Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Recessed Window Card & Tutorial

Someone on the Cricut mb posted this type of card they made after seeing it on the Splitcoaststampers website. I loved the card but didn't want to have to figure out the lines for the window everytime I wanted to make the card so I decided to make a .scut file for it. There is a page for scoring and for that I simply turned my cricut blade itself upside down in the housing and it scored the lines perfectly. I then used a .cut file from Okieladybug's blog for the Gusset Envelope so that the card would be protected. The card itself is a square 4.75 in. card and the envelope was cut at 5in. Below is a quick tutorial on how I put mine together. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

If you'd like this SCAL file please leave a comment with an email address that you'd like the file sent to. - Thank you


Recessed Window Card and Gusset Envelope
After file is cut this is what it should look like
Open to the inside and fold on score lines closest to the inside of window
Fold triangle areas inward now so it looks like above (this is a view from the inside of the card)
Card closed after scoring
All my layers cut out
Put Adhesive on triangle area where the front layer will go
Front layers added inside of window frame
Inside of card (back of recessed window)
Layers added on top of inside piece to make it look nicer
3 ovals punched out using SU! large oval punch
2 adhered together to form base of pumpkin
Sprayed with Elmers spray adhesive and then sprinkled with Martha Stewarts Tinsel Glitter
Pat down with your finger and then allow to dry completely then shake off the excess
Ribbon for stem added
Green wire twisted for accents
Then used pop dots to adhere final layer of the pumpkin
Pumpkin placed in recessed window along with wrapped hemp twine
Front frame stamped with brown and green ink
Celebrate Fall sentiment embossed also
Full inside of card
Top inside of card
Stamped in brown with inked green edges
Edges of paper also inked in green
Front of card
Side view of card
Side view of card
Card and back of Gusset Envelope
Card and Gusset Envelope
Front of Gusset Envelope
Card inside of the Gusset Envelope


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Nov. 04, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 05 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

CAROLE said...

I love the idea of making a recessed card but just couldn't get it together - thank you so much for creating this.

Debi said...

What a awesome idea for a card!

Thank you for sharing your creations - I would love to have this file.

Laura said...

This is such a cute card! If you are still sending out the file, then I would love to try it out. Please e-mail to
lgame (at)


Anonymous said...

Such a great card...
I would really love this file...
Thank you so much for sharing.

Linda said...

I'd very much like to try your recessed window card. Thank you for including such detailed instructions.

mt6464 said...

I would love to try the recessed window svg file. Please send to

Thank you!

mt6464 said...

I would love to try the recessed window svg file. Please send to

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog, would love the file.

shelllilac at hotmail dot com

Thanks for offering it


kiwichick said...

Hi I would love to have the file for this card it is awsome you are so clever I too love making these cards and this will make it a whole lot easier.
Thank you for sharing :)

Marcia said...

Please send the svg file to

Can't wait to try it! I tried to cut this on my own and it didn't turn out.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I just love this Recessed Window card. Thanks for sending the Cutting file


Anonymous said...

I think that was a great idea, please email me the svg file to

Jessica said...

Please send me the file for the card to


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