124 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

Flowers and Butterflies
by Marybeth Lopez



Hello , Marybeth Lopez  here with you today, sharing how I made this embossed card . I am also here to remind you of the  Poppystamps challenge: Flowers and Butterflies.

I hope all the moms had a wonderful Mother's Day.



After adding a layer of vellum to the stamped butterflies I also added a bit of glitter to the edges . The vellum layer made them look even a bit more elegant.


Above is a quick snapshot of the Products I used.


The Embossing folder is amazing and so very detailed that it is hard to capture in a photo.

The Hugs die is layered three times , then I added a tiny bit of glitter to it as well.



You have plenty of time to play along in the challenge , just make sure you use at least one Poppystamps product on your card.  

Take care and I hope you have a wonderful week.




by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends! Hope you are doing well and staying safe. 

The new release from Poppystamps is jammed pack with goodness. There are so many new items it was hard to choose just one for today's project. Therefore I decided to combine many of the new dies together to create a super simple, quick and easy card. 


For today's card, I am using the new Pinpoint Half Ring Cover Plate. Along with the new Playful Hugs and Whittles Cactus Trio dies. For the square focal point image, I am using the double stitch square frames die.

This card comes together quickly and easily.

Simply die cut the Pinpoint Half Ring Cover plate from a piece of white card stock as your base layer to your A2 size card. Then die cut the cacti from two different shades of green cardstock. Then with the double stitch square frames die cut a square frame from some grey cardstock. Lastly die cut the hugs sentiment four times from some black cardstock.  


To create the desert sand, take a scrap piece of kraft cardstock measuring 2.75 inches in length and with a pair of scissors, cut two hills.  With a 2.75 x 2.75 inch piece of white cardstock, sponged on some Mustard Seed distress oxide ink onto the center of the panel. Then adhered your cacti to the card with some liquid adhesive, popping up the center catcus with foam tape. Add a small red circle to the top of the center cactus using a small hole punch. 


Next adhered the 4 stacked hugs sentiment pieces together with some liquid adhesive. Then take the square panel with the catci and adhered the grey double stitch square frame. Pop up the entire image onto the Pinpoint card panel using some 3M foam adhesive. Lastly add the entire card front to a black A2 size card base.  This card is so adorable and I was amazed at how quickly it came together. 

I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Until next time...Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy




Birthday Pups
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey crafters! Tiffany here with a new card using dies from the latest release called Whittle Wonders. I love mixing and matching new and previously released Poppystamps dies, and I appreciate that they coordinate beautifully. I chose to create a cute and simple birthday card with the Whittle dogs.


I started by creating my card base and background layer. I adhered a piece of pattern paper, that I trimmed to an A2 size, to my card base. Then I adhered a 5 x 3.75 inch piece of cream, woodgrain cardstock with a foam sheet. I love foam sheets because they are sturdier and more even than using strips of foam tape. I think foam sheets helped to step up the quality of my cards.

Next, I die cut all my card elements multiple times. I die cut each dog twice from white cardstock and once from colored cardstock. I added some quick shading with Copic markers.


I die cut the sentiment three times from white cardstock. For the top layer of the sentiment and the bow, I created my own cardstock. I used products from the new distress ink color, salvaged patina. First, I sprayed distress oxide spray on white cardstock and dried it with my heat tool. Next, I smooshed clear embossing ink and sprinkled with salvaged patina embossing glaze. The embossing glaze is different from embossing powder because it is translucent, so you can see the speckled texture from the spray. I loved the addition of a contrasting color and shine from the glaze. The dog collars were made from small scraps of the same cardstock.


To finish my card, I wrapped gold twine from my stash around each dog and attached the strings to the sentiment. It looks like they are carrying a balloon that says 'birthday', and I think it is so cute! Lastly, I stamped an interior sentiment from the Whittle Everyday clear stamp set - "Have Fun You Party Animal". I think this card design can easily be personalized to the recipient, can work for both men and women, and is easy to mass produce. Win-win!



I hope you are inspired to check out the latest release. Happy crafting!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy





Stuck On You
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using some of the new dies from the Whittle Wonders release. There are a lot of cute Whittle critters and I chose to use the lizard along with some cacti.


I made the background first by die cutting a bunch of the lizards from white cardstock and adhering them to a white panel. I like the subtle texture and pattern it gives to the card.


Next I die cut the lizard and the cacti from watercolour cardstock. I used Zig Real Brush Markers to randomly swipe different shades of green and turquoise on the cacti and blended it out with water. I was in the mood for a fun lizard so I swiped the Zigs across it in rainbow colours and of course I had to add googly eyes to complete its cuteness!


I attached my lizard panel to the card base with foam tape and used foam tape to mount the cacti and lizard. The sentiment is from the new Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments set that has some fun puny sentiments to go along with all the new critters. The finished card is 4 ¼” square.


I hope you check out the new release here. Along with dies and stamps there are some jewels and woodgrain paper.


Have a great crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy






Happy Birthday
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, hope you are all doing well , finding lots of crafty time .  Marybeth Lopez  here today with a  bright Poppystamps Birthday card. Using some older and new dies.


Not sure if you can see in the photo above...  the dots of glue  that I used to adhere three layers of the : Happy Birthday die . I cut two layers in cardstock and the top layer in foil from , memory mox linked below. See how tiny the tip of my glue is.



I love the variety of 6 x6 paper packs available from Poppystamps and memory box.


I used the stitched rectangles dies (linked below) the center layer is blended with oxide inks and my blending brush. The beautiful plaid is coral and greens with bits of gold foil , that's why I did the top layer in very light gold-ish foil. I love the simplicity of this card and yet it is full of brightens and happy colors.


I hope you find some time in to craft and be happy. God bless you all.

Take care






Notecard Set
by Nancy Penir


Hi and welcome! I am sharing a notecard set, something I like to keep on hand for gift giving.


I keep them simple, with touches of handmade goodness. Usually sets of 4 or 6, and always with matching envelopes. 


The notecards are 3 1/2 x 5 (A1), and I fit them opened, into my Misti fitted with a bar so I can stamp them assemble line.


I chose copics to color my blooms. Above are the colors I used. Soft and pastel. An easy night while watching TV. You could use any medium. I've done this with watercolors, pencils, or even foam daubers and ink.

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My die cuts stand out against the floral blooms, but still flat enough to go through the mail.


A set of 4, tied with a ribbon, added to a basket of baked goods... might just give this to a new neighbor down the street.

So many stamps sets to choose from in the  Memory Box Open Studio store. The dies are Poppystamps, and the links below with take you to the item. 

Hope your weekend is full of crafty goodness! 

Nancy Floral Signature copy