I’m going to share how to make 3 simple cards in minutes using paper scraps. If you’re short on time but love handmade cards this project will thrill you!

Regardless of the designer paper (or scrapbook paper as many of you know it as) or the greeting you choose, I’m confident you will find this easy layout one you’ll be using over and over again. You’ll also enjoy love seeing the versatility of today’s 3 cards! I’ve made a Birthday card, a ‘hello’ or Thinking of You card, and a Christmas card.

You never knew learning how to make 3 simple cards could be so easy right?! And guess what? There is a 3 DAY SALE COMING that you won’t want to miss so be sure and look farther down this post for those details.

I’ve included pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies below for today’s Simple cards. Be sure to scroll down to see them.

Make 3 Simple Cards – Video:

We’re making 3 simple cards with paper scraps. The beauty of this card making idea is that you most likely don’t need to buy any supplies….just use what you have on hand and take those scrapbook paper ‘leftovers’ and make some simple cards. Quick card making at its’ finest I say!



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Make 3 Simple Cards – Details

The Noble Peacock suite of products (pages 24-26 of the annual catalog) include specialty designer paper, foil sheets, reversible ribbon, rhinestones, an embossing folder and the Royal Peacock Bundle (stamp set + coordinating dies). These deep, rich tones are bound to impress even your pickiest card recipients.


The Stitched Nested Label Dies (page 196 of the annual catalog) include 9 different sizes, perfect for layering. The trendy stitched outline provides just enough texture without the fuss of “old school” paper piercing.


Cutting Dimensions

  • Pretty Peacock cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock panel is cut 1 7/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Noble Peacock Foil panel is cut 1 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ – watch the video for details about embossing on foil
  • Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Paper is cut 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Liking this suite of products? Then you won’t want to miss my PDF tutorials featuring four different cards using them. Click HERE or on the image below to visit my PDF tutorial library.

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Idea #2

Mosaic tile designs are abundant in the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Papers (page 167 of the annual catalog). Not only are they pretty to look at but they are amazing to the touch. These shiny accents feel like tile and provide a beautiful emphasis to simple cards.


The rose image is not a stamp. It’s part of this specialty designer paper. I paired the image with a simple greeting from the stamp set “Here’s a Card”, silver metallic thread and rhinestones.


Idea #3

If you love fun and sparkly designer papers for the holidays look no further than the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Paper (page 20 of the holiday catalog)! One side has a basic pattern for year-round use; the other side has glittery winter images. Some of the designs in this paper can be cut out using the Snowman Builder Punch (page 19 of the holiday catalog).


I used a several circle punches to cut down on time and punched out my favorite glittery snowman to accent this card. With all the glitter this image includes you won’t need to add a single accessory – unless you want to! 🙂


And if you love this designer paper as much as I do, I know you’ll enjoy more card ideas using it in my PDF tutorial library. Click HERE or on the image below.

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