Thursday, August 11, 2011

A "Pretty" Simple Card

I was looking through my stash of cards yesterday, looking for something pretty... for someone pretty... and I came across this card I made forever ago, and I remembered how much I love this simple design!

I really enjoy the different size strips in the background, and how the papers aren't super matchy-matchy but they really "go" together.

So before I mailed it out, I wanted to quickly add the design to my sketch book so that I wouldn't forget this fun design... and of course in the process I was inspired to create a new card using the design.

I found some pretty paper in my stash - the background is a black glitter cardstock that is so cool, and I love the punch of black, it really makes the fuschia stand out. I also added the simple bow to the one side. This came together in NO time, I just love it! (I'm all about simple... ya know?)


I used a Card Base that measures 5 1/2 x 4 inches when closed. If you are making your own, just cut a piece of Cardstock down to 5 1/2 by 8 inches and score the long side at 4 inches.

Black piece: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4
First strip (smallest): 1 x 3 1/2
Second Strip: 1 1/2 x 3 1/2
Third Strip: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2

This is a fun and fast card to make! I hope you try it out!


  1. I love the black with the fuscia & the polka dot ribbon/bow is just adorable! TFS, Bonnie :-)

  2. Marla,
    Howdy from San Antonio,TX. I absolutely LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this card so simple, so fast, but alas I have run into a small problem in re-making your beautiful card. You kinda forgot to give the measurements for the topper.Some people don't know what that is.....the piece with the sentiment on it. If you could get that posted with the rest of the measurements I'd be very grateful. Thank you for sharing.