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Friday, November 28, 2008

Quick and Easy cards

YIKES! I went out today to pick up a special Christmas present for someone - won't be doing that again!! I make it a habit never to go out shopping on "Black Friday" and now I vividly remember why. LOL

okay, I have some quick and easy cards for you today. When I get some spare time LOL I like to make some cards for an oh-so-awesome gallery of handmade things in Ohio. They are so good to me and let me give them cards to sell as I am able via my Mom :o)

With these I had very loose occasions or just because in mind, and things I could duplicate again if they are hits. I get very bored making duplicates - by the time I get to 5 I realize I don't like my design as much as I had thought LOL ;o)

These are all regular size - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" - and the base card is a nice heavy bright white 110# cardstock from the Neenah brand. I've been at a stand-still making cards because I didn't feel the 80# I was using produced satisfactory feel in the hand when I added embellishments. And I really like cards that stand up on their own for display, etc.

(click photos for detail)

STAMPS: swirl, large words, snowflakes - Stampin' Up! sets, small words - partial stampings from phrases - Rubber Stampede (Miss You), Hero Arts (Happy Birthday to You)

INKS: SU Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze, Versa-Fine black

SUPPLIES: Ultra Fine glitter, The Essential Glue Pad

STAMPS: Stampin' Up!

INKS: Staz-On Jet Black

SUPPLIES: Colored Pencils, mini clothespins, large thick pop-dots, Creative Memories Scallop scissors

STAMPS: all - Hero Arts

INKS: Stampin' Up! markers, Versa-Fine black, Distress Antique Linen

SUPPLIES: sponge, water mister

Hope this inspires you to make a few simple but effective everyday cards to have on hand to let someone know you're thinking of them...


Evelyn A said...

Well, well, well! Haven't you been busy!! Those simple cards are so classy. I'm certain they are very appealing to the clientele of that little store...any neat boutique, in fact. Great work, Nancy.

Manna said...

These are delightful, girl! Evelyn is right, they are so classy!