Simple Saturday Mini Card

Stampin up flower punch trendy trees

Weekends tend to be very busy for my family.  I decided to devote today (and likely more Saturdays in the future) to a very simple and quick project–something that uses minimal supplies and can be accomplished in a hurry, between grocery shopping, swim meets, laundry, running to the bank, yard work–are we on the same page?


  • I get tremendous mileage out of my single color Patterns Designer Series Paper.  The mix and match patterns of Dusty Durango Designer Paper pull these 3 x 3 mini cards together in a snap.
Dusty durango designer series paper stampin pretty
  • The Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch cropped out an instant bloom.  Woo hoo!  The punch is still available for purchase as part of the Occasions Mini Carryover List.
  • Trendy Trees stamp set makes a subtle appearance via the sentiment and the swirl stamp (on the envelope and in the flower center).
  • Add a touch of 3-D.  Stampin' Dimensionals (I rarely make a card without them) pop up the sentiment and flower center. 

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Trendy trees stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Trendy Trees (113258)
Paper:  Dusty Durango Designer Series Paper (115689), Dusty Durango (115321), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Dusty Durango (115654)
Cool Tools:  Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (118073), Modern Label Punch (116630), 1" Circle Punch (109046)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Whisper White Mini Square Envelopes (107309)


  1. This paper doesn’t get used enough. The cards are great and simple, love ’em!

  2. I just put simple 4X4 Thank you’s on my list to do… how terrific for me, you though of them first. I love these. Hugs,

  3. I come to your site daily for inspiration and CASE (with credit to you) a lot of your work. I love how you used the single color DSP. Not a lot of people use it, and I always appreciate ideas for quick and simple cards. Thank you!

  4. Quick,simple, and extremely versitile!! Think I will make a few for end of the month notes to family and Thanks for sharing. MJ

  5. Simple but elegant!!! I love this card quick and easy but adorable. You inspire and motivate me. I look forward to your daily post and come to your site daily!! Thank you Mary!!

  6. Even your simple cards are stunning and incredibly creative!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I just love them. Thanks.

  8. Barbara Chatzkel

    I love red, so these really “sang” for me. Wonder what the single color designer papers will look like in the new catalog???

  9. LOVE how you used the tree top in the middle of the flower! What a fabulous idea! A definite “note to self” for future use. I hear you re: the weekend schedule too 😀

  10. Gotta love these notes Mary! The combination of color, design and simplicity are perfect!

  11. Definitely on the same page – these are sweet!

  12. Simply gorgeous! Gotta love quick and easy cards!

  13. Cathy from Maple Park, Illinois

    So simple but still pretty!! Thanks for an easy one! 🙂

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