Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Quick cards

Don't you just love quick and simple cards. And if you really don't have a lot of time to create but you just have too, this would be the perfect sketch challenge for you? This is Amy Rysavy of Praire Paper and Ink super simple sketch.

It's so simple, I decided to make 3 cards. I used Whisper White card stock on the first card (always). The velvet blooms on the first card is by Maya Road and I added a self-adhesive rhinestones to add some bling.

For the 2nd card (joy), I had this 12 x 12 patterned paper with a Santa on the corner and really didn't know how to use it. I used the other part of this paper on my forever card (see previous post). So, I used different size of circle punch to create an ornament, raised with stamping dimensional and added a silver cord on Very Vanilla card stock.



And for the third card (very merry), I punched my large Stampin' Up Star punch on the same patterned paper pack that I used for my joy card, the other 2 stars is Cuttlebug die 3x3 Stars, raised with stamping dimensional on Whisper White card stock and finished the card with polka dot sheer ribbon.

43 comments:

Ashley said...

Catherine, I love these quick and simple cards!

Jacqueline said...

Oh my these are gorgeous! The red of the first card really pops and I feel nothing is missing! Just wonderful!

Bona said...

Quick and super cute. I love the Santa on the ornament.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

What a great blog you have here :)

Adriane said...

All 3 cards turned out cute - I love the flowers :)

Rach said...

Love your quick and simple cards Catherine. they all look fabulous. hugs rachxx

Cindy Haffner said...

These are simple and GORGEOUS.

Cindy Haffner said...

These are simple and GORGEOUS.

Holly said...

Catherine, you are really something to come up with so many wonderfully different ways for this sketch! I just adore that second card!

Lorie said...

These are fantastic! Love 'em!

Carmen O. said...

Wow what great simple cards, but still with a lot of panache. I like how you came up with three different cards from the same sketch. Beautiful! Don't you feel like you cheated?? I sometimes do, but then I think hey they look fabulous so who cares how simple they are.

CraftyC said...

a great idea. I love the Santa baubles, very effective!
Clairex

Tina said...

They're all just awesome Catherine. Love the colors! I adore the santa one.

Carolyn Bounds said...

I am loving all of these cards!!! I think I will follow your lead and make some simple Christmas cards too. All I can say is...prepare to be CASEd:O) Super, lovely cards Catherine!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Elena said...

Wow! Catherine you did an amazing job with this sketch! Love all three cards!!!

Rose Ann said...

These ROCK, Catherine!! These may be simple, but they are fabulous!!

Lauren said...

These are fabulous! I love the quick hit cards.

Joy said...

I just love making simple cards...it's so sweet. I love what you did with all 3 of them! and yay...I wish you were moving here to Hawaii and teaching my daughter...we would have a grand time together!! crafting and hanging out! awe shucks!!!

Margie said...

Perfect! I love simple :)
My fave is the Santa ornament card!
Gorgeous!!!

fishlips said...

All Three cards are just amazing and wow do I ever just love the ornaments..Wow simply AMAZING!!!

nessy said...

they maybe quick and simple ,but they are amazing!!
vanessa xx

dpkennedy said...

Great quick and easies!! Very pretty!

Rita said...

Luv, luv, luv all these simple but oh so gorgeous cards!!! I'm luvin' the simple cards way too much, but what the heck, we can cut ourselves a break every now & again right?

Teri said...

Love these simple cards! They are all so elegant!!

Rina said...

As simple as they may be, they still turned out gorgeous. I love the Santa one. TFS!

Deb Wood said...

Quick, yet fabulous!! Love them!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are beautiful Catherine! Love that super cute simple sketch too, might need to break out the stamps! :)

Heather said...

You are amazing!!! how can you make a simple card look so beautiful!!! I have some santa paper that was RAKed to me .. I may have to try something like this with it. I love them all!!!

Laurel said...

Wow, beatiful! I love the santa ornament card!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Quick and simple, but still so elegant and gorgeous!!!

Manna said...

These are simply beautiful! I especially love the Santa one!

Dani said...

These are all fantastic! I'm loving the simple cards lately. Great job!

theneon said...

Love your "quick" cards -- they are just great! Martha Kay

Michelle Weerts said...

I am a huge fan of simple cards and these are simply stunning!!

Love all three!

xxx

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

These are awesome! I especially love the santa ornament. :) Congrats on the DT, too! You're so deserving!

Angie Tieman said...

These are fantabulous! You know clean and simple are my favorite, and these are perfect! They really pop! I feel some casing coming on!

malieta said...

Wow...all three of these cards are beautiful...great job!

Sonia said...

Love the simple and quick cards... Your Cards look GREAT!!!

Ali said...

Love these quick and simple cards Catherine, xx

Sharlene said...

I love the quick and simple cards. I just may have to do some casing :o) Thanks!

Lisa Graves said...

They are all very pretty... I especially like the one with the red flowers.

Donna said...

love the simple layouts - been wanting to make an ornament card like that for a while (love the peeking Santa)

AmyR said...

Great cards - the ornament one is my favorite!! Thanks for playing!