2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Solution for Rough Edges on Cardstock

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com It’s happened to us all I’m sure.  You cut a piece of cardstock but discover the  blade in your paper cutter has left behind a not-so-clean edge on your pretty card base.  What to do?  Try to trim off that TINY excess.  That’s a disaster.  

Well, I have a VERY simple solution and I am going to share it with you in less than 2 minutes!  (It’s true…my 2-minute video is only a minute and a half!)

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Was that simple or WHAT?  I love it!  It’s a quick solution to a problem we’ve all experienced.  

I hope that today’s tip reduces some frustrations you may have from time to time.  It’s also a good time to remind you to keep blade refills to your Stampin’ Trimmer on hand.  They come in a 2-pack so you’re always ready with a new blade.



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to join me tomorrow for more stamping stuff!  Have a great Tuesday!!

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My Living Room Make-Over

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend!  What did you do?  Go to the lake?  Have a cookout?  Stamp something fabulous?

We had one of those CRAZY impromptu holidays.  We had planned on camping but unexpectedly found a new home for our living room entertainment center.  

I know it doesn’t look like much but a lot of blood, sweat and tears are wrapped up in this piece of furniture.  We had it built specifically for the space we had and Mr. Awesome and I stained it.  It really is a great piece of furniture but Mr. Awesome was itching for a new BIGGER TV.  The only way that was going to happen was to say good-bye to our fabulous entertainment center.BeforeWell, my niece just bought a new house and a dear friend of my Mom’s delivered it to them…. in the rain.  Bless his heart!

This is what remained so something had to be done… and FAST!  What a mess!
BeforeSo, on the spur of the moment, we headed to our favorite store, Ikea.  It’s a 3 hour drive but SO worth it!
IkeaIkea
You know how it goes… you go for ONE thing, just ONE, and you come home with SO MUCH MORE.  lol  We decided to go for the matching sofa table and coffee table…. and since we were there, a new bed frame.  It all fit in the Traverse and around midnight we made it home….exhausted but excited!

We spent 2 days building the furniture and if you’ve ever put together Ikea furniture, you know that it can be frustrating.  Just when you think you understand exactly what you’re doing, you see you put a piece on backwards or upside down.  I said more than once, “I’m just too stupid to put Ikea furniture together!”  After my hissy fit, I would unscrew the upside down piece and keep going.

Ginny jumped in and helped build a lot of it and it was a lot of fun for us to do together (by the way, she didn’t have the flu.  Just a 24 hour bug that ended as fast as it hit.  YAY!)

And the final result….LOVE!
After - thanks Ikea!I can’t even describe what a difference it makes!  We are all pretty happy right now and agree, it was worth giving up a holiday weekend of camping for.

We love it so much, the computer area is going to get the next makeover using the same furniture….another area of my house that is desperate for a make-over.  

So, as you can see, there was no stamping time for me but I will be back tomorrow with a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video!  See you then!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Join me!  www.SimplySimpleStamping.comIt’s FRIDAY!  It’s a HOLIDAY WEEKEND!  Wahoo!  Do you have a lot of plans for the 4th of July?  Whatever your plans, I hope you can break away to get creative.  Check out today STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEEKEND CHALLENGE!

July 3, 2015
Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.  

This weekend’s challenge is a Clean and Simple Style….I just love clean and simple cards, don’t you?  
  • The circles can be a stamped image, cardstock, designer paper, anything!
  • The circles can also be flowers, stars, hearts, anything!
  • The sentiment can go anywhere – get creative!
So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is over 1,900 strong!  

Are you part of the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group?  If not, come join in on the fun and be inspired by stampers from all over the world! 


CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

Here’s what I designed for this weekend’s challenge…

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - July 3, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comOne of my favorite new stamp sets from the new catalog is Friendly Wishes.  The sentiments are amazing and BIG but Stampin’ Up threw in a few fun embellishment stamps in the set too.  Love those little flowers!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - July 3, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI embossed the cardstock with the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder.  I have to tell you about my color combination…Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight.  Remember the video I did on creating your own color combos with a scallop circle punch of all the colors of cardstock?  Well, I literally reached in the bag and pulled out 3 circles and this was the color combo that I pulled out.  I doubt I will ever get that lucky again but this color combination is really pretty. 

Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad*
Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad*
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My next card was also a done with the color combo technique but I had to do a little switching around.  I don’t use Night of Navy often enough and it’s such a rich color.  I think I need to use it more.  Look at how BOLD this card is!  Tip Top Taupe is soft yet bold so it was a great addition and I love the burst of Melon Mambo.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - July 3, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comNot sure you can see the bling but I used the Gold Foil Sheets in the center of my flowers and behind the sentiment.  It's much prettier in person, let me tell you.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - July 3, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Well, my friends, I hope that you like today’s cards.  I really enjoyed creating using this challenge.  I hope that you have a chance to create something fabulous this weekend too!


Remember, after you create it, go share it on our Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook Page!  It's so much fun to see what stampers from all over the world are creating and sharing on this group!

Have an awesome weekend everyone!  It will be a quiet weekend for us.  I've got a little girl in bed with flu.  Poor thing.  I'm sure she picked up a bug on the plane coming home.  It happens.  I hope you guys are all healthy!  Stay safe and we will see ya Monday!

Happy Thoughts – June, 2015 Paper Pumpkin BONUS Project

Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin today at  www.SimplySimpleStamping.com My Paper Pumpkin came in the mail a couple of weeks ago and I had a great time creating the eight cards that came in the kit.  What I love about Paper Pumpkin is that everything comes in the box – stamps, ink, adhesive.  All the cardstock is pre-cut, pre-scored, just ready for me to stamp and create.  I love taking my little orange box with me on camping trips.  Something to do in the camper when it’s too hot to go outside.  Love it!

This month’s kit is SO CUTE!  Check out this fun stamp set that comes with it.  I love that big flower stamp.  How fun!
Happy Thoughts - June 2015 Paper Pumpkin stamp set - join today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and receive a special 8 page tutorial showcasing other great projects!Happy Thoughts - June 2015 Paper Pumpkin stamp set - join today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and receive a special 8 page tutorial showcasing other great projects!If you’re unfamiliar with Paper Pumpkin, it’s a wonderful monthly stamping program.  Each month, you get a surprise box in the mail filled with everything you need to create some incredible projects – stamps, ink, instructions, and all the supplies needed to enjoy a 30-minute escape.  When you’re done, you have a fabulous stamp set to use again and again!  Subscriptions start at 17.95 a month and the shipping is included!  Awesomesauce!

PLUS, when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, I include 8 FREE tutorials showing you other ways to use the products in the kit.  Not to mention an entire Pinterest board of Paper Pumpkin ideas.  See?  The fun never ends with Paper Pumpkin!  Here’s a little sneak peek of what I have for my current subscribers who have received their June Paper Pumpkins.

Happy Thoughts - June 2015 Paper Pumpkin bonus project - join today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and receive a special 8 page tutorial with MORE bonus projects!
If you’re already a subscriber, you will be receiving your bonus tutorials around July 5th.  Are you SO excited?  Wahoo!


I don’t want you to be left out!  Why not subscribe today?!   Just click the Creativity in a Box picture and choose which subscription is right for you!  1-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 1-year!  (Money saving tip – SAVE when you subscribe with a 6-month or 1-year subscription.  When you join for a year, you’ll earn $21.54 in Stampin’ Rewards too!)
Paper Pumpkin  - Get your FREE tutorials with your subscription at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - created by Connie Stewart
Once you are a subscriber, you can order refill kits for your favorite Paper Pumpkins for only $8.00 (while supplies last).  Seriously!  Think about it!  Refill kits for 8 cards for $8.00.  That’s awesome!!!

If you have more questions about Paper Pumpkin, just leave me a comment and I would be happy to answer them.  Guys, this is a WONDERFUL program and I hope that you’ll all give a 1-month subscription a try.  I think you’ll be hooked!  

Before I go, I have something that I just HAD to share with you.  It’s not a stamping project but a baking project.  CONNIE’S CAKE MIX BANANA CAKE!

I love banana cake.  I love banana ANYTHING really – banana Laffy Taffy, banana bread, banana splits, I love it all!
Well, I had some bananas that were over ripe and I was looking for something to make with them.  I got a little creative in the kitchen and the final project was AMAZING!  I’m totally addicted to this recipe now.  Even Mr. Awesome who’s not a huge banana fan loved it.  Super moist, easy to make, and a great way to use over ripe bananas.

Connie's Cake Mix Banana Cake - find the recipe at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Connie's Cake Mix Banana Cake - find the recipe at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

CONNIE’S CAKE MIX BANANA CAKE

1 box Betty Crocker Butter Pecan Cake Mix
1 teaspoon baking powder (not soda, powder)
½ c. vegetable oil
1 c. water
(3) over ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a  9″ x 13″ cake pan.  Peel and mash the bananas.  Add the baking powder to the bag of cake mix and mix together.  Add the cake mix, oil, and water to the bananas and mix with a hand mixer on low for 30 seconds, mix on medium for 2 minutes.  Pour into greased cake pan and bake for 33-35 minutes.  Check with a toothpick until toothpick comes clean.  Allow to cool before serving.  Dust with powdered sugar before serving.  It would also be yummy topped with pecans.

Just a personal note, I tried to frost this cake with cream cheese frosting.  WAAAY too sweet.  I really recommend saving those extra calories for something else….like a second piece of cake!

If you need a yummy dessert for the July 4th weekend, why not give this recipe a try!

On that note, I will close for now but I hope to see you guys tomorrow for the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Have a wonderful Thursday!

You Can Create It International – July, 2015

You Can Create It - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comHello and happy JULY!  Have I got some serious inspiration for you today!   I have been having the best time with the You Can Create It International challenge.  This is one of my favorite things to create each month.  We are given just some minimal supplies to work with and the idea is that demonstrators from all over the world will be creating things focusing on these products only.  We can add a card base and a few little things but for the most part, I try to keep it pretty simple….’cuz simple is what I do!

Here is what we had to work with for this month – (3) 2″ x 6″ banners in Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaroon, and Whisper White.  We also had a ¾” x 4″ piece of vellum and 20″ of whisper white cotton ribbon.

July SuppliesThere were some great projects made by my fellow demonstrators.  It was so exciting to see what they created.  First, let me share my contribution to the challenge.  I decided to create a gift bag tag.  I LOVE the Flower Patch Bundle.  It is probably my all time favorite flower stamp set EVER!
You Can Create It - Guest Designer Connie Stewart  - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com -see the  July 1, 2015 for more photos and more inspiration! You Can Create It - Guest Designer Connie Stewart  - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com -see the  July 1, 2015 for more photos and more inspiration!
Even though the colors were soft and pretty, I wanted to add some boldness to my project so I used Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, and Tangelo Twist ink.  Turned out cool, huh!

I always like to stay focused solely on the products given. That’s what makes the challenge fun for me.  As I said, we are allowed to add other cardstock as needed but the tag by itself was so pretty.  

I did create a gift bag with Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the new Glassine Sheets.  I ran the bag through the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder to make it a wow!
You Can Create It - Guest Designer Connie Stewart  - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com -see the  July 1, 2015 for more photos and more inspiration! You Can Create It - Guest Designer Connie Stewart  - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com -see the  July 1, 2015 for more photos and more inspiration!  
  

Now let me share the projects created by my fellow International demonstrators!

You Can Create It!! International Blog Hop - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comTeri Pocock‎Created by Teri Pocock

Renée EckhardtCreated by Renée Eckhardt

Marine Wiplier‎Created by Marine Wiplier

Jackie BultjeCreated by Jackie Bultje

Heike FallwicklCreated by Heike Fallwickl

Emilie VeyssilierCreated by Emilie Veyssilier

Claudia Bugl‎Created by Claudia Bugl

Anja LuftCreated by Anja Luft

Monica Gale‎Created by Monica Gale

Inge GrootCreated by Inge Groot

Caroline van der StraatenCreated by Caroline van der Straaten

Wowza!  Aren’t these fantastic?  It’s amazing what these demonstrators can create!  I hope you are inspired by what you see here today!

And now for something REALLY fun!  Do you love great deals on your stamping toys?  Duh!  What kind of question is that?  Well, check out the NEW items added to the Clearance Rack PLUS some Weekly Deals as well!  

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!  CHECK IT OUT!
WEEKLY DEALS CLEARANCE RACK - Check out the amazing deals at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Have a wonderful Wednesday!  Hope you can join me again tomorrow!


A new tutorial for July is ready for you!  This month’s exclusive video and tutorial is absolutely stunning!  We’re coming up on wedding season and if you want your gift to stand out above the rest, why not create this beautiful gift bag using the new Gift Bag Punch Board.July Let's Get Creative Video & TutorialJust use the JULY HOSTESS CODE ADRGSTHN on your order of $20 or more to receive the exclusive video link and written tutorial.  Remember, if your order is $150 or more, don’t use the code so you can earn FREE Stampin’ Up products!  Rewards start at $15 and I want you to have it and you will also receive the July tutorial and video!  You’re just that awesome!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video – Stop Ink Bubbles on Your Stamps

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Happy Tuesday everyone!  Has this every happened to you?  You’re working on what is sure to be your BEST card ever and you ink up a stamp only to see ‘ink bubbles’ on the stamp?

It doesn’t happen a lot but it can make for a less than perfect stamped image, especially on photopolymer stamps.

Learn how to fix this problem quickly and easily.  Check out today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video…

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

How easy is that?  A quick fix so you can get back to your beautiful piece of art!

I hope that you find this tip helpful!  Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

Be sure to join me tomorrow for the International You Can Create It!  So much inspiration will be waiting for you tomorrow, you don’t want to miss it!  Great projects created by Stampin’ Up demonstrators from ALL over the world!  See you then!



What a whirlwind the past few days have been!  Mr. Awesome and I had a fabulous camping trip over the weekend.  It was hot but that’s what the A/C is for.  The campground was fairly quiet and lots of deer roaming around.  I love that!  We just enjoyed the quiet, I did some stamping while Mr. Awesome caught up on some reading.  That’s my idea of a weekend and that’s what I love about camping.  There’s no guilt for not cleaning or mowing.

I had some time yesterday morning and I tried to fix a problem I’ve had with my blog for about a year now…. many of you may know what I’m talking about.  You log into SimplySimpleStamping.com and my blog goes directly to August 19, 2014.  I have tried everything under the sun to fix it but no luck.  Well, a moderator from WordPress gave me a suggestion and it was a disaster.  MAJOR disaster!  I honestly thought I had just deleted all my subscribers.  I was in tears.  I did a backup before I started but for some reason I couldn’t get that part back.  Mr. Awesome to the rescue!  He actually took the day off to come home and help me fix it.  YAY!  He was able to get everything back to where it should be AND he fixed that pesky issue with you getting lead to August 19th when you log in.  He truly is Mr. Awesome in every sense of the word.  You have no idea how grateful I am to be here posting to everyone.  I thought I was doomed.

My day got brighter because my girls got home safe and sound from New York City last night so we looked at all the pictures and heard all the stories.  They had a GREAT time.  The highlights for Ginny were singing in Carnegie Hall, meeting some of the cast members of “Aladdin” and Central Park.  Yes, Central Park was in her Top 3 things.  But the BIGGIE was that she was chosen to attend a Broadway Master Class with one of the leads from “Pippin”.  She got to sing for her (in front of 200 students) and then was critiqued and they worked her song over and over.  Ginny got a standing ovation from the other students.  WAHOO!  That’s a big deal.  I am so proud of her and she and Christina had the time of their lives.  Lots of fun stories.

Well, I am going to close with that and get some stamping done today!  Before I head to my stamp room (and clean it up a bit) let me share the WEEKLY DEALS FOR JUNE 30 – JULY 6, 2015

FLASH CARD 2.0 – Flowery Friend Card – Video No. 66

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Did you get some creative time in?  If not, I hope today’s Flash Card 2.0 video will give you the inspiration you need to get busy creating.

Today’s card is a super fast FLASH CARD 2.0.  
FLASH CARD 2.0 - Flowery Friend Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - June 29, 2015 blog post - video tutorial availableFriendly Wishes (my new favorite sentiment stamp set) and Pictogram Punches – what a GREAT combination!

Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Watermelon Wonder are such a cheery color combination too!FLASH CARD 2.0 - Flowery Friend Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - June 29, 2015 blog post - video tutorial available
Let’s get started with our video…

If you are unable to see the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.  Note:  Due to a glitch on WordPress you may find that you are linked back to August 2014.  Just click the HOME button in my menu at the top and you’ll be up-to-date again.

Here are the measurements for my card:
  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score at 4 ¼”
  • Daffodil Delight – 2 ⅛” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 5 ⅜”
Check out this simple supply list!  Order what you need by clicking a pic!  Tomorrow is the last day to receive the June “Let’s Get Creative” exclusive video & tutorial.  Be sure to use Hostess Code 4ZBJEX43 on your order of $20 or more.  If your order is $150 or more, don’t use the code.  You still receive the video & tutorial but Stampin’ Up will give you Stampin’ Rewards.  Stampin’ Rewards start at $15 in free products!
 

I hope that you enjoyed today’s quickie card!  I think I will be making a bunch of these.  They are just too easy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll join me tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  I have a tip on avoiding “ink bubbles” on your stamps.
See you tomorrow!


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Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Join me!  www.SimplySimpleStamping.comHappy Friday everyone!  Are you ready for the weekend?  My girls are living the high life in New York City so the house has been so quiet.  I miss them terribly but I won’t lie… the quiet house has been nice.  The best part about having a quiet house is all the stamping time I’ve been able to do this week.

Mr. Awesome and I hare heading out for a camping trip, just the two of us, so I got busy on this weekend’s 
STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEEKEND CHALLENGE!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - June 26, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
This weekend’s sketch has SO many possibilities!  
  • The bottom layer can be Designer Paper, embossed cardstock or stamped!
  • The circle can be a framelit, a flower, a doily!
  • The flag can be a banner, ribbon, anything really!  Put it on top or underneath.
  • The sentiment can go anywhere – get creative!

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now over 1,900 strong!  

C’mon, you’re going to need some creative time this weekend!  Why not play along?

Are you part of the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group?  If not, come join in on the fun and be inspired by stampers from all over the world! 


CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

Here is what I created for this Weekend’s Challenge…

I fell in love with the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack.  Wows is it FUN!  I took one of the leopard print sheets and used a brayer to lay Melon Mambo ink on it.  What do you think?  Pretty cool, huh?!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - June 26, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI thought this would be a great card for my daughters to give to a friend.   It’s funky and FUN!Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - June 26, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comMy next card uses another new product… the Metallic Foil Doilies.  Aren’t these stunning?  It really is much prettier in person because the bright metallic feel just isn’t coming through in the picture.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - June 26, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI love the addition of the gold sequin trim too.  I also used the new Elegant Dots embossing folder too.  It just seemed to go with the doily.  I just found out one of my team members promoted so I am going to send her this card to congratulate her on her accomplishment.Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - June 26, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create my cards today.  If you would like to make your own version, just click a pic to order!  Remember, if you use the Hostess Code 4ZBJEX43 on your order of $20 or more, you will receive the June “Let’s Get Creative” exclusive video & tutorial!  If you’re order is over $150, don’t use the code so you can earn FREE products from Stampin’ Rewards!  Rewards start at $15 and who wouldn’t want $15 in free stamping toys!  You’ll still qualify for the exclusive video & tutorial.  

Brayer
$12.50


Well my sweet peeps!  That’s it for me today!  Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!  See ya back here on Monday!

Circle of Spring meets Wonderful Wreath Framelits

One of the first stamp sets I ordered when the new catalog came out was Circle of Spring.  How could I NOT get it?  I already had the Wonderful Wreath framelits that matched it.  LOVE that Stampin’ Up is offering more stamp sets to go with the framelits we already have.  

Check out that great frame window and the framelit set comes with the bow too!

Created by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - June 11, 2015 blog post
I also used a new In Color – Watermelon Wonder!  I absolutely LOVE this new color!  No other word describes it other than watermelon.  
Created by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - June 11, 2015 blog postThe Hello You Thinlits were the perfect touch to go across the front of the card opening.Created by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - June 11, 2015 blog post
Just another fun card that I wanted to share with you!  I hope you like it!

If you don’t have the Circle of Spring stamp set, I can’t say enough GREAT things about it.  You will find SO many different ways to use it.  If you already have the Wondrous Wreath stamp set & Wonderful Wreath framelits, this new set is a must have to complete the set.

To order, just click a pic to go right to my online store!  Be sure to add Hostess Code 4ZBJEX43 to your $20 or more order so you can get the exclusive video & tutorial for this month!  The project is amazing! 

Today's the day!  Mr. Awesome and I are leaving to go camping -- just the two of us!  Wahoo!  We're heading out as soon as he comes home from work so I'm off to buy the yummy meals that WE like since we don't have to cater to picky kids (Ginny won't eat hamburgers... what's up with that?)

Not to worry!  I have the Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge already set to go so please join me tomorrow!


Let's Get Creative June 2015 - Floating Flower Card - Use Hostess Code 4ZBJEX43 on your order of $20 or more at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Get this tutorial and video FREE when you use the June Hostess Code 4ZBJEX43!

Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop – PERFECT PAIRS

Stampin' Up Grand Vacation Hawaii Blog Hop - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Hello my sweet stampin’ peeps!  Welcome to the third round of the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop!  Our theme this month was PERFECT PAIRS – Pair “something old with something new”!  Oh how FUN is that idea!

I chose the Pictogram Punches (something old) and Friendly Wishes (something NEW).  I have a special surprise for you on the flowers.  Can you tell?  They are made with the NEW Washi Label punch.  I have a video for you on how to make them.  Prepare to have your mind blown!

FLASH CARD VIDEO - I'm Always Here for You - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - June 24, 2015I love the bold colors in this card – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Wild Wasabi.  It’s a Clean and Simple card but it sure packs a lot of punch!FLASH CARD VIDEO - I'm Always Here for You - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - June 24, 2015If you’re new to Simply Simple Stamping, one of the things we love to create around here are FLASH CARDS.  It’s a simple template that allows you to always be ready to create a card – just grab a card base & two Flash Cards and create!  No other cardstock needed!  I love to find ways to use the bottom colorful layer to create different things and then we just cover up that piece so no one will see.  :)  You can create 8 cards from just 6 pieces of cardstock!

Let me share the video on how to create today’s FLASH CARD…

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Below you will find the complete supply list but here are my measurements for my card:
  • 11″ x 4 ¼” Whisper White cardstock – score at 5 ½”
  • 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” Melon Mambo cardstock 
  • 2 ½” x 4″ Whisper White cardstock
  • 16″ Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Ribbon
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