#simplestamping Stampin’ Up! Challenge

#simplestamping is the hashtag for you if you love quick and easy, simple cards. Maybe you’re new to cardmaking or are simply overwhelmed by ALL THE STUFF. Or perhaps your life is jam-packed and you don’t have a lot of time for creativity. Whatever the case, #simplestamping projects get back to the basics. Each month Stampin’ Up! challenges demonstrators to create cute handmade cards easy enough for new stampers. For the November Stampin’ Up! Challenge, the theme is Thank You. The supplies are just stamps, ink and paper. We’ll be using the Timeless Tropical stamp set today. It’s perfect because…

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Peekaboo Thank You Card

Quick and easy thank you card with Share What You Love paper

When you have beautiful paper, like the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!, this peekaboo Thank You Card is a snap to create! Simply cut a curve in your pretty paper with paper snips, separate the pieces and layer them on a card base. Next you’ll need a greeting and a couple of embellishments. Here I stamped Thank you in Grapefruit Grove ink, and used the Stitched Shapes dies to cut it out. Because it’s so easy to make these cards, you’ll want to make a bunch to have on hand. This could easily be a…

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Three Quick Note Cards

When you need a card in a hurry, reach for your 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Note cards and envelopes and use your favorite pretty paper. Here are three quick and easy note cards that only require paper, ink, a greeting, and maybe a few pearls or other small embellishments! All three samples use the beautiful and bright Stampin’ Up! Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, which comes in 6″ x 6″ sheets: The colors in this paper pack are Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Petal Pink, Powder Pink, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, So…

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World Cardmaking Day Fall Thank You

I have one last fall leaf card to share with you today for World Cardmaking Day! This one features beautiful copper embossing with the Vintage Leaves and Colorful Seasons stamp sets! Here’s a close-up peek. I must admit that I have not actually SEEN any of these copper-spotted leaves on the ground – lol, though I always look for pretty ones when I walk. I wanted to create the speckled look that I see on many leaves, so I stamped the speckle stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird stamp set in Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with Copper embossing…

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Quick is Good for Thank You Cards!

Make Great Quick Cards with Pretty Paper! Sometimes you just need a quick card to say Thanks! Use your pretty paper and you’re off to a great start. This card uses two colors of cardstock, one piece of pretty paper, and no stamps. Instead, die cut the sentiment with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Stampin’ Up! Hello You Thinlits, then attached using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. That’s It! The paper for this card is from Autumn Traditions (retired) in the 2009-2010 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. It’s actually fall paper with leaves, but for some reason the…

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Simple Thank You

Thank You Blossoms and Butterfly I’m rather late to the Lotus Blossom party that took place during Sale-a-Bration LAST YEAR! Nevertheless, I’m having a lot of fun with this three-step stamp!   Ink: Delightful Dijon Hello Honey Mint Macaron Versamark Baked Brown Sugar (retired) Stamps: Butterfly Basics Lotus Blossom (retired)Paper: Mint Macaron cardstock Whisper White cardstock 2015-17 In-Color Envelope Paper Baked Brown Sugar cardstock (retired) Other: White Embossing Powder

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Endless Kindness

Kindness Lotus Blossoms Tip: When you have a stamp set out, use it to make several cards before putting it away again.Here is the second of my Lotus Blossom fever cards. To create this card: Supplies Ink: Perfect Plum Used on Lotus Blossom stamp 1, then stamped off for stamp 2 So Saffron for Lotus Blossom stamp 3 Old Olive for dark center of stem Pear Pizzazz for outer stemPaper:Perfect Plum Cardstock, 1/4″ x 4-1/2″ So Saffron Cardstock, 4-1/2″ x11″, folded in half. Whisper White Cardstock, 3″ x 4-1/2″ Tea for two DSP (retired), 3″ x 5″ Stamps: Lotus Blossom (retired) Punches & Embellishments:…

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