Friday, May 11, 2012

Last Minute Cards.....

Well, it's the Friday before Mother's Day.  Have you gotten your not only thoughtful but also wonderfully creative card ready for mom yet?  If not, I was thinking something simple, using the items you might have on hand would be just the thing needed.  Here's a simple card idea you can whip up really quick.


All you need is:

Envelopes - I have found that the smart way to create a card is to start with the envelope.  That way you can make your card to match that size, shape and color.  I buy bulk packs from Michaels or Hobby Lobby with a coupon so I have them on hand when needed.

Rubber or Clear Stamps - It doesn't need to be a specific stamp, just an accent.  I used 7gypsies Venice.

Dictionary - Pull out your cut up dictionaries and find appropriate words like:  Thank, gratitude, wonderful, amazing, appreciate, etc.  Anything that describes the favorite moms in your life.

Paper Tape - I used a variety of 7gypsies paper tapes.

Paper Bits - I love these opportunities to use up your paper scraps.
Ribbon and Twine - Again use up those tiny pieces.

Here are three versions of the card -



To start:
Cut and fold cardstock to match your envelope size (mine was a basic 4 1/2" x 6").  Start with stamping onto the front of your card.  Then layer with your dictionary definition, paper, paper tape, etc.

  Finish with some stitching to add some texture and dimension.  Stitch right over the twine then tie in a bow or knot.

I like to twist the ribbon and stitch over it so it's not laying flat.

Be sure and add coordinating bits and stitching to the envelope flap.



  Ink the edges and write something heartfelt inside.  The recipient will think you are wonderful.

Happy Mother's Day!

deb :)






23 comments:

  1. Love it! That's a quick card idea for any occasion!! I'd better head to the workroom and get going! Thanks for the idea!

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  2. and I think the cards you have made are wonderful

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  3. Love the cards and especially the black thread on top with white thread in the bobbin! Clever :-)

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  4. Deb - pure GENIUS! So awesome...so simple...what more can you ask for? I LOVE it!!!

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  5. Fantastic cards and eps! Love the designs and "ingredients!" TF the inspiration. :)

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  6. Love the cards! (and your stacks of paper tapes!!!)

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  7. GREAT design, love the combo of sewing and stamping! Happy Mothers Day~

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  8. Terrific cards!

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  9. Beautiful cards! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.

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  10. simply beautiful. Wish I was home to add the stitching details to the card and envelope. Genius.

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  11. simply wonderful. love your style.

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  12. Love the cards! So simple and easy, but great design and color.

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  13. These are so pretty! Love that stamp set. Can you tell me where I can get that? I was trying to do a search, but coudn't find it in any stores.

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  14. Monika,
    The stamp set used is actually called Venice.

    deb

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  15. Amazing cards! Such great inspiration!

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  16. Beautiful cards - Happy Mother's Day!

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  17. You make this look so easy, Deb. Your cards are breathtaking!

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  18. Simple and gorgeous! Love these! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  19. Beautiful!!! I love the stitching! It gives it such a finished look!

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  20. I love your simple style on these cards. Thanks for sharing & inspiring!

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  21. Just found you on Pinterest. Love your blog and am your newest follower!

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