Tuesday, October 23, 2018

CC Designs Tutorial: How to Decorate The Inside of Your Card

Hello, today I’m going to share how to decorate the inside of a card.  A couple of years ago, I starting doing this and I just love it.  It’s a nice surprise for the recipient and it just helps to tie the whole card together for a finished look!  So, let’s get started. 

Step #1: Start with a finished card and gather some coordinating elements that will “match” the outside.  Here, I have stamped out another little monster, colored him up with Copics, and die cut him out using the coordinating dies.  I’ve also pulled some of the same dies I used for the front of the card and some of the patterned paper.  (decorating the inside of your card is a great way to use up your scraps). 

Step #2: Die cut your embellishments with coordinating paper.  Here, I have used patterned paper for the grass and page flags.  Solid paper for the fence and cloud.  You will also want to cut a large piece of white cardstock as your background.  I always use white because it is easy to write a note on. 

Step #3: Arrange your die cuts on your white piece of paper.  Be sure to leave plenty of white space so you can write a note when you are ready to send the card. 


Step #4: Once you have everything arranged where you want it, stamp your sentiment.


Step #5: Adhere all of your die cut pieces to your white panel.  Trim off anything that hangs over.  Remember, you want everything to be flat so that the card will close so don’t add more bulk than you have to.  Then layer your white panel onto colored cardstock and glue together. 

 Step #6: Then adhere the whole thing to the inside of your card.  Be sure to leave a little white space around your panel so that nothing hangs outside of the card. 


There you have it!  The fun little surprise for your recipient.  Now all you have to do is write a message and deliver!


 Here’s a pic of the outside of the card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you'll try decorating the inside of your next card! 

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