Monday, 25 January 2010

Look Inside...

Hey!

Happy Monday (well, it's only just still Monday on this side of the Atlantic!) and a big hello if you've hopped on here from the PTI Blog Hop! I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend and like me, counting down the days until the next one LOL!

Today I'm sharing my entry for the PTI Blog Hop for January and for this 'hop' we were challenged to create the total package when it comes to our cards. I'm talking the inside, outside, back of and packaging of a card!

I'm going to confess that I cheated slightly; I decided to decorate the inside of a card that I'd already made. Seeing as I spent so much time on the outside of it previously, it felt good to spend just as much time making the inside nice too!

So I started with this card that some of you may already have seen:

Then, I got started with decorating the inside...

I wanted to keep it pretty clean and simple, but I think one day I may try creating a whole living room inside a card...I'm thinking I could use my Remember set to design some wallpaper to match that cute picture on the wall!

If you can't tell already, the chair and table pop-up. This was simply done by cutting two lines on my card insert and reverse folding them to create a tab to stick my chair and table on to!

Oh how I wish I owned a chair covered in this design!


OK so I think you get the idea, right?! Now I did decorate an envelope too, stamping the same chair on it as I used for the card but in my dippy state I forgot to include it in the pic - D'oh! Oh well, I hope you can forgive me and just trust me on that one!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II/On My Couch/On My Couch Additions/Vintage Labels
Ink: Versamark/Pure Poppy/Dark Chocolate/Ripe Avocado/Fresh Snow
Card: Enchanted Evening/Pure Poppy/Stamper's Select White
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/White Detail EP/Ripe Avocado Grosgrain Ribbon
/White Gel Pen/Promarkers

Decorating the inside of my cards is definitely something I'm going to try and do more and more!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope to catch up on the Blog Hop at a reasonable hour in my own time-zone so I can't wait to see what inspirational creations I'll find!

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

53 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Absolutely brilliant! Love how you completed this card with the pop-out. Very, very nice.

Nerina said...

Oh Wow! I loved the card right from the start - but this pop-up is genius!!! Totally amazing! I do trust you on the envelope ;0) bet it's also to die for!

Terri said...

Great job! I don't think it is cheating at all. Definitely clean and simple. Love the color combo too. I almost made a pop up card as well. This is one set I don't have but everytime I see you use it you make me want it more. I am sure the envelope is fab too!

Ann said...

OMG, you just rocked my world! That is absolutely FABOLOUS!!!!

Anika said...

That is so brilliant! I love it and now I need "On My Couch"!

Melissa said...

It's official--you are the queen of "On my Couch"! LOVE this, Aimes! Great job!

ashjoy said...

Awesome pop up, what a great idea!

Serendipity said...

Love the pop up card - nicely done!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is awesome, from the fabulous colors to the amazing pop up feature inside, WOW!

Terri E. said...

The whole card is stunning and the scene you created is great. Way to rock the blog hop challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Rosanne said...

Love that little popout! Cute card!

Heather P. said...

Oh my word...I LOVE this!! Sooooo fabulous, Aimes!!!

Rhonda said...

Aimes!!! Love the pop-up inside. I want to try this.

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! I loved the outside with the big and little polka dots but the inside pop up couch is to die for!!! FAB!!

lynn said...

that pop up is to die for! wonderful!

BethieJ said...

Aimes this is FABULOUS!! I LOVE everything about it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my gosh! This card is awesome! I love the pop up chair on the inside! Very cool!

beckynoelle said...

very pretty & fun!

mamareebs said...

Love the pop up element - nice card!

Babies- Beth said...

You rock, Aimes! What a great inside!!

Maureen said...

LOVE that chair!! I want one in white polka dots too :) How cozy would it be? Love how it pops up...so cute :) Happy to see this card again...love that embossing :)

Lori said...

Love what you did with the inside Aimes!!!

~amy~ said...

Okay...LOVE it....when you have a chance you need to pop on over to my blog and see my Monday post:) BTW, email me your snail mail:)

Sharron said...

You are amazing--this is just awesome! Love the bold colors and the pop-up is so cool. i'll have to try that technique.

Liz said...

Oh my word, Aimes, this is amazing! LOVE it!!

Deanna said...

Oh wow, this rocks!

Lea L. said...

This is such a fabulous card!! I love the colors you chose, and I too wold love to have a red polka dot chair in my house! It would be great for photographs! You make me want this stamp set even more than I already do! Great job with the blog hop challenge!

♥Lea

Chriss Blagrave said...

OhMyGoodness! This is awesome!

IamDerby said...

so cute! Love your pop up!

Kim said...

Fantastic! I love the pop up inside!

Deb C said...

How stinkin' cute is that????? You are so creative. I love your work.

Emma said...

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh (I seem to be saying that a lot when you are concerned these days lol!) but this is too adorable. I want to curl up and slurp tea all day inside that gorgeous card.

Seriously top stuff :D

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how stinkin' CUTE! It's like opening the card and entering your living room! LOL

Petr@ said...

This is very cute!!!

Linzi said...

soo cool - i didnt like this stamp set when i first saw it, but all your lovely creations make me NEED to buy it!

Sue Ann said...

Way too cute!!! Great idea .......

Katiejane said...

What a fantastic idea, I really love it. The crisp white on the inside looks really effective xx I can understand why you want such a gorgeous chair!

Marge said...

WOW -- this is just fantastic! LOVE how you did it, esp. that pop-up!!! ;-)

Cammie said...

Ok, so I'm late hopping by, but OMG! Your card is WONDERFUL!! It is definitely not cheating to add to a card. I love the colors of this card and the inside is too cute. My mind just doesn't work as cleverly as yours, so thanks for the inspiration. Hope your week is going well. Cammie

Angy said...

OH MY! Love the pop-up couch and table. Great job!

Heidi said...

Oh Aimes your cards are always so wonderful!! You're so creative! This is fantastic!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Hi Aimes! I couldn't join the blog hop last night due to the time difference, so I am catching up now. Wow....your card is gorgeous. Especially the inside. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alex said...

WOW Aimes, this is fabulous! Love what you've done inside this card - brilliant idea :)

Have a good week, hope you're well.

Bye for now,

Alex x

My Little Space said...

Amy, what a brilliant idea and it looks absolutely fab!! I may just have to try doing one of these.

Mandy
x

Mary said...

I have never attempted a pop up and not even real sure where to start on a project like that. Love the big bold polka dots and how you carried it inside your card on a smaller scale!

Jennifer K said...

I'm still making my way through the PTI Blog Hop now. Your card is so clever - love how you did the inside. I'm going to have to study how you did that and try it out myself. Impressive!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

OMG....!!! This ia amazing!!

xoxo

Sandy said...

This is so so so cute! Great job.

Karen said...

Somehow I missed this when I went through the blog hop. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I would have hated to miss seeing this fabulous card!

Jenna Millsap said...

OMG!!! This is the cutest! I love how you did the inside of your card. Sooooo CUTE!

Kerry said...

This is so much fun! I'd be scared to death to try a pop-up card! I adore this - I just added these stamp sets to my wish list!

Melissa Bickford said...

Oh my goodness...this card is AMAZING!!! Love your creativity!

Quilter422 said...

oh! my jaw just dropped open when i saw this card. it is simply fabulous and so very creative.

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