Welcome to Create with Connie and Mary’s Creatively Simple Challenge! Every month Mary and I will pick a theme…this month it is “Thankful” and we each create a simple card every week using that theme! It’s SO appropriate for this time of year!
Who remembers doing one page wonders? Where you create an entire sheet of randomly stamped images to create “designer paper”. We had to do that a lot since we didn’t have our wonderful selection of designer papers like we do now! That is how I created my background below. The entire 8-1/2 x 11 sheet was stamped, then cut up into sections…in this case, 4 x 5-1/4 pieces to make 4 cards.
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Garden Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
- The one-sheet wonder 8-1/2 x 11 Basic White cardstock was randomly stamped with the Christmas Season Stamp Set, then trimmed to a 4 x 5-1/4 piece that was added on top. Colors used were Garden Green, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Soft Sea Foam, and Early Espresso Inks.
- A 3/4 x 4 piece of Real Red cardstock was stamped with the Heartfelt Wishes greeting in Early Espresso Ink, then adhered on the front towards the top.
- A trio of Holiday Rhinestones were added in the background.
How SIMPLE is this? I have no suggestions on how to make it easier, other than stamping the greeting directly in the background, too! Make sure to check out what Mary did this week for her “Thankful” Creatively Simple card over on Create with Connie and Mary! Stay tune next week for another Creatively Simple card!
We are calling for SPRING in our next Collection from the January-June Mini Catalog using the DAFFODIL DAYDREAM STAMP SET and DAFFODIL DIES! These spring flower images are perfect for coloring or use the dies to build flowers in a variety of colors! We've combined this Daffodil Daydream Bundle with the FREE Sale-A-Bration Daffodil Afternoon Designer Paper for a coordinated look. Our DAFFODIL DAYDREAM COLLECTION has THREE step-by-step card tutorials (one a special fold!) and a useful 3D project, perfect for your desk! See more details here!
Our next Collection in the January-June Mini Catalog is the darling SWEET CONVERSATIONS STAMP SET and SWEET HEARTS DIES! These cute heart graphics can be used for more than Valentine's Day, think birthdays, anniversaries, weddings...or anytime you want to share a little heart love! We've combined this Sweet Conversations Bundle with the Sweet Talk Designer Paper which also has stripes and non-Valentine prints! Our SWEET CONVERSATIONS COLLECTION has THREE step-by-step card tutorials (one a special fold!) and a cute 3D project to fill with treats! See more details here!