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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

We just keep hopping along towards Easter...

I have a few more Easter cards to share with you today, but first I wanted to tell you about a new Pinterest board I created.

I have, over the last few months, fielded several questions from Facebook cardmaking sites about how to dress up the inside of a card. I would most often direct the asker to my blog and tell him/her to page through to see the different layouts and techniques I've used. I realize, however, that it can get a bit tedious to page through someone's blog, so I decided to create a Pinterest board with nothing but examples of what I've done on the inside of my cards. I call it "Card Interiors."

I created this board for myself as much for anyone else. I feel like I've been neglecting my card interiors lately, and it was actually inspiring to see all the different things I've done in the past. It even sparked some new ideas to try in the future.

I just created this board two days ago, and it already has 29 followers. I was very pleased with that, as it says that people are finding it helpful. If you're interested in taking a peek at it, you'll find it HERE.

For this card, I cut my DSP at an angle and finished it off with some paper lace, cut with a Marianne Designs die called "Border Stitch Lace."  It's one of my favorite lace dies, even though it's very simply designed.

My flower is from a layered stamp set that is unbranded. I added a little bit more highlighting to it with some colored pencils.

My butterfly is one from a set of nine butterfly dies by Ellentina, and I've added some Nuvo drops to its body.

The insides of all the cards I'm sharing today are pretty simple. I just added a coordinating mat under a computer-generated sentiment cut out with a stitched rectangle. (See? I told you I've been neglecting my interiors lately!)

I wanted to see if I felt any differently about the card if I slanted my DSP the other way. Nope! It seemed okay to me either way.  This card has another layered stamp flower and Ellentina butterfly.

Finally, I tried cutting my DSP straight across, but I think I like the slanted cuts a little better.

Well, that's it for me today. I need to get back to making some notecard sets that I'll be donating to the thrift store. I'll share those on a later post so you can see what I've been up to.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

I love the pretty colors on these cards. I think I like the slanted ones better too. They are more eye catching.

Darnell said...

Two beautiful Easter cards, Cheryl! I love the Easter colored stripes and how much interest they add ... and I have a ton of stripe-y pp, so thank you for the design idea! I'll be pinning and speaking of, thank you for creating your card interior idea board. I've been over to follow! Hugs, Darnell

Lynette said...

I love these!! What a great idea! I'm actually working on a card with stripes, but not used like this. I'll have to remember this one.

Glittered Paws said...

What pretty Easter cards - I must get busy and make a couple- don't know what I have been doing but it hasn't been making Easter cards. I love that you created a Pinterest board for card interiors only.