Fall Note…

Do you hand write notes or do you drop an email or message?  There’s just something so personal about a handwritten note arriving in your mailbox…

Shannon West at SU! Corporate started a movement earlier this year calling it #IMBRINGINGBIRTHDAYSBACK.  It went viral from the first day.  Why is that?  Maybe we all need to stop doing everything digital and bring life’s events back to a personal experience.

So back in the spring I decided to promote this idea by sending personal notes to people I know.  And, giving as gifts a set of note cards when the occasion was right.  The feedback has been amazing to me.  People have been so appreciative.

The post today is one of those cards…


and an inside peek…


This card has a fall look and should be in the mail soon.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock plus Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand
  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases and Sweet Home (banner)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Home Sweet Home Thinlits, Flourish Thinlits, Linen Thread


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL to card front
  • The DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL to Rich Razzleberry layer
  • Cut five flower stems from Rich Razzleberry.  Make a light circle in pencil (I used a roll of Washi Tape) to follow when gluing stems on card front.  Stamp banner and sentiment in Basic Black on Whisper White and cut with banner thinlit.  Shade with Sahara Sand Ink and a Blender Pen.  Attach in center of wreath with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment at lower right in Basic Black.
  • Cut border and three leaves from Rich Razzleberry – save one for inside card.  Attach with glue.
  • Make linen thread bow and attach with glue dots.  See video here.
  • Inside there is a Rich Razzleberry layer 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Glue Rich Razzleberry leaf at bottom right corner.

This little note will be off tomorrow to thank or encourage….check your mailbox!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



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  1. I think cards in the mail are making a come back! I try to send out 10 “no reason” cards a month, rotating friends, church members, widow/widowers, etc! The usual monthly birthday, baby, anniversary and get well cards go in the mail as well! I think it’s SO worth the time and $ .50 to give someone a smile, and let them know you are thinking of them!

    • I so agree with you Jayne…we will persevere and change the world! Or the very least make someone smile…B!

  2. Billie, I’m not sure whether your B-ism or card today touch me the most. B-ism had a deep meaning for me.
    Love your card and the colours are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


    • Lin…so glad you found some meaning and hopefully inspiration at my little blog today. Thanks for stopping by!…B!

  3. The recipient of this beautiful card will be thrilled. I love the colors you used and the circle of flourishes. So pretty. I think we all enjoy receiving snail mail instead of digital texts and emails. I know it makes my day a little brighter if I get a personal note out of the mailbox. You are a very thoughtful, generous and compassionate person, who is always looking for ways to make other people’s lives happier. We admire that in you. Take care and have a great evening.