Hello! Today I am sharing how to create “in and out cards”… tri-fold cards with images that show on the inside and outside. They are fun to make!
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Today’s technique is nearly impossible to explain in text, so please check out the video to see how to make each of these cards.
I was really excited about the birthday images in the Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends Stamp Set (SSS | PPP) because they look just like my little Lila and her friend Sophie. I stamped, colored and cut out (right up against the edge of the stamping) the little girl images. I then used the coordinating dies to cut the windows on the front of the card.
Since the card is a tri-fold design, the inside flap opens up an reveal an area to write your personal message.
My next in-and-out card features the new Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks Stamp Set (SSS | PPP) and a sentiment from the Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments Stamp Set (SSS | PPP). I did the same technique using the stamps and coordinating dies as I did on the last example. I really like how this technique offers dimension and die cut windows – two of my favorite things!
And again, the inside flap opens for an area to write a message inside.
The new Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petunias Stamp Set (SSS |PPP) is beautiful and easy to color. It also works great for this in-and-out card design. The sentiment is also from the Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments Stamp Set (SSS | PPP).
My next example is a bit more involved, but worth the effort! I again used the Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petunias Stamp Set (SSS |PPP) but this time with colored ink for a softer look. I adhered a Pretty Pink Posh Hello Friend Die (SSS | PPP) die cut to the front of the card. It looks like it is floating over the flowers!
This card also has a tri-fold design, but opens differently. Works just as well! You could do this in-and-out technique with any stamps and coordinating dies.
If you want to try a super fast in-and-out card design, try this next one! I stamped a bird from the Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks Stamp Set (SSS | PPP) on the front of a card and in the same spot on the inside. I die cut the bird on the front and the one on the inside shows through! This is much faster than cutting out the images like I did on the cards above. (However, I prefer the look of the popped-up images.)
Since I kept the images towards the bottom of the inside of the card, there is room to write a message above it. Therefore, I didn’t do the tri-fold design this time.
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