Monday, November 1, 2010

inspiration monday


 my friend donna owns the most spectacular rubber stamp store .  not too long ago, she showed me a wonderful card structure.....



and i thought it would be perfect to make one for our friends who have just welcomed their first baby into the world!  it's really kind of two cards in one.....the smaller piece on the front opens from left to right......



and the larger piece opens from right to left......to reveal a sweet message inside!



and this version contains a little gift card inside!
here's how to make it.....


i've made a quick little video showing the steps.....it's super easy to put these together, and it only takes about five minutes!  have fun!!

you can watch this video in larger format here!

card dimensions:
larger card:  cut one piece 4.25" x 9.5"
score at 4" from the left side
smaller card:  2.75" x 7.5"
score at 3.75"




30 comments:

CelticWoman said...

Lori great card structure, can hardly wait to try one, the tutorial was awesome, thanks for taking the time. Hugs

debi said...

Lori, I too, thank you for sharing this card tut! Can't wait to make one.

Janie Husband said...

great........wish i could make one right now... thanks for sharing this...i love easy.....

Sara said...

I love this idea! and congrats to your friends on their new addition! :)

Jymi said...

something made me think of you today.... glad I stopped by! :)

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Great card, Lori! Donna is awesome. Every rubber stamp I own I bought from her. Haven't been out there in years. I need to go pay her a visit soon.

Diva Kreszl said...

what a great card! thanks for sharing this how to video

Chel said...

oh, these are GREAT! I can't wait to give this a try!

Mary said...

wonderful!! thanks for sharing!!

Dolores said...

Once again, thanks Lori, for sharing what you do with us.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

You made lovely cards and I love the layout,,,thanks for the video too:)

Patty S said...

really cute!!! tfs! :-)

LuckyDog said...

How wonderful! And I plan to use it next year when my friend's daughter has her baby!

Thank you, thank you! XOXO

Dymphie said...

Hi Lori, this is such a cute project, love this card structure.

Thanks for sharing how to make it. I'm gonna link (again) if that's okay? :D

Kerri said...

love the layered look of it!

aimee said...

absolutely darling! i love the "nesting" structure of it - that is like a gift in itself, opening each part to more and more surprises!

Pat said...

Great tutorial! You're a magician with the ribbon and bows which always finish things off so nicely.

Doda said...

WoW! Your video making abilities got better and better. What a fab tutorial, and very professional too! Well done!

Linda said...

Hi Lori,

Love your cards and the structure. Thanks for the tutorial too. Definitely going to make one of these.

Linda E.

Createology said...

Lori thank you for sharing this card and technique. It is a wonderful card that gives much more than normal. Happy creating...

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Lori! I love this one just as much as I loved your pocket card! Thank you so much for teaching us how to do make it! Your videos are just wonderful!!! Happy November Sweetie! xoxo Paulette =o)

crystal said...

Oh what fun, Lori!

Thanks so much for a great tutorial. You're a fab teacher and your voice is just lovely!

I'll have to make some of these for presenting gift cards this Christmas. :-)

xo :-)

Nancy said...

I so appreciate how you give tutorials....this one is great and the cards are sooooo cute....

julie king said...

loving these, lori!

chrissy said...

you are just the most generous gal i know!
honest
and
truly
i just love you to pieces.
xo
c

BALLET NEWS said...

LOVING the video ! Great idea - looks fun too

Sophia said...

I LOVE this Lori. Thank you for showing us and sharing the lovely tutorial. Now I REALLY want to be creative, regardless of feeling ill! :)

Jane Farr said...

Wonderful Lori! Thanks for sharing. I love hearing your sweet, friendly voice!!! It *is* a great structure. My favorite was the first card, because of your wonderful lettering!! :)

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

You've got the cutest ideas and the greatest supplies :). Fun! And I like how you got in all in under 10 minutes. I definitely have to work on that!

Jancalligrapher said...

Loved this little video, Lori, and your attention to detail is always outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

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