Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jin's 15-min cards

While looking through the photographs that I took on our recent vacation to Singapore and Japan, I came across a couple that were of cards that I had made prior to the trip. I had originally intended to post these as pre-scheduled blog posts but I was so busy preparing for the trip that I never got around to doing that.

And so here they are. I'm posting them a lot later than I had intended but like they say, it's better to be late then never.

These cards, like my Easy Die-Cuts Cards, were made in 15-mins or less. I used a simple rubber stamp by Kodomo No Kao and metal dies by Mama Elephant. The stamps that I used for the envelopes are also by Mama Elephant.

p.s. I am not affiliated with Kodomo no Kao, or Mama Elephant.

I love the simplicity of this card. The stamp alone is too cute and I love that I can use it with any sentiment to send a message.

To add some color to the cards, I used a strip of washi tape. The word "thanks" was cut out using a metal die and my Sizzix Big Shot.

A panda card must have a panda envelope to go with it, right? I can't tell you how much I adore the panda stamps at Mama Elephant. I *heart* them a lot!

For a less cutesy look, I left out the panda stamp and just used the die-cut with washi tape to make some quick Thank You cards. I never seem to have enough of those.

I also made a few easy note cards by replacing the "thanks" with a simple "hello".

I am a hoarder of craft supplies and it is such an irony that some of my favorite cards are the ones that are super simple, like this "OH SO happy" card. I used scrap pieces of cardstock to cut out the "happy" and the hill. The "OH SO" letters were stamped using a set of alphabet stamps.

I hope that you enjoyed these cards. I have a few more that I will be posting later.

Talk to you soon!