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Woot-Woot, it’s the weekend and it is time for Simple Saturday! I call this a “formula” card and one that I would sketch off and save it for the future! Why do I say “formula” – to me that means that it is a “keeper” as you can change the focal portion and the sentiment….BAM – another great card 🙂

 

I have been using the Cottage Greetings Stamp Set a bunch lately….and I think that you can see why….it is a keeper and I just adore the sentiments and fonts! Heck, I love it so much, I think I might build a kit around it.

 

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I have some fun pictures for you and I hope that they inspire you and see that SIMPLE WORKS….this card is one that can be whipped up in no time and also a card that you could easily MASS PRODUCE…and just leave the sentiment off until you need a specific card!

 

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You know that I adore single stamps as I think that they are practical, great price point and simply timeless. I think that many of you overlook the single stamps as you at a glance do not see the longevity and practicality of them.

I find that I use my single stamps as much or even more than my stamp sets….having a punch that fits it perfectly is the icing on the cake!

 

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One tip that I will share with you….when you are doing a card like this, I always like to stamp the flower twice…mount one flat and then layer the upper one with dimensionsals  ~ this way it give the flower “movement” and a fun touch!

I used the 1/2″ circle punch to pull the Bohemian DSP and then an accent to the center…so simple and so sweet!

 

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To me…the other real star if this card is the embossing folder. Darn I forget about using them….does this happen to you? I will say that once I do…I LOVE the end result. The depth of texture is fabulous!

 

 

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Here you go again….another shot of the card….clean and classic…just the way I like it (perhaps you can say that this is a “safe zone” for me” but that is how I roll! I also think that using Very Vanilla paper adds an element of “instant warmth”….

 

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Now you know that I could not end a post without sharing with you how I “dressed” up the envelope. Well…how do you like it? This is a fun way and a change that will definaltly make the mailman smile (amd probably scratch his head in how did someone do that)

That’s the beauty of what we do….we always have tricks up our sleeves!

 

 

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I hope to see you back her tomorrow to see how a stepped it up a bit…you might like it…you might like today’s card better…that is what is GREAT we always have choices! Enjoy your Saturday….we are to get flurries…COLD weather again and very windy! Sounds like a great day to stay inside and stamp!

 

 

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