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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Dandelion Wishes ~ Sweet and Simple Challenge

When we were children, we lived way out in the country in a tiny ‘hamlet’, it did not have a store, church or pub just a couple of dozen houses and the bus came thru twice a day to take you to and from school or the local town for work or shopping!

We would spend the summer holidays roaming the fields and used to pick dandelion seed heads and blow gently on them – the number of puffs it took to blow off all the seeds would tell you the time ~ simple times 🙂

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set has proved to be very popular with a lot of stampers and it make sense as it has a lovely restful feel about it with the little seed-heads drifting away on the breeze.

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Sweet & Simple ~ Healing Hugs

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!

The stamp set is Healing Hugs and I have used my new favorite combination of Soft Sea Foam and Gray Granite.  This stamp set is perfect for ‘get well’ cards which we hope we never have to make and send but when that time does happen this is a lovely set to have to hand. Continue reading

Sweet and Simple Serene Garden with Spotlight Technique

Earlier this week I had my 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog launch, each person got their own personal copy of the new catalog, we had a scavenger hunt,  a drool over some of the new products I was able to pre-order, snacks and some ‘make and takes’

One  of the make and takes was this card using a new stamp set, Serene Garden and one of the new card colors, Merry Merlot, plus some Stampin Blends pens – which will be available in the coming weeks.
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Sweet & Simple ~ Beautiful You

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!

Last week our daughter-in-law celebrated a birthday, she lives in the UK with her family so we don’t get to see her too often.  Since last week was spring break for the schools in the UK, she, our son and their daughters went on holiday to one of the islands off the coast of Spain – making a really lovely birthday treat!

The stamp set is Beautiful You – I have had this in my stash for some time  but this is the first time I have used it, it has three images of women and a number of greetings and is perfect for this occasion. Continue reading

Sweet and Simple ~ Truly Tailored

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!

Well today’s specatular card also bids a fond farewell to Emerald Envy – about to retire at the end of May.

I chose the Truly Tailored Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog – perfect for guy type cards, birthday as well as for Father’s Day coming in June. Continue reading

Sweet and Simple ~ Timeless Textures

Timeless Textures just has to be one of my favorite stamp sets, it can be used to give texture for another focal point or can feature on its own – just as I have today.

This 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.  Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs and spices etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.

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Sweet and Simple ~ Picture Perfect Birthday # 3

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.  Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs and spices etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.

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Sweet and Simple ~ Lovely Wishes

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.  Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs, spices and pasta/rice etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.

So the ‘pantry items’ for my challenge are going to be, adhesive, Stampin Trimmer, Bone folder and Paper-Piercing tool.  I am going to attempt to create  with 1 stamp set and some ink pads, 1 embellishment (other than paper or card)  and one additional tool, probably a punch.  Click here to see the first in the series.

I chose the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog – it has lots of ‘swirly’ images with leaves and dinky little flowers that remind me of tulips. Continue reading