31 Mar 2011

Less is more!

Today I realized that I had some birthday cards to make and post all in the same day!! organized me - never you would think that I would have a stack of cards made for such occasions, well I have but when I sort through them there is nothing there suitable!!!!!!!   So with time not on my side I thought keep it simple which will be quick as all I need is a colour combo and I'm off - ooooooooh no not today mojo has deserted me mind blank - so off I go to blog challenge land to get some inspiration and I found it at Less is More where the challenge this week is a sketch using a DL card.

My card was created using cuttlebug embossing folder and Stampin' Up! products.  Main card is crumb cake
which I ran through the embossing folder, I then cut a strip of baja Breeze and added Marina Mist Ribbon  before attaching to card, next I stamped image onto whisper white card, I wanted a layered look so I punched out the centre with the image on which left the stamped scallop image which I then  punched out with the scallop circle, then a second scallop  from Baja Breeze card, then added the previous punched out scallop to this one and added circle with design to this  on pads.  Lastly I added Happy Birthday to the bottom of the card in Baja Breeze - photo not really showing this very well
Phew takes longer to explain than it did to make lol, I really enjoyed making this card with its simple but effective design, time ran out on me but I intend to make some more and add them to my stock of cards it really was a quick one to make. I made 2 and they are now wizzing through the post - I hope!
Stamp Sets used Stampin' Up! Punch Bunch, So happy for you.

bye for now


  1. Great quick card, Annette x

  2. Hi Maggie
    It's a popular misconception that CAS is quick and easy, whereas accurate placement is crucial and can take ages!
    Your card is a stunner, I love it
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Simply gorgeous, love the embossing.

  4. This is lovely , love the stamp and the embossing really sets it off.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  5. Maggie, that embossing folder is beautiful...and I love that you just did the top portion!!

  6. A stunning card, love the colours. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

  7. Love your combination of colours and the embossing folder is fab!

  8. It's lovely Maggie, I'm glad we were able to offer inspiration to you!
    This sketch has proved extremely popular this week we're happy to say!
    Thanks for a great submission!
    "Less is More"


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