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Posted 6/15/2013 by grammanisi in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 142,772
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Posted: 6/15/2013 1:21:13 PM
that has a block when it comes to finishing the inside of cards? For some reason I tend to lose my mojo when it comes to the inside!



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Posted: 6/15/2013 1:51:44 PM
I generally leave mine blank so I can write it in it. Hth

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Posted: 6/15/2013 2:17:09 PM
nope! typically leave them blank...unless it's a "happy birthday" or a specific themed card. our family has a tradition of everyone writing a little personal note inside, so this more than makes up for any goofy, insincere greeting i can think of!
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PeaNut 34,233
March 2002
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Posted: 6/15/2013 2:26:10 PM
I put most of my energy into the front. I just stamp the sentiment inside or leave blank.

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Posted: 6/15/2013 3:13:10 PM
Me too


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Posted: 6/15/2013 3:19:59 PM
I just leave the inside of mine blank to write a note inside of when I'm ready to use it.

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Posted: 6/15/2013 3:37:35 PM
I tend to make a frame from some matching (or the same) patterned paper as the front, then layering a white piece (or the back side of a piece) on the inside in order to write a sentiment. Then, I might stamp some motif in the corner or add a die cut.

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March 2005
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Posted: 6/15/2013 3:40:32 PM
I just write my message. All the work goes into the front.


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PeaNut 383,577
July 2008
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Posted: 6/15/2013 4:42:19 PM
I use the left over papers on the inside of the card.
I usually stamp or write in the insides until I give them to whomever receives it though.



PeaNut 176,471
November 2004
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Posted: 6/15/2013 5:11:52 PM
I don't even make cards that have insides. I make flat cards. I guess people call them "card fronts" or something, but I just don't like the whole "opening a card" thing.

Usually if it's going to someone I'll write a message on the back and send it to them.

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May 2012
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Posted: 6/15/2013 5:25:08 PM
I always decorate the insides of my cards. I will use washi tape,or stamps or leftover papers from the front of the card and make alittle collage in the L hand corner. I also stamp happy Bday or what ever on the inside.

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Posted: 6/15/2013 11:10:37 PM
I usually just leave them blank too!

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Posted: 6/15/2013 11:28:31 PM
I'm horrible with the insides. I just sent my brother a birthday card that inside that says "Statistics say the more birthdays you have the older you get" he's turning 21. I'm just hoping I didn't use that last year or for my other brother's. I know I've used it for my FIL


PeaNut 566,723
September 2012
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Posted: 6/16/2013 7:22:50 AM
Oh I am so glad that I am not alone in this problem! I put so much work into the outside of a card and then I become anxious that I will ruin it by what I do on the inside. I usually just write inside or put a simple message and then do my writing. But I panic that I will make a spelling error or my writing will look messy. I always feel that the inside of my cards is a big let-down after the outside.

Maybe I should start decorating from the inside out. Then if I don't like my writing or sentiment I can start over with a blank card. Hmmm... that might actually work.

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Posted: 6/16/2013 7:37:49 AM
Don't tell anyone I told you but I know someone that uses a great 'cheat' (she calls it that) on her cards. She buys the boxes of assorted cards from Dollar Tree and cuts the inside verse/sentiment out in a square or oval. Then she mats it on matching paper from the front and maybe a small embellishment.

They are usually pretty bland, just a few words but so are most of the stamps we buy and use and there is no chance of goofing with the ink. I suspect she may clip up some of the cards she receives also, recycling at it's finest

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March 2006
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Posted: 6/16/2013 8:25:26 AM
I rarely put anything on the inside. In fact, in making cards as gift sets, I've been told that most people prefer that the inside be left blank so that they can write in their own message.

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Posted: 6/16/2013 5:05:18 PM
Another one that leaves the inside blank that way I can write on the inside.

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Posted: 6/16/2013 6:38:09 PM
I found several sites that had verses, copied and pasted them in documents, one doc would be birthday, the other anniversary and so on. Some, I just printed out in the right size to have them ready.

I now finally have enough stamps and have verses for almost any occasion. For me, they just don't seem "finished" unless they have something stamped or printed inside. I still write a note but have some kind of sentiment inside.

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November 2005
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Posted: 6/16/2013 6:59:10 PM
99% of the time I leave them blank! I just fill it with words, and If I don't have much to say I will just print bigger!

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Posted: 6/16/2013 7:46:06 PM

I always feel that the inside of my cards is a big let-down after the outside.

This is exactly how I feel!



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Posted: 6/16/2013 7:55:51 PM
I leave most all of my cards blank on the inside. When I send one to somebody I like to write personal messages and I don't think of that as a let down at all.


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Posted: 6/17/2013 6:31:26 PM
I like to use one of those journal cards from a cut-apart sheet on the inside.


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Posted: 6/18/2013 12:20:31 AM
I love blank cards. I used to worry about what I wrote in them not being cute enough or funny or whatever. But even when I buy a nice card I usually write a pretty long note on the blank side. And I have made more than one person cry happy tears with my sweet words

The most recent was my close friend's 16 year old dd. She got lots of cards but mine was the only one that made her get all teary eyed. And then of course it made me get a little weepy. They grow up way too fast!



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Posted: 6/18/2013 12:30:21 AM
I just completed a thank you card for a co-worker to give tomorrow. I left my inside undecorated and just wrote a little note. I didn't think of it before reading this post, but I find that when I stamp or write the sentiment on the front of the card: "thanks", "hello", "happy birthday", etc; I tend to leave the inside blank. However, if I don't put it on the front, then I stamp it inside.

The only time I tend to decorate the inside is if I mess up

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Posted: 6/18/2013 3:17:19 AM
I generally leave the inside blank and then write a personal note and sign it before sending it off.

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Posted: 6/18/2013 8:46:24 AM
I stamp a verse inside but I still write a handwritten note. It's like store bought cards I either write under the greeting or to the side/above it depending on how much I have to say.

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Posted: 6/18/2013 10:55:02 AM
I leave them blank inside for the most part.

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Posted: 6/18/2013 3:44:39 PM
Now that I come to think of it, I try to coordinate the inside with the outside with blocks of cs, pp, small stickers or embellies. I guess I just don't like making cards where the recipient opens them and it's an anticlimax to the pretty outside. But, then again, I don't write such good personal notes, so my notes inside are pretty generic.

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August 2003
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Posted: 6/18/2013 6:34:22 PM
I have a terrible time putting sentiments inside cards. I try to keep a few stamp sets on hand that will say happy birthday or a phrase for a holiday. I also like to add an embellishment or two inside that coordinates with the outside of the card. It takes up more space so I feel less pressure to fill it with words.


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Posted: 6/18/2013 8:10:58 PM
I usually leave them blank, but my new year's resolution was to decorate the interior.

I'm using rubons on the interior as well as sentiment stamping.
Cardstock stickers suit this well too. Anything decorative and flat.

Flat is the key.

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