Hello and here is to a NEW week and a week of fun on Simple Stampin’. Yesterday when I was down at the barn trying to ignore the fact that it was FREEZING I decided to play a game with myself and plan my week of posts for you and I think that you are going to like what I have in store!

Now the reason I used this title for today’s post is simple….it is a super simple, rather “Plain Jane” card and trust me….it is a keeper! Now if you name is “Jane” – please do not take offense …I have (2) friends named Jane and they are NOT plain at all…actually they are both super fun!

Now how about this A M A Z I N G stamp set that is a part of Sale-A-Bration 2017 and this font is a GRAND SLAM out of the ballpark! Just take a look at this BIG beauty and also, the little sentiment words…fun, clean and classic! Remember, this stamp set can be yours for free with a $50.00 order (before shipping and taxes) but the sky is the limit with how many freebies you can earn….spend $100 – you get to pick 2 goodies…..

 

 

 

I have shared this before with you but I am sure that I have followers that have not heard this. When I started stampin’ up (about 5 years) ago…I thought that the color Sahara Sand was not the best…it was a dirty looking…grayish…..BLAH!!!! Well, was I wrong and I challenge you to give it a try.

Try it with all colors – you will be soooooo amazed. It is truly a neutral that will work with anything and it gives a feel like no other! The size of the Sahara Sand is 4″ X 5 1/4″ and then stamped in Sahara Sand. My stamp pad was well inked and I was thrilled with the look….so much, I stamped 12 of them to have on hand because I just adore this simple card!

Here are a couple of pictures that you will get a kick out of. As I said abouve, I stamped it in Sahara Sand but look at the below picture, I had a “wobble moment” and there was a wee bit of ink that made a mark.

I wanted to show you this because WE ALL KNOW IT HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF US….but there are ways to hide your boo-boo’s! That is why in the end I placed a sequin over top and PRESTO no one would ever know and actually it adds to the card!

 

 

 

Now let’s chat about the other fun of the card….the fireflies! THIS IS ONE HOT BUNDLE and yep, I would only purchase this as a bundle as you can see that the stamp set is fabulous and the sentiments, perfect for many cards that we will make!

Look at the detail….this is an exciting addition and I think that we are all going to get a bunch of use from this one! I invite you to look at the sample they have below. Notice the button….doesn’t that look amazing with that linen thread? I do not know about you….but I have a ca-zillion buttons and I plan to use them like you see below!

 

 

 

I need to back up to when I was in school….Biology and I dd not hit it off when we had to dissect things…..but today, we are doing some surgery on the fireflies! The below picture will show you the fire flies that I created for this simple card!

I did use my paper snips which worked like a dream but then as I was doing more of them I thought… what about my craft cutter. That would super as well but if you do use this – PLEASE BE CAREFUL or just stick to the paper snips! (ALSO, no stressing here….just go for it – remember YOU are the only one that knew that they were together….

I admit that I find this craft knife very handy but it is SUPER SHARP….here is the one that I like because of the “soft grip” handle.Hang on in ordering it as tomorrow is TIPS for your Tuesday and I have another Amazon product that you will love! (just saying) 🙂 I am such an enabler!

 

 

 

 

You can see that the Sahara Sand was lifted off of the Very Vanilla base – THAT IS IT!!!! Sooooo simple. I did add a piece of craft foam behind the piece and I love the feel in your hand and also it goes through the mail perfectly!

Green Glue was my friend for the adding of the fireflies….but I will admit, once I started making many of these I switched to Stick It as WOW….no waiting time and no potential mess!

 

 

 

 

Here is your picture for the future…..hover over it and you can Pin away! I was scratching my head for the envelope fun and then Plan B – an Embossing Folder – works great!

One clean and simple, yet beautiful card! This is a stamp set that will be on Randall Lane forever as I adore the font!

 

 

 

Let’s all have a great week! I hope to see you back here tomorrow because I have a TIP for you that I think that you are going to love. HEADS UP to all that adore embellishments…..this one is FOR YOU and it makes me smile everyday I look at it!

It is still bitter cold on the East Coast so please be careful and stay safe! To me, it’s a great time to stay in and craft! See you in the morning….get ready to shop at Amazon ~ you will love it!

 

 

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