Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Keeping it simple

This card is a bit of a departure for me - all that empty space scared me for a while but now I'm used to it. I've made a bunch of these 12cm square cards for a friend.

The flower comes from a hugely versatile stamp set called Stipple Celebrations which you can earn free if you hold a qualifying workshop. It features 14 stamps (the flower is one of the largest) and includes flowers, a balloon, a seashell, snowflake, bugs, baby rattle... it's one of those really useful "all occasion sets". I punched it out and mounted it on the gorgeous Scallop Punch. You know, I scoffed at the Scallop Circle punch when first introduced... but U-turns are becoming a bit of a habit of mine.

I love these colours together - once again inspired by the Cutie Pie range of Designer Series Paper.

Stamps: Stipple Celebrations (p19), Sincere Salutations (p61).
Cardstock: So Saffron, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White.
Paper: Cutie Pie (p73).
Ink: Rose Red.
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch (p80), 1 3/8" circle punch (p80), Scallop Circle punch (p80), 5/8" grosgrain ribbon - Certainly Celery (p86).

(All page numbers refer to the UK Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2007-2008)


  1. Great card. It is very pretty.


  2. Wow!! Really love this, simple, but clean and spectacular!

  3. This is a great card!!! I have such a tough time with open spaces too...hehe

  4. Blank space scares me too. YOur card is darling and I love the ribbon tab.

  5. I LOVE this card. The way you have your ribbon is very unique! I hope your business is going great in the UK!! Good luck with it!

  6. This card is great - very simple, easy and quick. I like cards like that! CC

  7. Wow..stunning...LOVE the layout!

  8. Wow, Stipple Celebration fits perfect for the scallop punch! Great colors and love the simplicity!

  9. just makin a card9 January 2008 at 00:05

    Hi Helen
    thanx for your comments it's great a feeling isn't it to be 'recognised' and receive a lovely response. You have a great blog going there and fab cards...
    keep up the good work (but isn't it addictive!lol).

    Mo x

  10. Lovely Helen I have not found the flags as yet but going into Abdn again on Thursday will try other shops.
    Cna you email me your details & I can send off the day I get them


  11. Great card! So fun and bright! =) TFS!

  12. wow what a cute and simple card...

  13. These colors are wonderful together! The spaces look great - I love the clean look of the card.

  14. Oh, wow...this is SO pretty! You do a wonderful job keeping it simple and clean...yet so fabulous. Not an easy thing to do!

  15. Love your card. It's simple but elegant and you can make many of them without investinfg a week!

  16. I know what you mean about open spaces! This card is simple and clean, but very pretty in its simplicity. I'll have to try some open spaces cards myself!

  17. I love the simplicity of this. I especially like the little ribbon tag. And I agree with you, blank space is scary! I will try it!


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