Monday, July 14, 2008

Window Shopping Trifold-Pieced Acetate Tutorial

When I first saw this set I knew I wanted to create a window shopping card with a cut out and acetate layer. This paper piecing turned out really cool, wait and see! (Sorry I don't have better pics, this project was difficult to photograph) But when I started making it I realized I'd need to add another layer if I wanted to be able to write in and not have that show through...
So I turned it into a trifold by putting two A2 size cards together. When you open it, the greeting under the purses is revealed...
followed up by another greeting on a colorful background with another little pieced purse!
For this project you need:
1 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of CS, scored at 5 1/2" across, then cut lengthwise at 4 1/4"(yields two horizontal A2 cards)
1 piece CS 5 1/4" x 4" ( for the window)
largest size Nestabilitie Classic Rectangle die
Cut out the rectangle window through both the single piece of CS (which you will also emboss) and the folded card (the one opening on the right).
scraps in 2 colors for piecing the purses
1 piece acetate 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" (not shown in the pic below)
Black StazOn
Stamp the purses across the middle of the acetate sheet and on 2 colors of DP. Cut out two purses in each color, but not the handles(they're too small to worry about).

Adhere the purses on top of the stamped acetate image (details of the stamped images on DP facing you) with clear glue. Adhere acetate over window on folded card, then cover with the single cut and embossed mat. (Stamp a greeting on your other card (opening left) that will show through underneath the purses. Line these up with your gridline block like I did here) The details WILL show up on the back since the image shows through the acetate, and they will be in a different pattern because of the double-sided DP! "Magic"! ;)
Stamp a greeting and add one of your remaining pieced purses on 1 piece DP 5 1/4" x 4" (to line inside) Open the card and glue the left inside to the BACK of the right side of your other card. The stamped outside flap will cover the DP.

Isn't that fun?? If you try your own pieced acetate trifold, please link here or use the keyword MMPAT so I can come check it out! :) Have a great day!


  1. That is so cool!!
    I have some acetate and am a bit apprehensive on how to use it - so will keep this in mind,thankyou.

    Have a nice day :)

  2. this is awesome! love the double-sided purses

  3. Love this Melanie!!! Love the double sided images!

  4. Wow! What a great idea and it looks so crisp and perfect. I have 4 purs-a-holic college girls(DD, neices). I am going to have toget this set!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. This is the most innovative new idea I've seen in a long while; I can't wait to make one! thanks for sharing!

  6. This is AWE$OME! Your tutorial was so easy to follow, until I go try it. (teehee)

  7. I love it Mel!!!!! Great idea!

  8. How perfect is this! Thanks for all the views of your card - I love that the purses are seen from both sides of the card!!

  9. Oh tooooo die for!!! A window shopping card.......what could be more perfect for a GF card???? I'll be CASEing this.....sooooooon!!!!

  10. What a cute idea! Window shopping! Yeay!

  11. I have to make one of these! It is so clever! Thanks for sharing!

  12. This is FABULOUS - WOW!! I just love this, what a great tutorial!! Love the double-sided purses, really cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  13. too too cool!!! i can not wait to try this out!!! so clever to do them double sided!!

  14. This is an amazing card and a great tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

    You were the Tutorial of the Week at Card of the (You can see the original post here:

    I did include a picture of your work and links to your blog and the tutorial. Please let me know if that's OK --

    Thanks for sharing your great work!

  15. THAT is darn cute! I need some acetate...I already have the stamp set.

  16. This is just beyond fantastic!!! I love it!!

  17. Love this card! I will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for the Tutorial.

  18. Hi!

    Yesterday I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    Would you let me know if that's OK?


    Nancy Ward


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