Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New Alpine Windows Dies from Ellen Hutson!

Hi Folks! Have you seen the new Essentials by Ellen release from this weekend?! It's simply to DIE for (pun very much intended).

 The Alpine Windows Die by Julie Ebersole is nothing short of amazing ... this combination of dies, when used together, will create a tunnel card effect. Let's take a look!

These dies are intentionally sized to fit a tri-fold card that's made from a standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I cut the height of the card to 5 1/2 inches, but you can make it as tall as 8 1/2 inches if you'd like. If you're making the same card as mine, cut your cardstock to 5 1/2 x 11, and then score at 3 2/3 inches and again at 7 1/3. When you fold the cardstock into thirds you'll have a 3 2/3 x 5 1/2 inch card.

The die with the house on it should be cut on the first panel. Once that's done, trace along the inside of the circle so you know exactly where to put your next die. 

Line up the tree die on top of your pencil marks, cut that out, and repeat with the mountain die (trace around the circle to the third panel, attach the mountain die on the pencil marks, and cut that out).

When you're done you'll have windows on all three panels. On this card I've done simple watercoloring for the house, trees and mountains, but you can use any coloring medium, or even just leave it all white for an elegant look.

When the card is collapsed, you see a dimensional scene. Also in this photo you see a glimpse of the new stamp set I used to make the three bands of color on the bottom of the card. It's from Winterscapes by Julie Ebersole and is the perfect way to quickly add some color to your projects.

Here's what this precious little scene looks like straight on. I really like the dimension you get without much bulk when the card is folded up.

Here's a slightly different version of this card, with a purple house to stand out from the background a little more. One more thing to note, as perfect as this set of dies would be to make Christmas Cards, you can see how this particular card isn't Christmas-themed at all. In fact, I have a few different ways to use these dies coming up later in the week, so please stay tuned.

Thanks so much for looking!

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Alpine Window by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Winterscapes by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker, Set of 48

VersaMark Ink Pad

Brutus Monroe Metallic Embossing Powder, Gilded

My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool (8-1/8 X 10-1/2)


  1. Oh I love a fun, festive tri-fold card! And I wish I lived in that pink house ;)

  2. Beautifully done Kelly, love the colors!

  3. I've always wanted to try a tri-fold card and never even bothered to look for measurements before wasting multiple pieces of cardstock, lol.

  4. may I live with Donna in the pink house? Wait! Spectacular scene, Kelly! LOve the way you've painted it!

  5. Of course you have more ideas on how to use these dies, Kelly. I wouldn't expect anything else and can't wait to see. It they're anything like this amazing card they will be spectacular.


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