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Sep 27, 2010

Some Quick Simple Cards


I've been so busy with so many different projects, that I'm getting behind on some cards! So here are a couple of quick simple cards I did up tonight.

These are both birthday cards. The first is a masculine card using the Graphic 45 papers. I love the versatility of these Proper Gentleman papers. They're just great for men's cards.

I cuttlebugged the greeting onto some complimentary patterned paper, and then sanded it to get this look:

I took a photo of the inside, but it's really quite straightforward.

My second card is for a woman's birthday. It's another very simple card made using some random patterned papers I had.

I had some black and white ribbon, which I bordered with some thinner black ribbon. The pleated bottom is made with some lined vellum paper. I added a little red ribbon bow to the front and stamped a simple greeting on the front.

I didn't take a photo of the inside as it's very simple as well. All in all I'm okay with how they turned out. Two cards in less than 2 hours....that's a new record for me!!! =D

Thanks for visiting! I won't be able to post until sometime next week, so have a wonderful week!!



  1. Love the cards, Carmen! The black and white one is my favorite! Definitely keeping a link to this one to copy! LOL

  2. Beautiful, as usual, Carmen. You inspire me!

  3. Wonderful cards! And under 2 hours is always a good thing (wink, wink).



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