Friday, October 29, 2010

A Super Simple Christmas Card ...

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TGIF hoarding card-makers and welcome to the weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, Sharon says: "Clean and Simple is definitely the way to go when we need to mass produce. But it's also a very refreshing and pleasing style to fall back on any time at all. Today let us truly think Clean and Simple ... SUPER SIMPLE! And let's make cards with Christmas OR winter in mind as we inspire each other with all our Clean and Simple creations!

Shut the front door! This is The. Best. Stamp. Simply. Challenge. Ever! I {♥} this challenge! Thanks so much Sharon, for combining my very favorite style and theme!

Sooooo, if super-simple is what you want, super-simple is what you get:

To play along in this week's challenge ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a SUPER CLEAN and SIMPLE card. Then, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery and visit Sharon's blog, located HERE and link your project up to Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword: "ssnotime163" so that we can find your project.

Need more inspiration? Don't miss the fabulously creative projects created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Our Fearless Leader, Sharon Johnson: No Time to Stamp?;

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Janine Orchard: 2 B Krafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden;

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.; and our talented Guest Designer for October,

Jerri Kay Jimenez: A Touch of Grace.

If you'd like, you can see all of the Splitcoast Stampers gallery submissions HERE.

We can't wait to see your clean and simple creation!

Thanks so much for sharing part of your very busy day with me ... hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: "Real Red" and "Whisper White" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Stamp: "Make Merry" from "Tags So Much" Stamp Set (Retired) by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Real Red" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Accessory: Red and White Checked Gingham Ribbon
  • Tools: Tag Punch by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Top-Folded)


Erica said...

Whow! You've done simple quite well.

Janine said...

LOVE IT!!! Red and white are beautiful together!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So fresh and pretty Deb! I love the cheery red gingham and adorable tag!

Tina said...

This is super sweet and I love all that white space.

Banu said...

Deb, this turned out just superb. Loved the splash of red :) Really pretty.

Rebecca said...

Oooh, I love simple. So pretty and doable for people who love cardmaking but have a little one running around. TFS!

PS, found you in the Papertrey Forum member list, sorted by location. Hello from a fellow FL girl! =)

Welcome to Explore.Dream.Discover. said...

This is clean and simple at its very best!!! LOVE this idea and I hope to be mass producing this layout soon!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deb, that ribbon is fabulous with the stamped image.

Maria Matter said...

hugs & blessings!

szbacn1 said...

Very nice!!! The colors are a perfect match, too!

Chris said...

simply gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

HA! Can't be an more easy than this! And what is so cool?? It is AWESOME! Thanks for the link~~

Sharli said...

Hi Deb!
You are amazing - this card is amazing - and it certainly wins the prize in my book for CAS. What a wonderful card!!! There is just enough - nothing more. The colors and balance are RIGHT ON!

Thank you! This is very inspiring!

Allison said...

Gorgeous! If it was me, I would get a big ink smear or dump my tea on it! Ha!

cindy said...

Love it. Great job.

Rosemary said...

This is simply (tee hee) marvelous! I love the crisp, fresh feel of it.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

So wonderfully simple!!! It is absolutely striking and I LOVE it!