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Jul 31, 2018

Ready to go Quick Cards!

Hi there! 

This one is for the card makers. So I love to make cards and I enjoy making something that's a little bit unique if I can. I spend hours sometimes coming up with a design. The problem with that process is that when you need a quick card, it takes too long and you end up buying a card, which is really counter productive.

Another problem I run into is that I don't want to use up any papers that I think are just too pretty. Again, counter productive. That's why I bought the pretty papers in the first place -- to use!

Then I decided that I was going to take some of those pretty papers and make some super simple cards to have on hand, for when I need a quick card. I've made 4 so far, but I have lots more papers to play with. 

I could get used to making these. So quick and easy. It really took the stress out of making cards and made the process way more enjoyable.

These two were made with the same sheet of paper. It is super hot here today so it was not easy to get a good picture. All the blinds are drawn!

These are the other two. Super simple, quick, easy and they say what I want them to say. The insides are blank at the moment, but I can add a stamp or just hand write and they're good to go. 

If you're like me and think every card has to be a work of art, I hope you'll try this. They're still handmade, they're still pretty and they take a lot less time!

Have a good week! 



  1. These cards are lovely for being quick to make.

  2. Lovely cards - congratulations!
    Thank you very much - this is useful information for me!
    Good luck!

    1. Thank you! Glad there is something here that is helpful!


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