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Simon Says Stamp – Altenew STAMPtember Exclusive


Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m excited to share the newest Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember Altenew exclusive set. This lovely set is called Dainty Sprig, and it features a delicate sprig with layered flowers, perfect for a variety of techniques and projects. Today I’m sharing a simple card that came together in no time.
Simple card by @enzamg for @simonsaysstamp and @altenew. #STAMPtember #stamping #cards #cardmaking

I started by trimming the card panel to 4×5.25” – I used Neenah 80lbs Solar White cardstock. I then positioned my stamp to cover one corner of the panel, stamped the image with Altenew Permanent Black Ink, and then turned the panel to cover the other corner without moving the stamp. This is the simplest and fastest way to create a symmetrical design. Next, I used some of my favorite Altenew Crisp Dye Inks for the top layer of the flowers: Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, and Firebrick.

Simple card by @enzamg for @simonsaysstamp and @altenew. #STAMPtember #stamping #cards #cardmaking
I colored the leaves and the center of the flowers with Altenew Artist Markers, and added splatters of orange around the stamped images.
Simple card by @enzamg for @simonsaysstamp and @altenew. #STAMPtember #stamping #cards #cardmaking
For the sentiment, I heat-embossed it on a separate piece of white cardstock with Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder, matted it with black cardstock, and adhered it in the center of the panel with foam adhesive.Simple card by @enzamg for @simonsaysstamp and @altenew. #STAMPtember #stamping #cards #cardmaking

To finish the card, I adhered the panel to the base, for which I used a pretty white and black polka dot patterned paper.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and are inspired to create with this STAMPtember exclusive. If you love this set, make sure to grab it right away, as it is only available while supplies last!

Have a wonderful day!

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Pink Paislee – Simple and Easy Cards

Hi crafty friends! How about a set of simple & easy cards for you today? Sometimes there’s just no time to create intricate or multi-step cards, so I thought it would be useful to share how you can still make them look nice in minutes.

Simple and easy cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #everydaycards

These note cards are smaller in size, measuring only 4×4″ square. The main focus is the big layered flowers in the center. I used two cut files (#271164, #271166) here, but any shape would work. You could use hearts, geometric shapes, stars, etc. – as long as you create a nesting form of the image, you can easily reproduce these cards. The other tip is to alternate the colors of the layers to give it more interest and accentuate the layering effect. The gorgeous Auburn Lane collection has lots of patterns and colors that work really well for this.

For the first card, I used both A and B side of the same patterned paper. I opted for a dark background for the panel which I layered with more patterned paper and light pink colored cardstock. I distressed the edges before adhering it down, just to give it something extra. A puffy sticker sentiment and enamel dots finished the card.

Simple and easy cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #everydaycards

Simple and easy cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #everydaycards

The second card is exactly the same, I just used a different shape for the layered image and once again I alternated patterned papers. The only difference here is that I added some fussy cut leaves behind the flower and rub-on hearts around it. Same distressed edges and also layers of patterned paper to form the panel.

Simple and easy cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #everydaycards

Simple and easy cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #everydaycards

Card making doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Although I enjoy spending time creating cards that are a bit more special, I’m all for fast and easy techniques that come in handy when time is limited. Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Everyday Fall Cards

Hello PP friends! Today I’m sharing a new set of cards created for Pink Paislee with the gorgeous Auburn Lane collection. The fall season is upon us, so why not start making everyday cards to send to family and friends?

The color scheme for my cards today includes greens and pinks with pops of gold.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

The first card combines several layers. I started by creating a leaf frame with a craft die from my stash then backed the middle opening with a floral patterned paper from the 6×8 Paper Pad, while for the outer portion I used a pink grid patterned paper.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

I then die cut several leaves in different shapes and sizes. I love the gold details in the papers from the 6×8 Paper Pad; they just add the right amount of shine without being overwhelming. I arranged two fabric flowers from the collection in the top left portion of the card panel and layered the leaves all around it to form a cluster.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

For the sentiment, I used a die cut from the Ephemera Pack and to give it dimension I foam-mounted it and added gold thread behind it before adhering it down. The gold thread just brings it all together.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

The second card is simpler. I still combined several layers, but didn’t use any die cuts or cut files.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

First, I trimmed my card panel to measure 4×5.25” and for that I used the same pink grid patterned paper I used on the first card. Next, I built some layers behind the sentiment card, which I cut from the cut-apart sheet, and added fussy-cut leaves from the Vellum Specialty Paper on the left side. A paper clip and yellow ribbon completed the look.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

I finished the card panel with rub-on flowers that I arranged on the same side of the vellum fussy-cut leaves. I like the contrast they create and the added layer of texture they bring. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base for which I used a green patterned paper with gold accents from the 6×8 Paper Pad.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

I hope you enjoyed these examples and will feel inspired to start creating your set of cards for the upcoming fall season.