Nov 06 2008

Quick, Cute and Flat!

Published by at 12 13 am under Christmas Cards,Copics,Inkadinkado

My goals for this Christmas are to make cards that are quick, cute (or pretty) and flat! I haven’t made all my cards for years, and I’d really like to this year. I’ll need about 100, and I only have about a dozen done — so I need to get busy!!! I did 3 super quick cards this evening. Two of them use the sketch from today’s Sketch Challenge at SCS, and this 3rd is just a tad off from the sketch. I used a new set I just got by Inkadinkado — fun and easy set to work with!!!


Aren’t they cute? I love these little birds — so easy to do up! I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored quickly with Copics (B00, B21, B23), and then it was just a matter of layering paper and I’m done! The birds are on a 3.5″ square panel. The sentiment is cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestability, and can you see my *brads*? Here’s a larger view.


Well, they aren’t brads at all. My goal was to make this flat for an envelope, so I didn’t want to use brads, but I thought that sentiment oval really needed them, so I punched holes with my Cropadile,cut another oval the same size in black, and backed my sentiment with the black oval for my *faux brad look* — LOL!! For quick and easy, it works!!! You get the look without the bulk.


And see my ribbon? You’ll flip over this one — it is a nice, black satin ribbon — from the $ Store — a large reel with 100 yards, for $1 — YES, you read that right!!! That was a great find a couple years ago by my thrifty neighbor!!! And I just knotted the ribbon which doesn’t add much bulk at all. The sentiment is on SU Dimensionals, but they aren’t too thick, so this will go easily for 1 stamp.

Stamps: Cool Christmas by Inkadinkado Paper: PTI White, SU Bashful Blue, Black and Summer Picnic DP Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics in B00, B21, B23 Accessories: Ribbon, Cropadile, SU Dimensionals, Petite Oval Nestability by Spellbinders

Ibought this fun set called Cool Christmas from Joan’s Garden. Joan lists items for sale each Monday, but since the holidays are coming and people are looking for Christmas items, she decided to list things again this week. Also, when you get there, scroll down to see what she listed on Monday. Joan’s Garden is a fun stop!!!

As always, thank you so much for stopping in!!! I surely do appreciate your visits and knowing you were here. Several of you wrote to me asking for quick and flat cards, so I hope this satisfies!!! And I will have more cards coming on a regular basiswith this quick and flat theme in mind!!! Hope your week is going well!!!

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Quick, Cute and Flat!”

  1. These are great flat cards hee hee.. I love your faux brads, great idea!

  2. Connie Watson says:

    Very pretty Sharon!! I love your faux brads !! Great idea . Thanks much!!

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, these are just so adorable! Love those stamps, love your idea of flat, fast, and simple, boy am I ever headed there girl! I’m so behind and it seems like everyday I get further and further away from the light at the end of the tunnel . . . LOL! May I steal your layout for a few of my quick cards that I need to get out? {{{hugs}}}

  4. Vicky Gould says:

    Doesn’t get any quicker, cuter or flatter than this, Sharon. They are adorable!

  5. Very cute! These birds are adorable!

  6. Lisa Brown says:

    Love your faux brads, Sharon! Great idea! Cards are awesome!

  7. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    They are all very cute! Love the image! Glad to know that the knotted ribbon and pop dots still only require one stamp. I always put on an extra 17 cents stamp, just in case. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Pinky says:

    Sharon, I love these flat simple cards! They are so adorable. I just might have to case these for my Christmas cards…LOL. Sometimes simple is best in my opinion.


  9. Dawn Easton says:

    Fabulous cards for mailing Sharon!! Love all the white space around those cute birds! So crisp and clean!

  10. Melanie says:

    What pretty and eyecatching cards! The contrast provided by the black is super!! TFS!

  11. Heather T. says:

    These are lovely, Sharon, I am trying to aim for the same thing, some quick but appealing Christmas cards

  12. gabriela says:

    I think it’s fair to say that you passed the challenge with flying colors. Actually you soared. I adore your work.

  13. Cindy H. says:

    Such sweet cards!! TFS

  14. Jody says:

    These are stinkin cute! Love those birdies! Great idea for the faux brads! BTW – what a steal on that ribbon!

  15. Marisa says:

    Great set of cards. Love how you turned the layout all 3 ways.

  16. michelle gall says:

    love them so cute of course any thing with a bird i would love and 3 birds even better have a awsome day

  17. Ida says:

    These are so sweet. I love the nice clean look they have. Also I have nominated you for a Blog Award on my blog. Have a great day.

  18. margaret says:

    cute cards; last year I was TOO heavy, okay and so were the cards!!! Thanks for flat, slimmer cards. 🙂

  19. leslierich says:

    I just saw this set over on Joan’s blog. It’s cute and your cards are adorable! Love how you made them interesting but easy to mail. It’s something I’m always working toward… The bulky cards are fun, but when you have to mail out lots of them, well, that’s another story. Thanks for sharing your clever ideas, Sharon!

  20. Elena says:

    Thank You Sharon for stopping at my blog! I love your blog so much. Even I don’t leave comments as often. But I always come for the inspiration and just for enjoying seeing your beautiful work!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! You are so very much talented!

  21. Rose Ann says:

    These are so sweet, Sharon!! I love the variety of layouts, and those darling images!!

  22. Michelle says:

    Very cute! That is a great idea to keep it simple! I always try to make too fancy and it seems like such a chore duplicating so many cards.

  23. nancy littrell says:

    My gosh you have been a busy and simply creative girl 🙂 TFS

  24. Sherrie says:

    Love these cards…simple and so elegant!!

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