Sunday, January 3, 2016

Super Fast Cards!

Hello and happy New Year! I am so happy to be able to share another crafty little creation with you before my Christmas break comes to an end.  Tomorrow, I will once again be waking to my alarm clock and heading back to school.  Part of me is glad to be getting back to a routine, but most of me would really like to have a few more days to relax!

Over the weekend, I was attempting to clean and reorganize my crafting area to make creating a little bit easier to squeeze into my schedule.  I managed to get a lot of things put in their proper places, but I have a whole basket of 'need to go through' that still needs a home.  I also came across some ideas I had jotted down from things I had seen on pinterest.  One was using the embossing as the focal point of the card.  Well, I had more than enough embossing folders to try out, so cleaning was put on hold so I could make a few cards!  I also used more of the kraft paper that has been setting on the table for who knows how long.  The cards came together so easy that I managed to make some for different occasions-even Christmas!!

I ran the kraft layer through the embossing folder, then rubbed the white craft ink pad over the surface.  A layer of kraft framed my sentiment strip and all of that went on the card base. Super easy and super fast!

I can't say I made a lot of progress on my organizing, but I do have a few more cards in my stash.  Plus, I put away my supplies after I used them, so maybe this is a new way to motivate me to not only clean up, but also use my supplies!!  Sounds good to me!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to be a little more active on here now that things are settling down from the holidays.  Have a marvelous week!!

Card Recipe: Paper-whisper white, kraft, Ink-white craft ink, soft suede, Stamp Set-Curly Cute, Accessories-snowflake elements, beautifully baroque and vintage wallpaper embossing folders


  1. Happy New Year! Your cards are super fast AND super fabulous! I love the classic, elegant design to this and what a great set of cards for the 'grab n go' moments! I'm glad all is well with you (and understand busy - me, too!) and looking forward to the year ahead :)

  2. Fabulous - the kraft embossing looks great with the highlighting of the soft white ink. Great cards - and a good distraction from tidying up! Thanks for your lovely comments over at mine - much appreciated, and good to hear from you.
    Alison xx

  3. I have yet to rub the ink on an embossing folder and then embossing - and I love the look! All of these are so pretty Margaret.
    Hope you have a wonderful new year!

  4. Simply pretty ! You've been busy creating quite a card stash, good for you. Happy New Year !

  5. love the white embossing on kraft paper Margaret-it makes for an elegant as well as quick card-happy new year to you

  6. Happy NEW YEAR!!!! (Blows horn and throws confetti all over your blog) I was horrible for Christmas as I made zero cards and now I come here and see you're already waaaay ahead of the game. That's wonderful and these cards are shabby chic, elegant, GORGEOUS!!! I love the versatility of them very much!
    I'm sorry you had to hear that yucky alarm, but I'm glad you had some crafty time too.
    Here's to another year of crafting and friendship.
    Big hugs to you,
    Lisa x


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