This is my kinda card….sweet and simple that makes you smile! I know that you have heard me time and time again saying…It’s all about the basics….and YEP, I will say it again…It’s all about the basics!
I just love this card base….how about you? It is one of the FREEBIE options from Sale-A-Bration called, Tutti Fruitti Note Cards and Envelopes and they are just a breath of Spring to me on a blustery cold day like today! Guess what? Stampin’ Up is going to be offering more options for Sale-A-Bration……I preordered them yesterday so next week you will get a peek….(they are super cute)
Now let’s get back to that basics thing….look at the simplicity of this card….simple shapes with matting and DONE!. The sweet focal stamp is from the Flying Home Stamp from the Occasions Catalog. Images like this are super simple to color in and we all know we have many options in how we can color….today I used the Stampin’ Blends as they are hands down the fastest for me to do!
I have blogged about these Note Card before and you can click here to see that post….but one thing that I love about this offering is that you get 16 card bases and the coordinating envelopes are not only a FUN color but they have a great liner that coordinated with the Tutti Fruitti DSP Stack that is in the catalog….win-win!
Whenever you can get a POP of color in a simple way like this I say…..GO FOR IT as you can keep the rest of the card rather simple. The card base sets the tone letting the sweet floral and bird house POP!
Can you see what I did after I colored the image in? I took a white get pen and added some dots to the bird house and also some on the flowers! I know that it is hard to see but when you hold it….it does makes a difference – just a quick and simple touch that adds a bit of pizzazz!
Speaking of a wee bit of umph……I ran the So Saffron Circle thru Mr. Big with the Confetti Textured Embossing Folder before I adhered them together….another quick and easy way to add to a simple card!
Now to a stamp that I have honestly not seen blogged much of…..it is a Hostess Offering Stamp called Yay You….I say YAY because it is a photopolymer…..I say YAY as it was just $10.00 and I say YAY once again as I think that it is super simple and the fonts and Sentiments are YAY!
After I pulled this off the shelf I noticed the sweet little hearts…..you bet that they will get inked up this weekend as I plan to make Valentines and I call a little cluster like that a “filler” as stamps like this are perfect to add here and there to spice things up!
When I create a “fish tail” sentiment strip like this I like to do so on a much longer strip of paper….stamp the sentiment and then make a snip in the middle of the strip and then cut on either side to meet the middle cut…..
This is one of those silly things that we always seem to over analyze making sure the ends match perfectly etc…(sound familiar to anyone) when actually no one would ever notice…..you know my motto on making dots and dashes…..JUST DO IT!
One more peek at this sweet card and did you notice the inside liner on the envelope? Yep…just that little bit of crumb cake from the bird house pulls the whole thing together.
I think that next time I use this stamp I will do it with using the Aqua Painter for you to see the difference in the coloring. The one medium of color that I rarely use and know that I should give it some more love is the watercolor pencils…..I admit – I actually forget about them as my first go to os the Stampin’ Blends.
Have a great weekend and if you are a Super Bowl fan……well – I hope your team wins! We do adore watching big events like this as it always seems to be a great reason to have some yummy food…..so BBQ Ribs are our Football pick!
Stay warm….be safe and I hope that you can squeeze some “me time” in over the weekend and play with stamps and paper! Below you will see the new Hostess Code as well as the Gift With Purchase for the Month of February……
Next week I am going to wow you with a fun post using and highlighting these adorable notecards & envelopes….You are going to agree, they truly are super fun and unique! It was an idea sent to me from a super de duper stamper and I loved it soooooo much, I had to purchase the stamp set that coordinates with it!
I just LOVE IT when someone enables me! Have a super fun weekend…….
Do you know if the little narrow note cards and envelopes go for regular postage or will it be extra?
Hi Doris and they will not go thru the mail as they are…..I think that the intention was to be a little note to put in a gift….perhaps add a gift card etc..
Honestly when I first saw them I was not crazy about them but now I have changed my opinion as I have seen some great ideas with them
I can’t wait to blog about them……another option you could do is to put the little card in a regular envelope but I admit…..that seems pointless!
Adorable card, Susan!!! I love how you add your little touches….they really make a difference. Have a happy weekend. ?
Hi Ann and thanks! You know that I love my little white pen details…..I think that the little touches add a difference…..especially when you are holding it.
The white gel pen is one that I always have many of ….just in case!
I am enjoying the stamp…..
Love the little bird house etc. I did notice the dots on the house and the one flower! Too cute! Oh, and now I see the little blue flowers have the dots too. Duh. Anyway, this is a fun set and I am not sure how bad I want it. It may be my treat from Mary Fish for my upgrade. Something about the little bird house with the bird looking out the window and the other bird house with the chicken weather vane makes me smile. And yes, I would love to see the aqua painter with this set too. I have a set of four of the little note cards and envelopes from the Prize Patrol from the retreat last Saturday. The other prize in the morning was a gable box with paper etc. to decorate it. It is cold and snowing now. I need to make a few cards and get them in the mail soon so I will have some me time.
Speaking of “me” time I had a wonderful time at my fun heart pin class yesterday noon. I made a little 2×2 inch pin in the shape of a heart out of a zipper and some buttons and lace. It looked pretty cute if I say so myself! I scrounged in the the art center’s button box and brought home some and some more zippers etc. to make a few more pins. Talk about easy peasy fast and easy! Plus, lots of fun to make and to wear. Even Mike thought the one I finished was cute and totally something I would buy for myself!
You are on a well deserved winning roll….this might be a great pick for your freebie……I think it is a stamp set that has lots of possibilities with sentiments…..years ago we had a stamp set that was kinda similar…..
I will do it with the aqua painter…..I do love the aqua painter and wish more people would not be fearful of it……just have a paper towel handy and you are good to go!
So happy to hear that your me time was rewarding! That is always the best when Hubble sees the fun and appreciates your joy!
Love this cute card, Susan. Great job of coloring and the dots really add that extra something that makes it perfect. Enjoy the weekend.
Thanks…..we have been having a fantastic weekend and I am hoping to have some crafting time before the big game! Go Philadelphia!
Hey, Susan, I just love your little dots on the birdhouse and flowers….adds such a nice touch! Beautifully colored too, I might add. Speaking of the Super Bowl, I’m taking it you want the New England Patriots to win, since you said you hoped that my team won. ; ) I’m making lasagna and will be heading to one of my son’s house. Another son and his fiancé will be going their too. I expect a tight game…we never seem to be ahead by a long shot. Enjoy your ribs~
Hmmmmmm….guess what? I am going for Philadelphia this time…..I like to see someone else have their first……but I agree – it will be a good game…….lasagne……yummers …..I will think about your yummies will I savor the ribs….and baked pineapple….have you ever had that? Super yummers with ribs!
Cute card! Your dots give it that special touch and the envelope liner just “seals the deal!” Looking forward to the Super Bowl as well with lots of fun food and great company. ?
Love it!,,,seals the deal…..what a perfect comment but then again, you always are so darn clever! Let our tummies be filled later!