I have a ton of mangled, ripped window envelopes. I saved them because I figured that one day I'd think of something amazing to make with them, and that day has come! Check out my specimen slides! Directions and the printable are below. There's s video of the process here: Specimen Slide Video
I started with this printable, which I printed on kraft cardstock. Then I cut out the individual slides. There is a link to the free printable below. Please do not share it with anyone.
Then I positioned the slide cut out over a window to determine if I could get one or two slides from the window. Then I glued the slide onto the envelope, making sure the window covers the whole of the center cut out. Then I trimmed the envelope away.
Here's what the back looks like after I glued the window on.
Then I took my focal point (dried flowers, a sticker, a fussy cut image) and put it onto a background.
Then I put the frame over the focal point to see where it looked best and glued it onto the background. Then I cut the background to the shape of the slide.
Then I decorated the front of the slide with labels and/or stamps.
These slides are so quick and fun to make. They make great additions to tags and journal pages. I hope you give it a try!