Stamping Fun in March

Now that I have a truly organized and wonderful stamping space, I made some cards for friends. There seems to be a constant need lately for support and cheering up. I got out this pretty lavendar rose paper, and it was easy to pick coordinating colors from the paper shelf, now that the colors are sorted.

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

Gluing the paper to the front of the cards, I added a dark purple ribbon tucking the ends behind the rose paper.

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

I stamped “Thinking of You” on cream stock, mounted it on green stock, then set it at a slight angle.

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

Inside, I did the basket of flowers in three colors of ink, and added the sentiment.

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

Of course, my stamp goes on the back. Better than Hallmark, right?

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

I made one plus a spare to have one in reserve for later. A lavendar rose was stamped on the envelope.

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

I had enough of the lavendar paper left to do one more card, so I tried it out with a darker cardstock. Over the top a green strip of embossed paper was added.

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

Adding a gold cardstock scalloped circle, and then a pink one with a stamped butterfly, the front of the card was done.  I could add a sentiment in the lower right, but this time I think I’ll leave it alone.

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

Then I got more creative with the inside. I needed something light to show up the sentiment, so I chose the coordinating lattice paper and cut a piece to fit inside. I added a rose in lavendar ink, then the sentiment in dark purple ink. I really like the way it turned out! This may be an inspiration for the next card front.

Stamping @ From My Carolina Home

I was on a roll, so I kept stamping. It was just too much fun to stop yet. This neat printed vellum was in the same paper pack as the lavendar rose stock. I had a stamp to use that looked nice with it, and I colored it with my chalks and blender pens.

Spring Stamping at From My Carolina Home

Picking up the gold color from the vellum, I embossed a strip for texture, and mounted the stamped image on two layers of frame.

Spring Stamping at From My Carolina Home

I only use my little rabbit tail stamp in the springtime, and usually I’ll just write my name under it. This time, I masked off the leaf on my personal stamp, and added my name below with ink.  It is crooked, but maybe that just adds to the charm of a handmade card.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Spring Stamping at From My Carolina Home

I use this sentiment a lot this time of year, this time adding a daffodil bouquet inside.

Spring Stamping at From My Carolina Home

A fun day of stamping!  I am getting started on my Easter cards too, and will show you those next month.

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16 thoughts on “Stamping Fun in March

  1. Jennifer Rauch

    Hi! I’ve been making cards too! Two friends have a family member living with them with BIG health problems, while dealing with their own health issues, so I combined a card that says Sending Happy Thoughts on the front and inside Wishing you a day filled with good things! I add ALL in handwriting before good things & have a happy dancing Snoopy stamped nearby. Used my new embosser to layer under the scalloped circle (where sending happy thoughts is stamped) and a tiny ribbon bow (varigated) glued to that, all at a jaunty angle. Hard to describe, but I don’t know how to transfer a pic. here (IF I remembered to take a pic! Sigh.) The base colors of stock + embossed layer were bright blue and yellow, with a lighter yellow checked scallop on the bright blue, a pastel blue/yellow plaid scallop on the blue. I felt the combos included both the Grandma/teen and wife/husband without being tooooo girly or manly, & really was pleased with how they turned out. See how inspiring you can be?! Excited to have more ideas for 2 friends who have surgery upcoming, so I can send them a bit of cheer.

  2. Rosemaryflower

    Crooked is imperfect. It shows that you are not “machine made” hahaha That is something my mommy would say.
    I love the adorable stamps you have and the cute papers.
    These cards are adorable as always.
    Happy Sunday Carole

  3. Shirley

    Your cards are lovely! Receiving cards always lifts one’s spirits not to mention a hand crafted card. I do not do stamping, but have a box of pictures calling my name to be put in scrapbooks.

  4. dezertsuz

    Great cards, all of them. Sure to bring a bit of brightness to the recipients. I need to set aside a day for stamping. I haven’t even tried out a new set of stamps I bought!

  5. Carol

    Very very Pretty! Once you get started its addictive isn’t it?!! Can’t wait to see your Easter cards!

  6. Mary Jean Cunningham

    Wonderful that you’re enjoying the benefits of your recently augmented stamping space! So nice that everything is easy to find – takes away a major crafting headache and makes it so much easier to get down to the fun part of making something yourself – and yes, definitely better than Hallmark! Despite the wonders of email, it is so special to receive an actual card since it represents special thought and effort, and even more so when it’s handmade – no mistaking that you cared enough to send your very best!

  7. kathyinozarks

    good morning, your cards are always so lovely-and I know you enjoy making them too-I have had the urge to make some papers but I have other things I must work on first–Happy Monday

  8. We’re so lucky that you were on a roll because we got to see these beautiful cards. I’m sure the recipients will be thrilled! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

  9. Jann Olson

    I love them all Carole! Nothing like getting a handmade card from a friend. I haven’t made cards in a long time. I really need to take the time and do it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. These are really nice cards. Do your family and friends now expect home made cards? They are so much more personal and better gift because they are from you yourself.

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