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Old 12-08-2018, 09:39 AM   #1
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How do you handle the inside of a card? Stamps? Print? Hand write/draw?

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For cards for sale I often add a paper insert, blank but maybe with the corners punched using a decorative punch. For myself, I usually just handwrite. For birthdays I try to add a stamped birthday sentiment especially if there wasn't one on the front. Sometimes when I make a mess I add a piece of cardstock cut with one of the large Spellbinders labels dies, in which case I'd probably use a metallic pen to draw a frame round it, either on the die-cut piece or on the original card inside. I make a few cards with black, kraft or metallic card bases in which case I will always add either an insert or a die-cut panel. Rarely do I print, that tends to be for custom commission cards only.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:12 AM   #3
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Sometimes I create pretty insides but usually, I am in a rush so I hand write mine. Sometimes I even write my note on a lined sticky note and keep the inside clean so that the recipient can turn around and use the card if they would like.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:29 PM   #4
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I often stamp a small image or part of a large one that was used on the front. If just one small stamp, it might be on the bottom right corner, but sometimes there’s more than one. (If only part of a large one, it would be at an edge with scrap paper under the card so the rest of the inked stamp wouldn’t go on the work surface.)

Sometimes a sentiment is stamped on the inside. Sometimes it’s a longish note, other times a few words and a signature.

If the card is colored cardstock, a piece of white cardstock is usually adhered to the inside to write/stamp on.

Sometimes something is cut out of the front or the sentiment or image is in the inside. I’ll see if I can find an example.

This one has the stamped sentiment inside. (It’s one card, just shown closed and open.) See Through Birthday Card by bjeans - at Splitcoaststampers

And this one just repeats one of three trees on the front. A note was added.



I’d love to see examples of what others do, since often insides aren’t shown. So thank you for asking, Mullanphy Lane!

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99 % of the time I write inside, I have just recently in the last couple of years bought stamps for the inside but, I usually do not think to use them since I have always written in mine.


I keep thinking I am going to do what Anne does on her's and have the zinger lines on the inside (someday) but, so far it has not happened yet.
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I do lots of different things:
1.Stamp a sentiment directly on the inside and add a strip of pattern paper that matches what I used on the front.
2.If the base is colored card stock, I either put a liner inside or die cut from a Spellbinders label die using pattern paper that looks like it's been watercolored.
3. This year for my Christmas cards I die cut "Merry Christmas" or another holiday sentiment from mirror cardstock and glued it inside
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I don't like writing a lot on the inside of my cards so I go crazy!!!! Often the inside of my cards is almost as decorated as the outside! And I love stamping so so much I decorate the envelopes too...lol! Luv to craft!!!!
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Mine are usually handwritten inside, and rarely decorated in any way. I'm starting to move into decorating them similar to what Beth (bjeans) does, and have acquired a few "inside sentiment" stamps for several occasions. I'll still probably hand-write most of the time, though, to be honest...
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I always hand write a note on the inside and often the back of cards I send. If there is no place in the design on the front for the greeting, it will go inside, but I still write in it. I rarely stamp a verse inside. For dark cards I use white, gold, silver or copper pens, as I just don't take the time for the extra step of adding a panel of paper. I sure do love the look of a small image that reflects the front, and may have to try to make that a part of the process.
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I remembered something else I often do: I make a lot of my own backgrounds but the same would apply for DP. If I started with an A2 or square price and trimmed 1/4" strips off for layering, I will often add those on the inside, on the left-hand and bottom edges about half an inch in
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To me, a card isn't finished unless there is something inside. A verse, a stamped image, washi tape, decorative punch....etc.
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Default Insides of Cards

I am usually in a hurry to finish a card, but would like to do more inside decorating when I have more time to spend on a card.


Please keep more ideas coming (Pictures are great). I struggle with thinking of something when I finish the front. I know that just a little something is needed but end up with a simple sentiment and then hand writing a personal message.

Thanks for any and all ideas.
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My card fronts are usually so heavily embellished (with multi-layered handmade dimensional flowers) that I need to add weight to the inside to prevent a displayed card from tipping forward. I add 1-3 layers of colors or prints (layers are cut just 1/8 inch progressively smaller) used on the front, then finish with a white or cream layer for the message. I usually adhere a leaf or flourish (used on the front) to a corner that will touch all the layers. I'll stamp a very short sentiment and leave plenty of room for a hand written note and signature.
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To me, a card isn't finished unless there is something inside. A verse, a stamped image, washi tape, decorative punch....etc.

Ditto that!
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I usually stamp a generic sentiment inside, then write a personal message. Though when I am creating cards just to play, I generally don't do anything inside other than a stamped image or something. I wait until I have a need for the card before I stamp a sentiment inside. That way I can customize it a bit.
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