Sweet & Simple!

I had the idea to make the simple cards after seeing the sketch over at 2sketches4you. I gor the stamp from the dollar bin at JoAnns the other day (it’s one of the Studio G dollar stamps) and I thought of the cute button bits stamps from PTI (I want them but do not have them) and thought that this cherry stamp would be great to use in this fashion. I used a black marker to ink the stem and leaves and stamped that onto my punched circles then stamped the leaves again on a patterned green scrap and paper pieced it. Then I glued on the buttons, easy peasy!

Stamps: Crafty Secrets (hello sweetie) Studio G (cherries), cardstock: GP

For the card bases I cut a 11″x8.5″ white cardstock the long way to make 2-5.5″x4.25″ top fold cards. I used a cuttlebug folder (that a got with a set of dies for $2 at Big Lots in June) to emboss the front of the card, stamped “Hello Sweetie” on the front, tied on a ribbon and viola! It was done!

I wanted cool black and white envelopes for the cards but did not want to use up 2 sheets of this delicious paper to do it so I thought about it and trimmed the 12″x12″ sheet in half and using my scor-pal made the envelopes. I scored the envelope at 3.5″ and 9.25″ (you have to slide the paper down because there is no 1/4″ mark there) then I turned the paper and lined it up between the 3″ and 9″ and scored on the first triangle, then flipped the paper and scored the other side at the first triangle so it is symmetrical. Then I trimmed the rectangles on the top and bottom panels and glued up the bottom flap. It is great to get 2 envelopes form one sheet of paper! BTW if you want an envelope to cut in your cricut out of a 6″x12″ paper use the bb_envie file from my Envelope Bonanza SVG set :) {{Shameless plug}}

This qualifies for the following challenges: 2sketches4you, All Sorts (paper piecing), Alphabet Challenge (punches), Aly’s Sunday (get dotty), Bee-Crafty (ribbons & Bows), I did It (anything goes), One Stitch at a time (punches), Sentimental Sundays (ribbon) and Stamptacular Sundays (buttons & bows)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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30 Responses

  1. Oh they are gorgeous, love the sentiment
    thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT
    hugs shell xx

  2. the cards are beautiful

  3. These are adorable!!!!

  4. Beautiful – love the colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

  5. Super cute! I always love the matching envelopes.

  6. Very pretty Lindsay…and the envelopes are so elegant!

  7. Why Helllooo Sweetie! Love that crisp embossed white – makes the rest of the card pop!
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y

  8. These are simply adorable! I love all the little details. SO glad you could play at 2S4Y this week!

  9. How cute!! Love the pop of the black and white and the button cherries are so sweet!

  10. Gorgeous cards and envelopes!!! (I LOVE B&W!) I am so jealous of your Cuttlebug deal…lol!

  11. Hi there

    What a really great card sets, thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

    p.s. Did you know we have a DT call at http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

  12. Wow a wonderful set.

    Alphabet Challenge

  13. Those are adorable and so easy!!!

  14. Sweet and Simple, but so adorable! Love the buttons!!

  15. soooooooo fantabulous!

  16. Gorgeous – simple but very effective.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  17. Very pretty! I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  18. Hi Lindsay, These are two beautiful cards! Thanks for all the instruction.

  19. Such a beautiful set, really lovely. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

  20. What a brilliant idea. xx

  21. These are lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  22. I’m a huge fan of this sweet and simple look, really really nice card! Thanks for playing along @ Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hugs Gemma

  23. Just beautiful – thank you for joining us at I Did It Creations this week
    Hugs Debbie xx

  24. Hi Lindsay, Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays “Ribbon or Lace” challenge. I hope you will join us again next Sunday for our new challenge. As I said before, these cards are adorable and I love the matching envelopes.

  25. Hi Lindsay! These cards are just wonderful!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Buttons & Bows challenge!
    Don’t forget to check out our Design Team Call!!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  26. Your Project is Adorable !!!
    Thanks for playing at One Stitch At A Time this week.


  27. Very pretty.
    Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

  28. Simply elegant! I love the cool, smooth design & colors! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  29. Fabulous cards!! And your photos are wonderful!! Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty. We hope to see you at our next challenge.

    Deanne :)

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