My card making for September focused on supportive messages for a couple of friends having some health challenges. This seemed like a good time to participate in a card challenge at Just For Fun Stamps. The challenge for September was to take their design sketch and make a card using it as inspiration. Yellow cardstock looked nice with the purple striped paper, and I had some purple washi tape too.
So I got out some supplies, and began by stamping a tall motif on a light lavendar paper. This is actually three different stamps that go together to make one basket full of flowers. I used three different colors of ink, and stamped the flowers several times to create a full bouquet.
I glued the striped piece down in the position suggested by the sketch, and added washi tape to make the horizontal bars.
The basket of flowers was added, and I couldn’t resist adding the little bee too. The sentiment is in the bottom right corner. This card is my entry into the challenge.
I had one more message of support to do, and used my pickup truck again. This is a favorite one because of the sentiment that goes with it. I pulled some blue cardstock, and some of the blue handmade paper that I got from a blogger friend on Etsy. I plan to make some of my own now that the weather has cooled off.
“Thought you could use a little pickup” works on so many cards!
I used up the last of the gold washi tape, and placed the homemade paper across the bottom. Aren’t those dogs in the truck bed cute!
Did you know that I create cards with your message inside? See my Etsy store listing for custom cards. I create a card, then put a printed sentiment on the inside that is your personal message, and it can be sent directly to your recipient. I need a lead time of five days for creating and mail time. Or I can send the card and an envelope to you for presentation.
I have put some stamp sets in my Etsy store too, if you are interested in adding to your collection at a really low price for brand new retired sets. Stampin’ UP! Stamp Sets.
Are you stamping or playing with paper?
One last reminder, the Fat Quarter Shop is raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief with a special pattern called Healing Hearts. Click on Fat Quarter Shop , hover over patterns/books and then click on the banner for Healing Hearts. While you are there, check out the Flash Sale and the Precuts bargains to help you make your quilt.
9 thoughts on “Stamping Cards in September”
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
You are right…that ‘pick-up’ card was adorable!!! Did you see my initial card a week or so ago? I think that’s as creative as I get with cards…. 🙂
How clever, so much nicer than an impersonal generic card:)
Lovely cards! I am always amazed when people are able to make a bunch at a time. I am very much a “one at a time” cardmaker.
I love what you did with the JFF sketch. So glad you could play along. I am also loving your hand made paper. That is not something I have tried before.
Have a wonderful day!
Very very pretty Carole!
beautiful cards Carole, I do love the pick up card idea allot for the card-clever-and I think I recognize that paper lol have fun making papers! allot of fun to do Happy weekend Kathy
Thanks for playing along with the Just For Fun challenge! Lovely card! We hope to see you back again soon.
What great cards. I think that is what I see on Heather North’s site, called CASE? Copy and Share Everything? I always love looking at those and the CAS challenges to see what people do. Thanks for sharing your cards. Love that pickup stamp.
You were a productive crafter Carole ! The washi tape is gorgeous and I adore the stamp set on the card you made for our challenge. I’m so glad you joined us this month at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps! Have a great weekend! Wendy DT
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