Happy Ovals

Need a quick card?  This one gets my Stamping 911 approval for being easy to assemble in 10 minutes or less.  Stampin' Up!'s Small Oval Punch is the gutsy little "Iron Man" which anchors the background, brads and sentiment for this simple card. 

The card base is Aqua Mist card stock (Papertrey, but Stampin' Up!'s Soft Sky and Tempting Turquoise would be excellent alternatives).  On top is a layer of Spring Moss (Papertrey, Stampin' Up!'s River Rock would work well, too).  The bottom corners are cropped with a Corner Rounder Punch.

I punched 5 small ovals of both Aqua and Moss and adhered them to Very Vanilla which was cropped on all four corners with a Corner Rounder Punch.  A Love and Happiness Rub-On creates the sentiment along with 3 pewter brads.

A layer of acetate was dressed up with a Chocolate Chip Rub-On (Stampin' Up!'s rub-ons adhere amazingly well to most non-porous materials) and attached with a couple more pewter brads.  I added just a snippet of Very Vanilla Ribbon and a brad because I thought it needed just a little something.

Easy Schpeezy.

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

Stamp Sets:  None
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), Clear Acetate (non SU)
Ink:  None
Cool Tools:  Small Oval Punch (107304), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
The Perfect Touch:  Chocolate Chip Love & Happiness Rub-On's (Sale-A-Bration, retired), Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter Brads (105515), Very Vanilla Ribbon (109026), Non SU Brown Flower Brad


  1. This is gorgeous! I have all of these Papertrey supplies — I’ll have to try it!

  2. Hi Mary,

    This is beautiful – I just may lift it 😉 Always appreciate simple and exquisite!

    Hope you had a nice holiday… sorry been out of the loop for Easter as we almost lost our kitty to urine crystals but he had surgery and recovering at hospital… Wishing to send Happy Easter wishes your way 🙂


  3. Oh this is amazing!! Great idea with the oval punches and the overlay!!!

  4. Love, love, LOVE this, beautiful!

  5. Excellent idea and really pretty card!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Absolutely stunning!

  7. BEAUTIFUL card Mary. i love clean card layouts, and this one is so clean! love the color combos too. and the acetate and rub ons; i guess i’ll have to get some of those 🙂 TFS

  8. colleen kramer

    Super Retro! A few friends immediately came to mind who don’t really enjoy “cutesy” stamping. They would love this–and the color combo sends it over the edge!

  9. oh my gravy!! mary, love it!! i think i’ll have to try one of these…love the color choice…oh, really, i love it!

  10. Hi, I am so happy to have found your blog! I have been reading it everyday since I joined Stampin up as a demo. last week. You and your work is SO inspiring and encouraging. Beautiful card today! I am in love with it and cant wait to try it. Wish me luck with SU!

  11. This is wonderful. The idea of using the rub-ons on acetate is fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration. Joan

  12. This is an awesome card. I might CASE this idea. I had a question – the acetate is held only on one side and the other side is just open?

    And another stupid question – what is acetate? I mean is it just like transparency sheets? or something else?

  13. Wow, that is wonderful! I love the alternating ovals and the rub ons on the acetate – brilliant!

  14. love your layout. great colors too.

  15. Oh my goodness, Mary – this is so much fun! I love the overlay with the rub-ons and I will definitely need to use this as inspiration. Cheers to you!

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