Thursday, February 26, 2009

The KISS Method

Although the original KISS theory is meant to stand for Keep it Simple Stupid, I prefer for it to stand for Keep it Super Simple...and simple is just what these two cards are. You, your kids and even your husbands could create these designs!

But just because they are super simple, doesn't make them uninteresting. Just look at what rounding the corners, tearing a paper layer and tying a ribbon does to the Get Well Card. And on the Quickie Quacker card, I intentionally colored him in under 10 seconds to show you that you don't always have to pull out the aqua painter and color like an artist to have something look cute. Just think — you can do the stamping and your kids can do the coloring to send out this adorable Easter card. The set used is A Good Egg from Stampin’ Up! The Get Well Greeting features the Baroque wheel with pretty in pink ink, a verse from Sincere Salutations set and the outlined flower stem and leave stamps from the limited time only, Sale-A-Bration set named Botanical Blooms which you can earn FREE with any $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bold & Yummy Birthday Cards

Here are two more cards that are fast and fun to make. I love using high contrast colors with a bright splash of color to create some eye-popping drama, as shown on the Pop Floral Birthday card. It features a floral rubber stamp from the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Blooms set stamped repetitively in alternating colors along with the Brithday Wishes verse from Sincere Salutations set. Try colorizing the cupcake & candle stamps (Party Hearty Set) with markers, pairing with a swirled framed verse (Yummy S-A-B limited time only set), tied ribbon and a wheeled border to make this cheerful Cupcake Yum card. Use these ideas to make your next birthday card creation bold & yummy! These cards can be duplicated in 10 minutes or less.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Simple Sale-A-Bration!

Who says every card has to be a masterpiece that you slave over for hours. Just take a peek at these three different cards featuring stamps from the Polka Dot Punches Sale-A-Bration set that you can earn for FREE! See my Stampin’ Up! website for details. Just pair up with some verses sets, a background stamp or punches for added wow, as shown in the top two examples, or use the image as a repetitive tone-on-tone background element with the same design matted and done in a 2-tone color on top, as I did on the Warm Wishes card. These are a sneak peek at some of the cards we will be making at my Stamp-A-Stack night on March 6th.