Never a normal card…

For some strange reason, I rarely send a "normal" card.  One that just opens regularly – a simple folded piece of cardstock.  Instead, I like to have things that pop up, pull out or simply do something different.

Funny thing: Awhile back when I visited my 100-year old Grandma, I noticed that many of the cards I had sent her were ripped.  It took me awhile to figure out that whenever the card did something different than just a typical card opening, she couldn't figure them out and ended up ripping.  Bless her heart. πŸ™‚ I miss her.

Anyway… so the moral of story is that these not-so-typical cards are great for anyone.  Just no one over 90, I guess.  Hee.

I did this one in my class the other night.  It doesn't open at all.  Instead, the little circle tag pulls out to reveal the message.  Fun to do.


Hero Arts stamps (scallop border, hearts, flourish, greeting)
Bo Bunny paper
Ranger Stickles
Red, Black, Green and Pool Memories Ink
Other: brads and ribbon

To make this card, do all the stamping and adhere all the pieces together except that green one.  On that green one (which will serve as a pocket), put adhesive only on the far left of it.  Then, adhere the right with three brads.  This leaves a pocket for the tag to pull out of.  You could also tuck a gift card in there.

Hey… a bit more enabling: 2Peas just got an order of Hero Arts in.  They have everything back in stock and some new things.  Go HERE to check it out!  THIS great kid's one is back in stock, too.

Oh, and 2Peas also has all of the Bo Bunny goodness in stock.  Get it before I do.  Hee. πŸ™‚

Well, off I go.  Have a great night. πŸ™‚

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23 thoughts on “Never a normal card…”

  1. love the colors on this card jennifer! and the pocket is such a cute idea! very sweet story about your grandma too … i can picture my grandma doing the same thing. lol!

  2. Fabulous design Jennifer! Love the Stickley goodness on the scallops and hearts…perfect! I need to take a lesson and shake up the card format a little more. πŸ™‚

  3. Ladies/Jennifer

    I was one of the lucky students in Jennifer’s class. I must say the colors and style of this card is award winning. I am sure I will make this card over and over again. I have lots of scraps in my stash, this style of card will work with too. I feel blessed to be in her class.

    Happy Stamping
    Sandi Neumann

  4. Haha! Too funny about the ripped cards…my aunt is the same way, but she is only 40-something. I always kid her that I need to put a post-it note on the cards that I send her with instructions on how to open them, even the folded half-sheet ones! LOL! Very cute card, thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  5. ta carte est ravissante !!!!

    moi aussi c’est mon mΓ©tier et ma passion la carterie !!!

    ana une petit portugaise a paris
    Traduction : Français » Anglais

    Your card is beautiful!!

    Me too, is my job and my passion the cards!

    ana a small Portuguese paris

  6. Absolutely beautiful!!! (I feel like a broken record saying that, but it’s true every time). πŸ™‚ I love the different ways you work with the card – small cards, different ways of opening them, etc. I need to do that, spice it up a little. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation!

  7. Great idea πŸ™‚ … I know my family, especially my hubby’s, has a hard time with my christmas cards each year πŸ™‚ it is always funny to listen to how they “got into it” πŸ™‚ silly! but fun!

  8. ha ha ha!! That’s hilarious! I’m going to have to keep that in mind when I send my grandparents cards! Love this card girl, so fun!

  9. I always think about how the recipient will think to open the card when I sent one that isn’t “normal”. He, he I laughed about your dear grandmom trying to get one of your cards open.

  10. A little birdie told me it was your birthday. (Hint: she has a blog and her initials are J.M.) πŸ˜‰ Hope you are having an absolutely FABULOUS birthday in St. John! Hugs! πŸ™‚

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