Happy Sunday!  It’s a new week and a new challenge over at the Paper Players. Jaydee is hosting a Clean and Simple Birthday Challenge. The rules for Clean and Simple cards are lots of white space, minimal layers and little or no embellishments.

My card base and top layer are cut from Basic White cardstock. I used the Christmas Cheer Dies from the Words of Cheer Bundle. The shadow die is cut using Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  When I’m in doubt over what coordinating color to use, I always go with a yellow and it works well. Here, I used Bumblebee as an accent color. The flowers are die cuts from the Stitched Bloom Dies.

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Using the flowers makes this card more feminine. To create a more masculine look, you can substitute the flowers with stars or small circles and change the colors. Not only is this card clean and simple, it’s also quick and easy.

The “happy” shadow die cuts some pine boughs and sprigs and is quite fancy.  I trimmed them off to get a plain shadow.  This is an example of how versatile this die is.  I used the “Birthday” stamp from the Art Gallery stamp set.  I liked the clean and simple font.

Creating cards like this one is a great way for me to go back to my personal product inventory and have fun with what I have.  I used three different Bundles for this very simple design.  I hope you have some fun mixing and matching what you have on hand.

So, find that large word die, cut a shadow, add a few flowers or stars or maybe a balloon and create something clean, simple and fun to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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  • The new Love, Santa Tag Kit has been added to the Kits Collection.
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″



The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

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Here’s a preview of the whimsical card designs in the Kit.