Good Morning….did you hear me grumbling yesterday? Well….I admit, I was as it has been a long time since I have had my “Susan Computer Issues” but yesterday and this morning…. it happened with the “photos” on my computer….it still is not right but I was creative and figured out a way to import them and today…yep, I have a date with a computer gu-ru!!!
I have a super simple card for you today that will hopefully put some ideas in your creative head to use this super simple technique with other basic shapes you have! You can also do this easily with a specific die shape….all you need is a die cut and Mr. Big!
Today I am using the below framelits, the Sweet & Sassy Framelits. I am often asked…“What are some tips in getting started in cardmaking”…I just LOVE this question as the answer is super simple….get the BASICS! I think “nesting shapes” of framelits are basics…and something that “timeless and the classics”! WHY??? The are a great building block for a clean and classic card!
In the below picture you will see what makes it unique….I cut the heart shape out of the front panel of my A-2 Card and then did a super simple stamp of a “love you” and POPPED it up! Now I ask you….HOW SIMPLE IS THAT?
I realize that there are some people that enjoy Valentines and then there are some….that just find it an ok time to make projects…but I think that a simple heart with a sentiment can do the trick…..for Valentines….or also and many other times throughout the year for someone super special! Are you wondering where that sentiment came from?
Please pop back tomorrow as I will be doing a whole post on a FUN product that I wager to say…..is a “sleeper” to many of you! It is the Oh Happy Photopolymer Stamp Set that is in the Oh Happy Kit…..found on page 15 in the Big Annual Catalog.
The focal paper is super yummy and the other prints in this collection are WOW – just STUNNING……Take a look below and I think that you will agree!
Remember, tomorrow is the LAST DAY for you to take advantage of my Occasions Product Share.…and just think – with a share you would easily be able to make some Valentines yourself with just a taste of this paper….a win-win as you will not be breaking the bank with having to buy a whole pack of paper!
You see….there are ways of getting the new kids on the block….giving them a test drive before you make the plunge to purchase it….to me, it is the best of both worlds!
This is a great view for you to see the opening….I thought that it was fun and something just a bit different than a regular card. I also think that the beautiful paper sets the tone for a clean and simple card that still makes a recipient feel WOW….I am super special! (cause guess what….YOU ARE)
I used Rich Razzleberry to stamp the sentiment and then did my “Susan dashes” to just jazz it up a wee bit….you know how I feel….LESS IS BEST and SIMPLE is my middle name as let’s face it….there are simply times where we just want to make something….with little time….and simply have that “I did it” experience, that is what makes us all beam with pride and joy!
Doesn’t it just look FUN to see the opening on the front? I did double and you could also triple up the dimension to make it really stand out but the card will still go through as a regular card with no additional postage!
I hope that this sweet card made your heart skip a beat! I cannot wait to share with you tomorrow the Oh Happy Day Kit and what I created. I know that there are many that enjoy my Monthly Kits but let me tell you…..this was a HUGE TREAT for me to make as I adored not having to work with cutting….planning…..designing…I GET IT – KITS ARE GREAT!
Speaking of kits…I am in FULL STEAM AHEAD with the January Kit and if you did not receive a confirmation from me….Houston, we have a problem….but no worries….just email me and we’ll get it squared away!
Have a GREAT day!
Good Morning Susan, Yes, this is a really cute and simple card. Must be a keeper!
Hey YOU….and I missed saying Happy Hump Day…..cause’ I think of YOU each time I say and write that!
Oh what fun! I just got into my E-mail and your blog popped up with a bright and happy post! Cute card and envelope! Did the York peppermint patty people get with SU to design a matching candy to the paper? Of course I was being conservative and didn’t ever buy the nesting heart dies. Now, of course I want to play with them. Well, I could do my own spin using a big dotted paper and die cutting or punching a circle and then attach a heart inside the circle on the inside of the card – SO THERE! They need to have stitched heart shapes like the circle, square and ovals…SU are you listening?
Well, Teddy is clamoring for a walk. Yeah, it was 20 degrees when we went out – much better than below zero. Plus the sun is out and it is going to get above freezing! I am going to the community art center across the street for a lunch time art treat. I hope I meet someone fun that I can craft with.
Hot dang, I was just going through my embossing folders and dies and found two hearts in the Hearts a Flutter framelits that I can use. I do think I need to make a list of what I do have….I found some others I didn’t even remember getting!
I sure did luck out with those matching….so much so…..I treat myself to one each time I pull them out for photos…..I wish that SU was listening to you….but I am – I get it – please try this – it is fun!
So cute and clever! Love how you popped the heart up…never would have thought of that. Hearts to you, Susan!
POP IT BABY…POP IT!
Hi Lisa, besides appreciating your card design, just wanted to touch base and see how you and Boo are doing. Have prayed for you both and would appreciate an update.
Lisa…I think that you are referring to my BOO-BOO of a wrist???? Well…..cast is off and therapy is now on my own….it is great but the strength is still not where is was pre-break….not sure if I am impatient or age…I THINK AGE!!!!!
It DOES take longer as we mature….and I just “caught on” what the label on my Vitamins were….they are One A Day Silver……I asked John why they have a silver label…..he looked and laughed….WELCOME TO THE SILVER AGES OF LIFE!!!
Very cute! I might have to rethink this Dsp.
It is cute….actually I think that the dramatic ones are stunning with the gold…..tey it from your product shares!
True love for that heart window! Clever and cool!
I like that Cool and Clever….it is SUPER SIMPLE!!!!
Love this DSP, Susan. You made such a cute card with it and the popped up heart. I’m inspired to begin Valentine cards. I’m looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us tomorrow. Good luck getting your computer fixed. That is so frustrating. Have a wonderful day!
Thanks my dear…guess what – I had an appt with the computer nerd and it didn’t do it!!!! He looked at me like I had 3 heads……GO FIGURE!!!
I’m definitely going to try this, Susan! Cute card…thanks for the idea~
Please do……but…it is soooooo darn basic for a gu-ru stamper like you!!!!
I am feeling SUPER silly as I didn’t see the last part of the post and it would have answered my questions that had me thinking all day yesterday….
You made me smile….maybe you could get your mind off of work and life with thinking about a card…I LIKE the way you think!!!!
Love the popped up through a window heart. I don’t have the heart framelets. I wasn’t sure how much I’d use them. I had Spellbinder ones back in the day but sold them due to lack of use. As Chris points out, other shapes would work as well.