Holiday Amaryllis

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are still enjoying it.  There is so much preparation that goes into it, it is a shame it goes so quickly.  However, I must admit that I will be dismantling everything this week so I can start the New Year fresh and clutter-free.  I have been absent from the blog and from stamping in general for a lot of the month…and here is my excuse.

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My youngest daughter, Emily was married on December 12th.  She is the first of our daughters to get married and is our baby!  We are very happy for her and her new husband, Mike.  They are both school teachers and met at the high school they taught at.

Now that I am back in the stamping groove, I am participating in two challenges with this card.  I love when that happens!

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My card will make a perfect Thank You for all those holiday gifts.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2015-12-27-1219)The amaryllis stamp is one of my favorites, as amaryllis are one of my very favorite flowers.  Probably because I love growing flowers and this is one that you can grow in the middle of winter.  I am still trying to get them to re-bloom but it has been a bit of a challenge, so I just keep buying new bulbs.  The stamp set is from Wplus9 and has 4 great flower images and 2 sentiments.  The sentiments are from SU’s, One Big Meaning.  This set is a must have for Thank You notes.

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The sentiment is embossed in gold on vellum. I altered the sentiment by cutting it in half.  I only wanted the top half for the front of this card.  I used to be wary of doing this but once I did it a couple of times and realized I could still use both parts, it was fine.  This is one of the reasons I purchase clear mount stamps.

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Here is the completed project.  Since there is not much room to write a note on the inside with the stamped flower, I will just use the other side.

Thanks so much for stopping in on my project and please stop by again. I welcome any comments or questions.

Enjoy your Sunday,







  1. Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding, Roseann! No wonder you’ve been busy. That amaryllis stamp is just beautiful and you made such a gorgeous card with it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamp Ink Paper!

  2. Such a beautiful image for a thank you card. I love the colors and the wonderful patterned paper background. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches! And congratulations to your daughter and your new son-in-law!

  3. What a beautiful bride! Weddings can definitely keep you busy! Your card is lovely too…..glad you found time to share it at FMS!

  4. What a beautiful card! I love these pretty flowers and the colours you’ve used. Thanks for joining us at FMS!

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