Easiest Card Set Ever.

And it’s pretty darned cute, too! I made this yesterday while procrastinating putting away my things from my video yesterday, and it all came together in less than a half hour. Wouldn’t this be a great, quick gift for a wedding shower or a coworker’s birthday? I think so.

I simply pulled out all of my Jenni Bowlin Studios inks and referenced my matching cardstock color chart to cut card bases from matching colors. The bases are made with Vintage Cream cardstock cut down to 5″ by 3.75″ (my standard size layer).

I stamped the Floral Swirl Vine image one to three time on each card in each color, added sentiments from Sending Smiles Messages (I just went right down the sheet and used a different sentiment on each card) in Spice Tin JBS ink and then adhered everything together. Easy!

The card box is from Papertrey Ink. To dress it up, I cut a 2″ by 11″ strip of cardstock, wrapped it around the box and then added my label over the top using things I had out on my desk already + a few dies from PTI. What do you think?

Oh, and I used lots of dimensional foam squares. You know I can’t help it. :)

Supplies: Cardstock – Papertrey Ink, Ink – Ranger (Jenni Bowlin Studios Inks – Chewing Gum, Cough Syrup, Chicken Feed, Lemon Drop, Stick Candy, Seed Packet, Soap Powder, Spice Tin, Malted Milk and Brown Sugar), Stamps – Hero Arts (K5486 Flower Swirl Vine and CL490 Sending Smiles Messages) and Papertrey Ink (Tag-its #3), Dies – Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 4 and Limitless Layers 1 3/4″ Circles), Ribbon – Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening Stain), Card box – Papertrey Ink.

I’ve also been spending a lot of time (ehem… even though that’s really not on the to-do list) on Pinterest lately. Here’s my account if you wish to follow me over there. I like to post things that I find when going through my google reader. :) Anyways, I found this awesome swimsuit (#1 below) the other day on there and have to have it. The problem is that the store it’s linked to isn’t selling it anymore. Sigh. So I’ve went on a search to find similar ones to it. Here are my favorite candidates so far:

Links: (1) my love from South Beach Swimsuits, (2) a polkadot halter from Popina Swimwear – $78, (3) the Hello Sailor swimsuit from Pinup Girl Clothing – $78, (4) Lolita Girl swimsuit from Unique Vintage – $112, (5) Red & White Pinup swimsuit from Lolita Girl – $108, (6) Black, White & Red Pinup swimsuit from Lolita Girl – $98

I like them all (even if they all are around $100 dollars… yikes! I have to save up my pennies.), but I really would love, love, love the original. Anyone know where I can find it? I love this look of sexy conservative vintage like this. Not that I’m opposed to bikinis or anything, but it would be great to have a cute one piece for days when I don’t feel like baring my belly (which let’s face it… is most days). Ha!

I love summer. Three reasons – the involuntary sense of freedom (even with class, it’s still a “free” feeling), I have a car over summer and the fruits and veggies. I’m a HUGE fresh fruits and veggies fan, and it’s like heaven for me when I walk into a grocery store and find most things in season and very cheap compared to what they usually are. Between my love for fruits and veggies and keeping busy with all of the commitments I have over summer, I usually end up losing several pounds over the season, and hey, I don’t mind that either. :) Happy Friday! I hope your weekend is amazing. I’m going shopping and am working away on assignments and crafty projects. That to-do list is slowly but surely becoming shorter.



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11 Responses to Easiest Card Set Ever.

  1. That matchy-matchy card set is darling! And so is that swim suit. Good luck finding it (and saving up for it). ;-) Hey, I listened to your interview on Papertrey Ink yesterday, and you sounded great! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Such a pretty set of cards! Easy but elegant :)
    Hey, I’ll have to check out your interview…how exciting!

  3. Love the card set and I just ordered swimsuit #4! I love that it is 2 pieces but looks like 1 – thanks for sharing! Good luck finding your suit!

  4. Kimberly

    Thanks for reminding us that simplicity is elegant. I just love this card set!

    I have been reading your blog ever since I saw the link on Jennifer McGuire’s site. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, creativity and talents. Love the videos. Love your design.

    Especially love this new video series. Wish I had seen it about 3 years ago when i began this addition of stamping!

    Anyway, finally wanted to pop on and say you rock and thanks!

  5. So, so pretty, mmmm, yummy rainbow colors on all of these!

  6. Very pretty card set and love the simplicity of them. Love them.

  7. DianeTheLibrarian

    Love. Love. LOVE those cards! TFS! Love the swimsuit too–good luck finding one you like as much!

  8. Victoria h

    Wow- I love the cards and the idea. I’ll add card boxes to my pti order now. Did you score the cardstock to make colored cards or did you stick them to a cardblank?

    • I cut and scored the cardstock first on my Martha Stewart score board. If you look at the link to the ink color chart in the beginning of the post, it shows all of the colors of PTI cardstock I used. Glad you enjoyed the cards!

  9. Trexxann

    I love your card set Britta – I love the happy colours! I actually have a couple of those swimsuits on my Rockabilly Pinterest board! Love!! (just noticed I shared a whole lotta love – lol)

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