5 tips for making quick cards! We all need a quick and easy card idea every now and then. You run around to get a gift, the wrapping paper, the food…you forget to make the card. You’ve got less than 10 minutes to throw something together. What to do?
5 Tips for making quick cards:
- Keep your color palette simple! I’ve used Real Red and Whisper White here. That’s it. A layer of card stock is all you need for a great card sometimes! Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4 x 11″, score and fold it at 5-1/2″ and you are ready to go! You can create a lot of cards with one package of Whisper White card stock and they will all be fabulous!
- Use your punches! I used my Full Heart Punch for this card. Really, any punch works for this technique. I love the blossom and floral punches for this technique, but even the circles and squares work great!
- Use your Designer Papers! Honestly, you can avoid stamping at all with a gorgeous strip of of Designer Paper. How many times have you purchased that one pricey piece of paper because it was too beautiful to leave on the shelf at the craft store, only to get it home and never use it?! You just never find the right project and it’s just too pretty to use! Use it!!!
- Add some ribbon. Ribbon is my favorite addition to almost any card or scrapbook page. A pretty bow or knot in a coordinating ribbon color just sets off the project!
- Add some bling! Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? (Plus…that sparkle is covering an ink smudge on the card above. That’s probably my favorite reason to add that bling!)
- Full Heart Punch
- Real Red Designer Paper from the Brights Designer Stack
- Real Red Ribbon
- Follow My Heart stamp set
- Real Red Ink
- Whisper White card stock
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Don’t overthink your creativity! You see the flaws, but nobody else does. Most people are so delighted that you created a card just for them, they will never see the imperfections that you see!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed these 5 tips for making quick cards!