I’m constantly in awe of all the clever people out there and am proud to call many of them my friends. When I saw this tutorial by Lou Kitzelman for the Best Dressed bag inside card, I knew I wanted to make one! Now that the birthday girl has her card and present (delivery was slightly delayed pandemic but delivered today thanks to the kindness of a lovely friend), I can share my version of Lou’s design with you.
This is the front of the card – stamped using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. This matches the floral images in the Best Dressed DSP so nicely.
The colours for this card are Lovely Lipstick base and Blushing Bride for the matted layers. The stamping is Highland Heather, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron and Old Olive.
Undo the ribbon, open it up and see the pretty paper!
The Best Dressed DSP is one of my all time favourites. I actually didn’t order it at first because I don’t love all the beauty themed patterns. But the reverse side with the florals is just breathtaking!
Unfold the card one more time to reveal the bag in the middle!
How awesome is that??? Such a clever use for the bag from the All Dressed Up Dies. The bag is embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder.
I added pink perfume from the Dressed to Impress stamp set to the sentiment panel and the ‘happy birthday’ stamp from the Birthday Bonanza stamp set.
The bag on the middle panel is perfect for an extra birthday gift (like the chocolates I put in this one), a note or a gift card.
And then it all folds up again so compact. Although thicker than a normal card, it still fits in a normal size envelope (snugly but it fits!).
The design for this card is truly awesome. To see Lou’s original version of the card and for more information about the tutorial, please click here.
Thanks to Lou for the inspiration.
Happy birthday to Caris! And thank you to the birthday courier!