At the risk of sounding a little crazy, I have to tell you that sometimes I actually "dream" a card idea. It happens at least once a month and it can vary from lots of details to a vague image to solving a problem I've been wondering about. This has happened to me for years. In fact, I figured out how to "cast off" with knitting in a dream. Anyway, I don't really question the whole thing and the rest of my dreams are crazy enough that I don't really put stock in them at all, but if a dream gives me a great design idea, I try it!
That is the origin of today's card. I want to show you the card, then I'll explain it!
I was excited to try the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit die, but I had a little different twist on it. This is where my dreaming came in. Here's the die set:
I could figure out what every piece was except this:
I knew I could get the answer via Stampin'Up!'s Youtube videos, but I wanted to try to figure it out myself. I must have been really wondering about it all, because that night I dreamed this was a hinge. It sorta looks like a hinge on a cabinet door, doesn't it. Then my dream exploded into this hinge idea for a card. The front layer would actually hinge on the card and swing open to reveal a surprise and then the card would open to reveal even more! Here's the rest of the pictures to help you understand!
What a fun card to make! I had to use some heavier paper for my first layer but love how this turned out. It ended up being a great way to use this die in an out-of-the box moment.
I hope you've been inspired! My designs are relatively easy for all levels of crafting experience and will bring you lots of creative fun!
Have a great weekend!