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Window, Awning, Flowers, Cats and Blog Candy

Good Sunday morning. I have a see thru window project to share with you today that I made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  Our inspiration site was The World Market and I was inspired by the Spring Flowers set. I loved the awning in the inspiration piece so I hand made mine to fit my window.  I thought it would be perfect paired with the Poppystamps Small Madison Arched Window.  I created the large flower pots using the Impression Obsession Vase Set and the small pots are Memory Box Garden Pots.  I used the Hollyhocks, Spiral Flowers, Tiny Flowers, Leaves and Stems and Leafy Branch to fill all the pots.  I couldn’t resist adding a few cats in the scene since I was surrounded by all four of my cats while I made this.

KC Poppy Stamps Small Madison Arched Window 1 right

Here’s a photo of the inspiration piece.  I love how soft and pretty it is.


I started by cutting the window twice and using one as a template to draw lines to guide where I cut the window opening.  I attached the outer window with mounting tape and attached in the inner window with ATG adhesive.  I cut 1/2” white strips of cardstock and attached them to the awning.  I attached a scalloped border to add a soft touch and interest.  I scored the awning twice 1/4” apart, folded and attached to the card base over the window.

KC Poppy Stamps Small Madison ARched Window 1 center

I used two vases from the vase set and cut off a small portion of each to make them the proper scale for the scene. I filled all the pots with foliage and flowers.  I kept all the flowers the same color instead of a mix as I thought it would have more impact.  I attached the pots to the card base using mounting tape. I colored the cats with a black Copic marker and attached them to the scene with mounting tape. Here’s a closer view that shows the dimension.

KC Poppy Stamps Small Madison Arched Window 1 close

Sophie (black cat), Toby and Cassie (black and white cats) were represented here.  Chloe, my long haired Siamese didn’t make the cut. I just didn’t think I could fit a 4th cat on the card. LOL!

Sat Morning Bed 05 09

KC Poppy Stamps Small Madison Arched Window 1 leftr

I wasn’t able to post every day this week as I had a pretty hard work week.  I didn’t feel like I had any mojo Saturday as I started looking at the Inspiration Challenge and almost didn’t make anything.  But after I got started I felt stress rolling off my shoulders.  Crafting is always good for me.  Check out this article regarding the health benefits of crafting that my husband sent to me a while back.  Here is an excerpt that may catch your attention.

“Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging”.

Today I am offering the retired Memory Box Pearl Lace die for blog candy. It is 7.25” long and .50” wide.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post.  You will have until Thursday, May 8th at 5:00 pm to leave a comment.  I will announce the winner on my Friday or Saturday post.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card Size:  5.50” x 4.25”