23 March 2014

Back To Basics - Inside Cards

Hello there, I often get asked if I decorate the inside of my cards. The answer is yes and no. Sometimes it depends on the occasion and who I am giving the card to and sometimes it depends on what is on the front of the card to what I can bring into the inside.
If I do decorate the inside, it is always very minimal since it is likely the outside is pretty CAS. If I have used patterned paper on the outside I will often add a little strip of it in the inside; If I have used a coloured cardstock for the base I will often add a white layer on the inside; and sometimes I will just stamp a sentiment and that is all. If I know that I will want to write a lot I will not do anything to the inside as I want to space to write.
Here is a video showing three cards where I have decorated the insides:
I hope that has helped some of you. When I made the video the word dies from Clearly Besotted had not yet been released (and we were not sure when they were going to be) but they are now available in the shop. Thank you so much for watching, there will not be a Back To Basics next week but I will have something different instead for one week. Have a great day!


  1. Great cards and great video Michelle, thanks for sharing, hugs a Sharon x

  2. Thank you, Michelle for sharing those tips! I really do enjoy your videos.

    Have a nice sunday,

  3. I usually only stamp a sentiment in my cards, but after watching your video I think I will attempt to do a little extra to them. Your cards were beautiful!

  4. Nice ideas and I need a little kick every once in awhile to do more with the insides of my cards. Thank you for doing this video. Pam

  5. The cards are gorgeous Michelle and I love what you did inside. Simple but so elegant.

  6. excellent ideas - i never really know when to add something inside, your theory is very logical, thank you for sharing, and i will try and remember the logic and apply to my future card making.

    PS - love your shell-brate card - sooo cute!


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