Sweet and #SimpleStamping

#SimpleStamping is a great way to create beautiful cards, using minimal supplies, layers and embellishments. Just stick to a SIP – stamps, ink and paper.

All three cards use one stamp set—the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set—and yet each card uses a different technique to create a unique style. Explore the stamp sets in your annual catalog and plan three simple cards that you can share with your friends and family. If you post online, use #SimpleStamping in the caption.

Each card features only two ink pads and one or two colors of cardstock.

  1. The Birthday Wishes card is the simplest with just one color of cardstock and a couple of images, all stamped on a single layer.
  2. The Hello card uses more images, layers, and a punch. We even customized the punch shape to fit the sentiment a little better—all it took was a couple of snips with our trusty Paper Snips.
  3. And lastly, the third card has some additional color added in, which is easy to do with a set of Watercolor Pencils.

What will you make today?

Get Ready to Keep Memories!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog is full of beautiful ways to keep memories, including ideas for remembering the upcoming Christmas season. That’s right we said it—Christmastime is coming fast, but there are plenty of ideas to get you ready for the season, and we know you’ll want to keep all the memories!

That’s where the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack comes in—it’ll spruce up the way you bring in the season and help you make it last. You can make it into tags to add to sweet treats, as our artist did with the Sweet Christmas tag! Just cut Memories & More cards into strips and add in some ribbon to a Printed Gusseted Cellophane Bag, and your guests will be ready for a festive indulgence.

Memories & More Cards even make great banners! You can add photos to your banner to display them in a fresh, new way—or as a way to capture those memories. (Pro Tip: get a wooden skewer from a craft store and tie a ribbon or a piece of string to each end to create the effect that the banner is hanging. Pop the banner onto some Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a detached look.) And voilà! You’re ready for any seasonal needs.

Do you have unique ways to capture the upcoming Christmas season with your Memories & More cards? We’d love to see them.

Parts & Pieces: On a Slant

Can we be honest with each other? Some of us have a hard time letting go of our cardstock and Designer Series Paper scraps. They’re too small to use for a card front but too big to throw away. Still, we love them and know we’ll find a use for them sometime.

Here’s your chance! You can use these pretty scraps on cards that you can make in minutes.

Simply cut rectangles on a slant and combine them to create a beautiful card front. If possible, you may want to do as our concept artist did: Find cute images in the Designer Series Paper to punch out or die cut for your focal point—then pop them up with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Need to create multiples in a short amount of time? Simply use this card layout as your template. You’ll have a stack of beautiful cards in no time at all!

We used three Sale A Bration Designer Series Papers—Beautifully Penned, Peaceful Prints, and Penguin Playmates—to create our fun cards. Remember you can get these adorable Sale -A-Bration Designer Series Papers for free with a qualifying purchase.

However, you may want to use whatever you have on hand so you can make a dent in that scraps collection . . . that we know you have. wink

Contact me for more tips and tricks in using your scraps for a slant card.