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November 17, 2012

Gothic Decorative Windows SVG File - Six in One File!

Hi, everyone!
Today I have a new SVG file to share with you, as well as some sample cards I made with it.
This post is pretty graphic heavy, so please bear with me as you scroll, scroll, scroll......

The Decorative Gothic Window SVG file folder consists eight svg files: a Cross Window, Leafy Heart Window, Swirls Window, Traditional Pane Window, Vertical Bar Window, and an Open Window. It also contains a Card Base, Gothic Window file that has a cut of a card base with a Gothic Window cut in the center, and a decorative panel for layering that has the window cut out of it, as well (see the Cross Card sample below).  The last file contains all six decorative window cuts only in it. Each different decorative window file contains a Shadow, a Solid Shadow and the Decorative Window SVG (for example, the file titles "Cross Window" has the actual cross window cut, the solid shadow base and the shadow base in it when you open it). There is also a separate file of the photos below for inspiration and reference.
All of the files are sized to cut as you see on my cards when you open them, but can be resized to suit your project. TIP: for the more intricate cuts, slow your cutting speed down on your machine (I typically slow mine to a 1 or 2 speed for those), make sure you have a clean, sticky mat, and use patience when removing the cuts from the mats. :0)
Click Here for Information on how to purchase this, or any of my other files.

I created these windows, trying to make them holiday friendly for every season. 
The first one I have to show you is the Gothic WIndow, Cross. I layered this one with the solid shadow on the bottom, cut from vellum. Then I ran the cross window through my Big Shot using a Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder, and inked the folder to give the two-tone look. I added the silk poinsettia flower and some Prima Leaves to it so that this card is for Christmas (as many of my samples will be). This one would work great for a Sympathy Card, Easter, or maybe just to send Blessings to a friend.
I used a gold vellum for my background on this one, so there are two pics to show you. The bottom pic shows the card with a tea light behind the vellum.

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Gothic Window, Cross SVG FIle

The Cross Card has been entered into the following challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle - Textures
Craft Punked - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Just Because
Twist of Faith - Religious Christmas

The next card I have to show you uses the  Gothic Window, Leafy Heart SVG.
For this one, I created a Center Step Card Base (not included in the SVG file). I made this one a bit more girly, just for fun! :0) It could be used for Valentine's Day, maybe an anniversary.....or just for your special friend!
For this window, I layered it with the solid shadow on the bottom, the decorative window in the middle, and the shadow as the top. I wanted the swirly heart to be a different color than the framed part of the window on the exterior. I embellished my card with some Cheery Lyne Dies : the Tropical Flourish, and the Mini Exotic Butterflies. I've also used a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch for the solid background butterfly.
My bottom borders are punched with a Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch, and an EK Success Zig-Zag Border Punch.

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Gothic Window, Leafy Heart SVG

The Leafy Heart Card has been entered into the following challenges:
In the Pink - Punches/Die-Cuts
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Paper Piecing
Milk Coffee Challenge - More than One Fold

The next card uses the Gothic Window, Swirls  and the Gothic Windows, Open SVG file.
This window consists of the Shadow file, the Swirls file and the Open Window file, layered in that order from bottom to top. I added the open window file as the top layer to make it look like a frame around wrought iron. I was really going for a garden look with this card. This file reminds me of wrought iron gates and garden fixtures. I added two bird die cuts that I created using my Impression Obsession Die, and the Mini Leafy Flourish from Cheery Lynn. The birds are colored using some pigment ink on their bellies, and my
black journaling pen.

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Gothic Window, Swirls

The Swirls Window Card has been entered into the following challenges:
Bloggers Challenge - Birds of a Feather
Twisted Thursday - Punches & Dies

This next card is made with the Gothic Window, Traditional  Pane SVG file.
I couldn't resist making this one into a Christmas Window, simply because I need more in my stash for sending out soon! lol!
This card is layered as follows, from bottom to top: Solid Shadow, Shadow, and then the Traditional Pane. I used a Sizzix Brick Embossing Folder for my background I inked the top of the folder, using a brayer, with Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red and Dusty Durango ink before running it through my Big Shot. The wreath is cut from my recently posted Wreath, Christmas Holly SVG file. That file was a request, and I'm so glad! It has come in handy, and I can see myself using it for many more cards in the future!

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Gothic Window, Traditional Pane

The Traditional Pane Window has been entered into the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge - Punches & Die-Cuts
LEJ Designs - Season's Greetings

This final card uses the Gothic Window, Vertical Bars SVG file.
I had some 12x12 paper that had a dining table with a vase of roses scene across the bottom of it. I lined it up on my cuttingmat to cut the part of the picture I wanted to use for the solid shadow cut of the window to make it seem as if you are looking into someone's house that may have set up a nice cup of tea for you! :0)
This card is layered like the one above: from bottom to top - Solid Shadow, Shadow and then the Vertical Bars. I embossed my card base using my Scor-Pal. I added a Cheery Lynn Mini Leafy Flourish, a Prima Flower, a brad, and a Memory Box Perched Bird Die-Cut. The sentiment was punched using a Stampin' Up Word Window Punch.
I colored my bird with Prismacolor pencil, and then used my black journaling pen to add
some detail lines.
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Gothic Window, Vertical Bars

The Vertical Bars Window has been entered into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Little Red Wagon - Texture
Ruby's Rainbow - Birds
So, that's it in a nutshell! :0)
Thanks for stopping by today! If you like my windows, maybe you'd like my other SVG files, too! I've recently created some Christmas Card files that are super affordable, and quick to put together! :0) I also have many other svg's from past card creations available.
You can scroll down my posts for information, or to see them all in one place, please visit my 

Happy Crafting!


  1. Your cards are lovely you have been busy
    Thank you for joining in at Ruby's Rainbows this time

    Jackie x

  2. Wow, beautiful creations, just fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, die-cuts and punches.
    Good luck for the draw;-))m

  3. All of these are so wonderful, Cheryl! I don't use svg files because I don't have a machine that can use them, but yours are always so effective. Maybe if Santa brings me a machine.... lol

  4. an amazing collection of wonderful creations!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Thanks for playing in our Textures Challenge this week at Card Crafters Circle. Love your ideas,great card!
    Hugs Trish xx

  6. Wow, what a fabulous collection of cards Cheryl - great use of dies on your entry for In The Pink. Thank you so much for sharing with us - I do hope you will pop by again!
    Sylvia x

  7. Your card is beautiful.....I love the vellum....thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith....hope to see you there next week, too!

  8. Love your cards Cheryl so fantastic, the files are great and thanks for sharing your creations.
    Hugs Linda

  9. Beautiful cards... I love that gothic window shape, and your card for our challenge is fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink.... hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x

  10. gorgeous cards thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  11. Your cards are just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  12. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow for our * Birds * challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

  13. These are all very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge! Hugsxx

  14. Lovely projects, thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

  15. Fabulous cards, they look gorgeous with the tealight behind the velllum. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  16. fab creations. Thanks for joining us at Milkcoffee this challenge xx

  17. All of your cards are just gorgeous - I don't really understand all the talk of SVG files, but the results are beautiful...Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

  18. Such wonderful creations, I adore the one with the tea light behind it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

  19. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing them with the Daring Cardmakers this week. Hope you can join us again soon. Gez

  20. These are great Cheryl! I pinned on Pinterest so I can go back to them.


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