Here’s a Cut File for a Card with a window frame that is a perfect overlay for Christmas Cards. There’s also a little Cat sitting looking out of the window too.
About the File
The file is just the right size to fit on an A5 sized landscape orientated card. (folded size is 14.8cm x 10.5cm). I used a a pre cut card, but I have included the card cut file too so you cut your own.
The Window Frame, The window latches and the cat are Regular Cut and the Red “Christmas Wishes” Banner is Print and Cut. (I didn’t use the window latch)
Before decorating the card, I printed my sentiment in the inside. Here’s the instructions. Or add a sentiment with Print and Cut before cutting the card or later with a stamp if you have Rubber Stamps available
I also cut by hand a rectangle slightly smaller than my card from striped Scrapbook Paper to represent wallpaper and another contrast piece to fit behind the window in a blue and white spot. I also cut a few snowflakes with a paper punch and popped them behind the window.
Here’s a close up view
- Of course you can make the entire design into a Print and Cut by filling the elements with colour and changing the dotted lines to solid lines and thickening them if necessary. Remember to adjust the cut lines if you do this so the internal lines don’t cut.
- My card has the Cat looking out from the inside. You could decorate it so that the scene is looking into the house maybe with a Christmas Tree living room scene.
- Take a look at your library – you may have a suitable border design to represent a little curtain valance at the top of the window.
- For heaps more window card inspo take a peek at Pinterest
Update Reader’s Pic
One of my super talented blog readers, fellow Aussie Maureen, made up this card from the cut file. I love the colours she choose and the moon and Santa Sleigh view from the window.
A tip and fix when assembling.
If you look at my photos you’ll notice that the windowsill drops a little and leave a tiny gap between the cat and sill.
(I’m sorry – a bit of a design fault on my part!) Maureen had the same issue when making up her card.
The fix is to use a piece of foam tape at the bottom back of the cat where it cant be seen …..then pop a smidge of glue on the bottom edge of of the foam and adhere that to the top of the window sill to keep it all in place.
Maureen has tried it and tells me that it worked for her – No more gaps! 🙂 Thanks Maureen!