Monday, September 22, 2014

Some Super Quick Cards


So, last week, I got an email from our church secretary asking me to make
some birthday & anniversary cards for our local nursing home.
I do this every September and enjoy making cards for it.

However, this past week was crazy....
I worked four days and spent my day off prepping for Sage's birthday party.
But I thought, no problem, I'll make them on Sunday.
Well, Sunday turned out to be a gorgeous day, which we took advantage
of by going for a walk in the Pembina Valley.
A congregational meeting after supper took up most of my evening.
Since I was scheduled to work on Monday & Tuesday (& the cards are due Wed.)
I knew that I needed to get them done..... and done quickly!

I decided to use some premade Anna Griffin embellishments that I'd picked
up last spring at my LSS.
I paired them with some Reverse Confetti stamps
to make some quick CAS cards.


For my first card, I used the birthday sentiment from Beautiful Banners.
For the rest of the birthday cards, I used the birthday sentiment from Label Me.













For the two anniversary cards, I used a combination of sentiments.
I masked the "happy" from Bring On The Merry & stamped
the "anniversary" from So Very Special.





So, by limiting my supplies and letting these gorgeous
premade embellishments take centre stage, I was able to get
these nine cards made in less than an hour,
which made me pretty happy!


 

  

Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

What a beautiful set of cards! I'm loving those AG flowers, and the sentiments are perfect!

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Such an awesome idea! And way to work under a tight deadline:) I always see these beautiful die cuts and stickers at Michael's and I never knew what to do with them...thanks for giving me lots of ideas.

victoria h said...

Super pretty too.

Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love what a gorgeous set this is.

Joyce said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, and only you would know how quick they were to make. They look so elaborate and elegant.

Jen Carter said...

Gorgeous!!

*Vicki* said...

Those are such pretty flowers and it's great that you were able to mass produce to get some amazing results with it!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

alexandra s.m. said...

Love the idea!
This set is so what I love!
Great way to showcase the sentiments also ;)
Thanks Leigh!

Vickie Z said...

Perfect for the task at hand and Gorgeous too!!

Greta said...

Those AG embellishments are gorgeous--perfect to let them take center stage! I know the people in the NH will be thrilled to receive these!

Charlene said...

Beautiful roses, my fav flower!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Leigh! I have to do a search for some of those Anna Griffin floral designs. They are drop-dead gorgeous and you showcased them with CAS precision to their full advantage!! Stunning! Hugs, Darnell

Kelly Latevola said...

These are amazing! I absolutely adore these colors. Such lucky nursing home recipients! These will surely brighten their day :)

icardeveryone01 said...

Leigh!!! I had no idea there were embellies to match my very favorite Anna papers!!! Think they may still be available at your LSS? I'd pay!
=] Michele

icardeveryone01 said...

Sorry... I got way too excited =/ Absolutely, fabulous set of cards!!!
=] M

cm said...

Not only am I in awe at how busy you are, but your ability to make these STUNNING cards in an hour...WOW!! Once again, your creativity amazes. Your cards are exceptionally gorgeous; love that you kept them CAS, allowing those lovely flowers to take center-stage!
~c

Nathalie said...

They turned out super classy! I'm sure they were appreciated!