Monday, July 27, 2009

Sweet 3x3's

This week's CAS challenge is a sketch based on this card by krystie lee.

As many of you know, I'm a teacher, and during the school year, I often give my co-workers cards & treats. So, I created a set of 3x3 cards to have on hand.

I used the same basic design, just changing colors and sentiments to mix it up a bit. I think I may also do an even simpler 3x3 with just a Prima and a sentiment.

I always find myself in need of little cards like these, but I don't always have time to make them during a typical hectic work week. So, I figure if I stock up now, I'll have a decent stash in my desk drawer that should last me for most of the year.

I'll pair each card with a fun size candy bar or other small treat for a quick pick me up or thank you.

Are you inspired yet? I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch. Head over to the Splitcoast CAS forum for all the details.

Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Basic Gray, PTI white, SU dp (pink & blue), unknown dp (yellow)
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Martha Stewart classic butterfly punches, ribbon (SU), pearls (Michaels)

80 comments:

travelingmama said...

I so seriously love these! I have been playing with gray with yellows, pinks, etc lately as well. What a great starting point!

PaperCrafty said...

Ann~these came out so cute!! Thanks for the inspiration!

xiumaiyuki said...

These are so sweet! Love the colors you used, especially the last one with that grey & pink!

Aimes said...

Ann these are adorable! I bet they're even cuter IRL if they're 3x3! Love that grey contrasting with the colours! The butterflies rock too!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Pat said...

Oh i so love butterflies!
Your cards are gorgeous as always.
Hugs xx
Pat

Suzy said...

Lovely buterflys.

Craftyanny said...

I just love the simplicity of these cuties, gorgeous little cards
Anne x

my5bratz said...

these are simple, yet gorgeous.. left something for you on my blog

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I have used a similar sketch to this a few times. I love how it showcases whatever iamge and sentiment you use right there in the middle with lots of "white" to make it CAS. I will definitely be participating in the challenge this week.

I think your set of cards is adorable and I can see with just a simple sentiment and a butterfly punch how this could be easy to put together too. How thoughtful of you to have cards ready to hand out to those who need a little pick me up.

Cindy said...

I love your butterfly cards!!
They are beautiful!!

Crescent said...

How sweet! I rarely make 3x3 cards because I think too much about them. Those are so simple! Thanks.

chercroppin said...

Those all turned out so pretty!!

AUsome mom said...

WOW! What a terrific idea for co-workers and friends. These are just beautiful! I didn't realize that MS made a larger butterfly punch. May have to get that one! Great job Ann - as usual :)

StampinCathy said...

Your 3x3 cards are beautiful and so inspiring. Love the CAS look.

Michelle Forrest said...

these are adorable!

Beth said...

Lovin' the butterflies! They are beautiful :)

MBelles said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I love how you layered the butterfly's!

Sara said...

I love these cards! Where do you find envelopes for them? Or do you not use envelopes?

Elena said...

These cards are wonderful! thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us!

~amy~ said...

wowza...love, love, love it sista!!

Maggi said...

Those are very cute!

Lyn S said...

Love these Ann! They are so sweet!

Deanna said...

Wow, these are awesome!

Danni said...

Man, wish I was a co-worker of yours to receive these WONDERFUL cards!! Love, love, love them!! Gorgeous job!

Maureen said...

These are so fun! I love how you used the same layout with different colours :)

Becky said...

These are beautiful, love the different colors, just gave me a great idea :)

Jacilynn said...

too cute! I love the gray and pink. super cute

Winter said...

Oh, so cute! I love the gray with the other colors! Great cards!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh Ann! Will you just quit being so darned CUTE?!! LOL Ok, seriously though, these are adorable and I want to make a big pile of them for myself. I'm so glad you shared them!

Cassie_lu said...

these are beautiful cards and love the simplicity of them.

Caryl P said...

Adorable cards---I think I'll need to make a few up for my stash at school as well!

sarahmartina said...

Oh man... I'm all about grey right now! Thanks for sharing these - they're lovely!

Jackie said...

These are beautiful Ann! I love them and thanks for the inspiration!!

Stephanie said...

thank goodness for summer's off so we can stalk up on our cards :) what a great set!!

Cr8ive ME said...

Beautiful cards. Those are wonderful colors.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Deb Neerman said...

These are just wonderful, Ann! Love the simplicity of that LO with the fun DP and butterflies, too!

Gina said...

These are darling, I love the color combos you chose.

tingturaNiklas said...

Elegant. Nuff said.

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous cards and lovely colour combos - I'd never think of using grey on a card, but its stunning!

Martha said...

oh just beautiful, love this set!

Erin said...

Gorgeous 3x3's Ann, So so cute, love the colour combos!
Love making these little cards myself!
Erin x

Sherry said...

Such cute and simple cards I may have to cardlift this idea.
thanks for sharing.

Cindy Haffner said...

These are perfect, I love them.

Bella said...

I really, really like these. I love 3x3 cards, too - I just think the square is cuter for some reason.

Diane said...

These turned out just beautiful...a perfect example of less is more!!!

Allison said...

Awesome! So need to play with this one!

Alex said...

Love these little 3x3 cards, great job on these.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

Angie Tieman said...

These are adorable, Ann! Great idea also, to have them ready!

Heather P. said...

These are super cute! Love the little pops of color! :)

Nancy L. said...

really cute! love these!

Marie B. said...

Oh how cute! Love them!

Ann Kranitz said...

I just love these because I love anything with grey. Especially pink but this blue and yellow looks awesome also.

Steph Zerbe said...

oh, these are sweet.
I love this size!! Too cute using gray!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome cards! Love all the different colors!

Belinda said...

So cute! Love all the pops of color you added. Love love love the gray!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are adorable Ann! I absolutely love them and 3x3 seems like such a great size!

(-: Heidi

Quirky said...

Your butterflies are so adorable!!

Littlebear said...

These are stunning Ann. I love butterflys and these look gorgeous.
I have a little something on my blog for you.
Have a lovely day.
Clare x

Tracy said...

These are fantastic very clean and simple cards. I love them!!

JenMarie said...

Oooo...these are so beautiful!!

Jackie said...

Those are just gorgeous! I found your site through Creative Cowgirl and I'm glad I did - I'm off to have a look around.

Becky Carafa said...

These are so cute! That sketch is one of my faves, so I will definitely be playing along this week!

Carrie said...

Great butterfly cards. I loved this CAS challenge this week.

Stampin Cats said...

Love the butterfly cards. I so want to case those.

Jennifer Talley said...

I love these! I love simple cards, and these are awesome! TFS!

Linby said...

love these cute cards - must try this idea myself

Linbyx

jengd said...

These are great! So simple and clean but SO cute!

Sarah said...

These are just so cute!!! I will have to lift this one!

Spyder said...

These are just soooo clever and quick I might steal your idea!! Lovethem

((Lyn))

Penny said...

Gorgeous, as always

zgagi said...

Adorable yet simple - love the idea.

Darla said...

These are awesome! So simple pattern, with such great wow factor!! Very cute!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I like your Butterfly cards.. pretty, but simple.

Swedie

Stacey Schafer said...

what a darling set! love it!

Karen said...

These are indeed Sweet!! I'll bet they will cheer or pep someone up. I'm horrible about making sets of cards, but I really want to for some Christmas presents this year. Maybe you'll be the one to push me over the edge to actually do it!!! :>:>

susanwilliamsrn said...

these are so cute! love them

cricketeew said...

These are wonderful! Love that butterflies :)

Cindy Lee said...

Love love these butterfly cards!! Absolutely gorgeoues, Ann!

kathy s said...

love the butterflies and the colour options but the butterflies are so sweet

Linby said...

I already told you I loved these cards. I took this as the inspiration for my card and put a link to your blog - hope that is ok.
Linbyx
link to my card