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Paper craft creations using a variety of papers, dies, embossing folders, inks and embellishments.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Quick and easy makes for beautiful cards

For me, part of the joy of paper crafting is the long, laborious task of the design. It is at least 2 hours to design a card but more like 3 hours. I love this time. I love labouring over colour choices, I cut out dies and then rethink them and cut others. Lay them out on the card, stand back, look at it, rearrange, etec. I feel that if I haven't spent 3 hours on a card, I haven't done my job.

But man-oh-man, there is something to be said for a quick and easy card!!

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Cute little 5 x 5 card using: stencil, 2 inks, multi-frame die (that includes the doily-type), and a sentiment stamp.

Products can all be found at www.EcstasyCrafts.com

(Products used: Creative Expressions stencil #CSMK14; Clarity Stamp stencil brushes #ACCBR0006; Marianne Designs Multi-frame Die #CR1332; background inks: Cosmic Shimmer Cloud Inks in Clear Day and Decadent Oak; Creative Expressions Sentiment Stamp #CEC820)

 

 

 

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Really it's all about the paper in this card. Decorer Decorative Papers set the stage for this Butterfly die from Dee's Distinctively. Multi-frame die from Marianne Designs, a stamp sentiment and PVA pearls ... doesn't get much easier than that!

Products can all be found at www.EcstasyCrafts.com

(Products used: Decorer "The Wall" Paper Pack yes, even behind the butterfly!!; Dee's Distinctively Butterfly #IME232; Marianne Designs Distressed Square Multi-Frame Die; the sentiment stamp I think is from Joy Crafts and I don't see it listed any longer so might be out of stock)

 

 

 

 

 

 

20170722_103720_resized.jpgThis card was a design by Rose Marie at Frog's Whiskers. Love this cute little 5 x 5 card. Two stamps, two inks and a circle cut out from a Multi-Frame die. I will admit, I did make a mask for the seagulls so the blue sky wasn't showing through their wings ... I can only let quick and easy go so far :-)

(Products used: Frog's Whiskers Seagulls CJ1019, Colorbox inks Teal and Pear and Nellie's Ink Applicator; Nellie's Multi-frame circle die MFD055)

 

 

 

 

 

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And carrying on in that theme, this variation was done by Katarina Mioc using Cloud Inks in the background and two different Frog's Whiskers stamps.

(Products used: Frog's Whiskers Moose CC1109, Frog's Whiskers Pine CJ338; Cosmic Shimmer Color Cloud Inks in Clear Day and Decadent Basil

 

 

 

 

Each card can be cut and assembled in less than 15 minutes. But the look is as lovely as a card you'd spend hours on. Keep it simple.

Happy Crafting,

 

Jenn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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