Good Saturday to all….If it is Saturday than that means that is Simple Saturday – the 1st of our weekend post where I try to share with you 2 different ways to make a fun and simple card.

I will say right out if the gate.because I am so “simple”…I was scared to death to try to be a turtle and stick my head out to try double stamping (I always that was for the people that REALLY new their Stampin’ stuff!) ~ does this ring a bell to anyone?

Well…I made the decision that I need to “give it a try” because I was seeing more and more stamp sets using this method and guess what??? – it is SUPER EASY and if Simple Susan can do it…you can do it to!

 

 

 

 

Before we get to this card, we need to announce the winner from yesterdays post. I have to tell ALL of you that left comments…THANK YOU…because my heart and “joy tank” was filled as I would look at my phone and read comments while sitting with my Dad and Uncle yesterday…if you did not get a chance to read them – please do yourself a favor and just read the wonderful Easter memories that many shared.

 

 

To the winner…..drum roll ~ drum roll…..Pat Preszler…YOU WON!!!

 

Woot –Woot to you and hop around the room and do a bunny dance and then email me your address and I will send you the FUN refill for this great kit.

 

 

Now to the card….it is a keeper in my eyes – very classic and a smile maker for sure! Do you remember on Tuesday we were chatting about CASEING (Copy And Share Everything)…well this is exactly where this card came from.

Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator we get a perk of a fantastic magazine that comes out quarterly and you know me – I swoop through it and try to be inspired. It is filed with inspiration, ideas, tips and great articles for the hobby demonstrator as well as the business builder demonstrator.

 

 

 

 

You can see where I was going with today’s inspiration and I do hope that you will pop back tomorrow to see how I changed it up a bit…..When I saw the above inspiration, I thought – I HAVE NOT USED THAT STAMP SET in a while….so it is the focal bundle for this weekends post (It’s a bundle because it has a punch with it)

I have some “pretty pictures” for you to see this up close to take it all in….do you notice that I am using 3 of the upcoming retired In Colors? (I should have used the Mint Macaron to make it 4) but I used Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe for the sentiment.

 

 

 

 

The beauty of this stamp set it that you can use the same color 2 and sometime 3 if there is a triple image stamp and it appears that you are using several colors. Does that make sense to you?

Let me try to explain better…..the watermelon wonder was stamped to make a petal ….then I took the next stamp that had more detail and inked that up and stamped over top of the first petal…by doing this you get an instant shading because you are adding more color and in turn – YOU ARE LOOKING LIKE A PRO! 😀

 

 

 

 

YOU all enabled ME to give Tip Top Taupe a chance….because I admit, I have used the paper a bunch but I have not given the same love to the ink….but today – here you go….this incredible sentiment is stamped in this In Color that it getting ready to walk the plank in a couple of months! I LOVE the subtle look of it – thanks for the gentle nudge!

Don’t you just love the “watercolor look” of this stamp. It is just a beauty and naturally the color ideas are endless. Here is a tip: I actually popped out all of the pieces that I needed for this 2 day post and THEN I stamped it. WHY????? I admit, sometimes it is hard to do your stampin’ and then just try to get that 1 pedal and you feel like you are loosing paper.

This way, I take a long piece of white scraps and just punch away and because it is a photopolymer…..I can see right through it and BAM – easy-peasy!

 

 

 

One more look at this beauty and I hope that you are smiling. Not only is the sentiment a keeper, the whole card is one that would surely bring a smile to all! I couldn’t resist using the sparkle embossing folder…..but I have some SAD NEWS……this is already SOLD OUT AS A FREEBIE for Sale-a-bration……

You can still purchase it as you would normally do, but the limit that Stampin’ Up! had for a FREEIE for SAB as ALL GONE 🙁  (Early bird gets the worm)….

 

 

 

Here is your picture to PIN to the wonderful cyber world. I think that we all agree that a card like this will go for many occasions. Take off that sentiment and put something totally different ~ BAM….good to go!

 

 

 

 

You can see by the charts below that things are getting sold out as we wind down SAB. We still have next week so don’t hesitate as you can clearly see…things DO sell out!

Remember, double paw prints until the end of SAB – now I know THAT makes many super happy and I get it, I would be happy as well!

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the day…..grab some sunshine as we are to have nice weather on the East Coast and I hope to see you back here tomorrow!

 

 

 

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