In the last few of weeks I’ve made a couple of posts using background designs showing different ways I’ve used backgrounds, including using them for making boxes – here and here.  This time I thought I’d go to the inside of my cards and look at inserts.

More often than not I put a totally plain insert in my cards so that there’s plenty of place to write a personal message.  Sometimes I’ll put in a peel-off or printed greeting.  But it’s not often I go for printed inserts – The pictures that follow show some of the printed inserts that did catch my eye and I decided to buy.  They all matched backgrounds or toppers by the same designer that I’d decided to buy so many of the photos below show a the card front as a smaller image.  The inserts include standard, portrait, inserts for A5 cards (two of which – number 4 in the first set and number 1 in the second set – could also be used in the landscape orientation).  There’s also several gate-fold inserts, and a square one, which could also be used as side or top fold, on show.  My preference is for inserts that are not to heavily printed (no need to waste ink is there?).  I also like a large clear area for writing or printing a message.

1Peaceful Times Gatefold Insert  2Red Begonia Insert  3Lady of the Lake Gatefold Insert  4DIY Tool kit insert  5Love Bear Gatefold Insert

  1. Peaceful Times Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  2. Red Begonia Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  3. Lady of the Lake Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  4. DIY Tool kit insert by Amy Cummings
  5. Love Bear Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley

1Lemon fresh insert  2Flower Fae Foxglove  3Shabby Chic Rose 5×5 Insert/Base 2 Mix N Match  4Party Night Insert  5Purple Flutterby Blossoms Insert

  1. Lemon fresh insert by Julie Hill
  2. Flower Fae Foxglove Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  3. Shabby Chic Rose 5×5 Insert/Base 2 Mix N Match by Ammie Sanders
  4. Party Night Insert by Rebecca Brindley
  5. Purple Flutterby Blossoms Insert by Rebecca Brindley

Keep an eye out on my blog over the next few weeks as I think I’ll do a post showing cards where I’ve bought an assortment of items that co-ordinate.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)