Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I have a SUPER simple card for you today but a card that has a BIG punch with the quote! By now you all know that I adore sentiment stamps and as I have learned from my fearless leader and friend, Mary Fish….I take her words of wisdom to heart. She shared with me…when in doubt – go with the sentiment sets. (That link that I hyperlinked for Mary is a video that she has today on her blog about making a perfect bow and ironically…we are using the same stamp!)

This stamp set, Just Add Text is a NEW stamp on the block and it is definitely an A list” stamp. (that means…it’s a keeper) 😀  Just look at the 6 amazing sentiments in this set. I think that you can quickly see the possibilities of many cards.

 

 

 

 

 

There are a couple factors that make my heart skip a beat when I am creating….this card has many of those elements…

  • I love white space (or heck, Very Vanilla space) as I think that there is something clean and oh so classic about it!
  • I love clean lines….the stitched framelits add just a wee bit of pizzazz but still keep it super clean
  • I love layers…to me, layers are like that extra dollop of icing! It just “feels good” when you hold it in your hand
  • I love fun and practical ribbon….this is a new one that is just beautiful. You all are going to go nuts with the ribbon selection in the new catalog….remember to check out my Product Shares
  • I love a card that less WORKS and this card is a perfect example of that! 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also something super special on a monochromatic card. I invite you to try to stick to one color or color family. For many, it is a challenge and they simply do not like the “restrictions” but I think that it is very impactful……

For the ribbon, I first anchored it down with the Fast Fuse and then added a bow on the front secured with a simple glue dot. I think that the stitching on the ribbon and then the stitching on the framelit just makes this card – it is as SIMPLE as that!

 

 

 

 

 

Now may I ask you….are you smiling with the fun Polka Dot Paper? It is just adorable and it is from the Birthday Memories DSP Collection and this is a super unique paper offering for Stampin’ Up! as there are framelits that match many of the designs on the paper.

Because I am working with a limited supply if the new DSP’s that are in the new catalog….I found this one and it actually turned out perfectly. Just think – this time next week you will be able to order any of these products!

 

 

 

 

There you have it….a super simple card that carries a big message. I would not feel guilty one bit that this card literally took minutes to pull together. You betcha that whomever is lucky enough to receive it will be clickin’ their heels!

I hope to see you back tomorrow to see what is up my sleeve – it will be totally different so be prepared!

John and I are probably picking Strawberries while you are reading this with your coffee. We love doing that but we really – REALLY love when it is Blueberry season….(that will be in about 3 weeks) There is something so rewarding and fun to go into a field and pick fresh fruits and vegetables and then coming home and enjoying them.

Speaking of enjoying….I hope that you enjoy your day whatever you are up to and be safe if you are traveling!

 

 

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