Sometimes I just need to make a quick and easy card, that allows me to create without too much thought, or stress or time. And that’s what today’s card is. Quick, simple and easy.
The owl, a sentiment and a few sprays of flowers stamped directly onto the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, which is then mounted straight onto a card base of Merry Merlot Cardstock. Done! Now I need to get on with cooking and getting food prepared for the next few days.
My son started learning to sail a few years ago, and loved it straight away. He’s a natural and sailing is the highlight of his week. So every Saturday we head to the nearest lake where the club get together for some races, or sometimes just a friendly sail.
Today wasn’t the best weather for it, in fact we’ve had a few weeks in a row where it’s been cold, raining and very windy, and today was no exception! But they go out anyway.
Needless to say, I don’t get any time for crafting in a Saturday, although sometimes I take some crochet to do.
But I will share a quick and easy card that I made using the BlackBerry Beauty Ephemera Pack.
The card uses just four elements from the Ephemera Pack with some of the matching Designer Series Paper behind them. Cardmaking couldn’t get any easier than that!!
I did a Livestream on my Facebook page this morning, featuring the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper, to make quick, easy and gorgeous Christmas cards, and to show that you really don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to get going and make some homemade Christmas cards.
These first three cards use exactly the same layout, with different patterns from the same pack of DSP.
I also showed this same layout using a completely different DSP to create a bright and cheerful birthday card, using the Host DSP Pattern Party.
And a couple of different layouts using Whimsy and Wonder DSP.
They were fun to make, and now I have a bigger stash to sell at the markets this week!!
I have a heap of old “Project Life by Stampin’ Up!” cards, which I haven’t used and decided it was time to do something with them.
I tried the Project Life style of scrapbooking but in the end I love the traditional way.
And I am planning to do some scrapbooking soon, so I promise to share the pages when I get back into it.
In the meantime……
I have kept the cards nice and simple because I am planning on donating these to Combat Cards, an Australian organisation which sends the cards over to our troops stationed in various countries so that they can send handmade cards home to their loved ones.
Combat Cards requirements are that the cards don’t have too many layers, or lumpy bits, and no sparklies either.
The Project Life cards are a great way to create gift cards quickly and easily. Most of these have just had a greeting stamped on to them and that’s all the stamping involved.
I’m not sure what you call Quick and Easy cards, are they Queasy cards?
A couple more very quick and easy cards, this time using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.
These could be in any colours you choose. For this card I have chosen some of my favourite Stampin’ Up! colours – Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe. I have coloured the rhinestones using Blendabilities to match the colours.
Or how about his colour combo for a Christmas card?
This time I have used Real Red, Garden Green and Crushed Curry.
Try your own favourite colours, and just have fun mixing and matching colours.