Autumn is a wonderful time to send a card to someone, just to say hi or thinking of you. It doesn’t need to be a birthday or special day, just a card to tell someone that you haven’t seen in a while or that is having some challenges that you are thinking of them. Even better when the thrift store yields a veritable bonanza of stamping goodies! On a recent trip to the Humane Society thrift store, I scored this marvelous rolling cart, stuffed with stamping stuff!! The front has two zip open pockets containing all kinds of decorative edge scissors, plus glue sticks and ribbons.
It had lots of fun leaves, dimensionals, yarns and decorative elements…
framelets and 3-D elements….
along with a stack of decorative papers and cutting tools.
All contained in this rolling cart. Yes, it was for sale at $30, but it gets better. It was 60% Off one item day!! It didn’t take me 2 seconds to say yes to that offer, LOL!!
So, as if I needed an excuse to make cards, I got out my goodies. I wanted a couple of fall inspired cards to send to a couple of dear ladies having some health issues, just to say thinking of you. I had this idea, but I don’t have a punch in a leaf shape. So, I stamped a few maple leaves on ecru cardstock.
Then I used the wickedly sharp razor knife and the cutting mat from the stamping kit to cut the leaves out.
Then, I put the front side of the card into the embosser folder and sent it through the machine.
I love this effect. Now, what to put behind to bring through the fall color. One of the sheets of decorative paper was perfect.
Oh, even better, loving this look! But it still needs a little something.
So, I added one ribbon for an accent.
I like this design, so I did another one, this time with just paper and ink. I stamped leaves on a beautiful piece of brown mottled paper, and used a leaf motif ribbon.
Inside both cards are the Thinking Of You sentiment, and I added some leaves inside too. On the cutout one, I thought the inside looked a bit sloppy, so I added a cover of just brown marbled paper.
Naturally, both got my signature stamp on the back.
Both cards done, and I stamped leaves on the envelopes to dress them up too.
I am so ready for Autumn! Are you stamping for fall?
Of course I had to share with Vintage Charm at My Thrift Store Addiction!