Scrapbook Saturday No. 3 – Quick and Easy Cards

Happy Saturday!!!  I spent the day reading and crafting in the sun and my evening watching the Canucks game. {Whoop! Whoop!} It was so relaxing!!!  Dave, on the other hand, was busy with the boys camping.  He texted me last night after having to coax Connor out of the emergency exit of our trailer because Matthew had locked him in with the keys.  I had to laugh!
Now, I’m not usually much of a card maker but I think that handmade cards are so nice to give.  They add that perfect touch to a little gift and are so much more personal than buying one.  So, while the game was on, I decided to make up some cards.  In about two hours, I finished 14 cards using 6 sheets of coordinating scrapbook paper, some white cardstock, and a few odd and ends.  Total cost was about $10. 

If you are looking for some quick and easy ways to make up some cards, using a coordinating paper line {especially if it is double sided paper with a different design on each side} really helps to speed up the process.  Choose at at least 3-5 colors with different patterns that you can mix and match.  The papers I chose are from Pebbles.  The color scheme is something that I would not normally pick out but when I saw this sheet I thought it looked pretty cute!

For each card, I used one of the sentiment squares from the sheet above, 2-3 other coordinating papers, and generally 1 or 2 other embellishments to add my own little touch.  If you are looking to cut down on costs, cut out shapes from the paper that you are using for your embellishments {like the flower and flourish above} instead of purchasing them separately.

 A little bit of ribbon or twine adds texture and color.

And pop dots are also a great way to add dimension to your cards without taking up any extra time.

The inside of the cards was kept quite simple.  I added one of the pre-done squares to a couple of them.  For the rest, I generally just added some matting or one little embellishment.

 So go make a few cards and send someone a note just because!

I linked up with I Heart NaptimeUnder the Table and Dreaming, 30 Handmade Days, Be Different Act Normal, Young and CraftyFunky Junk InteriorsTatertots and Jello504 Main, Whipperberry, Tidy Mom, The Shabby Nest, Delightful OrderThe Shabby Chic Cottage, Somewhat SimpleHouse of Hepworths, Lil LunaPassionately Artistic, Blue Cricket Design, The Stories of A to Z, TipJunkie, Today’s Creative BlogCRAFT, Ask AnnaThe Girl Creative and Craft-O-Maniac.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Hi Jenn,
    I love these cards!I’ve enjoyed your website.
    I live in Vancouver,and am so excited about the Canucks too.
    What a game last night!
    Where can I get this paper in Vancouver?
    Thanks,
    Vicki

  2. says

    Hi Vicki! I don’t have anyway to contact you so hopefully you get this. I purchased the paper from Precious Memories in Langley. Enjoy the rest of the hockey games! :) Jenn

  3. says

    Your cards look fabulous and I like how you used making them as a reason to experiment with colors you might not normally use. That’s a good tip, to try it out on cards first. I love to use double sided papers for cards, I think it gives it a more finished look when the inside is as pretty as the outside.

  4. says

    Those cards are adorable! Great job. I might have to copy you but i will give you all the credit :) I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW
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  5. says

    I love the personal touch of a handmade card. Yours turned out beautifully. I love the tip of using the sentiment cards. I found you from a linky party – glad I stopped by.

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