257 posts categorized "Clean And Simple"

Thinking of You
by Candice


Hey crafty friends! Candice here, back on the blog with another card inspiration. 

Today, I am using the Brilliant Geraniums Flower Set that comes with 2 dies to complete a set of Geranium blooms. I am also using the recently released hot foiling set You are Amazing Poe Script Greetings set featuring the Thinking of You Sentiment and coordinating die. 


My card today is another clean and simple design that can be used for any occasion. I plan to use this card for a special friend when sending happy mail. I cut the leaves of the Brilliant Geranium set from some dark green card stock and the floral blooms from red card stock. from my stash. For added depth and dimension to your die cuts,  you can sponge on coordinating ink to the center of the diets. 


I foiled the Thinking of You sentiment with some gold foil and die cut the sentiment using the coordinating die from the set and adhered it to my white rectangle card layer with some foam tape. A few of the geraniums were adhered with liquid glue and two were popped up with foam tape. I used some gold pearls for the centers of each flower for a bit of glitz to the card. 


The final card front layer was adhered to a red A2 card base, and there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found a bit of inspiration to make a few clean and simple cards using the Brilliant Geranium flower set along with the You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings foiling die set. 

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Freestyle Hello
by Candice


Hey there crafty friends, for those of you who are in the US, I hope you had a Happy Memorial Day! 

Candice here on the blog showcasing a clean and simple card today using the Freestyle Hello die along with the Basic Junk Journal set from Poppystamps. I just adore clean and simple die cut cards and I hope you do as well. When you need a quick and easy card, I feel the clean and simple design is the best card making method to choose. 


Today's card features the mini envelope die form the Basic Junk Journal set that I cut four times from four shades of pink card stock from my stash. I assembled each envelope with liquid glue and attached a cute little heart to the envelope for some added dimension. The tiny heart comes from the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit. 


The star of card is the Freestyle Hello sentiment die, where I cut the sentiment word from black cardstock and the shadow from vellum cardstock and adhered the two pieces together with liquid glue. Each of the mini envelopes were popped up onto my card with foam tape onto my white rectangle piece where I sponged on a bit of Tumbled Glass distress ink for added dimension to the card. 


I hope you have enjoyed today's clean and simple card and found some great inspiration. Until next time...Happy Crafting! 

Candice Floral Signature copy






Colorful Life
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing a very sweet and simple CAS card using a sentiment from a beautiful Poppystamps Clear Stamp Set, Colorful Life, along with a few old favorites from the Poppysamps collection. I started with a white card base and a bright green frame from the Scalloped Stich Frames die set.


I love the sentiment "Live a Colorful Life," from the Colorful Life clear stamp set. This set has so many heartwarming phrases that it was hard to just choose one! I went with Live a colorful life, and added it to the top center of the card.


I selected a few different long stem flower dies from the Poppystamps collection: Delightful Daisy, Dandelion Stem, and Ragged Daisy, and cut the blooms and stems in different colors with black centers and green stems and leaves. Then I switched around some of them stems and leaves to make each flower look unique. I added a tiny turquoise Whittle Bird on the bottom edge, and finished it with a few sparkly Fairy Jewels. It's a sweet reminder of what we crafters and artists do every day - Live a colorful life!


Thanks so much for joining us today!








A Clean and Simple Card with Tulips
by Sphoorti


Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti again and this time I have a very clean and simple card for you. It came together so fast too! Definitely mass produce-able.




I started with cutting some tulips using the 2557 Layered Tulips craft die. I used three different cool colored copic markers to color them in, and topped them with some Wink of Stella. Once I was done coloring them, I adhered the petals of the tulips together.




I cut out some white card stock using the 2510 Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die and adhered it to a white card base for a tone on tone look, and adhered the tulips and stems to the background die.




I hot foiled the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the PSF804 You Are Amazing Poe Script Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Dies and glued it next to the flower stems. I scattered some pearls in matching colors, and that was it!




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let me know! Thank you for joining me today! Hope you have a great week ahead!







Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




PSC#104 Challenge Reminder!
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#104 Flower Garden! Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers and this month we're ready to put the long winter months behind us and take a stroll down a garden path. Show us fresh florals in any color of the rainbow because YOU decide what flowers grow in your personal crafty paradise! Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win!



This was my take on the challenge. Hope you like it!




I started with cutting some tulips using the 2557 Layered Tulips craft die. I used copic markers to color them in. I stepped out of my comfort zone and use warm colors instead of cool ones the way I typically do. Once I was done coloring them, I adhered the petals of the tulips together.




My original thought was to layer the tulips on the fold of the card that's sticking up (the one with the Hello on it). However, it didn't look / work the way I had imagined, so I adhered the tulips to the inner fold of the card so that they look like they're peeking from behind the front flap. I topped some of the petals of the tulips with some glossy accents for shine and some others with a shimmer pen for sparkle.




I used the 2509 Hello Moonlight Script craft die to cut the sentiment multiple times with plain white card stock, and then layered them on top of each other to get a chipboard type of feel. The die cuts are very delicate for this sentiment and a bit hard to work with, but so worth it! I topped the layered Hello with another Hello that I cut out of some red glitter card stock in the Festive Glitter Pad. I used the same glitter paper to cut out a very thin strip and adhered it to the edge of the front flap.


I adhered some jewels from the Bright Jewels sticker set on the right side of the sentiment et voila! What do you think?




Now it's your turn to take on the Flower Garden challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!



Sphoorti Floral Signature copy





Birthday Wishes
by Lisa Elton

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Flowers and hearts are a lovely way to send birthday wishes, don't you think? I wanted the focus to be on those elements, so I kept the rest of the card very clean.

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The Criss Cross Heart Foil plate was the jumping off point for this card. I used gold foil on green cardstock then held my breath that it would work, and it did! I've foiled on white cardstock, but this was my first attempt at colored and I love the way it looks! Next, I played around with the positioning using a large oval die and cut the panel. 


After adhering the oval to a white card base, I arranged the Layered Fringe Flowers around the birthday sentiment. Once I was pleased with the composition, I glued everything into place then popped some Fairy Gemstones into the flower centers.

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I just love the fresh green on the crisp white background.  It's a clean and layered card that really packs a punch!  PoppyStamps Signature