Magic Windows photo cards!Angela Poole
There’s no getting around the fact that the Magic Windows Slide & Reveal Die set is an incredible craft tool! It enables you to make your own Magic Windows cards from stamped designs, patterned papers and even photo cards. There really is nothing else like it on the market.
Knowing that I can use the die set to make personalised photo cards is really exciting! In the past I’ve spent a fortune online making personalised cards, but they’re always generic and simply don’t compare to a handmade card.
I made this card using two printed photographs of my children to celebrate my daughter’s first Christmas. I took the photographs back in 2016, and they would have otherwise remained unused and stored on my phone.
I was surprised by and absolutely thrilled with this finished card! To see photographs that mean so much to me dissolving from one into the other as the tab slides, is absolutely wonderful!
I used the snowflake border stamp from the Christmas Wonderland stamp set and heat-embossed the design with white embossing powder. The patterned paper and circle topper design in the middle of the card were printed from the Beautiful Moments – Cold Days, Warm Hearts CD-ROM.
Now, I have a confession. I originally intended to give this card to my mother-in-law but it has instantly become one of my most cherished makes and I just can’t part with it. Sorry Veronica. But then any excuse to make another card . . . and this time I’ll shoot a demo video, so that you can see how to make your own Magic Windows photo cards!
The die set cuts everything you need to make a Magic Windows card and the circle cropping die will crop your photographs to exactly the right size. To get the best results, always use photographs that you’ve printed on to paper rather than using actual prints. I’ve tried making Magic Windows from prints and they always jam a little. It’s because the thickness of the photograph creates a step that prevents the layers from sliding easily. If you print your photographs at approx 7x5in on to 100gsm-120gsm paper and mount them on to 200gsm card then the tab slides beautifully. Using a simple glue stick to mount the cropped printed photograph to the backing card works well too. You can find more helpful tips and advice here.
There are so many possibilities for making Magic Windows photo cards: birthday cards, wedding invitations, thank you cards, new baby, anniversary . . . the list is endless! I can’t wait to see what our customers are making.
I hope you like the card and please stop by again for more crafting inspiration!