Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Inside of your Card

My friend, Judy, always decorates the inside of her cards.  I used her idea to help me out of a little jam on this design.

The pattern paper for this card was the inspiration for the color scheme.  However, after I finished stamping, I thought the paper was just too busy on the outside.  So I added a strip of pattern paper and a decorative border to the inside.  (The border is punched with an EK Success border punch which I think is called the 'bracket' punch.)

The inside of the card is a great place to:

  • use up a little extra of your main pattern paper or a coordinating paper.
  • stamp a complimentary image - such as a small flower from the same stamp set as you used on the outside of the card.
  • stamp really small images that don't seem to work anywhere else.  I have some 'bargain' stamps I got a couple of years ago which are really small and should be colored in if used on the front.  I can use them on the insides of a card or the envelope for an extra touch without taking time to color.
  • create a pocket to hold a gift card.  
  • add stickers or other flat embellishments that accompany your papers.  I always seem to have a few cardstock stickers left I'm trying to use up.
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Ingredients:  Stamps:  
DSP:  Indian Summer by Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Scarlett Jewel by PTI; Naturals White by SU!
Ink:  Scarlett Jewel; Crushed Curry and Groovy Guava by SU!
Ribbon: Scarlett Jewel by PTI


  1. Great ideas! I'm always wondering what to do with the inside of a card. No reason the crafting has to stop on the front!

  2. I love it, Lisa! It always adds an extra special touch to give a little love to the inside of the card as well. Great suggestions, too.


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