Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Simply Sweet Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!!
We are starting up the new STAMP SOMETHING challenge blog on Friday! So, I will no longer be having a weekly Wednesday blog challenge on my own blog. I want to focus my challenge time on the Friday challenges. I hope you'll join me in those challenges each week.

I have something new for you and my blog! Wednesdays are going to be Simply Sweet Days! I'll show you how to make quick and simple cards. Cards you can make in under 15 minutes. That's right, you heard me, quick and simple!!

Life is busy most days and sometimes stamping just doesn't fit into the schedule. Hopefully these simple and clean designed cards will help you find the inspiration and motivation to stamp simply! I'll try to share at least 2 different cards each week, both with very little prep time and quick assembly. How does that sound! Will you join me for Simply Sweet Days?


This week's cards are both 4" square cards. Each only one layer of cardstock. This limits the amount of cutting necessary to complete the card. Also, both use minimal embellishments.

The first card uses a Simply Scrapping Kit. These kits are a great way to make a fun card with little or no stamping. The border piece and orange flower are die cuts from the kit. I stamped the sentiment from Happy Everything, added a piece of chipboard and a rhinestone brad.

This second card uses Tart and Tangy. I stamped the strawberry on white cardstock and punched it out with the 1 3/8" square punch. It's layered on a piece of wide grosgrain red ribbon. The ribbon is held on with 4 silver brads. I paper pierced the bottom edge and added a sentiment from Pun Fun.

That's it, done! Both cards in under 15 minutes! Thanks for looking! Happy Stamping!! :)

13 comments:

Cassie said...

love the changes Denise! totally looking forward to seeing all the challenges on fridays and the simple cards on wednesdays (i always need those!)

Erin... said...

what a great idea!! everyone needs some ideas for cards like this!! I love the strawberry in the square, I've seen it in the circle a lot, never the square, i like it!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, great colours. They may be simple but they are so striking

Alexandra said...

Totally great cards, what a fab idea!! These are really cute and who doesn't like quick??!!! Love the, Denise!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kathy said...

What a great idea!!!! I do think I'm going to have to try to get a few simply sweet cards done this evening :-)

Lauren said...

These are great. Cute and quick - the best kind of cards!

scrapnnMO said...

Oh I love the simplicity of these two cards. They are very striking and I love that! :)

Diane said...

Those are wonderful Denise! Love the simplicity,nice quick cards when you need one fast!

Samantha Esqueda said...

simply wonderful! Did you think of me when you decided this? I haven't posted all week cuz- I have been BUSY!!! Love them

Jo said...

Fabulous cards and fabulous idea Denise! Never seem to have loads of time for stamping and a 15 minute card sounds wonderful!

Lynn said...

Cute cards! I'll be checking out your new blog and hopefully have some extra time soon to try some of the challenges. :-)

Vicki Parson said...

OH I love this set and wish I would've bought it!! :) Cute cards!!

desirée said...

I particularly love the strawberry card - simply sweet for sure!