My first Winnie and Walter set is The Big, the Bold, and the Merry. This "christmas" stamp is huge, so I went with an oblong card that fits a standard envelope from Marco's Paper, a brick-and-mortar store near me.
|Card size: 3.5" x 7.5" (fits a premade envelope from Marco's)|
Generally speaking, I leave the insides of cards blank, mainly because I like to handwrite messages inside rather than rely on some stamp to get the message across. But for Christmas cards, well, it's a different vibe. Nothing on the inside of a Christmas card feels weird to me.
Still, my tendency is to finish the front of a card and move on...so impatient to create the next card! This leaves me just before Christmas scrambling to put something on the insides of cards. I'm trying to "do simple things well" and finish every aspect of a card these days, including occasionally a custom-stamped envelope and a "hand-stamped" image on the back with my signature or initials.
My commitment to thoroughness is inconsistent, at best, but I really tried with this one!
What's your policy for stamping envelopes and insides of cards? Are you consistent in stamping on the back of your cards or signing them?
And after you answer those questions for me, click on over to the OLS Challenge. You know you'll appreciate getting started on your holiday cards early!
stamps: Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold, and the Merry; Hero Arts Holiday Petals and Leaves; Papertrey Peaceful Poinsettia (inside sentiment)
ink: Hero Arts red royal, green
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: envelope from Marco's