Field of Flowers ~ Sweet and Simple Card

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From time to time I set myself a challenge to use paper and ink, one embellishment and one tool. Today is one of those days, the card is very straightforward but has as much impact as it would if I had used ‘the whole store’ to create it 🙂 #simplestamping

I just love the big “always” in the Field of Flowers Stamp Set – which also has a number of additional phrases to meet the most occasions. Today I have chosen to use the ‘thinking of you’ to finish my card.

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Blossoms in Bloom ~ Cinnamon Cider with Flirty Flamingo

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Happy August!  

You know Stampin’ UP! has 50 different choices in their current color families, one might say we were spoilt for choice!  Rather than resort to my ribbon drawer for inspiration today, I stared at my paper rack and decided on Flirty Flamingo to start then looked for a neutral, Early Expresso and Crumb Cake came to mind, then I spied one of the new in-colors, Cinnamon Cider!  They went together perfectly!

I used the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set along with my Stamparatus, as the main stamp is quite large and so much easier to handle with the Stamparatus.

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Misty Moonlight Monochrome – Sweet and Simple Panel Card

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When Stampin’ UP! gave us a heads up on the new 2020 – 2022 In-colors I knew that Misty Moonlight would be my favorite!  For a start off its blue ~ I love blue, next it is a nice soft medium dark blue – which works in so well with the other blues in the SU family.

Today’s card is 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, a couple of ink pads, an embellishment and a tool  – which is my Paper Trimmer. 

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Beautiful Friendship with some ‘block’ stampin’ ~ Video Tutorial

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Today’s card was inspired by my dear friend, Elly, of Ellymentry Papercrafting, in the UK.  She did her first facebook live a couple of weeks ago and created a card using a stamp to build up a trellis for her flowers.  Well I did not have that stamp  so set about working out how I could stamp some thin lines – and viola – it came to me in a flash……… the side edge of an acrylic block would be just perfect!

I used the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set and three ink colors, that’s it so I am going to consider this another of my Sweet and Simple Challenge cards (Click here for more info) Scroll a little further down and you will see my ‘accidental’ stepped up version!

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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.

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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.

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