Today, Melissa is sharing on her blog tips and tricks on creating windows in your projects that contain scenes to tell a story.


“One of my most favorite Christmas memories is visiting Downtown Salt Lake City, UT each year for the Christmas parade. My mom made it a very special experience and it was the official start to the holiday season. I remember walking by the big picture windows out in front of the ZCMI Center, where each year they’d have a grand celebration where they’d reveal their magical picture windows, dressed up with all things sparkly, bright, joyful, and whimsical! My cards today are little examples of picture windows, where I’ve selected themes to go behind each window, each telling a story of Christmastime. This is such a fun way to celebrate the season and use your favorite stamp sets and dies in a creative way. Stop by my blog for another example.”



  • STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Winter, Background Basics:  Celestial Sky
  • INK: Ocean Tides, True Black, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Ocean Tides
  • DIES: Beautiful Berries: Winter, Silver White Wishes, Enclosed: Heart, Cover Plate: Snowdrifts, Petite Places: Church
  • OTHER: Sequins from Holiday Tag Along Kit, patterned paper, adhesive pearls



  • STAMPS: Christmas Critters, Cloche Quarters Mini Sentiments, Cloche Quarters, Brilliant Baubles
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, Pale Peony, Fine Linen, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Bitty Big: Aqua Mist
  • DIES: Christmas Critters, Brilliant Baubles, Cloche Quarters, Christmas Tree, and Mix & Mat: Pretty Brackets
  • OTHER: Sequins from Holiday Tag Along Kit, glittered cardstock, Aqua Mist button

Click here to visit Melissa’s blog to see more!

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