Saturday, February 25, 2012

papertrey february blog hop

Let me start of by saying, my cards are never interactive and I never take them to the next level.  If anything, I bring them down a notch (or two) and go for über simple.  Needless to say, this Papertrey Ink Challenge was challenging for me.  

My dear friend Linda Barker, taught me this card trick and it's easy and fun.  With a few simple folds of plain copy paper, you can make your cards pop!  Then in true Linda fashion, she taught me to use decorative scissors and a hole punch for a lacey look.

{Apologies for the horrible photos.  It was late, dark, and there was poor lighting with a poor photographer (me)}.

front


opening


completely open

stamp: Papertrey Ink flowers, "just for you", & "missing you"
ink: A Muse french roast
other: scalloped scissors, circle punch, square punch, Papertrey die cuts

18 comments:

Kara said...

wow!! cool!

Leigh said...

What a cool idea! Great job with the challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great idea. Love the colours.

Lori said...

What a cool fold!

Victoria said...

Wow! Love the interactive piece of your card, Kari! That is a cool idea. I've taken a couple of classes from Linda at Impress a few years bag. She has the most clever ideas!

carol (krillsister) said...

Neat. Never seen an inside like this before. Clever!

Marybeth said...

This is wonderful I love what you came up with. Such a good idea and it so pretty.

JJ Bolton said...

So clever! I love the pink, turquoise, and brown combo!

rebecca said...

I love your idea!! What a great way to showcase a heartfelt message. It's really wonderfully creative!

Helen F. said...

Fabulous card and great idea, never would have thought of this! TFS

The Paper Parade said...

Now this card will certainly surprise its recipient! Who knew there was so much waiting inside?!

Creative Grammie said...

What a great idea! I love the color combination.
TFS!

Ally said...

What a fun idea! I love how the paper unfolds on the inside, and how you were able to achieve that fabulous eyelet scallop all the way around it - awesome. Nice job! ;-)

Suzanne said...

Kari, this is so fun!

Terri E. said...

This is a wow mega fold card! Way to rock out the PTI blog challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Peggysuez said...

Neat fold idea, very cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

OH, how pretty! Love that inside. The punched scalloped edge looks great... the colors are so pretty!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Super fun! Love the colors, and the inside! Gorgeous -- I can see doing this and having my kiddos do the artwork on the inside :) Thanks for sharing!