115 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

Quick Cards
by Candice Crawford


Hello crafty friends, Happy Friday! 

Are you needing to replenish your card stash? Do you need to make a few cards, but are pressed for time?  Then do I have a treat for you.  Simply run to your washi tape collection and roll out that washi onto some white card stock.  


For these cards today I am using a larger roll of washi tape from Poppystamps. Unfortunately this washi tape has now retired, but any large size washi tape will work for this project. 

After rolling your washi tape onto some card stock, trim the card stock panels to any size you desire to fit your A2 size card base.


For the first two cards, I cut my washi tape panels into two separate pieces. One piece measured 2.75 x 5.5 and adhered the panel onto my A2 card base horizontally with a thin strip of gold card stock to cover the seam.

The second card I used the full 4.25 x 5.5 washi tape panel and adhered it to my card base with some liquid adhesive.  I then took the scraps of the panel and fussy cut a few flower images from the washi tape design to use as my focal image on my 3.5 x 4.75 card front panel. 

I then stamped the sentiments from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set in Versa Fine Onyx black ink. 


For this next card, the washi tape panel was cut to 1.5 x 5.5 and adhered to the card base that included the Lattice Plate background. I added another thin strip of gold card stock to cover the seam between the washi tape and the lattice background. 

For the focal image, I layered together a large and medium size heart die cut onto the card with some foam tape.  The larger heart was cut from vellum and the medium size heart was cut with some pink card stock from my stash. Then lastly stamped with a sentiment from the Peony Garden stamp set. 


And there you have 3 quick and easy cards that can be massed produced to replenish your stash.  I hope you've enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time... Happy Crafting!

Candice Floral Signature copy





Appliqué With Craft Dies and a Birthday Card
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello and happy March to you all!  Marybeth Lopez  here today , sharing a birthday card and an appliqué pot holder/ mug rug ,using Poppystamps craft die.

I often use a few I my craft dies on quilting projects , so I thought I would share a few with you today using the amazing Poppystamps die called Woven Basket Pop Up Easel Set.


You can lose some of the detail when cutting material,  ( but main shape still very nice) most of the larger dies cut cloth very nicely . I just used my machine stitch to appliqué onto the material then went ahead and layered my small project. 


As you can see above, the detail in this die is amazing. Nine craft dies included in the set .


I also used the Farm Fresh Eggs die on one of the mug rugs/ hot pad. A mug rug is just something to set your coffee mug on while holding on your lap. 


For the birthday card , I used the new Poppystamps, spring line dies called Double Diamond Lattice Plate ( cuts like butter) . First cut turned out perfectly.

I used one layer of the memory box Spring Plaid patterned paper and adhered it to my base . 



I used one of the many new paper packs( so many beautiful colors) from memory box for the sentiment on my card. I layered my Happy Birthday sentiment twice then adhered to my front Lattice panel.




So many beautiful new Spring products at Poppystamps , happy shopping . God bless you all.



You made my day!!!! Slimline card
by Patty Tanúz


I'm falling in love with the shape of  Slimline cards!!!!!


Slimline cards are a great selection and we are premiering some dies in our Online Store!!!!


These playful characters made my day jijiji 


This time I just placed my items through my slimline card and I add Fairy Sugar Glitter... ;)


All as always, I add full of love!!!!! Hope you like!!!!


0 Patty Floral Signature copy




Diamond Sentiments
by Sue McRae


Happy Tuesday! Have you seen the new spring release for Poppystamps yet? If you haven’t stop by the store here to check it out!


I’m using the new Diamond Sentiments stamp and die set for this quick and simple card. I took the leafy frame image and white heat embossed it on vellum. After I die cut it I used a white pencil crayon to add shading to some of the leaves on the back side of the vellum.


There are so many wonderful sentiments in this stamp set and I gold heat embossed one of them in the centre of the diamond frame. The great thing about this leafy frame is that you can use it horizontally or vertically on your projects and the sentiments can fit either way as well.


The plaid paper I used on my card base is from the new Madras Plaid Coral & Green Paper Pack. I’m absolutely smitten with the colours and patterns in this pad and the companion pad Madras Plaid Blue & Violet. I really like how you can see the plaid colours and design through the vellum focal piece.


I added a bit of sparkle with the Happy Birthday sentiment die cut from the new Graceful Garden Glitter Paper Pad and finished off with a few gold gems.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great week!

Sue Floral Signature copy





You Made My Day
by Sue McRae


Happy Tuesday everyone! Sue here with a slimline card. It’s actually my first attempt at a slimline card and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. It’s a fun size to try different card design ideas. My slimline card measures 3.5” x 8.5” and can fit into a #10 business envelope.


I decided to make a colourful background with pieces of scrap cardstock that I cut into a variety of widths. I played around with the colours until I was happy, applied adhesive to the card base and adhered the strips.


Next I took the largest Whittle Circles Frame and die cut it 9 times from grey cardstock and adhered 3 frames together to create one thicker frame. I offset each layer when I adhered it because I like the dimension and depth it added to the frame.


Did you know there are some new animal friends that were added to the Whittle Family? I used three of the newest animals, the Squirrel, Sloth and Papa Hedgehog on my card. I die cut them from white cardstock and added them inside the wreaths. They are so cute!


I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Whittle Love stamp set and finished off with a few gems.


This card makes me happy with its rainbow background and adorable critters and the slimline size was perfect for this design.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!







Quick & Easy Stenciled Card
by Sue McRae


Happy Monday morning! Sue here with an easy card that you can make very quickly using a stencil. I know sometimes we all need a card at the last minute and I find stencils can help create a card in a few minutes.


Today I’m using the Bright Blossoms Stencil on a square white card panel and inking it up with Distress Inks. Since the floral design is smaller in scale I used my tiniest blender brushes or you could use finger daubers to apply the inks.


I used six colours on my design but you can certainly use less which would save even more time. I only used one colour for the leaves but applied more ink in certain areas to create depth. You may be wondering why Seedless Preserves is shown in the pic above, considering my flowers are blue and yellow. I added it to the very tip of the petals to make them really dark, darker than the blue allowed. This could have also been achieved with black or a very dark brown.


With the stenciling done, I stamped part of the sentiment in black ink on the panel and die cut the Luscious Script Wishes from white and black. To keep everything simple I didn’t use any foam tape, instead keeping everything flat. I finished with a few gems for the flower centres.


That’s it! Stenciled card complete! I hope you remember to use your stencils to create a quick and easy card! Have a great crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy