Simple Sunday

Simple Sunday...Blossoms in Bloom

What kind of cards do you use the most?  Lately, it seems I have been sending a lot of just checking in, thinking about you cards.  The Many Layered Blossoms die part of the Blossoms in Bloom bundle is a great one to use to make quick pretty cards.  The die is large so all you really need is a sentiment and your card is done.

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I kept the color palette simple using just Whisper White CS and Real Red CS.  Real Red card stock was used to cut out the bolder die and Whisper White for the outline die.  If you back the Whisper White CS with a piece of Adhesive Sheet it will make assembly very easy.  The assembled flower was layered on Whisper White CS cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink and heat embossed in  White embossing powder.  Rhinestones were placed in the centers of all the flowers to add a little sparkle to the card.

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On this second version the sentiment was stamped and embossed on Basic Black cardstock.  Which version do you like best?  

Thank you for stopping by and if I can help you with your paper crafting needs please let me know!  

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Simple Sunday Celebration Tidings

Today's Simple Sunday Share coordinates with last Sunday's post.  I made a quick and easy tea bag holder  using the Celebration Tidings bundle.  

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I stamped the cute pumpkins and sentiment in Early Espresso ink and colored the image using Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends.  The Very Vanilla cardstock was cut using the #2 label (#1 being the smallest label) cut in half.  

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The flap is the #3 Celebration Labels cut from a 2-3/4" piece of Old Olive cardstock.  The label is scored at the midpoint and cut 1/2" in on  both sides so it will fit into the holder.  The holder is In Good Taste DSP  3-1/4" x 6" scored at 2-3/4", 5-1/2".  Punch a half circle to the front top of the holder, to make it easier to remove the tea.  Seal the sides and the bottom of the holder and attach the flap to the inside of the back of the holder.

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The Early Espresso ribbon helps to secure the flap down and can be moved down to open the packet.

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Here's both projects, the card and the tea bag holder.  Cute and quick projects using the Celebration Tidings Bundle.

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Simple Sunday-Trimming the Town DSP

The Trimming the Town DSP is so cute!  Love the houses and some of them can be cut out using the Home Together dies.  Here's a quick and easy card to make. 

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  • Crumb Cake card base- 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Real Red CS - 2-3/4" x 4"  die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Whisper White CS- 4" x 5-1/4" (inside of the card) &  2-1/8" x  3-1/4"
  • Trimming the Town DSP 

Cut out a Real Red  scalloped rectangle (2-1/2" x 3-5/8") using the Stitched So Sweetly  dies

Sponge a Pool Party cloud background on the 2-1/8" x 3-1/4" Whisper White CS and adhere it to the Real Red scalloped rectangle

(I couldn't find my cloud stencil so I made one out of a scrap piece of CS)

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Cut out 2 houses from the Trimming the Town DSP using the Home Together dies.  Adhere one of the houses to the Real Red scalloped rectangle and one to the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White CS.

Attach 3 Real Red hearts using Stampin' Dimensionals.  **(I used the Stitched Be Mine dies-multiple hearts die to cut my hearts.  It cuts out a lot of hearts so I keep the extras in a little container, ready to be used on a project.)

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Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink the sentiment from the Fireside Trimmings set.

Adhere the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White CS to the inside of the card

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Hope you enjoyed this Simple Sunday card.  Below you will find a list of all the products I used with a link to my shopping site.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Hey Love for a Simple Sunday Treat

Ready for a quick and cute treat for Valentine's?  

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I had a bunch of Dum Dum lollipops and thought the little bird from the Hey Love set would be a perfect fit.  Here are the dimensions for the cover.

    Real Red card stock- 1-1/2" x 5" scored at 1/2", 2" 3", 4-1/2".  

The little hamster/prairie dog cutie was feeling left out so I had to make one using him.

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Here's a side view.

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These little treats come together quickly and are fun to make.  Go here herehere, and here for other posts using the Hey Love stamp set

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All the Good Things for Simple Sunday

Taking a little break from Christmas projects to share a quick and easy card.  I finally got  the All the Good Things stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  The koi remind me of my father.  At one time we had a koi pond in our backyard  that was filled with beautiful fish.  

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The images in this stamp set are Distinktive style stamps.  They are made in a special way so that there is a lot of shading and detail created with just one stamp.  Yes, the koi images were made with just one stamp.  This sure makes for an easy card.

 

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I think this card should have taken me 10-15 minutes to complete but it seems I can make anything more difficult than it needs to be.  Ready for a little peek behind the blog?

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Ooops!  I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to where I was gluing the stamped panel.  So my quick and easy card took a little longer since I had to carefully peel it off and attach it the right way.    Please tell me I am not the only one who has done this!

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Garden Impressions DSP for Simple SUnday

If you haven't guessed by  now I am a fan of the Garden Impressions DSP and also the 6" x 6" DSP that comes in every Color Collection.  Today for Simple SUnday I using them together!

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The top and the bottom pieces of DSP are from the Garden Impressions pack.  The Melon Mambo stripes is from the 6" x 6" Brights DSP.  I love having coordinating stripes and dots in all the colors!  The sentiment is from the Enjoy Life stamp set stamped in Shaded Spruce with little Melon Mambo butterflies from the stamp set,all on a Whisper White stitched circle.  I also used the Silver and White Baker's twine.

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Have you gotten your free DSP yet?  The Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion runs through the end of the month.  It is important to remember that not all of the DSP is a part of the promotion.   

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Painted Glass Butterfly for Simple SUnday

Time for another Simple Sunday card.  I am using the Painted Glass stamp set again.  This card was created because I had a leftover butterfly from another project and had to find a way to use her.

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I have to tell you that the Subtle Embossing folder is amazing.  It adds just that little bit of texture that is interesting but not distracting.  I highly recommend it.  The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams and is embossed in white.  There is just something so dramatic about white lettering on black card stock.  The little butterfly was colored using Stampin' Blends and then covered with Fine-Tip glue.  The glue adds a little shine and dimension.  The rhinestones were added to step it up a bit but is not necessary.  

 

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Painted Glass Butterflies for Simple Sunday

Time to revive Simple Sunday!  Today's Simple Sunday card is an easy one and fairly quick too.  It is a one layer card, thank goodness for Whisper White Thick card stock!  Thick Whisper White is the perfect weight for card bases.  

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I used the butterfly from the Painted Glass stamp set and stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, and So Saffron card stock.  The butterflies were cut using the Stained Glass thinlits. The sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  Love the look of white embossing on black card stock.  To finish the card I added some sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.  

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I am leaving the inside of the card blank until I know exactly what occasion I am going to use this for.  This card and layout can be used for so many different occasions.  

 

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Simple Sunday: Celebrate You Thinlits

Need a quick and easy card?   Have some patterned paper scraps and/or washi tape?  Well here you go!

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I also used the fabulous Celebrate You thinlits in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.   These thinlits are free with a $100 purchase and will also be available in the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  

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This card is super fast to make and can be used for lots of occasions.  The hardest past is just picking out some coordinating papers or washi tape to use. 

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

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Mostly Manly Monday: To a Fungi

I have been wanting to make a card using this sentiment ever since I first saw the  Stampin' Up!  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.   When  I saw sketch #230 on the CAS(E) this Sketch! blog everything came together.

Here's the sketch which I followed pretty much exactly!  Why mess with perfection?

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Get it?  I know it is a pretty silly play on words but I like it!  Anytime I can come up with a twist on a manly card I will take it.  The Pick a Pattern DSP is so very fun to play with.  Lots of great designs to mix and match.  After a little fiddling around I finally settled on these three patterns.   I used the Brushworks Alphabet to stamp out the sentiment.  I think it is always good to have at least one alphabet stamp set in your collection, so you can customize your sentiments.  I like the Brushworks Alphabet because I like to pretend that I can brush letter.

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On the inside of the card I used another strip of the Pick a Pattern DSP and cut out some of the fungi/mushrooms.  This is a pretty simple card to make and a great way to use some of your scrap pieces of DSP.

Here are the basic measurement but you can easily change the sizes of the DSP depending on what you have in your DSP stash.

Basic Black card base 4-1/4" x 11"  scored at 5-1/2"

Crushed Curry layer 4" x 5-1/4"

Basic Black layer 3-1/2" x  4-3/4"

Striped DSP 1" x 3-1/4"

Mushroom DSP 2-1/4" x  3-1/4"

Black and White DSP 1-1/4" x 3-1/4"

Whisper White inside of the card 4" x 5-1/4"

DSP strip inside of the card 3/4" x 4"

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