Dirty Inside and Out

June 20th, 2008

Dang it has been a long week!  Curt has been out of town on buisness since very early Monday morning and I cannot wait for him to arrive home this evening!  I just don’t sleep well when he’s gone and plus I just plain miss him!  I’ve certainly had plenty to do to keep me busy this week and today is no exception.  Can you believe it’s a double challenge day for me?

In this post I’m sharing my card for this month’s Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni Gallery Reunion.  The challenge this month was hosted by my friend Diane (cookiestamper) and she came up with a really interesting idea called Inside & Out!

Challenge Focus: “Inside & Out”……stamp and decorate both the inside of your card AND the outside of the envelope.

Required Element: Patriotic element – interpret this any way you like (ex. color scheme, sentiment, image, whatever)

Restricted Element: No ribbon

Optional – Send your card to the troops so that they can in turn mail it home to family or friends (all themes and occasions welcome).

I had the idea to make an envelope card – where the envelope and the card are one and the same.  I haven’t made one of these in quite awhile, but I always think they’re fun.

I used a SU envelope template to make my 5.5″ square envelope out of Night of Navy cardstock.  When I’ve made this type of card in the past the inside is just a decorated panel, but for this project I decided to make a card that opens but is attached to the inside of the envie.  Make sense?

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Click on photos to see them larger – sorry but it seemed when I resized small enough to post full size you just couldn’t really see the design much.  The first picture is what you see when you fully open the envie.  The second picture is the inside of that.  The third picture is the front of the envie.  I apologize that these are mot my best photos, but when I was finally ready to photograph at 11pm my camera battery was dead – so by the time I got to take and edit these photos I was pretty brain dead!

Today I received my very first order of Lockhart stamps (I know!  shocking, huh? Sharon finally broke me down!).  When Ellen had her sale last week I just couldn’t pass it up and I absolutley fell in love with this old lawn chair image.  I didn’t think I’d have it in time for today’s challenge, but when it arrived I totally changed my idea so I could use it!  The image is colored with Copic markers.  The designer paper is from the DCWV Summer Mat Stack (I have no idea where I got it.)

Also in my order was the Ornare Piercing template I’ve wanted for quite some time.  I used it along with images from Paper Trey’s Text Box set to decorate the inside of the card and the panel I attached to the front of the envie.

Too see what the other Dirty Girls have created for this challenge you can go blog hopping or simply click here to see what’s been uploaded to SCS. Be sure to check back later in the day as people will most likely upload all day.  I’ll be back in an hour or so with my post for this week’s TECC (Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge) so please come on back!

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ETA:  Better picture

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8 Responses to “Dirty Inside and Out”

  1. diane (cookiestamper) Says:

    Very cool idea, Jami! Love your envelope card!

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    Jami, Jami, Jami!
    I love this … it’s taking me waaaaay back to my Granddad’s lawn chairs … lazy, hot days in Oklahoma … and pretty soon, Granddad’s loving spaniel ‘Spot’ will be coming over to give me some welcome snuggles!! Thank you!!

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