Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge to its demonstrators worldwide. We go back to the basics and focus on creating a card with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, we add an extra element: ribbon.

Although I need a few more Christmas cards, I also use a lot of thank you cards this time of year. I’ve received a number of heartfelt gifts, and I want the givers to understand how much I appreciate them thinking of me. 

Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

I turned to #simplestamping to help me create s stack of cards I can have handy and get in the mail right away. This card uses:

This layout features three strips of Designer Series Paper each measuring 5 1/4 inches by 1 4/ inches. I spaced them equal distance apart on the Soft Succulent card base. Imagine creating a host of different backgrounds with Stampin’ Up!’s huge array of patterned papers.

The white stamped piece measures 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, and the Evening Evergreen layer measures 2 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches. I topped it off with a bow created with the Soft Succulent 3/8 inch Open Weave Ribbon.

As I’ve said before, I’m a clean and simple stamper and this basic layout and design really appeals to me. It will be easy to create a stack in a short time. 


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Sweet Strawberry Bundle Birthday

Sweet Strawberry Bundle Birthday

The season is ripe for strawberries! They make a sweet treat and snack.

Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Strawberry Bundle adds to the fun. (Buy the stamp set and punch together and receive a 10 percent discount.)

Enjoy the free tutorial below. And, be sure to watch the video (a Facebook Live replay) to see how this card goes together.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle Birthday Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Sweet Strawberry Bundle (159523)
  • PAPER –Basic White (159276), Real Red (102482), Old Olive (100702), Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) (155426)
  • INK – Real Red (147084), Memento (132708)
  • OTHER –Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Real Red – 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ½”, 4 ½” x 3”
  • Basic White – 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”, 5 ¼” x 4”, 1” x 2 ¼”, and a scrap
  • Old Olive – scrap
  • DSP (black and white design) – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”


  • Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Real Red Card Stock in half.
  • Using adhesive of your choice, layer the DSP onto the 4 ½” x 3” Real Red Card Stock. Adhere this piece to the 3 ¼” x 4 ¾” Basic White Card Stock. Center this panel onto the Real Red Card Stock base.
  • With Real Red ink, stamp the birthday sentiment onto the 1” x 2 ¼” Basic White Card Stock. Adhere it to the top of the card, as shown above with Stampin’ Seal or Mini Glue Dots.
  • Stamp the strawberry outline on a Basic White scrap with Memento Ink. With Real Red ink, stamp the strawberry “body” or solid image in the center of the black outline.
  • Stamp the stem outline with Memento ink onto the Old Olive scrap.
  • Punch both the strawberry and the stem with the Strawberry Builder Punch.
  • Use a Mini Glue Dot to attach the stem to the strawberry.
  • Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the strawberry and place on card, as shown above, hovering around the sentiment.
  • Scatter three Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the card front.
  • Attach the remaining Basic White piece to the inside of the card.


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