I Need Six Cards Quick!

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After having been in Atlanta last week and doing my best to get caught up in my Stampin’ Up! business, I still needed to get some thank you and congrats notes out pronto.  The answer?  Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper offers patterns and color that make a quick card a snap!

So you can just as easily recreate this card, here’s the complete 411!

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BUTTON OR NO BUTTON?  As an alternative, you could accent the card with a button.  Do you like it better with or without the Naturals Designer Button (127554)?  Leave me a comment below.  I would love your thoughts!

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EXTRA CREDIT:  Line a Crumb Cake Note Card Envelope (131528) with Birthday Basics DSP (130145) by cropping it with the corresponding Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Die (132172).

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  1. I prefer the card without the button. What a perfect, quick card! – suitable for both sexes.

  2. I love the crisp colors against the white background. I’d leave the button off, then your eye goes right to the sentiment. I got the numbers connection immediately….it’s perfect!

  3. Without! With the button gets too busy for wonderfully simple and clean card. I also think the wood button doesn’t quite “go” with the rest of the card.

  4. Laura, Plano, TX

    No button needed, love the clean and simple without it. Gorgeous and quick card, love it!

  5. Thanks for sharing details! Great card!!!

  6. Without, Mary! Gorgeously simple!!

  7. Katherine Anderson

    If you want to add a button, I would use a small vintage faceted one instead of the naturals one.

  8. FANtastic! I am in LOVE with Note Cards and Envelopes, and have the new envies in Crumb Cake, too. This is a great layout for those cards. I would leave the button off just to make it postage-friendly. The Candy Dot is such a cute little sprite, with just the right amount of balance. Love it, Mary! Thanks for sharing the measurements, too.

  9. Gretchen Norgren

    Great fast card! I think it’s better without the button. Lovely!

  10. Cute card but I like it better without the button. Maybe a smaller embellishment would work.

  11. Ms Mary love them both but …. Faster with the Dot ‘
    Hugs frenchie

  12. Beautiful and fast card Mary, thank you for the dimensions and details. I like it with the button but maybe a smaller one? and maybe adding a little piece of linen thread through the holes and making a small bow could embellish it further. I think the button would look prettier in the place of the Candy Dots. I love this buttons, they are perfect for masculine cards.

  13. This greeting pairs brilliantly with the DSP! Love it, Mary!

  14. Not my favorite, I hate to say since I LOVE so many of your wonderful works of art! But if I were to choose, it would definitely be without the button!
    Have a super weekend!!

  15. I like it better without the button. Attention is drawn to it and not the sentiment. Love the colors and the simplicity. Especially like the connection!

  16. What a beautiful, simple card!! And great for mass producing! I prefer it without the button. Have a wonderful day!

  17. Leave it to me to be the odd ball….I like with the button! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Love the pairing of “thousand thanks” with the numbers. Brilliant! I think it’s perfect without the button. 🙂

  19. Love the play on words and paper for this card. Great with….or without the button! Thanks for sharing.

  20. I like it without the button. Sweet card!!

  21. Another wonderful card! I like it with just the candy dot! 🙂

  22. Mary, I love the card, I agree with many of your fans. I would leave the button off. The simplicity of your card and the wording with the little candy dot is perfect. I love the paper and the color combo. Thank you for sharing the measurements. Have a great stamping day. Ellen Hinds

  23. .. this is the EXACT thing i needed for this wknd! I wanted to send out some thank you cards to thank my family/friends for coming to my stamp camp this past saturday (just getting my feet off the ground here – two successful camps so far!).. and i LOVE the simplicity of the notecard size! this is so perfect! thank you mary!

  24. You are adorable! Cute card. I’d leave the button off – need to be fairly flat for mailing.

  25. Ginger Toivonen

    Cute cute card – my vote, no button.

  26. What a clean, yet striking card! I too say no button.

  27. this is perfect Mary! my b’day is coming up 10/28 & i’m taking the day off from work & stamping ALL DAY!
    I will be making a bunch of cards to have on hand so i’m not trying to make one when I need it. this will be my thank you card! so cute!

  28. btw, no button. I like seeing all the numbers to tie in with the “thousand” thanks! it’s beautiful without it!

  29. hope mitchell

    I liked the uncluttered look of the DSP sans the button. I’m always aware of embellishments that are not postage-friendly…an additional reason to omit the button. The small, candy dot is perfect…eye-catching without “stealing the show” and hopefully will go for 46 cents.

  30. You’re a “pepper,” Lynn G. Thanks!

  31. Love the feedback . . . I like it without but did cards both ways. The button seems a bit too random!

  32. My preference is to leave out the big button.

  33. No button.

  34. Like it without the button. Love the DSP and sentiment together and the candy dot is just perfect! What a great idea, as usual you are amazing in what you think up. So creative!!!

  35. Either way the quick idea is creative and colorful, I would love getting the card as would any recipient. I love how your brain works.

  36. I like the cute little card without the button and I would sponge round the sentiment strip. Clever DSP with the sentiment!

  37. I prefer the card without the button. I think it is perfect and I love the colors. The button seems to add a bit of “dullness” to an otherwise bright and upbeat card. It is a keeper!

  38. Nancy Farrell

    Sorry . . . No button either. Love all the rest of the card and envelopes! 🙂

  39. Sans button, I think. Love the easy and fast card, Mary!

  40. Going against the grain! I love the button!

  41. Marcia in Virginia

    Without the button but maybe a narrow mat from one of the darker colors around the banner

  42. Fantastic card! I like it without the button.

  43. Carol Carriveau

    Love your ideas Mary…thank you for sharing this great inspiration!

  44. Great quick and cute card, but lose the button. It is
    a distraction. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  45. The button draws your attention away from the rest of the card as the shape and colour does not reflect the rest of the piece. If you wanted a circular piece added to the card, you Could add three small red circles on the top right above the blue paper

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