Recently, I needed a card for a dear friend to thank her for a sweet gift, and I didn’t have anything in the card box. In the past, I have stamped several cards at a time, usually keeping a couple for any occasion by not stamping the inside. But the last few times I have needed a card to send, I have been short on time so I just did the one I needed. Even on this day I didn’t have a lot of time to stamp, but I was determined to make at least one additional card. I started off with my inspiration, some lovely purple card stock that went nicely with the handmade papers I am still rationing out.
I fiddled around with strips of the handmade paper, and a dark purple card stock. The papers all complement each other well.
The card I needed was a Thank You, so I stamped the words “Thank You” in Grape color ink down the side, not re-inking as I went so the print gets lighter with each stamp.
I punched out two sizes of scallop circles, and added the stamp “You’re too kind” with a small butterfly on the smaller one. Stacking them, I glued it all down.
For the other card, which I’ll leave blank on the inside for now, I used the same papers and punches. I stamped the word friendship along the bottom of the card, then added the papers. The top scallop circle has a pansy on it. This card can be a birthday or thank you card the next time I am short on time.
The inside of the Thank You card says ‘Thanks so much’ with a little flower. Of course the back is stamped with my handmade by me stamp.
All set, now I just need to remember to mail it!
I like the design of the one on the left for more occasions, and I have two sets of those word stamps. I need to make up some cards and leave the bottom blank for the appropriate word to be added as needed. Simple, yet made with care. Do you still send cards in the mail?