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Fall means things start getting busy and days get shorter. One way to make a day brighter in the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season is to share a happy little card. I made these cards in bright springy and summery colors as a pop of happy on darker, colder fall days. This set of 3 cards is super easy to make, as all of them are a variation on one basic design.

3 quick and easy cards - Jennifer Priest

The blue card on the right has the basic design. I used a pre-printed card with a cutout shape in the middle as the base. Then I added a punched circle of patterned paper inside the window if the card, so it looks sort of like a hill or setting sun. Next, I stamped a sentiment on the front of the card and added a cute brad. Here's how:

If you don't have cards that have a window in them you can punch a window with a paper punch, use a craft knife and ruler to cut a window, or use a moveable die to cut a windo into a card base.


  • Pre-printed Window Card Bases
  • 3″ Circle Punch or Circle Die
  • Scrap Patterned Paper
  • Glitter, Felt Flower (optional)
  • Brads
  • Sentiment Stamp
  • Black Ink
  • Metal Rim Tag (optional)
  • Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue Pen

I hope you enjoyed these bright, happy cards! Would receiving one of these brighten your day?


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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