Friday, April 23, 2010

Keep It Simple, Sweetie! For You Card

It's Friday! Hope you had a wonderful week! Mine was busy for sure and I'm very tired this evening! But it's all good because the PPA had a KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) challenge this week, which worked out perfectly for me since I'm totally wiped out! What does KISS mean for me? Well, for me it means TONS of white space and NO embellishments! Someone sent me a sweet message inviting me to play along with a color challenge so I joined in on the fun and used the PPC colors of: Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White!
My card layout is based upon the sketch challenge at the Stampin' Royalty blog! The Top Note Die (113463) was key to this layout! After I cut mine out, I ran it through my Big Shot again with the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder for some texture!

Don't you love the Two-Step Bird Punch in the Occasions Mini Catalog!?! I have great news for you! It will still be available for purchase after April 30th and will most likely be featured in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog! Someone left me a nice note telling me much they love this punch and I totally agree! It's by far the most versatile, cute, and easy to use punch Stampin' Up! has ever offered! It's a must I have for any paper crafter, I think!

Stamps: Great Friend (113792)
Ink: Garden Green (102272)
Card Stock: Garden Green (102584), Brilliant Blue (100721), Whisper White (100730)
Paper: Bashful Blue DSP (112151)
Punches: 3/16" Corner Rounder (109047), Two-Step Bird (117191)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Top Note die (113463), Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (115964)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow Kari - there you go again. Great job. . Thanks for playing with us yet again at Stampin' Royalty this week.

  2. Very pretty card - wonderful job of putting those colors together. Thanks for playing at Stampin' Royalty.

  3. Beautiful! I just ordered the bird punch (finally!) I love that you paired it with embossed Top Note. I'll have to remember this idea!

  4. So cute, Kari! I love the embossing on the Top Note! I think that this is one embossing folder that does not get used a lot, and you have showcased it perfectly! Great job with the sketch, too! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  5. Just lovely! That embossing folder perfectly accents the bird! So glad you play at PPA!

  6. This is beautiful, love that embossing folder :) Thanks for playing with us this week at PPC

  7. Beautiful card, I love the KISS style you've incorporated here. Like you, I love big white space. It gives the focal point more impact. The patterned wing perfectly complements the plain cardstock of the bird silhouette too. Px

  8. What a lovely card! I really love how CAS it is! I love how you incorporated all the PPC colors -- they look great together!

    Allison - PPC Creator

  9. Wow! I love it...I may have to CASE this one. I too often forget to keep it simple!

  10. Great card! the bird's printed paper wing is my favorite part but the embossing is the perfect background! Thanks for joining us this week at PPC!
    Paula a PPC Creator

  11. Love the embossing! Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  12. What a totally FABBY card. You did a great job with KISS, layout and working with our colors. I just used that little bird yesterday and it is so cute. I love your embossing too. Thanks for playing along with PPC. I hope we will see you this week too. Way to Go on both challenges.

    Tamie - PPC Creator

  13. As always your card is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty. :-)

  14. Gorgeous! Beautiful card! Love the simplicity of the layout! Great job adding all the extra details. Thanks for playing with us at PPC!


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