Acetate cards provide a sneak peek to the inside of DIY cards with a creative element. Today’s video shares three cards all using acetate in unique ways. 

We’ll start off simple with flat panel card then step things up with a window otter card. Finally I’ll teach you how to make a flat panel shaker card using the brand new Hello Ladybug Bundle. Regardless of which one you decide to try, these window cards will make beautiful handmade cards!

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Window Cards Video

Get ready to take your DIY card designs to a new level of fun by using acetate. Don’t miss the finale’ card – an acetate panel shaker card that’s a real WOW!

window cards using acetate






Window Cards | Cactus Cuties


Succulents are everywhere these days. You’ll find these easy-to-care for plants not only in homes decor but they adorn everything from clothing to bedding! Plant frenzy took off during the pandemic when people were spending more time indoors when people were looking for new hobbies. Plant enthusiasts shared their passion over social media and that excitement took off! And these low maintenance plants have had a huge impact in paper crafting as well. 

window cards

Introducing the new Cactus Cuties Bundle! This adorable – and easy to use – photopolymer stamp set also has a coordinating punch to complete the Bundle. Found on page 66 of the Mini Catalog that debuts tomorrow, this 14-piece stamp set include trendy font for cards you can use all year long. It’s a terrific stamp set for masculine cards and kids alike. Add a piece of acetate between two cardstock panels and you’ll have an easy window card in minutes!

acetate cards

Window Cards | Awesome Otters

Along with the new Mini Catalog debuting tomorrow, Stampin’ Up!’s semi-annual Sale-A-Bration sale begins. For every $50 in product that you spend you’ll choose a free, exclusive Sale-A-Bration product! The Awesome Otters stamp set is one of those free selections and I think it’s going to be a huge favorite! 

handmade birthday card

I embossed the acetate (Stampin’ Up! calls them Window Sheets) using the new Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders. This 2-pack of embossing folders provides both designs which makes this purchase super flexible for your crafting needs. 

The panels on the front, inside and back of this card provide for images, sentiments and a finishing touch to the backside. Be sure to watch today’s video for several tips!

acetate panel shaker card

Window Cards | Hello Ladybug

Shaker cards allow for loose pieces to move between the cardstock base and an acetate window. This card, which I learned from UK’s Natasha Foote, has a shaker panel. While the pieces don’t move like a shaker card would, it provide an interesting 3D viewing pane for its contents. This is one card you need to make to truly appreciate. Even seasoned of card makers will be in awe of how this card is constructed. 

window card

The Hello Ladybug Bundle includes a 15-piece photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Ladybug Builder Punch (page 20 of the new Mini Catalog). Photopolymer allows for easy alignment of the wing’s dots and construction using the punch can be created in seconds! 

flat shaker card

The secret to this fun fold window panel card is the construction. The frame allows the area between the two cardstock panels (much like the Cactus Cuties card) to ‘connect’ and create the window pocket for the contents. Whether viewing from the outside or the inside, this card is a real show stopper! 

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Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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window cards using acetate



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The Fall 2022 retreat is finally here! Online Stamping Retreat is an exclusive virtual event that aims to connect crafters from around the world. Best news? I’ve teamed up with my friend Kylie Bertucci (#1 Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Australia) to bring you this worldwide event.

With a day of live demonstrations, PDF tutorials, giveaways and inspiration, it’s our goal to provide an event that not only gets your creative juices flowing but also affords you the opportunity to stamp live alongside with us!

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