General Cards

Let the Paper Do the Work

It’s Monday.  My brain is fried from thinking too much over the week-end.  I wasn’t really  “crafty” all last week and it shows.  I feel stressed.  I need something easy to just slide gently into Monday and get my bearings for the week.  How about you?  Ready for something simple?  Here it is:


I can spend all kinds of time making fancy cards….but sometimes simple is best, especially when your paper does all the work to make your card gorgeous with a capital “G”!  The paper I used is called Magnolia Lane and it features those beautiful flowers in several patterns.  The one I chose for my card is just to the right of the middle.


When you have gorgeous paper like this, you just need to cut a piece, adhere it to a card base, add a little sentiment (and maybe a bow….I do love ribbon on a card!) and you’re done.  What could be more easy!


Unless you are “bow challenged” like several of my friends.  With beautiful ribbon like this, you could just tie a small knot in your ribbon and call it a day.

If you’d like to make this card, here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set (sentiment)
  • Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper – Cut 5” x 3 3/4”
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 1/2”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4 X 4” (cut 2 – 1 for inside, 1 for outside), plus a scrap for a 2” circle
  • Petal Pink Cardstock – Scrap for scalloped Circle
  • Mossy Meadow Ink
  • Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon – 2 pieces (5” to wrap around, 10” to make a bow)
  • SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (circle)

And I made this card super easy….because I didn’t even put anything more on the inside except my little sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  Someone asked me why I put that extra piece of paper inside.B00A5667-2361-4EAA-BC9C-519577B02BBC  Several reasons:  Number one: It gives your card a more finished look.  And Number two: If your cardstock is dark, like this Mossy Meadow, the recipient needs to be able to see what you wrote!  I might not have made the inside of my card pretty, but I did make the envelope look fancy!



This is an easy design and will work well with lots of pretty patterned paper.  Experiment with what you have!….or check out my online Stampin’ Up Store and choose your favorite Designer Series Paper and start crafting and show me what you make!

Happy Stamping!

These are the products I used for this card. If you need supplies to make a card of your own, please click on the shopping link below and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! Online store where you can find all these products and more!


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