Quick card using only 5 tools

Jan 8, 2023

quick card using 3 things

If you’re after a quick card to make and perhaps have a limited amount of papercraft tools -then this quick card using only 5 tools is a design you’ll enjoy making!

I recently bought a Cricut -to expand my creativity just a little more and I have realised just how much new learning there is when you start a new hobby (or buy a new tool).

So, to avoid the overwhelm that can come with starting out in a new hobby -here’s a nice and easy card to make.

The best part is also that if you don’t have this exact same stamp ( and it’s likely you don’t -as it’s a free Sale-a-Bration 2023 gift), you can make you own version of this card with what you have.

Card requirements for your quick card

  • Crumbcake cardstock(1) – cut 5½” x 8¼” scored at 4 1/8″
  • Crumbcake cardstock (1) – cut 5¼” x 3 7/8″
  • Pool party cardstock(1) -scrap enough for a square
  • Basic white cardstock -scrap enough for 2 circles
  • Stampset of choice ( I used In the Country 160828) -tool 1
  • Memento black -tool 2
  • Pens of choice ( used Stampin’Up! blends in green and brown) -tool 3
  • Scrap piece of pattern paper
  • Linen thread -tool 4
  • Dimensionals – tool 5

How to assemble your card

  • If you have an embossing folder and embossing machine -you can emboss the smaller piece of cardstock.
  • If you don’t own these, then simply glue your small piece of cardstock onto the card base
  • If you own a square die, then diecut out a square from the poolparty cardstock
  • If you don’t own these, simply cut out a square measuring just under 7cm square
  • Glue this down onto your card front
  • Using your scrap pattern paper, cut out a small banner and glue it onto the blue square
  • Either die cut a circle or cut out your own circle -diameter 6cm
  • Using your stampset, ink it with a black ink. I used memento black ink as I using alcohol ink pens. Using a water based ink to stamp will prevent the alcohol ink from running over the outlines
  • Colour in the image using pens of choice -although I highly recommend the blending pens from Stampin’Up! as they co-ordinate with all the specific papers/inkpads
  • Once you’re happy, adhere your coloured image onto the blue square using dimensionals
  • Tie a bow using the linen thread and adhere over the banner
  • Die cut a smaller circle or handcut -and stamp a sentiment onto it
  • Adhere that over the banner and slightly over the stamped image

And just like that you’ve created a quick card using only 5 tools.

Of course there were more if you used dies and a diecut machine…but keeping it basic only needed 5 tools.

I hope you’re inspired to try out this card and change up the stamp images and sentiment to make it anything you want!

If you’d like to earn the “In the Country” stamp for free -then you can!

You just need to place a minimum order of NZ$110 excl shipping with me -and you can choose this stampset as your free gift.

If you would like to learn my tips and techniques –check out when my next card class is planned.

Happy stamping!

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