I just love making elegant cards that are quick and easy to make.
For this first card I used a Marianne die and cut 3 ties from card stock in co-ordinating colours. The faux stitching on the background layer adds a finishing touch that is just perfect for ties.
For the second card I used printed paper and simply die-cut a frame, using the Crealies XXL faux stitch dies. Topped that with a sentiment stamped on a strip of card stock of which I trimmed the one end into a flag shape. Finished off with a metal embellishment matching the nautical theme, and voila! Card done in less than 10 minutes.
Using printed papers in this manner does not only make beautiful cards, but also make it possible to mass produce in a short time.