Make It in Minutes – Big on Birthdays Flash Card – Video No. 14

MAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today’s MAKE IT IN MINUTES is also a Flash Card.  Yay!!!  Super quick and easy card and the card uses minimal supplies. 

Two shades of purple and that soft touch of Pool Party make for a great color combination.

A quick run through the Hexagon Dynamic Texture Embossing Folder and this card was complete.  LOVE it!

This stamp from the Big on Birthdays stamp set fit perfectly on a Flash Card!

Let me share today’s MAKE IT IN MINUTES video with you…

 

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Here the measurements for the card in case you missed them:

  • Wisteria Wonder – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored at 5 ½”
  • Elegant Eggplant – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 2 ½”
  • Pool Party Satin Ribbon – 13″

Want to order any of the new products needed to create the HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLASH CARD?  To order, just click the pic!

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Do you love FLASH CARDS?

Why not make your life a little easier and get FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes! You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors. Want more? Save when you order all 5 Color Families! Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals! Need more? FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS! To order yours, CLICK HERE! (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only and do not count towards Stampin’ Rewards or Sale-a-Bration.)

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If all goes as planned I should be on a plane home right about now.  Going home after a trip is always nice but I had such a great time hanging out with Jackie and Sharon this past week.  I am not good with good-byes so it was just a “See ya later” to my sweet friends.  

I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!  I have a new video for you tomorrow so please be sure to stop by!  See ya then!

 

 

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In case you missed yesterday’s news…..

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NEW ITEMS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO SALE-A-BRATION!!!!!!

Download the SALE-A-BRATION NEW ADDITIONS here

MAKE A MEDALLION stamp set

Medallions have always been a hot trend in stamping.  These stamps also coordinate with the Layering Circle Framelits.  Stamp in different colors and use smaller circle framelits to create layers!

GLIMMER PAPER ASSORTMENT PACK

Is there anything more beautiful than glitter?  I think not.  12 sheets of 6″ x 6″ glimmer paper in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum.  A little glimmer paper goes a long way – punch it, cut it in strips, and make your stamped art sparkle!

Water coloring – you’re either great at it or you struggle with it.  I struggle with it.  That’s why I was SO excited about this new stamp set, Reverse Words.  Just look at that fabulous watercolor look without the work!  LOVE!

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You can still get all the other fabulous things from the Sale-a-Bration catalog (Download it here) but having some new things is great too!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – How to Fix a Stamping Boo-Boo

Has this happened to you?  You’re stamping what is sure to be your BEST card ever, you ink up your solid image stamp, press it onto the cardstock and when you remove the stamp HORROR OF ALL HORRORS!  There is an ink bubble or perhaps a piece of dog hair that got stuck to the stamp leaving a “less than perfect” image. Today I will share how to fix those little boo-boos on your stamped images.  Check out today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!

Here are the things I used to fix my stamping errors.  Oh, and the stamp set I used too!  To order, just click pic!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tip.  This is a tip that will come in handy.  Not all stamped images can be saved but it sure is worth trying to fix.  Remember, when you try this tip, let the ink dry a little before you decide if it will be acceptable.  Ink from the markers and blender pen can be a little dark at first but dry a little lighter.

And now for the BIG announcement from Stampin’ Up!!!!!

NEW ITEMS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO SALE-A-BRATION!!!!!!

Download the SALE-A-BRATION NEW ADDITIONS here

 

Now there is MORE to love about Sale-a-Bration!!!  For every $50 you spend, you can choose a Sale-a-Bration item.  Spend $100, pick 2, spend $150 pick 3 PLUS earn Stampin’ Rewards (Rewards start at $15 in free product).  Don’t miss out on any of the FREE STAMPIN’ UP products!  Sale-a-Bration runs through March 31st!

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That wraps up a Tuesday for me!  And it just about wraps up my time in Arizona.  I will be heading out first thing in the morning (VERY early….ugh).  I had the most amazing time and it was nice to unplug from the computer for a while.  Thank you all for allowing me this time away.  It was a great retreat.  Can’t wait to be back with you tomorrow!

 

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

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Make It Monday – Friends & Wine Card

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Welcome to another Monday Make It!  I was playing around with the Mixed Drinks stamp set the other day and had a little fun.

Pink Champagne is just so ooh-la-la!  It really made this card fancy!

The Falling in Love Designer Series Paper kinda reminded me of champagne bubbles.


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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.  Click the picture to make it larger!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free FRIENDS & WINE CARD tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the FRIENDS & WINE CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  


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I am having a GREAT time in Arizona with my girlfriends!  Hanging out by the pool and enjoying the sunshine (I don’t even know what the temperature is in Oklahoma but I am sure they are jealous of me right now!)

Hope you all have a wonderful week!  I have a great 2-Minute Tuesday Tip lined up for you tomorrow.  You won’t want to miss it.  See ya then!

 

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorial!  

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Are you ready for something FUN and EXCITING?  I’ve got something NEW for 2017!!!  The Spoiled Stampers Support Group!  

When you place a $50 or more order in my Online Store, you earn a coveted spot in this exclusive Facebook group.  You will enjoy special perks available only to my Spoiled Stampers.

  • 1-month pass* to the Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • A hand-stamped thank you card with your invitation inside
  • Guaranteed to receive the most current Stampin’ Up catalogs
  • Prizes, prizes, and more prizes
  • Exclusive projects and tutorials not available anywhere else
  • Sneak peeks of new products
  • A fun place to share what you love – stamping and paper crafting!
* Place a $50 or more order in February and your 1-month pass begins in March

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

It’s Friday and that means one thing!  Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge time!  Who’s in?????

Some things to remember about the challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing –get creative!
  • The circle can be anything – a flower, heart, a sentiment, you name it!  
  • That white striped paper in the middle could be a stamped image, Designer Series Paper, or an embossed image

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.

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 at 3,800 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

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

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Let me share a couple of cards with you using the sketch for this weekend….

You guys know how much I love polka dots.  This card was a lot of fun to create and I let the Designer Series Paper do most of the work.

Sometimes Oh Happy Day is all you need to say, right?

Want to create this OH HAPPY DAY card?  Here’s what you need. Just Click a Pic!

*Also Available in Wood Mount

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Elegant and classy…. best words to describe this card created by my dear friend Jackie for our Weekend Challenge.  Jackie is one of the demonstrators that I am hanging out with in Arizona this week.  She’s SUPER talented and I love her card!

Maybe it’s just me, but when it comes to sympathy cards, I want them to be extra special.  It’s nice to take the extra time needed to make a card that really shows you care.

Want to create this COMFORT & HEALING card?  Click a pic to order what you need!

*Also Available in Wood Mount
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I hope you all have had a great week and can enjoy some stamping time this weekend!  I mentioned earlier in the week that I am in Arizona through Wednesday and I have chosen to “unplug” this week – that means no laptop.  EEK!  Jackie, Sharon and I decided “no screens” this week so that we can focus on stamping ideas we can share with you.  I hope you all know how much I love and appreciate you.  Thanks for giving me this time away.  I have stuff planned for you every day I’m gone so be sure to join me on Monday! 

 

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorial!  

Throwback Thursday Video – Grateful Bunch Flash Card 2.0

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It’s THROWBACK THURSDAY!  How about a flash back to a NOW or WOW Flash Card 2.0?  This card features a great stamp set and punch called Grateful Bunch.  I have always loved the look of this flower set. I can’t have too many flower stamps, can you?

I wish you could see this card in person.  It’s SO sparkly!  Sparkle just doesn’t photograph well…. at least for me it doesn’t.  You’re just going to have to take my word on it, it sparkles!

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Because this is a Throwback, I did have to change one color (Always Artichoke) but trust me, the card is STILL just as gorgeous!

Let me share the video with you…

Here are some measurements in case you missed them:

  • Always Artichoke cardstock – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored at 5 ½”
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock – 5 ½” x 2 ⅛” – cut to 1 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White cardstock – 5 ⅜” x 2″ – cut to 4 ¾” x 2″

Here are the supplies you will need to create the GRATEFUL BUNCH card.  To order, just click a pic!


Hope you guys enjoyed a little throwback!  It’s always fun to revisit cards that were favorites!

I arrived safely in Arizona and I am looking forward to spending time with my Stampin’ Up demonstrator friends this week!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!

 

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorial!  

Do you love FLASH CARDS?  

Why not make your life a little easier and get FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors.  Want more?  Save when you order all 5 Color Families!  Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Need more?  FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS!   To order yours, CLICK HERE!  (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only and do not qualify for Stampin’ Rewards or Sale-a-Bration rewards)

Make It in Minutes – Suite Sentiments Collection – Video No. 15

MAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today’s MAKE IT IN MINUTES video is pretty cool, I must say.  It’s not just one card but a complete collection of cards.  One template, dozens of ideas.  Just use different embossing folders and sentiments to create different cards.

A set for the girls in your life….

A set for the guys….

A set for your sweetheart….

Let me share today’s MAKE IT IN MINUTES video with you…

 

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Here the measurements for the card in case you missed them:

  • Card Base – 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Embossed Layer – 4″ x 3 ¾”
  • Banner – 1″ x 3 ½”
  • Foil Banner – ½” x 3 ½”
  • Foil Strip – ¼” x 4″

Here are the base supplies you will need to create  the SUITE SENTIMENTS COLLECTION CARDS.  To order, just click the pic!

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Here are some of my favorite embossing folders for this collection of cards.  To add any of them to your collection, just click a pic!

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What do you think?  Letting the embossing be the star of the show is just a fun and fast way to create a card.  While you’re at it, why not make up lots of different cards and you’ll be ready for anything!

Pull out some of your favorite sentiment stamps and get creating!

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Today is the day!  I am jumping on an airplane for Arizona in just a few hours and spend a week with a couple of my Stampin’ Up demonstrator friends.  It’s going to be way more fun than 3 crazy women should have together and I am SO excited to share the next 7 days with Jackie and Sharon.  You might recognize their names.  They share Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge cards with me sometimes.  I love these girls so much.

I have some fun stuff lined up for you while I’m gone so don’t leave.  I was a busy little stamper preparing for this week away.

While I’m gone I really need to unplug, if you know what I mean.  I am leaving the laptop behind.  That is a little scary but the 3 of us decided we need to step away from our screens this week.  (Note: if you place an order while I am away, I will email you the exclusive tutorial when I return.  I appreciate your patience.)

See  you all tomorrow!

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorial!  

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Cover Up Handwriting Errors Inside a Card

Oh no!  You were writing on the inside of your card and you made a mistake!  I will share 3 quick fixes for covering up your handwriting errors.  Check out today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!

Let me share today’s video…

 

Let me share those measurements in case you missed them.

  • INSIDE COVER-UP: 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • FULL SIZE CARD COVER-UP: 8″ x 5 ¼”, scored at 4″ OR 10 ½” x 4″, scored at 5 ¼”
  • TRIMMED DOWN CARD COVER-UP: Cut card down to 4″ x 5 ¼” and add to a card base of 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” OR 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored at 5 ½”

I hope you enjoyed today’s tip.  I hope you never need to use this tip but if you’re anything like me, you just might use this tip a lot.  Now if I could just come up with a way to not make my handwriting look like it was written by a 7-year old.  Penmanship was never my best subject in school.

I told you yesterday that I had something REALLY special for you guys.  As you know, it’s Valentine’s Day, the day we celebrate that wonderful thing called LOVE.  I was trying to find a way to share with you how much I love and appreciate YOU!  You have been loyal followers and subscribers to Simply Simple Stamping, you show your love and appreciation when you order and I wanted a fun way to say and TRULY thankful I am for you all!

So, without further ado, may I present the Moore High School Show Choir serenading you with the song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.  Click to view the video!

 

Singing Valentines are one of the choir’s big fund-raisers for their trips to competitions and I loved having them come to sing to you.  I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you FEEL THE LOVE from me.  I do appreciate you all so much!!!  Hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!!!

 

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorial!  

 

Make It Monday – You Are Amazing Card


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It was time to play with the Swirly Scribbles framelits.  A little glimmer paper, a little wood grained Designer Series Paper, and here is what I came up with.

You can’t really see the glimmer in this photo but in person, the shimmer of the glitter with just a touch of the black cardstock, it makes for a very striking card.

I also used a new stamp set, All Things Thanks!

Love that glimmer paper!

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.  Click the picture to make it larger!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free YOU ARE AMAZING tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the YOU ARE AMAZING CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  


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It was a quiet weekend at home.  Mr. Awesome came down with the sinus crud that has been floating around. Thank heavens it wasn’t the flu.  We had a school district shut down because there were over 200 students and 23 teachers out with the flu.  Isn’t that awful?  So, the Stewarts just took it easy.  I did get a lot of stamping done.  I wanted to make a card for everyone on my team of Stampin’ Up demonstrators – 100 cards in all!  It was nice to just have some stamping time and a quick trip to the post office to mail them.  I love spoiling the gals on my team.  🙂

Well my friends, I hope that you have a fabulous Monday!  I have something SUPER special for YOU tomorrow.  My post may be a little later in the day but after you see it, you’ll understand why.  See you then!

 

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorial!  

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Are you part of the Spoiled Stampers Support Group?  You can be!

When you place a $50 or more order in my Online Store, you earn a coveted spot in this exclusive Facebook group.  You will enjoy special perks available only to my Spoiled Stampers.

  • 1-month pass* to the Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • A hand-stamped thank you card with your invitation inside
  • Guaranteed to receive the most current Stampin’ Up catalogs
  • Prizes, prizes, and more prizes
  • Exclusive projects and tutorials not available anywhere else
  • Sneak peeks of new products
  • A fun place to share what you love – stamping and paper crafting!
* Place a $50 or more order in February and your 1-month pass begins in March

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Friday my stampin’ friends!  Are you ready for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge?

Some things to remember about the challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing –get creative!
  • The circle can be anything – a flower, a heart, a sentiment, you name it!  
  • That angled are could be a randomly stamped image, Designer Series Paper, or an embossed cardstock

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.

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 at 3,800 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

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

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Let me share a couple of cards with you using the sketch for this weekend….

Do you have a bestie?  This card is the perfect card to brighten your best friend’s day.

I love the black and white polka dotted paper against that Melon Mambo (my favorite color combo).

Want to create this BEST FRIEND EVER card?  Here’s what you need.  Just click a pic!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount
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This card features a new paper stack, Cupcakes & Carousels, which is a BIG favorite of mine.  I love the vintage feel it has yet it’s got whimsy to it too.

Glitter!!!!!!!!!  Oh how I love Glitter!  Isn’t it great on this card?


Want to create this IT’S YOUR DAY card?  Here’s what you need.  Just click a pic! 

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

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Do you have big plans for the weekend?  Nothing planned for the Stewarts.  I guess that’s a good thing.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a weekend with nothing on the calendar so we can just sit back and relax.  That will give me some time to just stamp and enjoy the quiet.

And that closes out another week here at Simply Simple Stamping!  Have a great weekend everyone!  See you Monday for a Make It Monday project!

 

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorial!  

Make It in Minutes – Love You Heart Card – Video No. 14

MAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today’s MAKE IT IN MINUTES was a lot of fun to create.  The white on white with that WOW pop of red glimmer!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may have thought that this card is for Valentine’s Day only.  It’s ALWAYS a good day to tell someone you love them!  This card is sure to make the recipient “feel the love”!

Look at the cute window in this card?  Love that!!

The inside of the card is just as sparkly as the front!

Let me share today’s MAKE IT IN MINUTES video with you…

 

 

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Here the measurements for the card in case you missed them:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 11″ (or use scraps to punch 8-9 hearts)
  • Real Red Glimmer Paper – 2″ x 2″ (heart punch), extra if needed to fill in

Want to order any of the new products needed to create the LOVE YOU HEART Card?  To order, just click the pic!


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Did you like it?  I can easily see making this card with the Petite Petals punch or the Star punch.  It’s just a simple and sweet card!

Wow!  It was a three-video week!  I was on a roll!  I just love creating the Make It in Minutes cards.  Clean and simple are just fabulous.

I am going to get busy on the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for tomorrow.  I hope that you will join me then!  Have a great Thursday!

 

 

 

Use the FEBRUARY Host Code P4VTZ9RR on your order of $20 or more and receive a tutorial showing you how to make this gorgeous FRAMED PERPETUAL CALENDAR!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorial!