I am DEFINITELY a patterned paper hoarder, but today I used the gorgeous LDRS Creative Painted Garden 6x6 Paper Pack to create an easy set of slim line pocket cards!
The Painted Garden 6x6 Paper Pack has double sided papers which are PERFECT for today's tutorial! I always get asked how I decorate the inside of my cards. The honest answer? I don't. Never! I don't even stamp a sentiment on the inside - they're blank so I can write as much or as little as I want. but I thought I would give you guys an easy idea to dress up the inside of your cards. Want to know what it is? Fold the patterned paper in half. Really - that's it! You'll have gorgeous pattern on the front and the inside of your card! I picked out four patterns from the Painted Garden 6x6 Paper Pack and folded them in half at 3 inches and trimmed a bit off the side so they would be 5 1/2 inches long.
I cut the Birdhouse Border Die from white cardstock four times with a 1/2 inch border at the bottom of each one. I wanted to keep the focus on the pretty patterned papers, so I simply used liquid adhesive to glue the birdhouse border die cuts onto the bottom of each of the cards.
I like simple, but elegant sentiments and the sentiments from the Snapdragon, Magnolia, Lily, and Pelargonium Stamp Set are perfect! I stamped them with a variety of LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks making sure that each sentiment color would coordinate with the colors in the patterned papers. I die cut them with the coordinating Snapdragon, Magnolia, Lily, and Pelargonium Dies and added them to the cards with foam tape.
I hope these cards inspire you to break out your patterned paper and make some quick cards that are beautiful on the outside and the inside! See you soon!