Happiness Is a 911 Card

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911?  Any card that can easily be thrown together in less than 10 minutes qualifies for my Stamping 911 category.  This card is no exception.  It also follows the rule of today's Splitcoast Stampers' Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC167):  No Stamps.  Easy, schpeezy to do with rub-ons and die-cuts.

The card base is Stampin' Up!'s delicious textured card stock in Old Olive.  TIP:  Textured card stock gives a simple card depth and style.  The dimensions are 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5.5" (at the top).  I next layered a classy stripe from Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper.  TIP:  I covered the Pumpkin Pie stripe with the ribbon to keep the color scheme simple.

The Die Cut Blooms (also textured) pop out in seconds and are quite fun to mix and match flowers and centers.  This set is offered exclusively in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini, which expires 6/30.   Die-cut Blooms come in four 12 x 12 sheets, one each of Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue.  TIP: They coordinate especially well with Jersey Shore and Summer Picnic Designer Paper.  White Rub-Ons offer some zing to the flower center and a create a quick and crisp "happiness" sentiment.

The final touch is some Old Olive  5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and a matching button.  TIP:  I added some white thread to the button because I always feel they look a little "naked"  without.   The flower was adhered to the card with some Stampin' Dimensionals for some 3-D action.  All in a flash.

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

Stamp Sets:  None
Paper:  Old Olive Textured, Summer Picnic Designer Series
Ink:  None
Cool Tools:  None
The Perfect Touch:  Die Cut Blooms (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini 2008), Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Earth Elements Button (Old Olive), Stampin' Dimensionals, Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (Sale-A-Bration), White Thread

5 Comments:

  1. Simple but very classy. Can’t get much easier, yet it looks so nice. You come up with the greatest cards. Thanks for sharing.

  2. colleen kramer

    Gorgeous! No one would have ever guessed it took you only 10 minutes to put together this card. My problem is it takes me 25 minutes to come up with the ideas (layout/colors) for the card LOL! Thanks and a very happy Mother’s Day to you! Hope it finds you peddling the day away under warm sunshine!

  3. Grace Lange-Way

    Mary – I love this one! That piece of ribbon with the button really makes the card. For some reason, even though I have tons of it, I rarely think of using ribbon this way. Thanks

  4. Grace Lange-Way

    I love the way you used that piece of ribbon with the button. It really made the card. For some reason I have tons of ribbon but never seem to think to use them like you have. Just wonderful. You really do inspire me.

  5. Beautiful card!!! The layout is great and I love how you used the Die-cut Blooms!!!

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