134 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

Happy Birthday
by Pam Simpson


Hello everyone Pam Here today.. CAS "Clean and Simple" Card from me today ..Blue & White....I have used Poppystamps "Slim Leafy Collage die" 

I started with white  card 9" inches x 4" inches.. placed the die .. were I wanted these pretty leaves to cut, this die cuts into your card..From Memory Box "Ocean Blue" paper pad ..now this is a 6"x 6" so I joined my strip 1.1/2" inch x 6" inch to make a long border ..adhered to the reverse (back card) you cannot see the join.

Cut this to a card size 4"inches x 8.1/4" inches..placed my narrow ribbon as show, adhered to the reverse. This I adhered to  white card same size, another same size, score 1/4"Inches from the top and glued together to make a tent fold card. 


 Marzipan Greeting and die "Happy Birthday"  Fairy Clear Drops, bow/leaves to decorate.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

Pam Floral Signature copy



Art Deco Happy Birthday
by Tiffany Pryce


Hello friends! Tiffany here with more Art Deco inspiration from the Summer Theater release. When I was thinking about this card, the Wizard of Oz kept coming to mind. The glitz, green, and opulence of the Emerald City was my inspiration, along with the sample from the Poppystamps website.

Here's a look at all of the supplies I used for this card. I like that it is easy to mass produce with minimal supplies and can be customized to fit your recipient. Another bonus is that it is flat so it will go through the mail easily.


I started by trimming a piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack. I choose a pattern with geometric shapes to go along with the Art Deco theme. Anyone else keep pattern paper forever? I encourage you to use it as a background to any card! Then, I die cut the Reeded Deco Curve Border die from green foil cardstock from the Polished Foil Pad. I die cut twice to create the border around my sentiment. The emerald green color is so pretty.


For the sentiment, I die cut an oval from the center of my pattern paper. I ink blended some dark green dye ink around the edges for a halo effect, and silver heat embossed a sentiment from the Art Deco Birthday Greetings stamp set. Finally, I added green Fairy Jewels around my card for a little sparkle.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I can't wait to see your Art Deco cards. Please tag Poppystamps on Instagram!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy


Art Deco Joy
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using products from the new Summer Theater release which has quite a few beautiful art deco dies.


I’m using the Geometric Deco Plate. It is actually two dies that can create several different looks. If you use both dies together you will end up with 4 die cut pieces. I used 3 of the 4 die cuts on my card.


I really wanted the art deco design to be the star so I decided to make a colourful background for it using Alcohol Pearl Inks. I squeezed a bunch of rainbow goodness colours onto Yupo paper and moved the alcohol ink around with a blower. I got a lot of pretty ridges and ripples for some great texture.


I adhered the art deco panel onto the inky background and then die cut the panel 3 more times so I could get four layers of some of the inner sections. I wanted to layer up the square pieces from the design and glue them back into place.


I used one of the sentiments from the new Art Deco Birthday Greetings and heat embossed it in platinum embossing powder. I popped this up with foam tape and added a few gems for a little more sparkle.


You can see in this photo that there’s a variety of heights on the card and this makes the card more visually pleasing.


Thanks for visiting with me today and make sure to stop by the shop here to see the new release.

Sue Floral Signature copy




Red, White and Blue Barn
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, Marybeth Lopez  here today with a Poppystamps  Challenge reminder. This month all you need to do is add water to your project, to play along. Pretty simple, hope you join us.


(copied from Poppystamps post)

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!


I used an ink pad on my glass mat and added water to the ink then used a watercolor brush to paint the main body of the barn from Poppystamps Country Barn Pop Up Easel Set craft die.


I added two layers of trim for depth, and couldn't resist using the adorable : Poppystamps Little Chickens. I also used the Stormy Blue paper pack from memory box . I wanted to make my card red white and blue as we just celebrated the Fourth of July , here in America. I love the look of the blue paper, kinda reminds me of a summer stormy sky.


Ok, now your turn , lets see what you all come up with, I thought for sure I would be watercoloring flowers but happy I went with the adorable detailed barn.


I hope you all have a blessed week and lots of crafty time.Take care.





Berry Red Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there! Marybeth Lopez  here today, channeling my inner Jeanne :)  I loved using the memory box Berry Red paper pad collection all on one card. In case you didn't know this paper is 110 lb. cardstock . I always seem to use the pink pad. 

 When I layered the " Poppystamps Happy Birthday Poe Script" die I was going to use only foil and then decided I wanted white with only a bit of the gold showing. I Love how that turned out.... I just adhered the white die-cut  and slid it down and to the left  . What do you think? I love the look of just a bit of gold showing.


I cut all my paper 1/2 in. strips, I then used my tape runner and added tape to the card then started placing my strips down on a slant. After all the strips were adhered I trimmed my panel down.  I am sure glue is used most but this tape lets me pick up and reposition just a bit more.



I am pretty happy with the fun color strips background. I wanted the background  to stand out and not conflict with the beautiful blooms, all linked below.


The blooms are called Wild Rose Stem from memory box. 


Thank you for the visit today. Another happy crafty day for me, I hope you find time to have one as well.





Summer Solstice: Blue Skies
by Kim Singdahlsen

6.1.21 PS Challenge BL

This month's challenge is Summer Solstice.

Jun 2021

With the theme in mind, I actually started with the sentiment.  The idea of "nothing but blue skies" seemed like a perfect summer sentiment.  Then I knew I needed to create a scene that actually had blue skies and a bright sun.  I tried a few various directions at that point, but I loved the pop of a pink flamingo!

6.1.21 PS Close BL

Besides some Whittle Sunshine, I gave my Whittle Flamingo a beach scene. I used a piece of Memory Box Kraft Woodgrain for the texture. Then I used some glitter paper which I cut with the Whittle Wave Background.  The background is actually a larger piece but the waves are cut so I was able to clip the sides to get just a single line of waves.  All the elements of my scene were fairly small so I focused on them by putting them in a window the Memory Box Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out.

6.1.21 PS dies BL2

This was a very fun scene to create! It is a clean and simple and very summer-fresh card but there are lots of fun details - starting, of course, with the fabulous dies! But then some glitter and sandy texture and a few fairy drops for sun spots!

6.1.21 PS side BL

I hope to see you play along with us this month. There are so many directions to take the theme of Summer Solstice - I look forward to seeing what you create!

Kim Floral Signature copy