Quick Card Challenge
Here’s another challenge from the virtual party last weekend. The challenge was to make six quick and easy cards that we often need but never have – like sympathy or get well cards. My “need to have” cards are cards that can be sent to guys. I typically have lots of flowers and girlie stuff on my cards, so I made some that could be masculine – but also are appropriate for women or teens.
I made two of each design. I used the same colors – Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and Soft Sky – on each set, but switched the layers around. Each card uses the same sketch as well. These were super easy because the layout and colors were already chosen. All I had to do was decide which colors I wanted for each layer and which die-cuts I wanted to use. I also chose three patterns from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack for one layer on each design.
I used the Coffee Cup Framelits with a little swirl from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the first set of cards. I love that the only stamping on each card is the sentiment. You can simply create the cards, then add sentiments as needed. Easy!
The Colorful Seasons bundle is perhaps the most versatile product in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog. It covers all four seasons beautifully, and there are wonderful sentiments as well. I used the Adirondack chair die cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits over a Stitched Shapes Framelits square. Just Breathe is one of the sayings in the Colorful Seasons stamp set.
For the final set, I used the Frozen Treats Framelits that coordinate with the Cool Treats Stamp Set. I decided on a Black Raspberry (or Fresh Fig) soft serve cones over an Stitched Shapes Framelits oval. The sentiment on these two and the Coffee Café cards is from the Cool Treats stamp set.
These were so fun to create, mostly because there was no stress. I’m thinking about making little card kits for some of my favorite cards so they’ll be ready to go when I need to make one. Because, honestly, the planning and cutting is what takes so long. The actual stamping and creating is usually a snap.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!
Totally great masculine cards Buffy!
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Very cute cards and I like your color combinations.
I completely agree, Buffy! The planning, measuring & cutting are the most time consuming part of card making! You’ve made some wonderful cards – anyone would like to get one (not just they guys!)
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