Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Love you...inside and out!

tee hee...I'm so witty with my blog title today. :)
I normally do not decorate the inside of my cards but I have to say that when I see those cards online that are finished on the inside, I think they look wonderful. So I finally tried it too and I hope you will be significantly impressed!

This first card is a simple 4 1/4 inch square card so you can mail it in a regular envelope. The really cool part on this card is that I used the free, downloadable papers from The Angel Company. {You can find the link to them in my sidebar.} I also used the Scarlet paper pack from them that is the most beautiful red you've ever laid your eyes on!


I love the More Abundance set. Most folks think of it as a "scrapbooking" set but I use it over and over on my cards...For the inside I just repeated the hearts and a snitch of the leftover paper.


Now for a cute little valentine that I plan to give my husband. Kelly R, one of my wonderful downlines, has been coming up with the cutest little scenes on her cards and that really inspired me to get a bit more creative. So I grabbed two different owl sets and the heart background (from the free hostess set) and came up with this card. It's a gatefold card to make it a bit more interesting and I just love it!


I ended up snipping off one of the hearts to make it easier to ink up and place...the little saying "you and me" is from My Journey...I've been grabbing that set a lot these days!


I repeated the black scalloped cardstock and ribbon from the front to finish it off on the inside! So easy - why don't I do this more often?!?!?!

Kids are home for another snow day...it's beautiful outside. I hope you have a wonderful day too!

12 comments:

Dee said...

Beautiful cards Chris. Love the first one. So elegant looking, and the inside is great. My kids are home today on PD Day.

Silli said...

Hello Chris, I love both cards, love the owl, the is so cute, your colorcombo is perfect! wow...love, what you did with the ribbin!!! Hugs and happy day! Silke

Kellyismyangel said...

Chris, what beautiful cards these are! Thank you for suggesting the free, downloadable papers. Don't you just love free stuff!!!
-Kelly R.

Barb said...

These are great, Chris! The first is so elegant, and the cute 2nd one is so whimsical :)

Patti J said...

These are both great cards, Chris! I love the simple elegance of the first card, and that owl gatefold is darling - just too cute!!! TFS...

Trudy Osborn said...

These cards are great! I really like cards that are decorated on the inside, but never make myself do it

Ingen said...

Wow what a stunning cards! Love them both.

Laurie said...

This is so pretty Chris! Love the black, red and white!

Annette said...

Gorgeous cards Chris! Love the black and red on the first one, it is so elegant! Your husband is going to love his card, it so cute! Looks like you guys are going to get more snow, I think it's just going to miss us because of warm temps. Stay safe and warm! Hugs, Annette

Bridgett said...

Great cards! I love seeing the inside decorated, too! I don't do that as often as I'd like to but I agree that it definitely adds a finishing touch!
Angel Hugs,
Bridgett

Peet said...

These are gorgeous, Chris!!!
Have a wonderful weekend
Peet x

Heather said...

Both your valentines are just adorbale! I love the addition of the hearts around the branch!