Hello fellow crafters! I hope you enjoyed holidays and found some time to relax.  This year Stampin’ Up! kicks off its #simplestamping campaign – calling on demonstrators to design and create beautiful cards just using stamps, ink and paper. Believe me it’s harder than it sounds! As an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I love to design and create cards using a variety of our wonderful products.  Sometimes it’s difficult to get back to the simple thrill of putting ink to paper. I remember when I put ink to paper to create my very first card. I was so excited – I had actually created something beautiful. It was so easy and I was hooked! As time has gone by I’ve learned so much and challenged myself to create works of art with my stamps, inks, papers, and embellishments. This #simplestamping challenge is giving me a chance to take a step back and focus on simple creativity. Here are just a few of the cards I created with just stamps, ink, and paper.  I am including a supply list in case you to recreate these cards.  If you are not already working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to have you for a customer.  You can shop here for all the supplies shown below.  Feel free to leave a comment or let me know how I can help you create your own beautiful cards.

puppy love

Don’t you just love the simplicity of this card?  Created using the Happy Tails bundle from our new Occasions catalog.  Here’t this list of supplies used to make it.

  • Happy Tails Bundle #150631 (page 33 in the Occasions Catalog)
  • Lovely Lipstick cardstock #146970 (page 183 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730 (page 184 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Crumb Cake cardstock #120593 (page 184 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad #147140 (page 183 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad #147115 (page 184 in the Annual Catalog)

One more example of #simplestamping


I love the colors in this card and the random placement of the stamps makes this so easy – there’s no wrong way to do it!  Here’s the list of supplies for this card:

  • Beauty Abounds stamp set #148726 (page 13 in the Occasions Catalog)
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730 (page 184 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Memento Pad in Tuxedo Black #132708 (page 203 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad #147100 (page 186 in the Annual Catalog)
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad #147109 (page 186 in the Annual Catalog)
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad #147104 (page 186 in the Annual Catalog)

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