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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

All my files are shared for free, ONLY with my blog followers. The files are in Silhouette Studio format. They are for PERSONAL use only and must not be redistributed. You can share by directing people to the link of the project/post on my blog. Thank you for your compliance.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recessed Window Card



My concept for my Mother's Day card this year is a framed card making a very meaningful quote about a mother as the focal point of the card. I thought of the recessed window cards that I made last year. But then I don't really have much time as I'll be sending most of the cards that I'll be making to relatives and friends in the US and snail mail will take at least 3 weeks! And while I'm in the mood for making templates, why not make a recessed window card template. Wow, that  was so much easier and faster than I expected. It took me only a few minutes to create the template. Silhouette Studio, I love, love, love, love, love you so much!!!!!! I can't get over how truly amazing the Studio is. It took me longer figuring out how I made my recessed window cards last year than creating the template.
Well, this is another treat to my fellow crafters, yeheey, another FREE template (^_~). Just indicate on your comment below your request for the template. Please don't forget to leave your e-mail address.

NOTES on the template: Just like the stepper card template, I used a 6" x 12" card stock so the base of the card is "No Cut" as I maximized the full size of the card stock. This time though, I didn't bother positioning the card stock correctly on the carrier sheet (mat) as I was more concerned in laying out all the pieces strategically for you to see them at a glance. I also put some notes corresponding to the piece or cut. The notes are already indicated as 'No Cut' and they won't be printed as well so no need to worry about them when doing the cuts. If you wish to set them aside, simply ungroup the image. VERY IMPORTANT: If you wish to resize the scale of the card, don't forget to GROUP all the pieces together so everything will be resized accordingly. And don't forget to change the cut style of the base of the card from No Cut to Cut (red square icon on the menu).

Here is a tutorial by Lyn Mercurio from Splitcoast Stampers for your guide: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/recessedwindow/
You'll appreciate the template even more as you'll see the many tedious steps that you no longer need to do. 

All the details of my cards are designs that I bought from the Silhouette online store so I cannot share these files. I used print and cut for the sentiments.
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42 comments:

  1. Another lovely card, Gayle. May I please have the template. Thanks so much.
    Marg

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  2. Beautiful card! Could I have the template for this and the side step card please. thank you
    Maureen

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  3. Thanks, Maureen. Kindly give me your e-mail address or just e-mail me so I can send you the files.

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  4. How beautiful! I would love to have the template for it.
    Marian

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  5. Hi Gayle, Love the card and would love the template please.

    karel2006@comcast.net

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  6. Gorgeous card! I would love the template. Thanks so much for your willingness to share!

    Debbi
    hockman1 at sbcglobal dot net

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  7. Oh gosh! Beautiful! I would love to have the template. :-)

    My e-mail address is:
    mslieder (at) yahoo.com

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  8. Beautiful! Your work is very inspiring! Would love to have the template. Thanks again

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  9. I would love to have the template! Thank you for your generosity.

    Vicki
    SongbirdVB (at) aol.com

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  10. Beautiful! I would love the template too! Just love coming to see what is new!
    sarah.bagley at gmail.com

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  11. Absolutely beautiful Gayle. So classy. I'd love the template also please. Thanks so much. Anna

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  12. Just Gorgeous! Better than store bought.
    Would love to see your template.

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  13. Some of you did not give their e-mail address. I've e-mailed the file already and if you did not get it, please give e your e-mail address so I can send the file to you.

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  14. Hmmm.... didn't seem to post my comment. I love this card as well. Would love the cut files. My email is barnes_elizabeth@hotmail.com.
    Thanks Gayle

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  15. Beautiful!! May I please have this template. aejordanduke@kc.rr.com - Thank you very much.

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  16. Gorgeous! I love all the detail you add to your cards making them so special for anyone receiving them.

    :) Lori m

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  17. Would love to have the template! And would you please include some of your talent in the attachment? LOL! Your cards are absolutely magical.

    mehlbaums@hotmail.com

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  18. Another fantastic card/template. I would love to have it.
    Thanks sooooo much.

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  19. What's your e-mail address?

    f34df460-5f37-11e0-9c34-000bcdcb8a73 said...
    Another fantastic card/template. I would love to have it.
    Thanks sooooo much.
    April 7, 2011 9:03 AM

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  20. Gayle this is just a test - dont bother to post.
    Thanks Pam

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  21. Beautiful! May I have the template?
    mm75guard-sp (at) yahoo dot com

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  22. chsprin@yahoo.comApril 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Love this beautiful recessed window card and the step card. Would like to have the files. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. chsprin@yahoo.com

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  23. Gorgeous card! I'd love to have the template to give it a try. Thanks so much!
    rain_is_rain@yahoo.com

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  24. not sure if my other comment went thru, this is an amazing bunch of cards, what a great place for inspiration.....
    I would love the template
    countryheartembroidery@yahoo.com
    thanks, Linda in Missouri

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  25. I have enjoyed reading your blog and love the window card. I would really appreciate the template. phillipsjg@comcast.net

    Thanks!

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  26. So beautiful! Your work really is lovely. I would love the recessed window file please... my email is barnes_elizabeth@hotmail.com.
    Thank you so much for sharing your files and helping us learn.
    Elizabeth

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  27. I would love your template. Your card is beautiful. I cut constantly on my silhouette but have to admit I use the robomaster yet. I have the studio downloaded I just have to make myself learn it.
    Thank you for sharing
    Suzanne Sgibb10268@aol.com

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  28. this card is beautiful and would love the template

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  29. This is a great idea. My mom lives in New Mexico and we were trying to figure out how to send her a card with 3-D flowers. This would work great. I would love the template.
    soccerdebla08 at gmail dot com

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  30. This design is just beautiful. I would love your template. Thank you for sharing!
    dkielwein@mchsi.com

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  31. I love this!!!

    Is it too late to request the template?
    nicki562003 at gmail.com

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  32. Beautiful! Thank you for making this available. Could I be greedy and get the graduation cap too?

    trishfaseler@yahoo.com

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  33. Have not used my Sil in months. THe Grad hat inspired me and I cut one out yesterday. (Could not see how to cut it all out of 1 sheet of paper.Mine took 2. Now would love to try this card. Thanks, vtsews@yahoo.com

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  34. Gayle, you are so cool to offer this for us! Please, I would love the template! (I'm from the Sil yahoo group!)

    Lisa
    web AT thebunnylog DOT com

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  35. Hi again!
    Your work is beautiful. I'd like this file as well.Thank you so much!
    deb
    izzyjo50@yahoo.com

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  36. Gorgeous. I would love the template. anitaducharme@gmail.com

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  37. Gayle, Love the card and would so love to receive the template for it. Thanks for sharing. Sandy
    sankarl4@yahoo.com

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  38. would love the recessed window card. it is beautiful and so many uses. thank you. rosetresures@yahoo.com

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  39. thank you for all of the hard work you do to make these templates. This recessed one is a god send.
    bedard01240@gmail.com

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  40. I've never seen a card like this. Would love to make it.

    novene.manley@gmail.com

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  41. Another stunning card! I would love this file! StampinDiva (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  42. Another gorgeous card! Love the colors! Can I please have the cut file? Thank you.
    tom.mutter@gmail.com

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