Hi all! It's Jen here and I recently had the chance to make some cards with My Mind's Eye "Noted" Collection. I really wanted to try something different and thought this type of card would be a fun change.
To start, score a 12x5" piece of paper every 3", creating four sections.
Next, score a rectangle one inch from the edges in the middle two sections. The rectangle should be 4x3". Then, carefully cut a slit on the top and bottom score lines.
Score the "pop-out window" the opposite direction of the middle score line. Add a different paper to the middle and on either side to add more interest.
Ink edges if you like that look.
Add a length of ribbon to tie around the card. You can either glue it down or leave it loose-it depends on whether or not you want to layer embellishments on top like I did. Be sure to not pull the ribbon too tight because you want the card to be able to open and expose the window correctly.
And here's the finished card, minus the pictures and journaling. I love the idea of this card. It functions as a card and, if the recipient wants, it can be used as a little accordion type album to display. I'm sending this to my Grandma. You could try adding flowers and other embellishments to the window that would pop out in different places-I would have done that too but I wanted a more masculine card to feature my boys.