Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

I was so delighted when my Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit popped through my door! I absolutely love the PinkFresh patterned papers and puffy stickers included in the kit and so I decided to use these as the base to this trio. Minimal supplies if you will.

I made two cards, lined envelope and a gift card holder but I could have continued on and made many more things from just these two supplies. I did include 3 dies but you could easily omit these or hand cut an equivalent as I’ll explain below. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

Starting with my first card, and a new simplistic photo style which I hope will clearly show the details of the card, and I fell deeply in love with this particular patterned paper from the PinkFresh Let Your Heart Decide paper pack. I experimented with various ways of including it on my card but each of the more detailed designs I came up with basically covered up the lovely pattern. So I kept this card very simple. I wrapped twine around the panel and mounted the patterned paper with foam adhesive on a white card base.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

I pulled out the matching PinkFresh puffy stickers and added a trio of sentiments and a trio of hearts. In each case, I negated the adhesive on the back of the stickers with a powder tool and then added the stickers with foam adhesive to give more dimension.

I love the feel that the sentiments portray. I can just imagine myself beside a lake, surrounded by trees, preferably with a cup of coffee in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. Nowhere to be and nothing to do but enjoy the moment.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

To go with this card I used the Envelope Liner die to cut a liner from one of the toning PinkFresh patterned papers and added it to a black envelope. You could, however, easily trim and score the paper by hand to line the envelope.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

For my second card, I added the remaining strip of my first card’s patterned paper down the left side of the card and foam mounted a blue patterned strip of paper on top.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

I added the puffy stickers in a little grouping on top of the blue paper, again foam mounting them for extra dimension.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

I did add a Cottage Stems die cut from white card and foam mounted but this card would look equally as nice without it.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

Finally, I used the Petal Envelope die to cut a gift card holder. This petal fold would be difficult to replicate by hand, but a simpler envelope style would be achievable.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

I folded the petals in and then adhered a puffy sticker over the centre with a coral heart sticker on top.

Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

As I mentioned, I could have carried on making cards with using these PinkFresh papers and puffy stickers, just look at the two lovely papers I’ve not even cut in to yet never mind the rest and I still have a lot of puffy stickers left too.

The PinkFresh Let Your Heart Decide patterned papers and stickers are included in the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit, which as I write this is still available and great value. Alternatively, the papers and stickers can be found separately.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit
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Pinkfresh Studio LET YOUR HEART…
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Pinkfresh Studio LET YOUR HEART…
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SSS PETAL ENVELOPE Dies
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Altenew ENVELOPE LINER Dies
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Simon Says Stamp COTTAGE STEMS Wafer…
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Hemptique BLACK Hemp Cord Twine 029294
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes BLACK ssse13
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Creating two handmade cards, lined envelope and gift card holder with minimal supplies by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/minimal-supplies/

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