Here is a super simple card that takes just minutes to make and the colors that you can use are endless and the end result – FUN!!! There is a fun moment within the home office at Stampin’ Up! with the super fun and sweet Shannon West….you can CLICK HERE to see the post all about her idea and concept to sending handmade cards to people to celebrate and honor their special day.

I LOVE her concept and I am hopping on the Birthday Card Train and I hope that you will do so as well. Please do not get me wrong…social media is a great tool and so easy to click a button and say Happy Birthday….but receiving a piece of mail, a handmade card is so special.

The star of this super simple card is the Watercolor Words Stamp Set shown below. This is one stamp set that I have blogged about a bunch and it is one that I never get tired of because of its versatility! It is so fun and fresh and I adore that it is a photopolymer so it makes it even easier to line up and stamp!





You can see in the parade of pictures that I used (2) colors of paper and the same (2) colors of ink ~ Bermuda Bay and Pool Party! THere are clearly no rules in making a card like this…I call this...READY ~ SET~STAMP = ONE FUN CARD!




Today on the sentiment I double stamped the sentiment….just ever so slightly moving the top color (Bermuda Bay) up a bit….LOVE THE LOOK…what do you think? You can see that I did a super quick fussy cut of the sentiment and then matted it. How EASY!




When you stamp of the edges like I did today, simply place a piece of scrap paper under your card stock over top of the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. I think it is a fun and fresh look to have stamped images go off the edges of your card stock. Several trio dots here and there added that little something special to your card!




How clean and simple can you get? Just think of all of the fun colors you could use. If you wanted to make this masculine…I would stamp the Happy Birthday just like I did it today and then simply place that over top of a masculine DSP ~ DONE!

I think that you can see how fast you could whip up a bunch of these. I challenge you to go through your card stock….find some colors that “speak to you” and then sit down and make a stack of special goodness from your heart so in turn, you can make someone smile as you remember them on their special day!




The 6 x 6 paper stacks that we have are great for many reasons but I do use them a bunch for envelopes. Sometimes I look at the paper I have that I want to use for my envelopes to dictate the color scheme that I will use for my project.

Below you will see the front of the envelope! Doesn’t it make you smile? I challenge you again to do this on the outside of the envelope…I think it will make you super proud and you will be amazed at how quick it is to do!



So…how about it – How about making some super clean and simple cards for you to have on hand to make someones day!

Today you can order the super adorable stamp that Shannon created…a perfect stamp to stamp on cards and envelopes so you can SHOUT IT OUT TO ALL….that what we do is  GREAT and what we do is SPECIAL! I hope that you will join the fun!




One more peek at this card…its a keeper and remember, cut the cardstock that you are going to cover up….waste not want not!!! Thanks for your precious time and click that SHOP NOW Button and order this fun stamp today! WAY TO GO SHANNON for being the brainchild for this great concept!




Please, please do not underestimate what we do…throw perfection out the window as what is important is that YOU DID SOMETHING for SOMEONE ELSE! That is soooo powerful…and I am proud of you!

Yesterday was a much smoother day for Hannah and I. She felt well enough to ride and she did fantastic! Still not 100% but feeling soooo much better than Saturday. She left to go back to school.The other girls that were ill as well are feeling better but one poor Dad – is still not feeling great!

I feel bad for him as he is here with his daughter that is super young and he is miserable. Good thing there are lots of hands to help. She is adorable….she looked at me yesterday and said, Mrs. Itell…..I am SOOOOOO glad that I just ate the cheese pizza, not the pepperoni!!!

Pop back tomorrow for some more tips and tricks….have a great day…think about keeping some simple cards like this on hand to make someones day!Watercolor


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