!

Wishing you a happy week!


Barbara Diane

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh Mrs A., you do love different shapes, don't you, clever work again, Shaz in Oz.x

Kimbo said...

I love the surprise inside. My one try at this was abysmal but you have it to a tee x

Di said...

Wahoo - how clever! I'll nip off now to check how it's done - yours is just gorgeous!!


Di xx

Isobel said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

Sherry said...

It looks lovely Mrs A, very intricate. I wouldn't have the patience for all those tricky measurements myself.
I've actually made something I can enter in your butterfly challenge this time!! xx

Liz said...

OMGosh Mrs A! When I saw your card on the Butterfly Challenge blog, I had no idea what was inside. What a fabulous card! I love the shutter mechanism - I'll have to give this go. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You just stun me with your special shaped and folded cards, Mrs. A.! I think they are ALL magic to me, but this magic window thing is really a doozie!! Hugs, Darnell

Terry Oulboub said...

Mrs. A., this is an amazing card! I love the colors and when it opens, it is indeed magical! How fabulous is that? I love the butterflies and the embossing - simply marvelous!

Hazel said...

Thanks for another lovely entry for my Patterned Paper January challenge. x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! What a fabulous design. Just gorgeous.
Caroline xxx

Cindy said...

Very pretty Valentine card! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up. Cindy-Dt

cass said...

Very pretty, wonderful design, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar for our Valentine Challenge this week

Sandra Schabel said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at S4F Challenges.
Have a great weekend.
Sandra DT
my private blog

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this week. Crafting From The Heart Good luck. We would love to see you again next week.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner xx

MagsB said...

Wow, Mrs A, what a brilliant card shape! It's just gorgeous - and such fun for the recipient! :)

love Mags B x

Ellen said...

Great card, love the shape of it, well done! Thanks voor joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

bejko said...

Fab card, beautifully coloured image and lovely layering. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at The Crazy Challenge.

SARN said...

Good heavens that looks mega complimicated to make! Fantastic result though.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

That's too cool! What a fabulous design and it's clever. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
Tina dt

JD/ Jill said...

So beautifully done! I made one of these cards a few years back at a stampin' Up Class...with my SU demo showing me how to do it. It was the one and only one I made. I remember it being a lot of I am so impressed with this card.

Lou Sims said...

Fantastic romantic card which fits in perfectly with the We Do Doobadoo Challenge romance theme. Lou (DT)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I made one of these not too long ago, fiddled apart one I made at a class. I love how they come out. Yours is great! Such a pretty in pink Valentines! Nice and girly.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh my gosh, that is sooo pretty, I love it xx

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Fab card, love the design.
Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT