A Welcoming Window Thank You

I’m not usually drawn to builder bundles with a lot of components to build a fireplace or tabletop. It makes me feel like I’m decorating – there’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not my thing. There’s something about Welcoming Window, though, that pulled me in. I used multiple components from this bundle (new in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog) to create a Springy thank you card. Here’s my card:

Welcoming Window, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Welcoming Window. There are so many ways to build the welcoming window – and each of them is so welcoming. While I can picture several of these windows in a small, European cottage, I wanted my window to look like a New York City brownstone. It still has a European flair, but I don’t quite mind. No matter where this window lives, it’s a beautiful way to say thank you – or any variety of sentiments you want to share.Welcoming Window Bundle, Stampin Up! 156271My card started with the band of Cajun Craze bricks – I wasn’t sure where I was going with it and just started stamping. The bricks weren’t perfectly aligned, but that’s OK – it’s part of the charm. Rather than stamp a whole page of brick, I stamped enough to mount my beautiful window. Here are some Stampin’ Up! samples that showcase the versatility of this bundle:  Welcoming WIndow Bundle Samples, Stampin Up!
  • No-Pain Window Panes. I love the shape of this window and that it comes with six panes. I couldn’t, though, leave the panes empty – or you’d see the brick wall behind it. I cropped the window once with Soft Suede cardstock (keeping the frame) and again with Pool Party cardstock. Before I lifted the frame and six panes off the cutting mat, I secured them in place with a sticky note. That way, I could transfer them to my finished project, securing each pane inside the appropriate frame. Easy peasy. Here’s a look at the finished product: Welcoming Window, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI originally wanted to mount my focal panel on a card base of Cajun Craze, but I decided to make my base Pool Party to match the window panes. To add another touch of Cajun Craze, I stamped “Thank you” in Cajun Craze and cropped it with the smallest of the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Warm Trio. The three colors that stand out to me most in my card are Pool Party (on the base and in the window panes), Soft Suede (in the window frame, shutters and frame around the focal panel) and Cajun Craze (the sentiment and brick background). Together, they are a warm trio of colors that look great together and provide a lovely backdrop for the bright jug of flowers. ♥ If you like this mix of Pool Party, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze

Bundles: Welcoming Window  Stamp Sets: Welcoming Window  Papers: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Thick Basic White, Basic White  Inks: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay, Just Jade, Magenta Madness  Accessories: Window Flower Box Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze


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  1. Great card, Brian! Very welcoming.

  2. Awwww, I love it , and love those colors my friend, I remember when , lol

    My friend I hope all is well with all that ugly Weather out there , stay safe
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️♥️♥️

  3. Sweet for spring. Diggin’ the brick background!

  4. Lovely card! Very pretty color palette.

  5. Love it!

  6. Such a pretty looking spring card my friend.

  7. Awesome card…this is exactly what I had in my head for a MD card for my class in April. Thanks for the inspiration and making soooo easy now for me! You are the Best! 🙂

  8. This is so pretty! I love this set but still ha ent opened mine….scared of all the pieces!

  9. Bricks. I never even saw the bricks……….(love this card!!!)

  10. What a lovely card! I didn’t think I needed that bundle but …..

  11. I had a busy day and missed this post yesterday. I love the great scene you created. It is very spring-y! Enjoy your day!

  12. This bundle just got added to my WISH LIST! Love your card Brian!

  13. Beautiful cards…thank you for the inspiration…I just ordered this stamp and die set…can’t wait for them to arrive!

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