413 posts categorized "Clean and Simple"


Fri 24

by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have an easy, no coloring card for you.

I started by stamping and white heat embossing the pumpkin image onto kraft cardstock.  Next I used a gray water based marker to add some shadows to the image.  

I spattered the background with white and black inks.


I mounted the kraft panel onto a black cardstock mat and tied a piece of jute around the bottom of the card front.  I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next I stamped the word "Thankful" on a strip of black cardstock, white heat embossed it and used foam tape to glue it to my card front.


To finish the card, I added some Black Nuvo Drops to add a little dimension.

That's it for today! Have a great weekend!






Tue 14

Tiffany Inspired Card
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a Tiffany inspired color combo. I trimmed a piece of Fresh Aqua paper to fit a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. 

I die cut the Floral Chain Craft Die in white cardstock.  I adhered this to the card base with foam tape. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing

powder. I used the stamp and die combo set Signature Greetings.


For a finishing touch I added some Clear Jewels and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!

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Tue 07

Easy Gift Tags
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some quick and easy gift tags. I used Thanks Cursive Script Circle Die, Hello Cursive Script Circle Die and Stitched Circle Layers Die.

To create the tag base I die cut two circle shapes, the smallest and the third from the largest. I adhered them together than punched a hole in the top of the arch, as shown. I assembled the bases and allow for drying time.  Next, I colored up some cardstock with Copic Markers. I die cut Hello and Thanks Cursive Script and adhered them to the tag base. I added some coordinating twine and cord, and also Bright Jewels gems.

Here are the Copic colors I used:

pink: RV55 RV17 RV19

yellow: Y08 Y18 Y38

orange: YR04 YR07 YR09

green: G14 G07 G09

aqua: BG13 BG18 BG09

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tue 31

Thank You
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a card that focuses on the simple, but beautiful Eucalyptus Collage Craft Die.  I combined it with the Wrapped 

Stitch Rectangles Die and the Thank You Posh Script Die. 



I made my card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 from kraft cardstock. I trimmed a second piece of kraft cardstock slightly larger than the card base. Secured the Wrapped Stitched Rectangles Die and die cut. Next, secure the Eucalyptus Collage Die in the center. Die cut the image.  I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the branch. I die cut the sentiment from the same kraft cardstock and used the same color pencils to add color. I adhered the top die cut panel to the card base with foam tape. Adhere the sentiment with glue. For a finishing touch I added some Bright Jewels gems.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Sat 14

Anchors Me
by Trina Pham


Hello and happy Saturday.  I have a quick nautical card to share today featuring the You Anchor Me stamp and die set.

The anchor was die cut 6 times from scraps of regular white cardstock to be stacked for dimension.  A small circle punch was used to make the hole bigger.  The rope from End of My Rope was die cut from silver metallic paper and wrapped around the anchor. 

Next, took a 5”x3.75” mixed media panel from my stash and ink smooshed Prize Ribbon distress ink using a piece of acetate.  I find this method gives me more control because I can wipe away some of the ink before pressing down onto the paper.  Black heat embossed the sentiment, then mounted the panel onto a white card base atop two layers of thick white cardstock for a bit of dimension.  Added some clear drops to finish.
Quick and simple and that does it for me today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.



Fri 13

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone!  Today I have a quick and easy card for you using the new stamp set, Elegant Succulent Sentiments, and the Simon Hurley stamping foam. 

To make this card, I placed the foam stamping block on my work surface and heated it with my heat tool.  Once the block was hot I pressed it on my stamp.  


Next, I rubbed the stamping block with ink, misted it lightly with water and stamped it on watercolor paper.


Because there was still ink on the stamping block, I remisted it and stamped it again.  I was able to do this 4 times before I ran out on ink on my stamping block.  What a quick and easy way to make multiply backgrounds!


Simon Hurley has many videos on YouTube using the stamping block and I urge you to check them out. 

I used the first stamped image and die cut it with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  Next I used foam tape, glued it to a blue cardstock mat and then adhered it to a white card base.

I die cut the word hello from white cardstock and glued it to a strip of green cardstock.  I inked the edges of the green cardstock with the Later Gator ink.


Finally, I added some white epoxy dots to finish the card.  

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!







Tue 20

Twiggy Alphabet
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for alphabet dies. 😂  No seriously, I  do!  I love how I can customize my cards with them.  And no surprise I loved the Twiggy Alphabet dies from the Sumner Daydreams release as soon as I saw it.  I used it here to create a very simple card today.

Started by picking out the papers from the different paper packs to get a rainbow.  Die cut the letters from them in rainbow order and their shadows from Bristol paper, then adhered them together.  “sending” from Deep Blue Ocean stamp set was white heat embossed on black cardstock.


The background is Bristol paper die cut with the Double Stitch Loving Heart die, then backed with Dura-Lar.  Dura-Lar is a synthetic film and its heat resistant properties make them ideal for heat embossing, which I was planing to do but changed my mind.  Assembled the card onto a split black/white card base to finish.


So I couldn’t let July pass by without creating a Christmas-in-July card. 😉  I made it rainbow color as well, but only used the shadow for the sentiment.


Shading was added to each letter shadow with a grey Copic marker.  


The holly from Antique Holly Label was die cut from Bristol paper.  Left it uncolored because I didn’t want it to compete with the colourful sentiment.  Assembled the card onto white woodgrain paper, then added a few clear jewels as holly berries and clear shimmer on the letters for some sparkle to finish.


And that concludes this post for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.






Fri 16

Thinking of You
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone! Today I have a CAS card for you featuring the new Eucalyptus Collage Die.

I started by die cutting the Eucalyptus die in the center of a green cardstock panel.  I sponged Forest Moss Distress ink on the stems and lower portion of the leaves to add some depth to them.


 I adhered a white piece of cardstock behind the die cut and mounted that on a lighter green cardstock mat.  Next, I used foam tape and mounted it on white and black cardstock mats.

On a strip of black cardstock, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment. Using foam tape, I glued it to the card.


I adhered the card front to a white card base and used some fairy drops to finish the card.

That's it for today! I hope you have a great weekend!






Thu 08

Simple Layered Wreath
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a few CAS style cards. I used some of the newest products  from the Summer Daydreams Release.

I chose the Delicate Wreath Die and die cut it three times using papers from the Lush Green paper pack. I adhered the layers together than added a twine bow.  I trimmed a piece of White Wood Grain Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and used the Double Stitch Rectangle Cutout Die to add the border. Adhere the die cut border panel to the card base. I stamped and die cut the sentiment from the new stamp/ die combo, Signature Greetings. Lastly, I scattered some clear jewels.

I followed the same design for this card, but I used Fresh Aqua Paper Pack and Kraft Wood Grain Paper. 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek! Hope you'll check out the newest release!

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Sun 27

Heart Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this multiple heart die birthday card.  It's a clean and simple card using lots of dies and just a little stamping and heat embossing.
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The biggest heart was made with the Memory Box Woodgrain Heart cut from Memory Box pink card stock. It's a wonderful heart die unlike your other heart dies.  But here's a tip, if you don't have this die you can get white or kraft woodgrain card stock from Memory Box and use it to cut any shape die you have and then ink it or color it with markers to make it any color you like!  The woodgrain papers from Memory Box come in white, ivory and kraft colors.
The next layer in my heart die stack is the inside of the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die, cut from pastel glitter card stock, also from Memory Box.  On top of that I added the Crystal Heart die also cut from pastel pink glitter paper.  On top of that I added a white cut out I made using the two smallest dies from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out die set cut from white card stock.
The sentiment is from Birch Press Design's Crystal Lingo stamp set, heat embossed in white on black card stock then cut with coordinating dies.  Here's one last look:
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I finished the card by adding clear Fairy Gems around the outside of the pink heart.
Hope you like my card inspiration for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!