Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.

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Jan 26, 2017

Quickie Cards

I haven't had time to make a lot of cards lately, and the ones I make seem to be real quickies, so I haven't posted many of them. Then I thought that you probably have to make quick cards sometimes too...so here are a few I've made in the last week. They're not my best work, but they say I care. 

This first one is for my son. It's an extremely easy card. I used the ready made cards and envelopes from Michael's.
 (I usually buy a package of black cards and envelopes, and the cardstock set.  I have the off-white too, but find that I rarely use it). 

Basically, I cut a piece of Black and a piece of designer cardstock for the background.


Then I added this little car from the "A Proper Gentleman" paper stack. I may have placed it on the background a little too quickly! Lol...


I wrote "Happy Birthday" on it. I only have 1 or 2 good birthday stamps and I'm bored with them.


I thought I'd show you the inside. I covered the more personal sentiment, but wanted to show you that sometimes I add little sayings, words of encouragement, or whatever around the edge of the inset. My sons probably go "oh mom!!" but I can't help myself. Forever a mom of little boys, I guess. 

Here's another simple card I made up. This one I used some little houses I made up a while back. I thought I had shown you these, but I guess not. They were a fun project.


The background of the houses was overspray from other projects. They were shiny at first, but it's dulled a bit. Still cute though. I just drew all over them and literally played. So fun. 
In keeping with that theme, I decided to use black cardstock and a white pen and drew up the card. I hope she likes it. 

Then there's a little card I made for my grandson. He's just turning 3, so I wasn't too worried about detail. I used an SVG cut from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, whose cute little designs are adorable and completely affordable. I hope you'll check them out. I fussy cut them out because my cutter isn't working with my laptop right now. It was also a very quick card. 


It's hard to see here but I carefully rubbed on some light blue chalk for the sky. 
This set is called "Little Buggers." 

I drew in some grass. 

And I used pop dots for the glass jar. 

Now to send it all away. I have a gift for him, blankets for the other kids and a little bit of Valentine candy. Nothing too much, but something to let them know we love them. :-)

Well, that's it for today. The skies are still a bit somber, and the snow is on the ground, although melting - ever so slowly. Lol. The sooner spring is here, the better in my opinion. 

Have a good day~
Blessings,
Carmen

3 comments:

  1. Terrific cards. They may be simple to you but they look spot on to me

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Lovely cards Carmen - I particularly like the houses one, great use of the over sprayed pieces, and I love your stem on the flower.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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