To Every Season ~ Halloween Sweet & Simple Card

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Have you seen the To Every Season stamp set on Page 51 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog? It has stamps and greetings for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine ~ how useful is that?  Not only that – there is a coordinating Every Season Punch Pack  and I just love punches.

So here we are a third of the way thru October!………..time to create Halloween card using this versatile set.

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Fond Farewell ~ Dear Doily

We are in the last 7 days  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s I am offering another in my Sweet and Simple series ~ where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!  I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, and a couple of ink pads.

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Watercolor Lovely Lattice ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

The colors I choose to use in my cards often starts in my ribbon drawer – I love to use it in my projects so it makes sense to start there!  For today’s card my eye was drawn to the 3/8 Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon so Pool Party is the main color for my card and the water coloring on the Lovely Lattice stamp set which is my focal point and I got for FREE.

I  think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Merry Merlot in a Tuscan Vineyard!

I just could not resist it………….. using the Tuscan Vineyard Stamp set with the Merry Merlot ink and card!!!!!!  With the exception of a little glint of gold I made this card monocromatic so the images really pop out.  I am thinking that this will be one of my sweet and simple cards where I use one stamp set, some card and ink, an embellishment and a couple of tools.

Card base:  11 x 4 1/4 Merry Merlot Card ~ scored @ 5 1/2

Layer 1:  5 1/4 x 4 Very Vanilla Card

Layer 2: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 Merry Merlot Card

Layer 3: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 Very Vanilla Card

Banner 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 Merry Merlot and 4 1/4 x 1 Very Vanilla Card

Ink Colors: Merry Merlot

Layer 1 was stamped randomly with the Bunches of Grape Stamp, then attached to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  Layers 2 and 3 are popped up on  4 – 5 Stampin Dimensionals, as it the banner at the base of the card.

A trio of gold metallic pearls and we have a card ready to send.  I did not add a greeting to this card, partly because the stamp set does not have any but also I think it would work for any occasion, don’t you?

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Home to Roost with Grapefruit Grove Foil ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

Today I am pairing 2 of the Sale-a-bation items onto one card.  The Home to Roost stamp set has proven to be a  very popular choice, due mainly I think to that very handsome rooster stamp.  If you really look at the set though it has 4 very useful greetings as well as a ‘bunch of grasses’ which are so very peaceful looking.

I  think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Hello Cupcake Stamp Set ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

One of the FREE sale-a-bration stamp sets available is  Hello Cupcake, it has the cutest cupcake image with three greetings and I shared a card using it a few weeks ago.  You might not want to use the cupcake everytime – so I have made an alternative card using the same set which could be a birthday card although I might just use it as an any occasion card ‘cos you can send sweet wishes to just about anyone ~  just because you can 🙂

I  think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Meant to Be ~ Simple Stamping Valentine Card

Where did January go?  Here we are on February 2nd and Valentine’s Day just around the corner.  I think it is time for one of my sweet and simple cards – where I use one stamp set, some card, ink, 1 tool and an embellishment. #simplestamping

I chose to use the Meant to Be Stamp set today, it has such pretty, decorative hearts allowing me to randomly stamp to create my card front.

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Delightfully Detailed Notes Cards and Stylish Christmas ~ Sweet and Simple

Back in June when the 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog was released I ordered a packet of the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes – I love to have note cards on hand,  they are so very handy as they are ready cut and scored, the difference with these ones is the front of each is already printed and ready for layering or embellishing.

They were  designed to co-ordinate with the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper and I have used oodles of that and shared them on this page, but today I have paired them with the Stylish Christmas Stamp set to create a not so Christmassy card – in fact it was my thank you card for the wonderful folks who shopped for their SU goodies with me during October.

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Rooted in Nature – Sweet and Simple Guy Birthday Card

I shall say again, as I have many times in the past – making cards for the fellas in my life is always a challenge – and so it was for my husband’s birthday earlier this month!

My current favorite stamp set for fellas is Rooted in Nature, it has the perfect images without being too ‘fruu – fruu’ and sappy 🙂  Coupled with the Wood Textured DSP stack and the Leaves Trinkets it brings the woody theme together.

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