Happy, happy weekend to all! Our Chick has a new name….Henrietta! That was fun to see how you all voted and I was thrilled that you all liked Parker, he is one cute pig. Every time I look at his expression, I crack up laughing!

Welcome to another edition of Simple Saturday and I hope to see you back here tomorrow to see Step It Up Sunday where I will take the same basic card and make some simple changes to give you another way to look at card making!

I admit, I can specifically remember looking through the Occasions Catalog for the very first time….and wowza – right on page 24 was this stamp set…appropriately named Beautiful You. This is such a very different stamp set for us and I say, “I LIKE IT” – the art work is sooooooo elegant and I am amazed at all of the things you can do with this stamp set!

 

 

You really do not need me on this one but I will give you the super easy measurements. If I cannot purchase a stamp set in photopolymer, I go for the clear mount and for something like this…I do use the Stamp -a -ma- Jig….this is a tool that everyone needs to master as it will be your friend in many projects.

I have not blogged a bunch about this tool lately but all I can really, really emphasize is….learn to use it and learn to be comfotable with it because once you do, it will be your best stampin’ friend!

 

 

 

 

For the Dijon Skirt, it is a stamp in the set and I stamped it off once before I stamped it over the image. I felt that a softer look and feel was perfect with this clean and simple card. Lets quickly chat about this sentiment isn’t it a “keeper”. This stamp set would be a perfect stamp set to make a bunch of different cards to pull together as a fabulous gift for someone! (hmmmmmmm…..maybe a future post?)

To keep the simplicity and elegance of this card, I added 3 scored lines on the top and the bottom…a perfect finishing touch. When I do this I prefer using the Simply Scored Tool.

This is one of the very first things I purchased from Stampin’ Up! years ago and I will say, as much as I adore (and I do) our trimmer, I much prefer using the simply scored for making score lines like I did today because I can get a “deeper groove/impression”

 

 

 

 

  • The over all card is a 4 1/4″ Square in Very Vanilla
  • The black mat is a “smidge” larger, 4 1/8″ square
  • Using the stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped the sentiment and image using the Black Archival Ink.
  • The skirt was “stamped off once” in Dijon to give a softer look and feel.
  • The envelope was made using the Envelope Punch Board….easy-peasy!

 

 

 

I am sooooo excited to finally break out this stamp set and have fun. It is special, very special and I just love the “sketch” look and elegance that it gives. This is a stamp set that will always “make you LOOK GREAT”

I hope that we all live by this great sentiment…you all know how I love my quotes….this is a great one that I know that if I received a card from a friend with this one it….I would feel super special….

Do you know what happens in one month from today? On February 21st, there will be (3) more additions to the already great Sale-A-Bration Items….but remember, the SAB items are only available for a limited time, while supplies last with every qualifying order of $50. The is why I say…It is the SWEETEST time of the year!

Enjoy your day and I will see you in the morning!

 

 

 

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