Sunday, January 23, 2011

Something simple ...

I have been doing so much blogging ... well reading blogs ... that i haven't done any creating since before christmas ... so i am thinking that i will just have to reduce some of my blog time ... and change it to play time.

Here are some photos of my last project ... a set of cards that i gave to my Mom & Dad for christmas.  When giving cards as gifts I like to keep them fairly simple, and low profile so extra costs are not incurred when they are sent off in the mail ...




I am not a great card maker so i do have to start off slowly ... I usually grab one of my favourite publications in this case Take Ten,  for some inspiration .... the 1st and 3rd cards are scraplifts from that publication.


I do love a black & white colour pallet for cards ...   it just keeps things simple





I loved this paper and thought it read well for both men or women ... the shiny blue harlequin strips on the first 2 cards are grunge board, painted with tattered angels glitter glam and then inked ... the 3rd and 4th cards are scraplifted from Take Ten ...  If you have never picked up a copy of this publication I would totally recommend it ... it is dedicated to cards that take roughly 10 minutes to construct ... it is published quarterly and it is always full of hundreds of terrific ideas.



Thinking of you cards are great for any time and any occasion ...  the 4th card is another scraplift from the winter 2010 issue of Take Ten.



Some cards just have to be bright ...


and some cards just have to be soft!  these cards are soft and very very simple ... they are actually all cut from one piece of paper.  I just loved that piece ... so sweet ...

thanks so much for stopping by ... enjoy your visits around the blogsphere ... and for me ... less writing, more creating ....
Peace, Love & Paper!
Jo


9 comments:

Lois aka katesmum said...

Your cards are great Jo... I love them in fact!! I try to keep my cards fairly flat when I make them for gifts too...

paige said...

Wow...I love every one of these. Beautiful!

Izzy said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Judie said...

Jo, I love your cards! I hope you will still come up for air occasionally! When you do, you can show us again just how prolific you are!!

House Revivals said...

All your cards are so beautiful! I especially like the balloon cards -- I think you're right, the pattern can work for gals or guys.
~Amanda

Cheryl said...

You do make it sound simple. These are all terrific.

laterg8r said...

fantastic card sets :D

always hard to find a balance, isn't it? :D

Gattina said...

That's funny I did paper things my whole life, now I am getting virtual, that's new to me ! lol !

Jenny said...

Thank you for sharing all this wonderful inspiration.

I am going to adapt some of these ideas for cards I currently have in the works!

Hugs!