I am a cardmaker at heart—and thank-you cards are certainly at the heart of my arsenal. If you take a look at my stamps, you’ll find tons of “Thank You” sentiments that are well loved and heavily inked!
It’s a great idea to have a stash of thank you cards on hand and if possible, it’s nice to have a selection of styles and layouts to fit the occasion or the recipient.
Today, I’m sharing several simple thank you cards ranging from elegant to whimsical. With these cards as inspiration and a few helpful hints along the way, I’m hoping today’s article will jump start your card-making mojo!
Do you find yourself sticking to the basics—such as stamping only in black or other single-color inks—when you create cards and other stamping projects? Is it because you don’t have other stamping mediums in your stash, or is it a fear of breaking out of your comfort zone?
There’s a whole world of color products out there, and bringing them into your stamping projects is a lot easier than you think. I’ve gathered some of my favorite “beyond black ink” stamping ideas to inspire you to push your creative limits. Join me!<\p>
For years now, stamping and die-cutting have been two things that I seem to use on nearly every project I create. Stamps allow me the ability to create images and designs in any color I want and die-cutting allows me to cut shapes and words in any cardstock, patterned paper, or size that I want. So, combining the two is a winning solution!
Today, I’m going to give you a few fun tips and ideas on how to combine these two fun techniques on your projects. Read more »
Do you ever get to the journaling on your scrapbook layout only to find that you don't have any journaling spots, label stickers, or tags that match your page? Pull out your favorite stamps and make your own!
I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate stamping ideas into my scrapbook layouts. Read on for a few of my favorite stamping tips and tricks, featured on 11 different custom journaling spots and labels. With cards this cute, your heartfelt journaling is sure to be noticed. Read more »
Calling all stampers! Use your favorite stamps to design custom background patterns for Valentine cards that everyone will love. Whether using background block stamps, stamping strips, or simple image stamps, you can design customized patterned paper of your own. Unleash your creativity on cards that express your style—simple or elaborate. Here are a few ways I stamped backgrounds on heart-shaped Valentine cards.
Create basic patterns for a background on any project. You can add simple stamped background patterns on die cuts, like these pre-cut, heart-shaped cards. Use stamps intended for...
“They are definitely boys.” Yep, that’s a comment I hear from complete strangers as I’m breaking up a wrestling match in the middle of the produce aisle in the grocery store, as I’m dumping out half the sand pile from their shoes at the park, or as I'm trailing behind them when they decide to have a race in the church hallway. Read more »
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked about scrapbooking is how I begin a page. What is my typical starting point? There are lots of different sparks of inspiration (from photos to a particular product to a story I want to tell) that might entice me to get into scrapbook mode. Read more »
At this time of year, it’s easy to focus so much on productivity—getting more things done in less time—that you miss out on the delights of the holiday season. Things like sugar plums, figgy pudding, wassail. (Well, you may not have experienced those particular delights unless Read more »