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.
Enjoy viewing recessed window cards: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=recessed+window+card&cat=&x=22&y=5
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.