Like almost everyone in our country, I’m staying home and practicing social distancing. If there is an upside to this, it’s that I’m stamping more. Most of us know that this hobby we enjoy can provide much needed creative therapy and take our minds away from the stresses of the day, if only for a little while. So along with this much needed respite, I’ve been creating simple cards to send to friends, family and customers. Here’s one I sent out recently.
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is the star of this card. The patterns in this collection are so pretty and versatile. So much so, that I’ve created this card with very little stamping, allowing the paper to shine.
Materials & Measurements
- Whisper White Thick card stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Mossy Meadow card stock: 5 1/4″ x 4, cut 2: for front and inside
- Magnolia Lane DSP: 5″ x 3 3/4″
- Whisper White card stock: 5″ x 3 3/4″, for inside
- Vellum, Petal Pink & Mossy Meadow card stock scraps
- First stamp the “Hello” sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set on the DSP panel with Versa Mark and Black embossing powder.
- Adhere DSP to the Mossy Meadow card stock.
- Before gluing the Mossy Meadow panel to the card base, wrap a piece of 1/4″ Old Olive Twill Ribbon around the panel.
- Using the Layering Circles, cut two scalloped circles: one from Petal Pink card stock and a larger on from Vellum and glue together, then glue onto card.
- The flower is cut from the DSP and adhered with dimensionals.
- I thought this sentiment, from the Floral Essence stamp set, was such a nice way to let someone know that your thinking of them and wishing them well, especially at this uncertain time.
- A bit of DSP and strip of Mossy Meadow card stock embellishes the panel.
Along with sending these cards and my good wishes, I’m enclosing this blank note card for the recipient to pass along with their own good wishes.
I hope that you’re adjusting well to our “new normal” and can find some time to relax and enjoy a little stamping therapy. Perhaps you’ll consider making and sending cards as just another form of social distancing. And consider it a win/win!
Please take care,