Texas Bluebonnets Are Popping Up!

Texas Bluebonnets are popping up in the garden even before the ground is warm enough to support them, so why not get your package of Note Cards out and stamp along with me? I stamped a single clump of bluebonnets just to be quick about it, but if you have the time, stamp all the way across the card! Don’t you love the ground stamp? It’s a little one from Artisan Textures.


  • Stamps: Herb Expressions, Artisan Textures
  • Ink: Crumb Cake ink pad, Mossy Meadow and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Paper: Basic White Note Cards and Envelopes
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Bone Folder, clear acrylic blocks, personalized stamp, stamp cleaning materials


  1. You don’t have to do this, but I open a package of Note Cards and Envelopes and make that fold line easier for me to see by scoring ever card at 3-1/2″ where the score line already is.
  2. Work with your card flat, before folding to save time and frustration
  3. Work with the score line visible, not the ridged side created by scoring
  4. Using the Markers, hand color the stems and leaves in Mossy Meadow, and the flowers in Misty Moonlight.
  5. Mount the background stamp of choice, ink up in Crumb Cake and stamp three times, using Generational Stamping as shown.
  6. Stamp the back of your cards with your personal stamp. I got mine from Joscie Cutchens at https://www.joscie.com/
  7. Stamp the interior of the card with a chosen sentiment and images, or leave the card blank inside
  8. Stamp the lower left corner of your envelopes, too!
  9. Now you can close the card and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder (make sure it’s clean!)

CLEANING YOUR STAMPS: Using photopolymer stamp sets means that you have to be ultra careful inking up to avoid inking rubber you don’t want transfering to your project. Why extra careful? Because photopolymer stains and will ruin the visibility for stamping.

CHOOSING RED RUBBER: While it’s true you cannot see through the stamp for positioning, these stamps are super easy to clean! Yes, I use Stampin’ Mist because the fluid conditions the stamps as well as cleans them. Save your Stampin’ Scrub by stamping off all the remnant of card making and even huff on it to get it all off before using the Stampin’ Scrub. This saves you from having to rinse the Stampin’ Scrub out every stamp session.

STAMP WITH ME: On the 25th of each month I am creating 20 Note Cards & Envelopes to be used next month. They are Card Ministry, Birthday, Keeping in Touch, Get Well, Sympathy, and for sale in my Subscription service.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! I’m hearing from a lot of my followers that simple stamping is all the stress they can take right now. I completely understand! Simple snd Done is so much better than procrastination of cards they can’t manage right now. Besides, it’s what is handwritten inside our recipients need.