Good Saturday morning!  I hope you didn’t tire yourself out shopping on Black Friday.  There is no way I would venture out shopping in all those crowds.  I usually do all my Christmas shopping on line.  It is so much easier on the feet.  LOL!

I seem to have gone a little crazy over using my new window die.  I have two winter projects to share today both made with the window die but yet very different. My first was made for the Splitcoaststampers Free For All challenge to create a winter card using black and white with black being the major focus.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window 2 right

I love the stark winter trees in Stampin’ Up!’s Lovely As A Tree set and it seemed perfect to pair with the black window.  I couldn’t resist adding a touch of color with the tiny evergreen wreath with red balls and bow.

KC Poppy STamps Grand Masion Window 2 center

I made the tiny wreath using just the top portion of the MS pine branch punch,  I created the tiny wreath ring by cutting into a 3/4” punched circle and cutting out the ring. It’s easier to show than tell.

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The tiny three sprig top of the pine branch is just the perfect size for the little wreath.

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I clear embossed the red cardstock and punched 1/8” circles for the Christmas balls.

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KC Poppy tamps Grand Madison Window 2 left

My second project is an actual open window on the front that shows through to the tree scene on the inside.

KC EVergreen 6 front

I used a rectangle Nestabilities just a tiny bit smaller than the window to cut an opening in the card front. I made two windows and put one on the inside to finish the opening nicely.

KC Evergreen 6 window open corner

KC Evergreen 6 Window open wide

You can see my Winter Snow Scene tutorial if you would like to see step by step pictures of how I painted my trees and added snow.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree
Ink: Black Versafine
Paper: Black, White, Red, Olive
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window Die, Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug Folder, 3/4 Circle Punch (for wreath), Satin, Mounting Tape 

Stamps: Rubbernecker Evergreen 689 690 694 SO
Paper: Cottage Christmas, White, Olive
Ink: Black, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, White Craft
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window, Brushes, White Embossing Powder, Oblong Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Pine Branch and Holly Punch, Satin