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Stamping February

Stamping in this Valentine month naturally centers on hearts and love, and I am so lucky to still have my sweetheart.  But, for many, Valentine’s day isn’t a day to celebrate, particularly those who have been betrayed by one they loved.  Perhaps, though, if I could make something small and inspirational, the day might be one that brings a smile to the residents of the domestic violence shelter, Safelight. Using white lunch bags, some inspirational stamps and a heart roller, I set to work creating 21 treat bags with cards. The inspirational message stamps in this pic that I ordered on ebay were a disappointment in that they were much smaller than expected.  But I did figure out a way to use them.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

I started by rolling a row of hearts on the left side of the white bags. Using my roller guide kept the lines straight.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

Adding a bit more color, I stamped “Smile” in a light green.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

I found a heart outline stamp, and stamped it on the bags with pink ink, …

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

then put the little inspirational messages over the top like a conversation heart in deep purple ink.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

I used several styles.  The messages were great, just small.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

I added little butterflies, dragonflies and flowers in purple to finish the bag stamping.  Each one is just a bit different than the others.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

Then I got to work creating cards using bright pink card stock. I embossed some with tulips, added a sun punched out of yellow cardstock, a butterfly or dragonfly in purple, and a green grass washi tape strip to the bottom.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

It is hoped the inside inspirational message will lift spirits.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

On the back, just a generic stamp without my name.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

Another card with a butterfly embossed motif, with daffodil flowers, one in silhouette.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

Inside a different message.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

Two more designs with the same basic elements.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

A sweet little bird is mounted on an embossed heart motif on this card.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

Then I did the same basic idea again with another message and a flower.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

After I had 21 cards made, I put them in craft paper envelopes, stamped To You From Me.  I hope the brown color will make it easy to find to look at again and again.  Next time I’ll see if I can get pink or red envelopes, but these would do for this time.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

The cards were sealed inside with little shiny red heart stickers.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

The bags were filled with candy, a variety of pieces in each one. I also found some cherry flavor lip balm, and added one to each bag too.  I want to say thank you to my friend, Karen R, who provided half of the funding for this project. Thank you to Katie for donating the cardstock and the stickers, and to Wendy for sending me some red ink pads used in this project.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

The cards were added to the bags, and the tops folded over.  I was going to use heart stickers to seal them, but I ran out.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

The bags were delivered to Safelight yesterday, and will be given to the residents to lift their spirits today.

Valentine Project at From My Carolina Home

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January Stamping Fun with Cards

About a week ago, we got an invitation to a surprise birthday party my dear friend, Gail.  The invitation was hand delivered by her husband and clearly specified ‘no gifts’.  Of course, those kinds of instructions I rarely follow, at the very least I wanted to make a card.  For stampers, January is a great time to make up a few birthday and all occasion cards so you have one done when you need it.  (Non-stampers can stock up on the January sales too.)  I could make her a birthday card, and maybe do a few more for later. Here’s the thing, though, this lovely lady just happens to be my Stampin’ Up demonstrator, as well as a friend for more than 10 years. We met through the car club, (our husbands are both gearheads), and I didn’t know she did stamping for several years. But, when I found out that she did Stampin’ Up, we instantly had just that much more to play with. But, making a card for her? Oh, the pressure!!

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

Well, digging out a few items to play with, the one thing I was sure of, it had to be pretty creative.  I used a yellow card base, a bit bigger than I usually make as I had some big envelopes and sheets of 12×12 paper.

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

I like the little chef with his arm raised high holding a platter in the stamp set called Voila. He has a number of things that the platter can hold in the set, and in the companion set, but the cake was the obvious choice.  The Happy Birthday greeting came from the same set. Stamped on pink, I laid out some other elements with it. I wanted to have a bit of embossing for texture, and a deckle torn edge on the accent piece for more interest.

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

The embossed piece is a light green with a darker green accent on the bottom. I stamped the envelope with a wine and cheese stamp.  A bit of color was added to the cake and candle, and to his pants with color pencils.

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

Something was missing, and I realized the center pink element needed a frame. A dark purple added yet a bit more color and dimension to the card front.  Amazing how just that little bit of contrast makes a huge difference in the look, it has a more finished look now.

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

For the inside, sentiments from two other stamp sets were used. I wanted this card to be something she might not make herself, and combining sentiments from three different stamp sets seemed like a good way to be creative. I added some iridescent star stickers to the inside too.

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

I liked the final design, so I made another one for another very special person, who will receive it later in the year. I used the last of the handmade paper I’ve been saving. The embossed white is narrower, and there is a patterned paper underneath.

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

A butterfly for this envelope, and both cards got my personal stamp for the back.

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

Similar, but not the same.  Two special cards for two special ladies.

January Birthday Cards ~ From My Carolina Home

The party was last night, and Gail was definitely surprised.  Her daughter had kept her busy all day and she never suspected a thing, until she got to the restaurant to find us waiting with a lot more friends.  We took a little pot of blooming miniature yellow jonquils to go with her yellow card.  I was delighted to find that I wasn’t the only one that didn’t follow instructions, she got a bunch of cards and flowers.  Pizza and salad was served, along with a huge cake (delicious, I might add) decorated with yellow roses.  We had a fun time helping her celebrate.

Now I just need to find a bit more time to make a few more cards.  I still don’t have any spare cards, LOL!!
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A Year at From My Carolina Home, and a plan for next year

Are you a planner? I have to confess that I am not much of one anymore. After spending many years in the business world and the medical field, using complex planners to keep track of appointments, travel arrangements, goals and objectives, this is the last thing I want to do now. For me, quilting, cooking, gardening, reading, and blogging are fun and I do not want to turn it into goals and deadlines. But last year, I did just a short overall goal list as part of an linkup for the new year. Here’s the list from last year with links to the some of the posts and projects from this past year too, and an overall plan for 2018, subject to adjustment, LOL!!

My goals and progress  for 2017 were –

Goal 1 – Do a mystery quilt for 2017 – Scrap Dance Two Step done.  Photo above.

Goal 2 – Plan another event during the 2017 year with giveaways from my favorite sponsors for readers – this was encompassed into goal #5.

Goal 3 – Be a stop on a Christmas in July blog hop, not a 12 day event this year like I did in 2016 – done.

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Goal 4 – Publish Scrap Dance Waltz – done, now on Craftsy.

Scrap Dance Waltz at From My Carolina Home

Goal 5 – Do another Autumn event, encompassing a wide variety of projects heavy on the quilting and sewing, with gardening, cooking, reading, crafting, card making, thrifting and recycling, and more thrown in for fun.  – done, Autumn Jubilee took the entire month of October in the second year of this event.

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There were prizes almost every single post which included a quilt-along free pattern for Stars on Autumn Lane, …

Stars on Autumn Lane Quilt Along for Autumn Jubilee ~ From My Carolina Home

sew along with a free pattern for this Tablet Cover, …

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

wool stitch along for the Pumpkins and Leaves Penny Rug, …

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

tablescapes, a new recipe for Mushroom Meatloaf, …

Mushroom Meatloaf at From My Carolina Home

stamping Thanksgiving Cards,…

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

gardening with Saving Seeds and Crafting.

November cards at From My Carolina Home

For the coming year, I do have a few goals.  First, I want finish writing the the Scrap Dance Two-Step pattern, get the final testing done and publish the pattern.

In the middle of last year I decided to do a special charity event, with donations and cards made for the Safelight domestic violence shelter.  The response to The Safelight Project from readers was truly inspiring, and the bags we made together were so appreciated.  More cards and small gift bags were done for Christmas, you can see HERE.  I have an idea for a Summer Fun bag for this year’s project that will need Sunglasses cases made, if you can use up some scraps and sew a few.  If you are a card maker, I’ll need a lot of summer fun cards with inspirational messages inside.  More on this a bit later, as I am still in the process of working out some details.

Safelight Project at From My Carolina Home

There will be a new Scrap Dance mystery, and I am working on that design now.  I want to do something different each year, help us learn a new skill or way of doing elements like last year’s quarter-square triangles.   This next one will have something new too!  I have figured out how to do it easier than anything I found in online tutorials, and how to integrate it into a step process for the mystery.  I will promise that it will again be scrappy, as my thing is to use up the bits and pieces you have left over.  No cutting into new fabric with the anxiety of maybe not liking the end product.  After all, just using up scraps doesn’t require a huge commitment, and you can give it to charity if you end up wishing it was different.  This picture is the finish of Scrap Dance Tango from 2015, now available in my Craftsy store.  Links to the patterns are on my sidebar (smartphone users, scroll down past the comments to see the sidebar info and links).  I would like your input as to which day of the month you like best for the posts, last year it was the third Friday.

In February, I am planning to do several posts in an event that will be Japanese inspired.  I have been a bit obsessed with Japanese things lately – food, gardens, quilting and sewing, origami and more.   This beautiful meal was served to me at Sora’s in Pisgah Forest.  If you think you wouldn’t like sushi, know that there wasn’t anything raw in this one other than avocado.  I figured out that salad too, very different and delicious.

Japanese Food inspiration at From My Carolina Home

So I’ll be sharing some projects and recipes along with garden visits.  I have some beautiful Japanese print fabrics to play with, and several ideas on how to use them.

Japanese Fabrics at From My Carolina Home

Lastly, I hope to be able to do the third annual Autumn Jubilee.  I actually already have a couple of commitments for prizes for the event, now I just need to come up with three new designs (1 quilting, 1 sewing, 1 wool stitching), a new recipe and more crafting projects.  The Autumn Tablescapes are the easy part.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I am joining the link up going on at Quilting Jetgirl’s 2018 Planning Party with some fun prizes to win. I am delighted to be a part of that, and will have two patterns to give away as part of Yvonne’s event.  Her link up is open for a few more days, and I have my eye on the Aurifil thread.  As much as I have been privileged to be a blog where Aurifil sponsors giveaways, I’ve never won any for myself.  I do buy a lot though, LOL!!!  Plus I’ll be linking with Cheryl’s Best of 2017 Linky.  Buttons on the sidebar.

Beyond that, we’ll see.  I promise to continue showing the variety of subjects you have come to know as part of my blog, quilting and sewing, free patterns and quilt alongs, tips and tutorials, travel and mountain living, crafting and stamping, cooking and gardening, tablescapes and decorating, reading and more.

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Won’t you come with me for fun next year at From My Carolina Home?  You can follow by email by using the sidebar sign up, or Bloglovin using the sidebar link.  If you are a Facebook user, follow From My Carolina Home Facebook page.  I like interacting with readers too, and you can put your pictures on our Flickr Group for the quilt alongs and projects, and on my new From My Carolina Home Project Sharing Facebook group too.  This new group is for anything and everything inspired by my posts, sharing of projects and quilt alongs, sew alongs and stitch alongs, your tablescapes and gardens, and any project inspired by my blog.

What day of the month would you like to see the steps for the Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt steps next year, for example third Friday, or another week and day, or a specific day like the 10th of each month no matter what day of the week it falls?

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Merry Christmas – a Time for Sharing

Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas, dear readers!  At this time of year, it is customary to count our blessings and to share with others.  Giving gifts to dear friends and family, and to those less fortunate is one of the ways that I like to find the joy in the season.  Small tokens of affection to family and friends is fun, but the true depth of Christmas magic comes from doing something for someone who really needs it.  It may be someone you know well who is going through a rough patch, or someone you’ve never met.  It may be a carefully chosen gift wrapped in holiday paper with ribbons and bows, or it may be the gift of time spent sharing a meal.  It might be a loaf of holiday bread or a small poinsettia taken to a neighbor who is lonely along with an afternoon of listening and visiting.

Christmas 2017 - Our tree at From My Carolina Home

In the spirit of giving, the Safelight Project continued for the holiday season with the idea of doing some cards for the 20 residents of the domestic violence shelter.  For the holidays, I thought it would be nice to once again do something to boost the spirits of those brave souls enduring a hardship this holiday season.  So, I sent out a request for cards, along with showing some of mine, HERE.  These wonderful handmade cards were sent by Lenora, thank you so much!  She sent 24 cards with all different designs!!

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

Simple yet so festive, using snowmen elements.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

So cute, her designs were adorable.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

All the envelopes were decorated with a Joy stamp and some stickers.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

You can see how she started a theme and just kept going.  Lovely!

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

Inside, the cards had wonderful sentiments. This one was my favorite.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

Cards with inspirational messages arrived in the mail from Mary (Stitching Grandma) and the Queen Bee Quilters who had a card making day.  Read about their fun day HERE.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

A dozen handmade cards were made with wonderful messages inside.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

They also had special envelopes for each one.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

Between the ones I made and the cards received, I only needed to make four more for every bag to have the same number. So I pulled out some store bought cards, added a stamped message and a note inside.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

I added stickers to the envelopes on these last four too.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

My original idea was to tie a ribbon around two cards, and have packets for each resident. But with the number of cards received, I decided to expand the gift just a little. I found some small gift bags at the dollar store, and got them along with some fun tissue. I added a chocolate reindeer and a candy cane to the bags along with the cards.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

Then, I thought, that was nice, but a bit more would be better.  So, back to the store for hand lotion and lip balm, something everyone can use.  Every resident was able to receive a gift bag with candy, hand lotion, lip balm, and three cards each!

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

When I was done, there were 21 bags for delivery to the shelter.

Safelight Christmas Project at From My Carolina Home

So I emailed Laresa and asked if she wanted to have lunch at Dandelion Cafe, the shelter training restaurant. We met for lunch and I delivered the bags for handing out that night. Of course, you probably can guess what I decided to eat.

Tomato Pie

Yes, I got one of the last slices of tomato pie before they stop making it for the winter.  The shelter residents got their gift bags on Thursday evening to kick off a nice weekend of holiday activities planned for the kids.  They were much appreciated.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, joyous Holiday times, laughter and love every day.

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Christmas Cards for the Shelter

Stamping Christmas cards and sending them to family and friends is fun, but this year I had another idea in mind.  There is no doubt that I now have more stamping stuff than one person should have, especially with a huge stamping score at an estate sale for paper, and then a wonderful gift from a reader of three more boxes of goodies.   I wanted to use some of it for a special purpose, and did some cards for our Safelight Project last summer.  As DH and I were driving to a Christmas party last weekend, it occurred to me again how blessed I am.  I have a wonderful and warm home, a gentle and loving husband, food on the table, and love of family and friends.  But there are many who are not as lucky, and they might need a lift at this time of year.  It has to be a tough holiday for someone staying in a domestic violence shelter, so I decided to use my stash to create some holiday cards of support for the Safelight shelter residents.  You can help too (you don’t have to be a stamper) and I’ll tell you about that in a moment.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

I found a bunch of these glittery gift tags in the boxes (recognize these, Katie?) and thought they would make great cards.  The backs have names on the ‘to’ and ‘from’, but glued down that won’t matter.  Just a pretty velvet ribbon behind a snowman, or an embossed strip behind a stocking, and voila the card is done.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

Another card has a larger embossed design, with an ornament on top. These are fairly simple designs, so I won’t go through them step by step.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

Many of the cards have elements from other cards simply placed on embossed paper.  The green on the left is a snowflake design I used several times.  The one on the right has a ‘ribbon’ of paper rolled with my peppermint candy wheel.  Gift stickers are under the stamped tree.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

Reindeer stamps adorn this one, with punched out snowflakes.  The inside has a white paper for the sentiment that shows through the holes on the front.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

This one has an ornament punched out of the front, with some embossed snowflakes from another card.  A glittery one is added to the top, then an ornament is stamped so it shows through the punched out part.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

A view from the top shows it a little better.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

Inside, the sentiment most appropriate for my purpose is stamped, and a sticker added too.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

Another tag, this Santa is accented with more snowflakes.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

Red embossed paper with snowflakes provide a base for a stocking and glitter snowflake.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

I had a lot of snowflakes, can you tell?  On this one I just stamped the word Joy over and over.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

Inside all of the cards, this same sentiment is stamped, with different stickers for fun.  I will hand-write a personal message in each one.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

Now, here is how you can help.  There are no prizes this time, only the special feeling of helping someone feel supported this holiday season, to give something to someone that could use a lift, in light of our many blessings.  Make or buy some holiday cards, put a message of support inside, and address the envelope only “For you” or “Season’s Greetings” or similar.  If you are not a stamper, purchased cards will be just fine, the important part is your hand written message of encouragement.  Keep your sentiments to messages of support without a religious component.  See the linked post above for more ideas.

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

I’d love to have at least 40 cards to deliver to the Safelight shelter, two cards per resident, something to encourage their efforts to change their lives.  There are 18 women and two men at the shelter, yes men can be victims as well.  I have about a dozen cards made so far, but I do need help to get to the goal.  I need them mailed to me by Friday Dec 15 to arrive no later than Monday, Dec 18th.  I know it is short notice, but you have a week to get them in the mail by next Friday.  The cards don’t have to be fancy, the messages of support are the most important part.  Simple and fast is the best for this project.   Mail them to me at:

Carole Carter
From My Carolina Home Safelight Christmas
PO Box 524
Mountain Home, NC 28758

Christmas Cards for Safelight ~ From My Carolina Home

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More cards in November

Stamping more cards in November, I decided that the prize winners from Autumn Jubilee needed a card to go with their prizes.  Since I was mailing several at once, it was easy to go down to the stamping workbench and have some fun with paper and ink.  Pretty paper bits were utilized in these cards.  I liked the one with the words Harvest and Apple Picking, so I built the card around that piece.  I used a leaf  paper on the side, and stamped a harvest image on the cardstock.

November cards at From My Carolina Home

I decorated the inside with a harvest image, just to add some interest.  I planned to hand write a special note to each winner.

November cards at From My Carolina Home

Sometimes I think if I don’t show you the back with my stamp, you’ll think I forgot it.  I hope you aren’t tired of seeing it!

November cards at From My Carolina Home

Using the same leaf paper and harvest stamp, I started the next card.  This one got a curlicue sticker on the top, and a dragonfly sticker for dimension.  A few falling leaves were added too.  The inside and back got the same stamps as the previous card.

November cards at From My Carolina Home

Stamping isn’t limited to cards.  I used a couple on the label cards inside the seed bags.  I hope that the seeds are good.

November cards at From My Carolina Home

Cute garden birdhouse and butterfly.

November cards at From My Carolina Home

One more for a special prize going out of the country.  Having international readers and winners is so much fun for me!  The sentiment ‘thankful for you’ sums it up perfectly, as I am grateful for every reader of this blog.

November cards at From My Carolina Home

I am still in a stamping mood, maybe a few more Thanksgiving cards will be done before we begin on that red-and-green one.  Not ready to go there yet!!

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Autumn Jubilee Stamping Fun

One of the things my family looks forward to every year is a Thanksgiving card. I started sending them years ago, when it was very difficult to find them in card boxes in the stores. But I liked sending a card when it wouldn’t get lost in the deluge of holiday cards. One year I didn’t send them, and everyone missed them. Now that I stamp my own, it is much easier. I have so many ideas, everyone will get a unique card.  Beginning with the card stock, I pulled some pretty colors.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I wanted to give you some ideas for autumn inspired cards, some Thanksgiving, but any could be changed to a birthday or friendship card just by changing the sentiment. I had so many elements to play with, pretty papers, leaf stickers, ribbons, lots of stuff!

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I got out my embosser, and embossed rust card stock with the closest thing I had to a leaf design.  I like the addition of some texture to the cards.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I stamped a pumpkin scene on ecru stock, and colored it with pencils. It was mounted on dark brown card stock for a frame, then on the gold color card base with the embossed paper on the upper left. A nice small sentiment is stamped in the lower left corner space with a pine cone accent.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

It looked like it needed just a bit more, so I added some leaf die cuts, like they were falling. The envelope got a leaf and some acorns.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Inside, a sentiment of Thanksgiving stamped in brown with more leaves stamped in rust.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Of course, all the backs got my personal stamp, some with a pumpkin too.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

On the next card, I did one of my favorite things, stamping lots of leaves in different colors of ink.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I put the leaf ribbon across the middle, adding a framed sentiment on top.  While mine says Happy Thanksgiving, it could just as easily say Happy Birthday for a November birthday.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I really like this ribbon, so used it on the next card with some pine cone design paper.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Over the top, I added another embossed rectangle, with an accent of dark brown to set off the leaf stamped on gold.  The sentiment again is Thanksgiving themed, but also could be something else.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

While looking at the papers, I found this leaf one and wanted to use it too.  Starting with a rectangle on the side, I had room to stamp another Thanksgiving themed sentiment.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Using the same idea from the previous card, I added a brown accent, then topped it with a stamped turkey framed with an embossed rust paper.  On the left, the card uses the same leaf paper across the bottom with the brown accent above.  A sweet stamp of a harvest scene is framed with embossed rust paper, and the sentiment Happy Thanksgiving is stamped above.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

So there you have it, five cards all variations on a theme with stamped envelopes ready to sign and mail.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

One more card, I needed to send with a gift, and I wanted a Friendship theme.  The leaves are the piece left over from die cutting leaves out of a piece of card stock.  I backed them with some of the patterned paper and glued them to the bottom front.  Friendship was stamped at the top, and then thin ribbons were added on the left and across the top edge of the plum card stock.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

So there are all the cards.  Just to let you all know, if you are a stamper, I have a number of new listings in my Etsy store of stamp sets, and my pin cushions make nice gifts too.  I have nice quality fabrics and vintage items as well.  Check out my listings Craftnuts Studio on Etsy.  Today, I’ll give away two Stamp sets to one lucky reader!  The one on the left is a build-a-flower set with friendship and birthday messages, and the one on the right is suitable for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Do you enjoy stamping for holidays?

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