Happy Hump Day! Now this is what I am talkin’ about…a card that is as easy as 1,2,3 but carries a PUNCH! I have a question for you and one that I think we can all relate to…
Why is it that we feel the need to complicate things?
I ask this because as I was making this card I admit, I felt a bit guilty. I was thinking …“this is too easy”…”I need to jazz it up with something”….then I thought...”wow – I like this”…”this was a no-brainer, it’s done”…
There is nothing wrong what so ever having a card that uses minimal products and one that can be pulled together and completed in a matter of minutes.
The star of the show is the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (now say that 3 times). Just look – it is…one BIG…one SIMPLE SNOWFLAKE…that makes a STATEMENT!
I am using Very Vanilla today as I have been “neglecting it lately” and I am just still kickin’ my heels that is it available now in the Thick – Heavy weight. I love the softness that it gives and for me, it is still my “white” as there is nothing like having the “white space” on a card and today….that is one of the elements that makes this card.
You really do not need me today but while I am here….let me keep yackin’ away!
- The base is a vertical A-2 – 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″
- The Very Vanilla piece that I embossed is 4″ X 5 1/4″ and I ran it through Mr Big with the Winter Wonder Folder
- The Mat of Real Red is just a smidge larger, 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ and YES – I did cut some shapes out of the center of the red not to waste it!
- The sentiment for both the outside and the inside is from the Flurry Of Wishes, a Photopolymer one carried over from last year.
- The envelope love is from the Quilted Christmas 6″ X 6″ DSP….(one of my favorites in the new catalog).
Look at that nice and deep impression that you get…with just a little crank from Mr. Big! (he does such a great job) I am trying to be better about using Embossing Folders…
I know that I rarely show you all the inside of a card but I just had to snap a picture for the other simplicity of this showing you that 1,2,3 – DONE this whole project would be! Can you image how many cards you could crank out in a “me time block” and the other great factor…this is a very inexpensive card to make.
I am guilty of making several different cards…I usually go off of 3 or 4 designs that I come up with and I know that we are really early in the Christmas Card game…but this might be in the running for the need of the “quick and easy category”
We need to STOP and CHAT about this new DSP Stack. It is wonderful – it is as simple as that! I think when you hear the word “quilt” you think is something old fashion and perhaps dated….well look below and smile!
This picture does a great job but to me there is something even more BOLD and CRISP about these colors together. It is just one great stack and remember, with my Product Share…you will get (1) full sheet of each of them.
If you were to make this card “in the masses” you would have plenty of the “red options” for your liners….heck – if you were to use the one that I am using today you would be able to make (12) envelopes alone from this one design.
WHAT…HOW??? Easy – I cut the DSP into a 2″ X 6″ strip and you get (4) sheets of this paper = 12 cuts!
Here is your picture to pin! Clean and Simple is the name of this Hump Day Card! For those of you that have small children or grandchildren, this would be a great card for you to make with them.
They would LOVE to crank Mr. Big and then you could do the stampin’….and a win-win….you will not only have fun doing a project together, but you will love the end result…a great card!
You know what tomorrow is….the weekly game day….let’s play Tic-Tac-Toe! Games are so much fun…even as an adult! I am hoping to have a productive day…I am getting 200 ears of corn to put up! To me there is nothing like having the freshness of the summer all winter long and I always try to take advantage of produce when it is super yummy!
I will try to snap a picture of my helpers! I put a plastic sheet down in our family room…watch You Tube Videos on our TV and shuck away with my furry friends before the blanching of the corn. At first they think something fun is going to happen because of the table and change of the family room but once they see that it is rather boring they do what they do best….SLEEP!
Remember, if you want in the 1st wave of my Product Share you need to email me by this Sunday, September 3rd so I can save a spot for you. I will do another share but that will not be until the 3rd week of September.
I will be up with the chickens (heck – they will probably be asleep still) to order the products for the share. I do expedite the shipping so I can turn them around to you in a jif! IT’s kind of a bummer that Monday is a Holiday so no USP…..but I know you will be smiling BIG TIME when you see how fast I will turn your shares around!