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What’s on the Inside?

One question I often get asked is “What do you put on the inside of your cards?”

Well sometimes I don’t put anything more than a handwritten note, but often I’ll stamp a greeting or flower or balloon or something else on the inside too. Rarely do I get super fancy because I usually just need to get that card in the mail!

An easy idea is to continue the greeting from the front of your card. 

Dinosaur Hip Hip Hooray CardFlirty Flamingo card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Dinosaur Paper: 2″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Banner: 1/2″ x 2-3/8″

Have I mentioned how much I love patterned papers? They make it so quick & easy to decorate the front of a card. For this one I simply stamped “Hip Hip Hooray”, banner cut one end and taped my card together.

Then I continued the “Hip Hip Hooray” sentiment inside the card by stamping “It’s Your Day!”

Dinosaur Card InsideWhisper White insert: 4″ x 5-1/4″

When using darker card stock for a card base I always cut an insert out of white card stock to stick inside. That makes the card easier to write on and easier for the recipient to read.

So what do you do on the inside of your cards? Leave a comment and let us know!

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  • Nancy Farrell says:

    Hi Jessica,
    On the inside of my cards, I have two favorite stamps. One is a generic “you make people smile” and the other is a “happy day”. They kind of go with most occasions. I don’t like to stamp the same thing as the front, like Happy Birthday twice. I write pretty large, but still I never have enough to write on the inside. I’ve been putting a strip of DSP on the inside, to take up some space. I love to decorate my envelopes too!
    Have a great Friday and a super July 4th!

  • Jane Baxter says:

    When I have DSP on the front, I like to use those thin leftover strips of DSP, either over or under the white paper that has the inside message or is left blank.

  • Nikki Brandt says:

    I try to stamp a small coordinating image inside(maybe stamp off first) or a piece of dsp. If it’s a dark card I will put a piece of white stock inside.

  • Beverly Boyles says:

    I use personalized sentiments from card making software that I have and use my printer to print it…sometimes I make up my own sentiments and print those on the inside!!!

  • Debbie Wicklund says:

    I do not stamp any words inside the card. For a handmade card, I want something handwritten. Even for the cards I sell or giveaway. The only exception is at Christmas I usually stamp a Bible verse.

  • Mary Beth Krakowski says:

    I frequently leave the inside blank as I’m making the card ahead and don’t know who it’s for or what the occasion. I like to leave it blank also to write a note. It is always easier to add a sentiment than to have a sentiment that doesn’t suit the occasion.

  • Eileen Gordon says:

    Hi Jessica.
    I have a couple of favorite verses for sympathy cards and some for birthday cards. If it’s a thank you card, then I leave it blank so I can write in it.

  • Nancy Hall says:

    I use my printer to print messages appropriate for receiver.
    Today I printed:
    Count your life
    by smiles, not tears,
    Count your age
    by friends, not years.

  • I like to print a small row of stamps ie; mini flower, heart, star, dinosaur head down the side of card. also use lots of left over white card for the inside. its great how you can turn over a wrong piece and use it for the inside.
    I also sometimes use a coordinating piece of cardstock as a border under my DSP.

  • Billie Thoeming says:

    Something that matches the outside, a flower, butterfly, etc. I like when people add white paper inside. What I write depends on who it is going to. Thanks

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