I’m really enjoying simple cards these days and then double enjoying sending them to friends for absolutely no special reason. It’s fun knowing I’ve been responsible for making someone’s day.
About a month ago I mailed 86 card front swap cards from July’s Stampin’ Up! convention to fellow Sudsol (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) members. The cards weren’t made by me. I was merely the instrument who mailed them out. The email responses I received though were amazing.
- “You don’t know how much I really needed that card today.”
- “Your card couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.”
- “I was feeling kind of blah and then came your card of sunshine into my mailbox.”
So I had the gals make this card at our Mi Wuk Library Stampin’ for Adults class in September. If it doesn’t look as simple as it is, please trust me. It’s simple. And you can ‘simply’ change the colors to suit your recipient.
We used Whisper White (two types) and Pear Pizzazz card stocks and Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz Classic inks.
Card measurements are
- Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded
- Pear Pizzazz card stock: 3-3/4″ x 5″
- Whisper White card stock: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
The “trick” to this card: Lay the smaller piece of Whisper White card stock directly onto the Whisper White Thick Cardstock card front, omitting the Pear Pizzazz layer. Stamp your flowers, being sure to stamp off of the edges of the card front. Then remove the smaller layer and place it on the Pear Pizzazz card stock and finally place that on the card front. That’s it.
No other embellishments are necessary (in my humble opinion).
You don’t see that many cards with this few supplies do you? You can duplicate it using any card stocks and any color inks to make it your own. If you do that, please consider sending me a photo of your card in an email (Blythe@StampingWithBlythe.com) and I’ll add it to a post once I’m back from my little excursion.
And then be sure to share your card with a friend. It’s quite alright to make someone’s day!