Beautifully Simple #1

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Cards do not need to be complex and packed full of content to be beautiful, some of the simplest cards I have seen have been the most stunning, and lets face it, if like me you have a family or a busy lifestyle there just simply are not enough hours in a day to craft a complex card! So with that in mind, here starts a series of cards that are simple to throw together, but with hopefully enough decoration to allow the sentiment to ‘pop!’

CUTTING: I cut my 12″ x 12″ whisper white cardstock once at 4″ straight across the cardstock, this piece I then turned and cut at 8″ then the remainder of the cardstock was cut into three 4″ x 8″ strips.

SCORING: All of these I scored at 4″ to give me four 4″ x 4″ card bases

STAMPING: I chose this stamp out of the brand new Merry Little Labels (released today!) Stamp Set, and using a Clear block Size D, I inked it up with the Sweet Sugarplum Classic Ink Pad.

PUNCHING: Using the 2″ Circle Punch I lined up and cut the sentiment, and used the 2 1/4″ Circle punch to cut a gold layer for behind it

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: I picked the gorgeous metallic gold spotty washi tape from the now retired (take a look in the clearance section ?) Affectionately yours washi collection, and decided to layer it as a diagonal stripe, I also popped some across my gold layer for the sentiment, I used fine tip glue pen to stick the gold circle down, and then some Stampin’ Dimentionals to give that sentiment a pop! I used my bone folder along the card crease just to make it fold neatly.


Here’s what I used for this project…

Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape

Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape

Bone Folder


Grid Paper


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