Here’s a card that is great for using up scraps and so simple to create. This pattern came from the Make It From You Heart, Volume 2 pattern book
I started with 1 1/4 x 5″ strips of 3 different patterned papers. Then I trimmed those strips into 1 1/4″ squares. I rounded two opposite corners on each square, paying attention to any directional patterns, then laid them out with the un-rounded corners of 4 squares pointing toward each
I topped this off with some White Twine and tags cut using the new Thin Cuts – Basic Tags set (love these!)
Paired with the coordinating stamp set I Made This
I used retired cardstock (Slate and Whisper) on the tags (I’m in that in-between stage where I still reach for my old favorites) and then stamped in Slate and Juniper.
Seriously, the hardest thing about this card was getting the twine through the holes (I think I need stronger ‘wisdom’ glasses!)!
Other items used for this card:
Ink colors used were Fern & Flaxen
Here’s another FSE card and it uses one of my favorite stamp sets! I was so glad that this set is staying around for another year!
I actually scraplifted this card from the new Annual Inspirations, page 74. That card was created with the Enchantment Fundamentals paper packet and Almond, New England Ivy, and Goldrush card stock.
I decided to use 2 of the B&T Duos papers from the Jack paper packet along with New England Ivy and Black cardstock. The circle is cut at 2.25. In the original, the artist added watercoloring, but I decided to keep the black and white image. Last I added some white dots from a package of Black & White Dots.
From left to right, the patterned pieces are cut at
- 1 3/4 x 4 1/4
- 2 1/4 x 4 1/4
- 3/4 x 4 1/4
The dovetailed New England Ivy piece is 1 1/4 x 5. The Black piece is 1/4 x 4.
Here are some of the additional products used for this card. Find out about these and more at gerri.closetomyheart.com:
With spending 30 years around the Air Force – acronyms are second nature to me! But – I learned a new one the other day – FSE – Fast, Simple, Easy! (PS – I wouldn’t recommend searching this, because the Urban Dictionary DOES NOT translate it the same!)
FSE is usually my goal for cards & layouts because like all of you – I’m busy! I need to get things done and move on to the next thing on my list. So – here are a couple of FSE birthday wishes…
This card simply uses a piece of 3″ x 4 1/4″ Prickly Pear (X7221B) patterned paper, topped with a strip of Blue Burlap ribbon (Z3325) . The stamping is done with Sapphire ink using the Wise Guy Birthday (C1662) – which is also available in French or Spanish versions! Add some matching embellishments & you’re all done! (This card design is one off the Prickly Pear Scrapbook Workshops Your Way (G1128) extra projects).
Not only is this card FSE – but it’s also a great way to use up scraps! This card was inspired by a Clean & Simple Stamping sketch challenge. It is so simple to just punch out a bunch of circles (I used 1″) and then lay them out in off set rows. I added some Prickly Pear sequins to balance out the left side a bit. The stamping was a little more involved because I wanted the white to show through on the Sapphire cardstock, so I used heat embossing on the Hooked On You Stamp Set (B1535). It’s crazy how many times I’ve come back to this stamp set to use this Happy Birthday stamp – it’s a great option.
What do you do to keep your card crafting Fast – Simple – Easy. (This takes me back to… We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, Stronger, Faster – ooops! Not exactly crafting related!)