Thursday, August 5, 2021

G45 Halloween Slimline


Hello friends!  If you've been around for a while, then you already know that I absolutely adore making Halloween cards!  The colors are so much fun to work with!  

It's hard to see in the photo, but this designer paper has a just a hint of purple so I decided to add a few purple accents.  I added black Wink of Stella to the edges of the lilac flower petals to make a floral embellishment that has black twill ribbon, shreds of cheesecloth, and purple jute string.  Look closely and you'll also see some purple "netting."  I have had some of that purple plastic mesh (the kind that shallots come in!) stashed for a while, and this was the perfect occasion to use it.  It looks really cool if you stretch and tear it!

This paper has lots of fun designs that you can use as accents and borders, so I added one of those to the inside.

Here's a closer look.  This sentiment is from one of our All Occasions sentiment sets.


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Fall is Coming Super Sale!

Hi friends!  Fall is just around the corner, so I'm here with a card that practically put itself together, and another great Stamp Simply promo!  

Shop now to July 31st for Fall stamps, dies, and papers.

This paper pack from Doodlebug has a few printed tags and one was the perfect size for this sentiment from our Give Thanks set.   The tag would make the perfect bookmark, so I gave it a ribbon treatment that would work well for that purpose.  

Just a stamp or two, a few quick slices of designer paper, a swipe of glue and a few colors and this card's all done!  

The inside has a pop of Fall colors that harmonize with the colors in the designer paper.  


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Ephemera Queen, May Arts, and Stamp Simply


Today's Stamp Simply project showcases May Arts ribbon, and we're having a sale!  

Now through July 25th, May Arts spools are 25% off at Stamp Simply!

I love layering beautiful ribbon colors, textures, and colors...May Arts makes it easy!

The ink blot designer paper has hints of copper and so I used Delicata copper ink to stamp the sentiments inside and out. They're from one of our new floral stamp sets.  

I also splattered diluted Delicata copper ink onto the inside and onto the card front because it helps to make the separate elements feel more cohesive.


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Christmas in July: Glad Tidings


Hello everyone!

How often does December come and you have yet to start/much less finish your Christmas cards?  Our Stamp Simply team is providing some Christmas in July inspiration, and there's even extra motivation in the form of a sale!  

Take advantage of the sale to get all that you need to get started and finish early!

My simple, very traditional Christmas card uses two of our Christmas stamp sets and one die along with some sweet Christmas designer paper by Echo Park.

Inside, there's a silhouette manger scene along with one of my favorite Christmas verses...I can never read it without silently singing it Messiah chorus-style!


Thursday, July 8, 2021

Inspired by Tour de France

It's Tour de France (and also Tour de Fleece!) and today's Stamp Simply project is inspired by the race!  This Kaisercraft designer paper is perfect for the biking theme with bikes, chains, gears, etc.  

Kaisercraft papers are on sale this week!  

This paper pad has lots of printed punch outs so I used one of those and added our "The Sky's the Limit" sentiment for a very quick and easy finish!

Inside I used a sheet of the same lined paper, edge-punched with a notebook punch, for more inspirational words about reaching your goals.  

With very little stamping and no die-cutting, this card was finished in record-breaking time but did not skimp on style!  


Thursday, July 1, 2021


Hi friends!  Today's Stamp Simply project features some beautiful new Graphic 45 designer paper and a stamp set from our Faith-Hope-Love series.  So often their paper is just too beautiful to cover up and I find myself turning toward a super simple layout with few embellishments, which is, of course, great for a masculine card!  

It just so happened that this compass ended up almost perfectly centered on the front of the card, so I decided to put a rhinestone there to draw the eye.  

I chose to stamp a single word, HOPE, onto a strip of boardwalk paper and to embellish it with a tiny anchor punched from one of the designer prints.  There's a little loop of silver cording knotted around the anchor in keeping with the sailing/anchored theme.

The inside portrays an image of a safe harbor with a verse about hope from Lamentations.  


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Let Freedom Ring!

If you're crafting last-minute in the good ole US of A, there's still time to squeeze in one more patriotic card before the 4th arrives! Today's project is a mash-up of quite a few of the patriotic sets and dies that we have at Stamp Simply.  

I had just a few scraps of gold mirror card stock left, so I cut out as many stars as I could fit, some out of necessity hanging off the edge of the paper, but they work to frame the flag and really stand out against the darker red and blue card stock.  I love that little hint of gold text stamped onto the red background, not enough to interfere with the focal point, but just enough to be visible if you look closely.

The inside includes stamped and die-cut stars, and a sentiment that brings the rest of the Pledge of Allegiance to mind. 

Although not completely flat, this card is squishy and without jewels, so it would be a great one for mailing! 


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Welcome Baby! (new stamps and dies)

At Stamp Simply we've just released the most adorable trio of sentiments and dies to welcome baby!  I just love seeing wee babies all dressed up in cute holiday attire!  (My parents brought me home from the hospital on the 4th of July so you can see where I'm coming from!).  That's what inspired today's project, a 5.5 inch square card.

The new release includes Welcome Baby sentiment stamps set, Welcome Baby Basics dies, and our Baptism, Dedication, Confirmation, 1st Communion set.  They are available individually and in duo and trio bundles.  

I used quite a few of the dies in Welcome Baby Basics along with several larger star dies from Spellbinders.  The onesie is so cute with little stitching details, and there are small dies that fit inside the bib too!  Little hearts, flowers, or stars and more!  

There are a variety of sentiments that can be used individually or in combination with one another.  This one fit perfectly in a Spellbinders star.

I kept this card gender-neutral which works well when the parents-to-be have not yet made their ultrasound results public, but there are a couple of baby boy and baby girl sentiments in the bundle if you'd rather make your card gender-specific.  

There are SO many darling embellishments to choose from!  I decided to go a bit retro with the safety pins!  I cut two from scraps of pearlescent paper and two from red paper, trimming and splicing them together.  


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Beautiful New Stamp Simply Florals!


Hello everyone!  Stamp Simply has had some wonderful new stamps released recently, and today's post is all about our beautiful new florals, Pretty Poppies and Delightful Dahlias!  I've made a fraternal pair of business-envelope sized cards featuring these sets with a single two-sided sheet of designer paper from the Craft Consortium Farm Meadow paper pad.  

Poppies always make me think of our veterans, and so I've colored these the traditional red and embellished them with a bold red ribbon.

I pulled colors from the petite print for the colors of the leaves, and the Kraft background paper.

Here's what the inside looks like.  "Just Because" is such a great sentiment!  

The dahlias card is made with the flip side scrap of that same sheet of designer paper, but drawing from the softer colors.  

That little bit of white around the edge of the die-cut floral helps it to stand out against the Kraft background.  The sentiment is stamped directly on the card with fewer layers, framed by a few leaves.

Inside is ultra clean and simple.  That expanse of empty white lends to that feeling of "emptiness without you" that goes along with this sentiment.  

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Flag JOY Fold Card


Hello friends!  Here in the United States we just celebrated Memorial Day, so I'm bringing another patriotic card your way. This one is made following Beate's JOY fold card tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.

Here is a close-up of Stamp Simply's new flag stamp.  (I love our other flag stamp too, but this one is a more traditional, classic design).  

Here's what the card looks like opened.

The dimensions of this JOY fold design are just perfect for displaying this text cloud stamp from our new stamp set!

And here's a look at the other side, with the stars and dies from our Patriotic Trio bundle.