Bright and Cheerful card

Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Featured, Flowers | 0 comments

I’m back at Cottage Crafts in San Jose for “Make-a-card Monday” this month and think the girls will love this bright and cheerful card using some new products from the “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog!¬† I’ll be honest in saying that it took me a LONG time to warm up to Summer Starfruit but now I really like it and might even miss it when it retires in May ūüėČ

simple stems summer starfruit

I tried to resist buying yet another floral stamp set but I LOVE the images in “Simple Stems” and two of them also coordinate with the Secret Garden Framelits.¬† This is a pretty basic layout and I’ll be sharing some samples using this template with other stamp sets in my January newsletter.¬† If you haven’t already,¬†you can subscribe to my newsletters¬†with the sign-up box in the right sidebar¬†ūüôā

The tag on this card is created with the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch¬†and¬†is a great way to accent the flower.¬†¬†I trimmed the flower with our Paper Snips and left a little white border all the way around the image.¬† I share¬†some tips for trimming in a video tutorial for this card that you can view on my YouTube Channel at¬† Here’s a list of supplies for this bright and cheerful card:

Stamps:  Simple Stems, Lacy & Lovely

Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green

Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, 2012-2014 Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper

Accessories:¬† Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals, Piercing Mat, Essentials Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Glue Dots


Here’s a couple other variations of this card using different color combinations:

simple stems raspberry ripple

(Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green)


simple stems midnight muse

(Midnight Muse)


Did you notice the pattern in the Gumball Green Designer Series Paper?  It closely resembles the shape of the tag topper, right?!

The Silver Glimmer Paper is also on sale for $3.71 as part of the Weekly Deals that ends tomorrow:

weekly deals dec 31 jan 6

You can order Stampin’ Up! products by clicking the “Order Online” link to the right or I can place it for you (ph 4080377-4942, email¬† Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for great savings on some retired products too!

I’m very excited to see everyone today at Cottage Crafts in San Jose – I’ll be there¬†from 11:30-1:30pm.¬† I think they are going to love creating this bright and cheerful card using new products from the “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog!

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