Simple Saturday Season of Friendship

Stampin up season of friendship tree
It’s Saturday and who has time to make a complicated card?  Today’s card is the very essence of clean and simple.  It assembled in less than 10 minutes.  And look how short the supply list is (below).  Woo hoo!

I think Marina Mist adds a thoroughly modern spin on this set!  Please let me know what you think with a comment below.  I love hearing from you 🙂


  • Stampin up season of friendship tree close up The sweet set of leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Friendship stamp set are quick work when cropped with a 3/4″ Circle Punch.  The same punch works beautifully with the bird, flower and snowflake from the set, too.
  • I love the look of white on white.  The sentiment on Whisper White card stock gets a nice boost from Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Chic and easy.
  • I stamped my tree a tad high.  Yipes!  Two skinny strips of Marina Mist help rebalance the card and give it a unique finish.  A good masculine card, in my opinion.

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Black signature ivory


Season of friendship Stamp Set:  Season of Friendship (111776)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Marina Mist (119682)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  3/4″ Circle Punch Medium (119873)
The Perfect Touch:  Neutrals Brads (119736), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)



  1. Woo Hoo WOW is right!

  2. absolutely fabulous! Very clever design!

  3. cute card, love the way you did the leaves on blue then punched out. Thanks for sharing! Jan Hoyt

  4. My BDay is in December. lol So pretty and clever. I love it. Hugs,

  5. Carolyn Sue Groves

    So pretty, I love blue! It doesn’t look like a 10 minute card!
    How do you do it, day after day after day?
    Prolly, a little thing called talent.

  6. Great card Mary! I love the Marina Mist and the Black together. This card is definetly a fav. TFS! Your creativity is amazing!

  7. Awesome card! As always…

  8. Clean and classy, Mary!

  9. Beautiful CAS cards! Love that blue!

  10. Hi Chris . . . OK, I’ll roll with your suggestion . . . yep, I “planned” it . . . I “plan” many of my cards the same way. LOL. Speaking of the blue. I just created 5 more of these cards for my Pals birthdays. The Cherry Cobbler version was gorgeous (used the flower stamp). Hugs, M

  11. Uber-fabulous Mary! I love, love ,love the idea to punch out the leaves in a circle. Such a clean and simple touch that is perfect for a masculine card. And the little strips at the bottom are a brilliant way to mask the oops! Cheers!

  12. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love it! Now come on Mary, we know you needed a strip of grass under the tree – don’t lie to us about stamping it too high! We know you planned that all along! 🙂 I really liked the blue for a nice change. As always, thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  13. Hello Mary: WOW!!!!! Beautiful, simple, clean and elegant. Perfect for a quick greeting of any kind.
    Thank you for sharing. You always keep all of us inspired.

  14. It is great to see this set again – I have always liked it and now you have made it look so new and fresh — great idea! Thanks, you are such an inspiration!!

  15. Love this card! One of my favorites I’ve seen with that stamp set! Thanks, Mary!

  16. Oh Mary, this is simply gorgeous. I love the clean look in how you did the tree. The blue circles are a nice surprise.

  17. Nice color combo and the white 0n white is so attractive.

  18. Love. Those colors are fantastic. Your card is so clean and fresh!

  19. Stunning card!

  20. I really love this card! It’s so clean and simple – and who would have picked a black and blue tree? Beautiful!

  21. I love the clean and simple look of this card! I’m going to a shoebox swap in a couple of weeks and this would be the perfect type of card for that. I may just have to CASE it. Thanks for the inspiration! Enjoy the weekend!

  22. You are so clever and the colors are beautiful together!

  23. I love the clean look of all your cards Mary. You do such wonderful work.

  24. Thanks, Rebekka. If you need more ideas for Season of Friendship, you can always put the name of the stamp set in my “Search Blog” tool on the left side bar. It will bring up all references to that set on my blog, including my older posts.

    Hugs, M

  25. Beautiful card Mary, I am so glad you did this tree today, for when this stamp first came out you did some amazing things with it and so I brought the stamp, but as of yet have not used it :)..

  26. AWESOME! A card that is so simple, yet says enough…thanks for sharing, this is a really “neat” card…I appreciate all that you do, thanks for teaching us too!

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