Woot-woot….it is time for Simple Saturday! Wow….I was thinking back….and it has been I while since I designed for a weekend post because of the amazing talent of my team during the month of July! They did a fantastic job – setting the bar high so…..I hope that I can inspire you!
For those of you that are new to my blog, first – welcome and let me explain what I do on the weekends. Saturdays post is called “Simple Saturday” where I share with you a simple card….and then I welcome you back tomorrow for “Step it up Sunday”, where I try to tweak it a bit to share and show you how you can make some simple changes….stepping it up a bit!
Here is a “smile card” for you….what???? I ask you – DID YOU SMILE when you saw it? I bet you did because I think just about anyone would love to receive a sweet card like this!
Naturally the color combinations you could do with this are endless….today’s palette of Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral and So Saffron are the trio of choice and the “greenery”….good old Pear Pizzazz!
I blogged the other day using the framelits from this bundle, Lovely Inside & Out and just as I said the other day, this is one unique set of framelits….you can simply cut out the word (like I did on Thursday) or you can do like I did today, use the coordinating framelit to cut the entire shape out (like I did here using the Layering Ovals Framelits)
Below you will see a trick that I did to make this super fast to do! Whip out that good old pencil and trace the oval as a guidelines as to where you would like to stamp! Now you can see that it is super fast to stamp!
The floral fun is from the Beautiful Bouquet bundle below. I know that Stampin’ Up! has a bunch of floral offerings but this one has the “floral shop and sentiments” to the max…all in one! The unique element about this bundle are the actually amount of “die cut pieces” that truly give you that layered and “hand-picked” feel of a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
We all seem to like the look and feel of “layers” on a card, especially with the bases on a card….but once you add layers of the actual stamped element….there is an instant POP that happens and the smile gets even bigger!
Another reason why I am a fan of this type of a stamp set/bundle is simple…I love to be able to tuck here and there! When you have small images that “just work” as a filler, it makes creating more fun and interesting! Also, small images are great boo-boo fixers like I have done today!
The envelope love came from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP offering…this paper offering is full with fun and busy to clean and classic! Today, the simplicity of the black and white with the pop of the colors that I used in the card just seemed to work!
There you go….a card that can go for just about anyone! It is clean, classic and the color ideas are endless. I say….pick 3 colors that you want to play with….add a green tone and just have FUN! Another thing that would be beautiful to do is…use (3) shades of yellows for the flowers to have a fun monochromatic look!
Have a great day….and I hope to see you back here tomorrow to see how I have “stepped it up” Please remember that I offer a very generous Rewards Program for shopping with me. I know that I love to earn FREE STAMP SETS and I know that you are no different.
Now go make someone smile today…..I hope to!