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Keeping It Simple

As much as I love fun fold cards, it doesn't take "complicated" to make me happy. I feel like each weekend when we get together for Stamp Together Saturday (STS) on Facebook, I prove that simple can be fantastic. Here are a couple of STS cards I've made recently. Notice they are simple, yet perfect. Most have Designer Series Paper to do most of the work. the one that doesn't incorporates an embossing folder.

Have I convinced you yet? We don't always have to complicate things. So this past week, when I went live for What's Up! Stampers, I used that theory when I created a card on camera. Keep it simple.

After thinking about the fact that I haven't made a slimline card in awhile, I decided that was the route I was going to take. Slimline cards can be very elegant, and simple AND elegant seemed like a theme I could get into this week. This is the card that was born with that thought process in mind.

I started with a Soft Succulent card base, measuring 7" x 8 1/2". The 8 1/2" length fits great into our slimline envelopes, and when you fold the 7" width in half, the 3 1/2" width is perfect, as well.

I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 3 1/4" x 8 1/4" and embossed it with the new Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder before adding the focal point layers. For those layers I used Very Vanilla (3 1/4" x 2 1/2") and Soft Succulent (3 1/4" x 2 3/4"). The leaf comes pre-cut with a hole cut out at the top, in the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack. This makes it super simple to add some ribbon and adhere it to the front of the card. Check out the ribbon by the's absolutely gorgeous, with two gold strands running thought it.

I finished off the card by stamping "hello" to the label, then adhering it the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. For a complete list of items I used on this card and links for those items to my online store, check out the bottom of this blog post.

Thanks for reading - Happy stamping!


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