June 25, 2011

Gypsy Made Simple - Window Birthday Card

Good Day! I know you are going to LOVE - LOVE - LOVE this card and it is so easy that you will be making window cards in no time at all. Just turn your Gypsy on, grab a cup of coffee and let's get to work.
Today you will make any type of window card you want or need. I made this cute little card for my grand son Aiden who turns 2 in July. He is such a little cutie and loves cars and trucks, so this will be perfect for him.
This little video will take you step by step through the designing process on your Gypsy. Use any frame for the base of your card. I like Gypsy Wanderings as I am so familiar with it and the others I really need to search to find and the selection is pretty good. Remember people will be looking at the artwork and the way you decorated rather than the base of the card.
These are the yummy colors I used from DCWV the Primary color stack. I alos used left over glitter paper from the Shadow Box I made and that worked out great.
Look at this cut.... one piece and it came off the mat just beautifully. I love DCWV it cuts like butter.

Well I got everything cut and then went on an inked the little hub caps and then Glossy Accented the window so it would look real. I also inked around the edges of the base of the card so that the inside would look nice.
See how easy it is to make one of these cards! I just love the look and you just don't see anything like these window cards in the store. I sure hope you like today's project. I challenge you to make a window card of your own, for any occassion and then link it up to my blog for everyone to see how beautiful it turned out.

Click HERE for a copy of today's file and all you need to do is change out the number for the age of the little boy you are gifting to. Or, if you prefer keep the base and change out your artwork too, to fit your special person. Thank you for joining us today and for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me to share with you.


TX Scrapper Mom said...

Love it! I'll have to give it a try! :)

Left you a blog award on my blog, so swing by!! :)

Love That Bug said...

Your card turned out so cute. Thanks again for another great Saturday

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a darling card Shelia.. I will have to come back later to watch your video. You always make everything look so easy.. hugs from Ukiah

Southernbelle said...

Great window cards! I'll try to do one as well. I always enjoy them! TFS!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [26 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Especially_For_You said...

This card is awesome! I love the bright colors and the window effect, thanks for the inspiration. :)


Shari said...

What an adorable card. I know your Grandson will love it, it is so bright and colorful plus the Truck really makes it.
Syoung6987 at aol dot com

SherriC. said...

Great Tutorial Sheila!!!!
I LOVE how it turned out!!!!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Wedding, Birthday/Party Theme(s), Mardi Gras/Carnaval Theme post on Jun. 26, 2011. Thanks again.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [27 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Great card, Sheila! Love the all of the fun, happy colors you used!


Suzanne said...

Sheila I tried this again today but having trouble with my Gypsy. Not sure if its the cord or connection going bad. Anyway I have a question. I don't seem to be welding the card together write because it cuts them separate. Is there a hint you could give me. It shows read but then cuts separately. I will watch video again tomorrow. My email is swoozan@roadrunner.com Thanks- Suzanne at cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Suzanne thank you for your question....

It sounds as if all your items are not grouped together. Try it over by first taking off the weld. Then you can see what is grouped (in blue) and what is not (in black). Then touch your highlight button and touch each item until all that you want grouped together is in blue, then go to your advanced button and click on the weld button and then check your preview and it should work. Believe me I miss some all the time that is why I just love that preview button! Let me know when you have it all worked out.... I would love to see your card!