Blog for the Paper Crafter

Quick and easy makes for beautiful cards

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 22, 2017 1:33:39 PM / by Jenn

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Quick Card Making

Jenn

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