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Friday, December 28, 2007

Quick Scrappy Cards with Flower Embellishments

Good Morning Everyone! You're like, "girl. . .you've been busy!". Actually, these cards were REALLY fast to make. For those of you who rubber stamp, you know that stamping can take a lot of time because you color, emboss, etc. Well, what I love about "scrappy cards". . .meaning cards made with scrapbook embellishments - scrappy cards are fast to make. All you need to do is create a layout of your embellishments and stick'em on.
I think all these 4 cards were created about the same time to make one "rubber stamped" card.

Hey. . .I was wondering. . .do you prefer the sketches to be big like how it is now or small. Do you think it takes too much time to scroll down because the sketches are too large or do you like it the way they are? If you folks prefer it small then I'll post them at a condensed size.

All the cards were created with one double sided designer paper, a few scraps and two cardstock.
I don't know who makes that big flower on the first card because I threw away the label but the flowers and leaves on this card and the other cards are by Prima, Inc.
The center of the flower is a brad by Making Memories and the wavy word is by Basic Grey.

I made this card using scrap designer papers by K&Co and DCWV. The eyelets are by Making Memory and the flower sticker and sentiment is by Ki Memories. I used a Fiskar "cloud" scissors to cut the scallop at the bottom. I rubbed distressing ink by Tim Holtz on the edge of the card.

All the materials are the same on this card but the brads are from JoAnns and the circle sticker alphas are by Ki Memories.
Next year, my goal is to work on more scrappy cards and scrapbook projects. I've been primarily a rubber stamper but I'd really like to try something new for 2008. I have a lot of scrapbook embellishments and paper and I really need to start using them so be prepared to see more scrappy projects from me!!


pescbrico said...

I love it a lot! Thanks for the inspiration again :)

Cathy said...

Love the colours, and the fact that they are "fast"
to make. I like your sketches the size they have been - easy to see!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, I love the colour combo it's so fresh. Happy New Year

Debby said...

Keep this size so much easier to see. Love your cards you done, they are all beautiful.

Gerriann said...

wow simply beautiful! I cant wait to try them I think I have the same flowers!

Connie said...

Awesome cards!!! I like the sketches the size you already have them as it makes them easier to try to use (IMHO). Keep up the beautiful work!!

Scrapbook Mama said...

Beautiful cards and I love your sketches just the way they are! Perfect size :)

Juliann said...

Gorgeous as always!!!!!!!!!!
BTW consider yourself tagged!

Gabby said...

LOVE these scrappy cards Maria! I wonder...are these beauties for the Project Reduce Scraps swap? ;) LOL! I LOVE the first one most...but then again I love those big flowers! LOL! The sketches are perfect the way they are much easier to see! HUGS!

2 Worlds said...

Your page looks great, and yes when we need fast cards this ideas are great !Thanks Maria

My Paper World said...

These are beautiful! I LOVE fast cards! and I like the size that your sketches are now.

Tracy.H said...

Love these cards, Maria! and I like the sketches bigger...easier to see them. :0)

Nancy Grant said...

What great cards! I wish such fabulous cards would come that quickly to me. Keep'n a coming.