Going in Circles...

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This is the second card we will be making in my 'Simple Stamping' class this week. The class is held at work on our lunch hour so in order to get two cards done in an hour we need to keep them simple. But simple does not have to be plain! Thanks need to go out to Jen Timko for reminding me that simple shapes can come together to create a work of art. 

 I wanted to showcase one of Stampin' Up!'s new Designer Series Paper 'Comfort Cafe' which will be available in the new catalog which will be released on June 1st! This paper is my new favorite so plan on seeing lots of samples with it! The cardstock used is 'Midnight Muse', one of the 2012-2014 In-Colors from the new catalog. For this card I used just about all of my circle punches to punch circles of different sizes and then arranged them on the Very Vanilla cardstock until I was happy. I adhered the circles to the Very Vanilla cardstock (I let one of the circles hang over the edge for added interest) and then ran that layer through my Big Shot using the Houndstooth embossing folder. I adhered that layer to the Midnoght Muse cardstock using Sticky Tape (embossed layers always needs a bit more adhesion). I stamped my sentiment using my new ink pad in Midnight Muse. The new ink pads are the BOMB!! Just one little tap with my stamp and I had a very beautiful clean image on my Very Vanilla cardstock. I also stamped the companion phrase to the inside of the card so that the entire sentiment reads 'So many smiles...begin with you'. I punched the sentiment out with my 1 1/4" circle punch and layered it onto a Midnight Muse circle punched with my 1 3/8" punch, adhered a Dimensional to the back and attached it to my card front. Then I adhered the card front to the card base and voila! I have a super clean and modern looking card in under 20 minutes! EZ Peasy! 

The 'Petite Pairs' stamp set I used here has lots of options for changing the sentiment, expanding the possibilities for this simple card. You could easily swap out the DSP as well to make it masculine, kid and teenager friendly, even grandma friendly! You could also re-oriente the card to landscape. I just see LOTS of options with this layout!


Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs

DSP: Comfort Cafe (available June 1st)

Ink Color: Midnight Muse

Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla

Tools: Circle Punches: 1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1", 1/2", Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Big Shot 

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