‘Tis a Gift to be Simple

By | September 22, 2016

This is the last of the nine cards that Ann, Susan and I made to swap with each other last month to prepare samples for the Holiday catalog, and it’s one of my favorite!


As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of Susan’s favorite materials is designer series paper, and a card can be both simple to make and beautiful when using a lovely patterned paper like this one from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. It coordinates so nicely with the Paisleys & Posies stamps and Paisley Framelits dies. Just a trio of die cuts in the same colors that appear on the paper – Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon – some Linen Twine and a Classy Designer Button and you’re done!


All of the colors used in this Simple Gifts card have coordinating products that you can view by clicking on the color swatches:

And here are the products used to make Susan’s Simple Gifts card. Click on any image to see a larger view, read more or to order (Hostess Code – AG2ZCXGZ or Vermont Hostess Code – TAT4VG7D):

Supply List

 Susan loves working with Designer Series Paper; I use embossing folders on my cards quite often. What is your favorite papercrafting product (besides rubber stamps?)


4 thoughts on “‘Tis a Gift to be Simple

  1. Karen

    Simple to make and stunning to look at. Great job. I love it!

    1. ValoryDegree Post author

      Thank you, Karen! I appreciate your comments 🙂

  2. PaperPuff

    One of the best things about following other blogs is that you are exposed to different idea, colours, pattern and so on. I don’t think I would ever have considered this colour scheme, or using that patterned paper in this way, but I think it looks absolutely super! Love it.

    1. ValoryDegree Post author

      Thank you for saying so! I have to agree; my friend designed this one and I absolutely love the colors and the layout!


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