Today I have a Mama Elephant Designer Series card and video showcasing the brand new Peek A Frame Creative Cuts Dies.
I know it's hard to believe but Christmas is only about 3 1/2 months away! If you're like me, you have to get started on your cards early as there's no time once the holiday season rolls around!
I created a "window" Christmas scene that "peeks" into the inside of the card. I used three of the four dies from the Peek A Frame Creative Cuts Collection and paired them with the Cozy Christmas Stamp Set, new coordinating Cozy Christmas Creative Cuts Dies, the Landscape Trio Creative Cuts Dies and the Dainty Bow Creative Cuts Die from the Basic Die Collection.
I cut the front of the "house" from woodgrain patterned paper using the largest Peek A Frame Creative Cuts die (the stitched rectangle). This die measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and fit the front of an A2 card perfectly!
I cut the window die from the inside of the stitched rectangle to make a "window" for my house. I wanted the window frame to be a different color than the house but not take away from the colorful accents inside the card so I cut this design again from some light gray cardstock and simply trimmed the one side that scores using my paper trimmer. Then I glued the window frame in place over the "house" panel.
I die cut the Dainty Bow Creative Cuts die from some red cardstock, assembled the bow and adhered it to the window on the outside of the card.
To create the snow drifts along the bottom edge, I die cut some white cardstock and vellum using the largest stitched rectangle Peek A Frame Creative Cuts die, then used the Landscape Trio Creative Cuts dies along one edge. I popped the white cardstock "snow drift" up along the bottom edge using foam adhesive. I stamped the greeting from the Cozy Christmas Stamp Set on the vellum "snow drift" using Versamark Ink and heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder. I adhered the vellum piece by hiding some liquid adhesive behind the embossed areas on the strip.
To finish the front of the card, I glued sequins randomly to look like snowflakes.
For the inside of the card, I die cut some patterned paper using the rounded corners stitched rectangles die from the Peek A Frame Creative Cuts Collection. I stamped the Cozy Christmas images on smooth white cardstock, colored them in with Copic Markers, and then die cut them with the new coordinating Cozy Christmas Creative Cuts dies.
I assembled the die cut images inside the card to show through the window on the outside.