Simple Saturday Step Up

Stampin up little leaves

I treasure a simple card . . . the kind you can mass produce to have plenty on hand but still feel like you are sending something special and artistic. Today's Simple Saturday Card required minimal supplies and time.  Swap the sentiment to make it work for any occasion. 

Stampin up lattice square textured impressions embossing folder

Stampin up lattice square embossing folder When you have a few extra minutes, you have the option to step up your
project, like the version above.  Silver Brads and embossing the Bermuda Bay card stock (Stampin' Up! Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder, Summer Mini Catalog) really punch up the volume.

BYE BYE BERMUDA BAY!  Starting July 1, we'll be saying good by to current In Colors Bermuda Bay,  Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry plus 20 retiring Stampin' Up! colors.  The good news is that 5 new Core Colors, 5 new In Colors and many past In Color favorites will be returning. 

Click to learn more about the Stampin' Up! Color Renovation!


Teeny tiny wishes stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper:  Bermuda Bay (115317), So Saffron (105118), Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Grey Textured Card Stock (Assorted Neutrals, 108693)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools:  Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Small Oval Punch (107304), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Little Leaves Sizzlits Die (114511), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Summer Mini Catalog, 119976)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Bermuda Bay 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115610), Silver Brads (104336)


  1. Love it – so simple yet beautiful.
    FYI: The current “In Colors” will be available for another year. YAH!!!
    Thanks for your inspiring work!

  2. Beautiful Card! I love the simplicity! TFS 🙂

  3. I love it! But I am curious how the Swaps are done. One lady says she doens not sign them that way the person she swapped with can pass it on. Another says she signs all her cards. I, personally, would want to keep the cards I am given with the name of the person who made it. What is everyone’s take on this? Thank you and God Bless.

  4. It continues to amaze me how some of the retiring colors resemble some of the new colors, for example, how about Dusty Durango and Cajun Craze. then there’s Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay.The differences are very subtle.

  5. LOVE the simplicity of these cards. Going to have to get that leaf die 😀

  6. Stephanie Daughtrey

    I am the Proud owner of this card (or one just like it). Thanks Mary!!!

  7. Hi Mary,
    My oh My ! It takes my breath away when I see the lucious colors good enough to eat almost! wow!!!!!

    You gals sure know how to make cards that almost pop when you look at them. I would love to be in a swap or RAK with ayou as my partner WOW!!! It would take my breath away if I got one of your beautiful cards. I haven’t been making cards very long maybe a couple years and I am 76 years old and dream of making them like you do but it will never be as I am not that talented. You and several others I get mail from are truly blest of the Lord to be able to do what you do with some paper and tools and imagination!! God love you!! Keep up the wonderful work you do for us to enjoy,

  8. Very Very nice!!

  9. Awesome, and just perfect! How simple and like a breath of fresh air!

  10. Chris R. from Iowa

    Another favorite! It’s funny though – I had the leaf cut from something previously and just had it laying on a scrap of cardstock on the table. I was thinking what could I do with that as it looked so serene and pretty. Just add the words and the card and maybe ribbon or brads and I have it done. Thanks for another “AHA” moment!

  11. Ahh simple is my middle name – and my old age mantra! So I am loving the Simple Saturdays! These are lovely – and I always enjoy when you show a “step-up”! Have a great weekend!

  12. Mary, I LOVE your simple Saturday cards and truly look forward to your ideas. I agree, simple but so easy to mass produce and no need for a lot of supplies to get that ‘personal’ touch. Hope you are enjoying the long weekend with your sister and thanks again!!!

  13. Beautiful card Mary – your ‘simple’ cards are more amazing than some ‘WOW’ cards I have seen. Have a fabulous time with your sister 🙂 x

  14. Love it, Mary! I am on my way now to make 40 Thank-you cards for my fellow teachers. You can bet that they will be simple cards. You hit the nail on the head when you said that even cards that are massed produced can be special and artistic! I love your new Saturday feature!

  15. To Susan: The Two Way Glue Pen is an easy way to add just a touch of glue. I don’t worry about having the entire stem glued down . . . a few loose spots gives a “fluttery” look. Hugs, M

  16. To Carla: I haven’t hit the spa yet. I’m currently out of town for the long weekend visiting my sister. My plans are to use my lovely gift certificate next week! Hugs and Thanks to the Pals, M

  17. I have one of those!!! I love the first version as much as the stepped up version. Thank you Mary, did you ‘spa’ yet? Hugs, Carla

  18. Very nice. I love to see how just a few extra steps really makes the card pop. TFS!

  19. Simple and sophisticated! I’m curious what adhesive you used for the little leaves.

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