MORE More Bang for your Buck cards


I really enjoyed coming up with ways to make a little cardstock go a long way. Today I made 3 cards using (3) card bases and only (1) quarter sheet of cardstock. I used Framelits Labels and the Awash with Flowers stamp set, which has been neglected for much too long. I also used Petite Pairs for the sentiments. It’s all about simplicity here at simplysimplestamping!!!

This is another project we will be creating in May’s Stamp Club so I hope you can join us!!

Tea Cup Tea Bag Gift



I am so excited to share with you video tutorial for creating this beautiful Tea Cup Tea Bag gift. Isn’t is sweet? It’s PERFECT for Mother’s Day or anytime of year for your tea drinking friend.

I hope you enjoy the video! Stay tuned to the end for all the measurements but if you would like a tutorial with pictures and detailed instructions, they will be available on March 1st with any $15 or more purchase from my online store. If you are demonstrator, contact me on how to get a complete tutorial to share with your customers. For details, email me at connie.stewart@cox.net.

For my Stamp Club girls, YES, you will be creating this project in April, just in time for Mother’s Day! Wahooo!

March Tutorials



Spent the weekend working on my March Tutorial and March Stamp Club projects. I am SO excited about how they turned out! I probably way over think things but I keep changing and working a project until I am satisfied it’s the best I can bring. 🙂 I hope you like them too.

The Easter Egg Throne is my favorite (although for some reason my white cardstock looks pink in the picture). It’s made with the Bitty Box Big Shot die. This die makes this project come together SUPER fast and hey, that’s what we love, don’t we? Love the bling! Every Easter egg should have some bling!

The Easter Basket was inspired by LeAnne Pugliese at weeinklings

Mine is a tad different than LeAnne’s project – not because her’s isn’t awesome, but somehow when I sat down to make it, I went off on my own doing my own thing.

The Spring card is my take on a card that we created at the Stampin’ Up Leadership conference last month. I just LOVED the card and made a couple changes to make it my own.

If you are a member of my Stamp Club, you will be making these projects in March! If you’re not a member of stamp club but would like to receive the tutorial complete with measurements, instructions, step-by-step pictures, a product list, EVERYTHING! To order, simply log into my Stampin’ Up website at connie.stampinup.net and place an online order of $15 or more and you will receive the tutorial for free.

If you are a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, you can purchase the tutorial for all 3 projects for only $3.00. Not a demonstrator? Well, we can change that! For details, email me at connie.stewart@cox.net

If you live in the Greater Oklahoma City area and would like to attend a stamp club, drop me an email and I will save a spot for you! We have such a great time!!! You won’t regret checking it out!

March Stamp Club dates are:

Monday, March 12th – come and go anytime between 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, March 13th – 10:30am
Thursday, March 15th – come and go anytime between 4pm and 7pm
Saturday, March 17th – 10:30am – RSVP REQUIRED

Tea Shoppe Tea Bag Gift Box


I am supposed to be working on a card for our upcoming Downline meeting next week and I got sidetracked. I know, big surprise. What I came up with was a paper tea cup on a doily and a fun little tea bag to go with it.

This was my first attempt at the idea so I know I can do better but I was so excited about the “idea” of it that I thought I would go ahead and post. Hopefully you will see some better versions of this soon…. well, after I get this card designed… unless I get sidetracked again…hey, do you like waffles? What about puppies? I like puppies. Hey, look….SHINY!

Vintage Flash Card

This is one of the cards I made for the upcoming Stampin‘ Up Leadership Conference. Swapping cards with other demonstrators is the most fun ever! It’s like trick-or-treating for grown-ups!

I love this elements of this card – Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla cardstock. I used 3 stamp sets – Rue Des Fleurs, Wonderfully Worn background and Netting background. For that little touch of 3-D, I added a crumb cake seam binding bow.

If you are unfamiliar with what a flash card is, it’s a card that can be made using a basic design. The Soft Suede is cut 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ and the Very Vanilla is cut 4″ x 2 1/2″. When you cut the cardstock, you will end up with 8 pieces of each. I keep these cut pieces around and whenever I need a card in a flash, I just pull them out, stamp, and voila! Card in a flash!

I use this style a lot because the cardstock size is SO easy to work with. Check back tomorrow for another flash card!

Hello Kitty!!!


My daughter, Ginny, is absolutely obsessed with Hello Kitty! I must admit, she is awfully cute and so I understand why she loves her so much.

I was playing with punches the other day and I came up with an idea for a goodie bag for a Hello Kitty party theme. This is a small white lunch sack. Fill with your treats, fold down the top and staple. To cover the staple, I simply cut my Whisper White cardstock down to size and added the elements. The Regal Rose bow is the Butterfly Punch and the 3/4″ circle punch (adhered with a stampin‘ dimensional). Her eyes are the 1/2″ circle punch. Nose is the small oval punch (stampin‘ dimensional). I just drew on her whiskers. I’m not very good at that part, huh.

I punched out a large heart and stamped HELLO (from Elementary Elegance stamp set) and tied it onto the bag with white bakers twine.

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