Does a card need to be a rectangle??? Does a card need to be a square??? Nope…today we are going in circles! This card inspiration is for my oldest peep as he is running a crazy relay marathon this weekend.
I had never heard of such a thing. You can click here to read more about it – (it really is fascinating) and he will be running from Boson to Providence Town in Cape Cod (a total of 200 miles) and Will will be running (3) different times! Obviously they are working as a team but the concept is really fun!
Today is one version…and please pop back tomorrow to see the "stepped up" version. I thought since he was doing something so different…I would make him a different card! The best thing is that we have the envelope punch board so making an envelope is a cinch!
When you go to cut this base, just make sure that you leave the framelit off the cutting area on the Big Shot so you have this part as the hinge!
The sentiment was a super simple stamp and the the Big Shot did all of the work. Isn't it great to get a perfect circle each and every time! Stampin' dimensionals are the key accessory to make the card pop!
The subtle DSP from the Adventure Bound DSP Stack, the is THE BEST Masculine Paper Stack…if you are running low on it, I would purchase another back before it leaves as it is a wonderful paper for making masculine cards.
This is a fun and quick card to whip up! The Bravo Stamp Set is a stellar one for WOOT-WOOT cards! It has many wonderful sentiments that are perfect to congratulate someone! (See the scrolling images below)
I did stamp a fun sentiment inside, tomorrow I will share with you the inside. Please do not forget to have fun with making cards in all different shapes. They create an instant smile and you will be smiling too!
Please feel free to email me and I hope to see you tomorrow! Enjoy your day…
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Woot-Woot! It's the weekend and I am doing the smiling Susan dance as I do love these 2 day challenges! Today card is a simple and clean card (just my style) and then please pop back tomorrow to see the stepped up version!
Today's card showcases 3 colors that I love together (white,my navy and green)….so classic, so clean, so fresh! It doesn't get any cleaner than this and you can see how you can easily change the colors…the orientation of the card to get a total different look!
p.s. – make sure you hang on to the end because there is a SURPRISE that I think will make you smile…no peeking yet = please see the scoop on the card today and then ENJOY!
Let's get going!
- This is a 4" square card and you will see on Monday where is is going! Square cards are my HANDS DOWN favorite and being able to make your own envelope is a cinch with our envelope punch board.
- This is a super fun stamp set and I am happy that it will be around as it is a fun one! This coordinates with the deco label framelits so it is a win -win each and every time!
- All of the sentiments are stellar and fun – and it can be used for so many occasions – it makes a perfect card and you will see on Monday how I am going to use this stamp set again.
- To get the polka dots "perfect" I used the embossing folder and then the 1/2" punch to place the garden green circles just where I wanted them
- Stampin' Dimensionals did the trick to lift the sentiment up to shine! (Don't be skimmy on them)
- Envelope time…using this amazing DSP to line the back flap was a quick and simple touch
Don't you love these colors together? They are so classic – can't you imagine other color combinations to give a totally different twist!
Well….thoughts??? Can you see making a card like this? Please pop back tomorrow to see the changes I did (that literally took a minute but can it a new look!) I hope that these types of post encourage you to look at your work in different ways.
Remember, no rules…just works of art from your heart! Thanks for popping by and please do not forget to check out the weekly deals…and also the retiring goodies! (Just because they are retiring doesn't mean that they are not keepers! There are many products that I will be keeping in my work area…cause' I love them!)
Have a fabulous day and please feel free to email me! Until tomorrow!
p.p.s. – here you go…..now do the HAPPY DANCE – the NEW IN COLORS! So….sooooooo happy! What is your favorite? I'll let you know mine tomorrow!
Here you go my friends, it is the day that I share with you a simple card and then tomorrow please pop back and you can see the same card…just "stepped up" a bit! You just cannot get anymore basic than this sweet card.
This is what I call a formula card and a layout that you can use over and over – simple change up the stamps and color schemes and wowzers – you have a new card and your secret is safe with me.
Today's card is a regular A-2 card in Crushed Curry and then the white is just a smidge smaller. The super fun DSP is from the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper.
The polka dots are not only fun, they are classic and timeless.
The (2) stamp sets I used are Sassy Salutations and Flower Shop and YIPPEE – they are both staying in the new catalog….WOOT-WOOT.
Remember we have a punch that POPS out these flowers in a snap! I am soooo darn excited to see what new stamps and punches SU is going to come out with…
Can you see that I kept one of the flowers flat and then on the other one, I "doubled" up a stampin' dimensional in the center? This works every time to create a fun depth.
For the centers of the flowers, I used up scraps of Crushed Curry and the 1/2" punch. Darn, those punches sure do come in handy!
The envelope was a double whammy today! I used crushed curry, the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot to create a simple, clean and fun back flap.
On the front I used the stamps (as they are already inked up so why not???) as it is the perfect finishing touch.
Now can't you see that this card is timeless and wow, how much fun it would be with different colors! This is another one of those cards to make up a bunch and keep them on hand, "just in case"!!!
Do you ever make up a bunch of cards and give as a gift? This would be one of them to keep up your sleeve. I am excited for you to pop back tomorrow to see what changes I have made.
Please feel free to email me if I can be of help, enjoy your Saturday and I deeply appreciate you popping in and supporting my Stampin' Up! fun. It is my goal to make you feel a sense of accomplishment and encourage you to continue to reach, stretch and try to make this whole card making rewarding!
Well this card sums it up…"You made my day" What a great week for me, for you and I am happy to report for "Jack". He is doing much better but did stay at the Vets another night for observation – John has his bed ready to take to work with him today and he will pick up our little buddy if the vet says its ok and he will go to work with John.
Please make sure that you go to the end of the post as I have (2) adorable pictures of "Jack" – He truly is the sweetest little Jack Russell ever and you will enjoy them – many thanks for your kind concerns and emails!
For those of you that are new to what I like to do on weekends…here you go! Today I am going to share with you a super simple and clean card and then tomorrow I will show you the same basic card, but just "stepped up" a bit!
I blogged earlier this week with this stamp set and I shared with you that I think it is a "sleeper" in the catalog – I simply adore it….actually so much that I think I could use it as a Stamp of the Month Kit because I think it is that versatile.
What more would you need? This card does the trick each and every time and the best thing is – just change the sentiment to make it work for you! The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts and that is definitely on my "A List"
The card base is my good old faithful "go-to" Whisper White Cards and envelopes – they just make my life easier as it totally takes all of the guess work out! You know me…I always like to cut another piece just 1/4" smaller as I think that this gives your card projects a special and simple touch.
The main key was the use of the Stamp-a-ma-jig….it is a dear friend to me and it should be for you as well! I find it to be like riding a bike – once you get it – you get it and you'll never look back!
Last but not least = envelope fun! I couldn't have a card go out with a naked envelope! I used the Island Indigo DSP Stack, always a great choice as you will get (4) different prints of paper in all of the colors!
I know that today is such a super quick card and I hope that you were not bored with it. I think it is super sweet and carries a big statement. I adore the flowers and using a simple glue dots makes it a cinch!
I was able to make it to the Horse Show in time to see Hannah ride. She did a great job and her main competition is today and tomorrow. It feels WONDERFUL to be back at a horse show – it is very, very muddy but I adore being around the horses and seeing my "barn friends"
In closing, here are (2) pictures of my little buddy "Jack" – he truly is a very special little Jack Russell and he adores me – we have always had a bond and the rest of the family says he is a "Moma's Boy" – I like to take him to Horse Shows with me if we are gone for a long time.
He is incredibly loyal to me and will never leave where "I put him" – the 1st one was when we were in Gulf Port MS and it was soooooo chilly and windy…..we was shivering (He is wearing my vest) and it was also during Mardi Gras….so in style he is wearing his beads (you can put anything on him and he will not take it off)
Here he is back at the barn….all 5 of our dogs have these matching coats – they love their coats! Isn't he just adorable – he makes me melt!
Thanks for popping in today and I hope to see you back here tomorrow to see how just a quick "tweek" and add a different look!