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Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Today's my day over on the Jaded Blossom blog! I hope you are checking in over there often to see all the fun projects the JB girls share!!!

I want to share some cards with you that are really simple to make with only a few basic supplies. Sometimes we just need something quick for unexpected occasions or for Just Because moments that will not last long. And sometimes we want to give a card to a friend who is not really into all the frills and such. These cards will work for all those occasion.

Here are my cards:


For all three of them, I used the Dandelions stamp set as my focal. I have been wanting to use this stamp set for awhile, so I am glad it worked so beautifully for these cards. I then found three different Jaded Blossom sentiments that would work with the image. The card bases are all A2 size and made with Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream cardstock.

The sentiments come from Simple Sayings (With Sympathy), Hey Chickie (Thinking of You), and Encouragement (Sending You Lots of Encouragement). 

I used a piece of designer paper from the Authentique 6x6 paper pad called Seasons: Summer. It is full of beautiful yellows and teals! The ink is Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. The panels stamped with the Dandelion images are 2.75 x 2.75". I placed the stamped panels in the same upper left hand corner of each card, but put my sentiments in varying places to give each a slightly different look. And the best part is that the only tools I used for this was my paper trimmer, my inking tool, and some scissors. Now for just a bit of added dimension, I did use craft foam under my panels to pop them off the card; but I don't think it would be necessary.

Another fun way to do it would be to mask off a square right on the paper and use inks to make a background and then add the Dandelion and sentiment. Then remove the mask and you have a completely one layer card.

Hope you have enjoyed today's project!!!


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Kathy Johnson said...

Love them all, but really appreciated the with Sympathy. I never know what to do and it is lovely.

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

I agree with you, Kathy. Sympathy cards are hard for me as well. This is the only one I have ever made that I actually like. I may make up several to keep on hand.

Scrapper69 said...

They are ALL so Pretty Melissa! I just love all the different sentiments for each one... PERFECT! :) Have a great day!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

~ginny said...

What a lovely set that makes - I really like the CAS look! This would make a lovely gift set for a birthday, hostess gift or holiday! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Twist: Color Challenge ]
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Virginia Lu said...

Beautifully stamped! Love the CAS design and white space! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make It Girlie” Challenge!

Vijaylaxmi Siyal (Shalu) said...

Perfect CAS...beautiful stamped image as the focal point & much white space !! What else needed ;)Thank you for playing along with us @ Decorate to Celebrate Challenge !!
DT **

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jackie C said...

Pure class, simple but perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Pause Dream Enjoy, Jackie CT member

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

These are gorgeous. I never think to stamp on designer paper, but I love the look. Thanks for the idea!

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Spring Flowers challenge!


Jo Ann said...

Such a sweet CAS card. So delighted you linked your creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again in our ongoing Challenge. I would love to encourage you with God's Word from 1 John 2:17 which says, "The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever." Have a wonderful week and God bless!


Clickersister said...

Really lovely card! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper