Interactive Pop-Up Window Card

Hey everybody! Today I decided to create yet another interactive card… this time with a window that lifts up and reveals some winter critters. This card is not my usual style, but I decided to embellish it a lot and give it a try!


I started by stamping two cottage houses from the Christmas Cottage stamp set in the center of my card. Using masking paper, I covered the houses so they would be protected from the rest of the stamping. Then I layered up my background by stamping a watercolor background in blues from the Lace Leaf stamp set and a line of trees in gray.

Then, I colored in the two cottages using Copic Sketch Markers and a simple blending and coloring technique (the video shows exactly how they were colored). After coloring, cut out the cottages using a craft knife along the edges and leaving a portion uncut on the top. This way they will flap open to reveal an image underneath.

To create the images underneath, I traced a basic outline of the openings on a separate paper panel. Next, I was able to stamp some winter critters from the Cool Buddies stamp set in the traced guidelines. Then, I colored in the critters and added the panel beneath the main card to reveal the images underneath.

I stamped a greeting, some paw prints, and clouds around the background to add a bit more interest to the card. Finally, I used some Crystal sequins and twine to finish off completely.

Enjoy the video!


All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH) and Simon Says Stamp (SSS), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!