March 19, 2012

Magical Monday - Less is More

The challenge this week is "Less is More" at the Paper Cupcake's Challenge Blog; There's Magic In The Air. Paper Cupcakes is also giving away a freebie image "Egg Hunt" which I used in the top two cards. So, the whole idea of doing a Less is More card it to keep is simple, clean and make a card that someone else could reproduce in about 10 minutes. This is the design I came up with. Of course it totally takes me at least 10 minutes to just pick out my papers, so after you get that accomplished then it goes pretty quickly. I used Bic Mark-its to color the images on the top two cards. I added stickles to my tree leave and used a Martha Stewart border punch (loop I think). I think if you look at the card it is pretty self explanatory. I actually punched some tiny flowers out and placed them on my tree after taking the pics. I just couldn't help myself... it just felt like it needed that little extra on the trees. :o)

The below cards I did the same design layout. In fact I made these cards before I made the above cards. I actually made these thinking it would be for the challenge. Then I realized I was suppose to use the freebie and had a "duh" moment. Oh well, I have a set of what I think are really cute birthday card to have on hand now. And it made it easy for me to do the challenge because I had the design already completed and I do think it didn't take me very long at all to reproduce the design.

Image: Frilly Cupcake by Paper Cupcakes-Stamps

Image: Party Pig by Paper Cupcakes-Stamps (I didn't have my image in square that is why the lines are funny on that image, and after I printed it I didn't want to waste card stock so I just went with the minor flaw)

Image: Make a Wish by Paper Cupcakes-Stamps

Image: A Special Gift by Paper Cupcakes-Stamps

Well, that's it for me today. We have had a tough last two weeks and things are finally getting back into the swing of normal. Plus we are gearing up for Morgan to head to her State competition for her Speech this coming weekend. We are excited!!

Thanks for lurking by and have a lovely week!!


Patti P. said...

Hi Nina, what fabulous cards and love all of these new images, just thought that I would stop in for a visit and check out what you have been up to. Hope the upcoming competition goes well,

wannabcre8tive said...

Your Egg Hunt card is as cute as can be. I love how you added the flowers and stickle's to your tree. You have really been busy card making. All of your cards are so beautifully done. Your coloring is fab. The Special Gift card really grabbed my eye. It is adorable.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Nina, I love each and every one of your adorable cards!! The images just come to life with color - and they are all so very cute! Good luck to Morgan and her team at the State competition!!

ddazzled71 said...

Nina all your cards of this similar design are fabulous, I love how you added branches/leaves to your tree in the Egg Hunt Image with that touch of sparkle. I love my ribbon loop punch and I can see you do to. Pleased to hear things are getting back to normal for you and I'll have my fingers crossed for Morgan at her
State Comp.