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Card Set with a Secret Message Window

Posted by Graphic 45 08/14/2020 13 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,


Hello, G45ers!

  We are thrilled to kick off the weekend with these adorable Make a Wish Secret Message Cards.  These handmade cards have been made by the talented and lovely, Melissa Merritt using minimal supplies, including our Fairie Wings Ephemera Cards, a Lawn Fawn Die, embossing powder, and a few ink pads.  We hope this card set inspires you to create some magic this weekend, and when you do be sure to share your projects with us on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook.  



By: Melissa Merritt


“I made some 4 x 5½” Birthday cards using Graphic 45’s Fairie Wings Journaling and Ephemera Cards.  I fussy cut the flowers and fairies from the Journaling Cards and then created soft backgrounds to attach them to.  These cards turned out adorable, but I had some help with the Magic Iris die from Lawn Fawn.  Below are steps to show how I fussy cut the cards and created these soft backgrounds.


The Fairie Wings collection makes some magical cards.








The “Make a Wish” center is stamped and then I  used white embossing powder.




You can see by the pictures that I choose my Journaling cards and cut out the flowers and fairies.







I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Speckled Egg, Picked Raspberry and Shabby Shutter.  I inked the entire card.  Then I took the same ink on my craft mat, added water and used a paint brush to add splatters onto the card.




Once the background is complete, I added my flowers and fairies, and then assembled my cards.


I hope this inspires you to make your own magical fairy cards.



Happy Papercrafting!  



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13 Comment(s)

Martie Rollin:
08/14/2020, 01:38:46 PM

Lovely use of fussy cut images! Well done!

08/14/2020, 03:35:50 PM

Love your cards. I am not understanding how you commandeered the action of revealing the wish. I need to reread, no doubt. Thank you!

08/14/2020, 03:35:50 PM

Love your cards. I am not understanding how you commandeered the action of revealing the wish. I need to reread, no doubt. Thank you!

Diane Shull:
08/14/2020, 05:05:45 PM

Beautiful cards Love the images. Cute way of displaying the sentiment.

Heath Havlick:
08/14/2020, 10:33:51 PM

Hi - I have no idea how to make these cards, but I sure want to! Is there some place I can go for full construction instructions?

08/15/2020, 03:47:30 AM

Beautiful. Is there a tutorial for the “camera opening” trick?

08/15/2020, 04:09:33 AM

Melissa, these are stunning! I appreciate your instructions and would also love a tutorial on how to make the secret window. Is there any chance of one - or perhaps you could link to an existing tutorial? Many thanks

Dottie in CT:
08/16/2020, 02:53:56 PM

Thank you, Melissa. This is very creative!

Chantal Desjardins:
08/16/2020, 05:50:44 PM

Such nice cards. I love fussy cutting. Thank you for the inspiration.

Glenda Buster:
08/17/2020, 05:14:37 PM


JACKY Collings:
08/20/2020, 10:53:24 AM,

I love this card but I am not sure how but I am not sure how you make the special window. Beautiful fussy cutting.

Sonja Van Laar:
08/25/2020, 04:07:16 AM

Ladies, the first paragraph Melissa states she used the "Magic Iris die from Lawn Fawn". That is how the special window is created. Search youtube for how-to videos for Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Die.

Barbara M:
09/01/2020, 01:39:36 PM

Beautiful cards.

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