Some of you may remember my post a while back about Thanksgiving cards with confetti in them. These are very similar cards I made over the December holidays. I lost the memory card to my good camera so please excuse the not so great photos and ask lots of questions! I know these pictures are not the best and can be confusing.
A shape of cardstock you want to make a window in.
A clear page protector
A punch for the window. This could be a Punch Anywhere Punch or a Big Shot die
A sticker maker or double sided glue sheets.
2mm Fun foam in a matching color
Whatever project you want to attach this to.
Step 1: The Shape of Cardstock you want to make a window in
I cut out these flowers on my eCraft at size 3. As you can see I glued some flimsy holiday paper to silver cardstock and used a stabilizer. You can use a big shot, buy pre-cut shapes, or simply cut your shape out yourself. My shapes are 3 inches in diameter because my window punch will be 1.5 inches in diameter.
Step 2: Cut out your window
You can make any shape window you want. You can use a punch anywhere punch like the one in the photo from Martha Stewart, or you can use your big shot dies. I do not recommend using the standard type of punch as it can be hard to get the window far away from the edge. Also a standard punch will not work for step 6.
Step 3: Cut out the plastic for the window.
This will be cut out of your page protector. Make sure it will be large enough to hold on well to the cardstock. Mine is 1/2 inch larger then the window hole.
Step 4: Glue in the window
Glue around the edges of your window on the back of the card stock. I recommend a snail for this as a glue stick will only make a mess.
Tip: Running your finger around the edge of the window will clean up any overlapping glue that could cause cloudiness in your window. Don’t cut yourself!
Step 5: Place your window plastic in place!
Step 6: Foam Frame
For my frame I decided on a 2 in diameter circle. You can use any size or shape you want. Fun foam is 2mm thick and for my extra confetti I needed it to be 4mm thick. To do this I glued 2 sheets of fun foam together, then cut out my 2 inch diameter circle. Once you are happy with the outside of your frame you are ready to cut out the window. Use the same punch you used in step 2!!! Save the center of your window and replace it for the next step.
Step 7: Make your Frame Sticky
With the center of your foam frame in place run the foam though your sticker maker. You can also cut out a glue sheet to match the size of your frame but that is MUCH more expensive then using a sticker maker. Once it is out the other side, remove the clear top and run it though upside down. Your Frame must be sticky on both sides!
Step 8: Using your Frame
Remove the frame from the sticker backing and place it where you want it on your project. I made these 2in diameter cardstock circle stickers so I could save my finished snow globes and place them on projects later. Run your finger around the inside of the foam to make sure there is no glue inside!
Step 9: Confetti
Place whatever confetti or small items you want to inside the circle.
Step 10: Install window
Place your cardstock window on top of your foam frame. Press firmly to make sure the confetti cannot escape. Enjoy!
Here are a few different cards I made with this technique!