Everyone loves to receive a pretty and simple handmade card from you! It’s the best way to send a hug through the mail!

What if it was one you can craft up quickly?

Want a secret to fast card making? Use a stunning die and gorgeous paper to do most of your work!

Look how stunning it can be!

Pretty and Simple Handmade Card

What’s the absolute first thing you notice about this card?

Probably the intricate die? Isn’t it beautiful? It’s from a set of two dies, the Fancy Frames currently 50% off! One die has this pretty set of swirls and curls and another sports a wonderful foliage look.

It’s made even more special when it’s cut from the Fine Shimmer paper, also being retired and on sale at 20% off!

Here it is!

Pretty and Simple Handmade Card

The die itself measures 3″ x 4 1/2″ so fits great as a focal point of this card.

How about we take a closer peek at the card design so you can recreate it with my easy-to-follow steps?

Pretty and Simple Handmade Card

OK, here are all the measurements, supplies and steps to make it at home today.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Fine Shimmer Specialty Paper – 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Thick Basic White cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Basic White cardstock – 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Soft Succulent ribbon – about 8-10″

Let’s Make It!

Pretty and Simple Handmade Card

1.Fold card and crisp up fold line with your bone folder.

2. Cut frame with Fancy Frames Dies out of the Shimmer Specailty paper and remove all the pieces. Glue to the Basic White panel. Use the Stamparatus to ink the greeting. Add dimensionals to the back of the panel and set aside.

3. Run the Rich Razzleberry cardstock panel through the Quatrefoil embossing folder and glue to the front of the folded card base. Add the decorative panel on top.

4. Create a bow and add with a glue dot if desired.

There you go! Easy, pretty, ready to pop in the mail!

If you love that large thanks greeting, it’s from the Artistically Inked set of stamps and you’ll want to see this simple card making with patterned paper design!

Now It’s Up to You!

Time to play with a stand out set of dies and some fancy shimmer paper.

The Last Chance Sale starts today and these dies are 50% off and the Shimmer paper is 20%! Now’s a great time to pick them up to add to your own craft supplies. Pin, print or order any of the items I used by clicking on this list here.

See everything on sale and shop now!

Get Warm Fuzzies From Sending a Paper Hug!

I just know your special friend is going to love her card. But I suspect it will be more than that! She’ll love that you took the time to make something extra special just for her!

So go ahead and make up a few of these for the special folks on your card making list. Change out the greeting for just about anything and you’ll still have a wonderful design!

Then throw your pretty and simple handmade card in the mail so you can send some handmade hugs!