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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:23 am 
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Just noticed that our page of graphics you could print to create your own cellophane windows was "broken." I don't know why.

Using the pdfs on this page with a laser printer and printable overhead transparency film, you can do a pretty good job of duplicating the most common cellophane windows. If you want deeper colors, just print them twice and layer them.

On some of the downloads, I printed three versions, a version of just mullions, a version with the "background color" and a version with black mullions.

https://cardboardchristmas.com/html/cello_sheets.html

The idea is you can sandwich these, with the black mullions in the back, the colored windows in the middle, and the gold or silver mullions in the front. They're pretty convincing, if I say so myself.

And here's a reminder. The most common printed paper doors and windows are downloadable here. A color printer and acid-free paper will give you what you need. A color laser will do a better job, or take the .pdf to your print shop and have them do it.

https://cardboardchristmas.com/html/pri ... urces.html

Finally, if you have a craft-cutter that allows you to import SVG files, you can cut out your own windowframes from gold craft paper at home, and layer the onto tinted mylar for a pretty good result.

https://cardboardchristmas.com/html/free_svg_files.html

If all this is too much hassle, just contact Pete Oehman and tell him what you need.

Best of luck, all,

Paul


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Thank you so much for posting this!


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Yes!


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Thanks! We finally moved and I'm sorting through all of my houses. Several need replacement parts and your information is wonderful!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:55 am 
Thanks you for fixing and sharing, I have a Cameo and the computer with it's programs has crashed, will get another so I can run it again (right now I'm using my mom's. I was going to convert them to SVGs and here it's done. Thanks to the person who took their time to do this.

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