Diana’s Quick & Easy Card
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Hi everyone! Diana here with a quick and easy card you can make in under 10 minutes. Whenever I need a card in a hurry, I reach for a bold sentiment and a piece of patterned paper.

For this card, I started with a white A2 card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch) and added a piece of black and white patterned paper which I mounted on a black cardstock mat.

I stamped the bold ?happy birthday? sentiment on a 1-inch strip of white cardstock and attached it to my card along with a few die-cut flower embellishments.

And voila! No one would ever guess that this card took less than 10 minutes to create!

Some tricks I use for quick card making:

I keep a stash of pre-cut and scored A2 card bases, 5 1/4 x 4-inch precut mats, and precut 5 x 3 3/4-inch design layers (both white cardstock and patterned paper).

When I cut a stack of 5 x 3 3/4-inch white cardstock for my design layers, I have a lot of 1-inch white strips left over. I trim these strips into 5-inch and 3 3/4-inch lengths and keep them on hand for quick sentiment stamping.

I save extra die cuts and colored images in a bin on my desk to use as embellishments for cards in a hurry.

I like to use black and white patterned paper ? it?s the little black dress of cardmaking. It?s classic and I know it will coordinate with almost any embellishments that I have in my stash.

Hope these tips help next time you need to make a card in a hurry! Thanks for stopping by!


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Supplies: Cardstock (smooth white 100# (card base), black licorice, lavender fields, razzle berry, limeade), Black & White Basics 6×6 paper pack, All Occasion Sentiments stamp set and Stitched Flowers Die-namics dies from My Favorite Things; whisper white 80# cardstock and basic black ink pad from Stampin? Up!

5 Responses to Diana’s Quick & Easy Card

  1. Donna says:

    Smart thinking. Thanks for the tips. I plan on doing this.

  2. Eva Alvarado says:

    super nice!!!

  3. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s a lovely card ! And thanks for your organization tips.

  4. Annie says:

    I love this card. Big fan of that stitched flower set from My Favorite Things. Black/White is classic and the contrast with colors is always pleasing to the eye. I particularly liked your basket of embellishments. I have so many of these little creatures that I actually have a vast organization system for them. Every now and then I just throw them into a bin like you do, but my organized side gets impatient with that and I end up putting them in their pre-determined spot! LOL. A very fun hobby though, I love it!

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