Peek 'n' Bloom Card

Lesson #8054

Make a window card for any occasion using a variety of materials and die-cuts.

Grade Level:

Create fun, flowery cards for spring holidays and celebrations.

Students will create a fun window card for any occasion filled with warm sentiments for friends or loved ones.

14209-DCL-Ellison SureCut Die - Card, Peek-A-Boo #1B - Double Cut w/Large Flap 25659-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Layered #2 - Small

Note: Any Card die can be used to create this project.

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pens, Colored Pencils, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Scissors, Stickers

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the DC-L Card, Peek-A-Boo #1B using pink construction paper or cardstock and fold on perforated lines (Figure A).
  2. Die-cut the SM Flower, Layered #2 from contrasting paper and overlap to create two Layered Flowers (Figure B).
  3. Adhere one Layered Flower to the inside of the card, making sure that it is visible through the window. Leave room for a sentiment to be visible through the window.
  4. Die-cut the window cover from a Card, Peek-A-Boo #1B using green construction paper or cardstock and cut the window cover away from the card (Figure C).
  5. Adhere the green window cover to the pink Card. Adhere the second Layered Flower to the window cover and accent with a yellow ribbon (Figure D).
  6. Add a creative sentiment to the cover of the card with a hidden message that is visible when the window is lifted (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
  • 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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