Simple Cards with Beautiful Papers

Make some super simple greeting cards using beautiful papers.

Simple cards with beautiful papers

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I love making handmade greeting cards for family & friends. Sometimes I spend ages thinking about creating layers, textures, finding just the right embellishments from my stash, but sometimes it's nice to keep things really simple.

The other day I had a card making session and made some really simple cards which I think show off some beautiful papers to the max. I had a selection of lovely papers that had come in some recent Mollie Makes magazines and wanted to put them to good use.

The papers I used were from these designers:

The Printed Peanut

Mia Dunton Illustration

Jess Phoenix

Chloe Hall

I pulled them all out so I'm not entirely sure who did which design now - they are all lovely though! 

Because the papers are so gorgeous I just added a sentiment (I either print them on the computer or rescue them from old cards) and a button/thread or two. That was all I felt they needed, sometimes simple is better. 

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This one has a greeting printed onto velum which just tucks round the paper before being stuck down.

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Here I've used a pretty flower button (also a Mollie Makes freebie) and some embroidery thread.

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Super easy, this "Thank you" was cut from an old card I'd received.

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Not much needed on these beautiful papers, just a message and a button!

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Ooo, I went a bit mad here and added a message, button AND thread! 

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There's a little but of glitter round this greeting, just to mix things up a bit.

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This paper is too cute to need anything else!

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Here I used the leftover bits of paper just to make sure I wasted nothing.

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This sentiment is another one which came from an old card, with thread and a button it's dangling down. 

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Here's another with a dangly sentiment, button and thread.

You could use gorgeous scrapbook papers or good quality wrapping papers (cheap thin stuff just doesn't work) I used Pritt Stick glue to stick down the papers and Anita's Tacky Glue to secure the buttons.

Hopefully you've enjoyed looking through these simple card ideas to use any beautiful papers you might have knocking around waiting to fulfil there destiny to be used to make something lovely!