Stampin’ Up! Simple & Lighthearted Card

  Stampin up lighthearted card idea holiday mini catalog circle punch
Sometimes the simplest ideas can create the splashiest patterns.  The rows of half circles on this clean and simple card were inspired by the skirt from a Boden USA clothing catalog below.  Like this card?  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post!

Stampin up lighthearted rubber stamps circle heart punchSTAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • Flip a 1 3/8″ Circle Punch over (looking at it from the bottom), slide your card stock in halfway and crop to create the half circles.  Instant bold graphics!
  • Good news!  The design is intended to be casual . . . so don’t sweat lining up the half circles perfectly.
  • The Stampin’ Up! Mini Clothespin is quite the charmer. Mail it in one of our Padded Envelopes (116911) for a safe trip.
  • The tiny heart on the sentiment was cropped using the Heart to Heart Punch and popped up on a bit of Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Stampin’ Up! is offering a FREE Big Shot (or $100 of your choice of free Stampin’ Up! products) when you purchase either the Standard Starter Kit or My Digital Studio Starter Kit.  Up to $440 in products for $175 and ships free.  Ends Oct. 31.  Get the details.

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Stampin up lighthearted card idea punch rubber stampsStamp Set:  Lighthearted (Holiday Mini Catalog, W120274, C121157)
Paper:  Pool Party (122924), Riding Hood Red (111349), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Night of Navy (102977)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860), Heart to Heart Punch (119881)
The Perfect Touch:  Mini Clothespins (122942), Brights Brads (119740), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


Lighthearted rubber stamps stampin up



  1. Phyllis Walker

    That is a darling card. I love how you used the dress for your creativity. Very smart.

  2. Your post always brings a smile…and a wow…to me. Thanks! Love your creativity:)

  3. This is so attractive! Love it!

  4. What a fun and simple card. Love it!

  5. How clever and very colorful.. fun card!

  6. I think that the card is really cute & I love the skirt. What an inspiration. I hope that you ordered the skirt so that you can wear it when you send out those beautiful cards.

  7. This is too cute!! You are a stamping inspiration!!!
    I always look to see what you post each day!

  8. Oh Mary, this card is just gorgeous! And the skirt you used as your inspiration…wish I could get it here in Australia!

  9. Love the card. You always give me inspirational ideas. I look forward to checking your blog each day.

  10. Very flirty! Great Job, Mary!

  11. What a cute idea! You are so very clever.

  12. Great card! I saw this exact skirt in my Boden cat and I remember thinking that the pattern and colors would make a great card….great minds think alike?! I may even order the skirt cuz it’s so stinkin cute;)

  13. Carol Carrivau

    What a great card – simple yet very colorful – my kind of card! Great idea from a picture…so creative! TFS!

  14. You are so right about the really sweet half circle elements! How cute and crisp this card is! Love the inspiration, too ….. 🙂

  15. Sweet card, Mary. I love when punches are used creatively!

  16. Susan Mac Donald

    wow….love the easiness & color of this card; do you ever sleep?

  17. I love how you translated this inspiration!

  18. Love it! What a great design!

  19. I love the clean simplicity of this card. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

  20. Mary, very nice card! Thanx for sharing your ideas!

  21. I like where you got your idea from, great card:)

  22. My kind of card………….easy, breezy!

  23. are so creative! LOve the card!

  24. Sooooo cute and stylish too!

  25. tammy fletcher

    Nice Mary, it is always amazing where our ideas come from and fun to see, thanks for sharing

  26. Oh, Mary, you are so clever. Nice card.

  27. Love it Mary! It’s very bold & graphic. This would be great for a grade schooler, or a fashion-forward woman, or even a man! What a fun & versatile idea.

  28. Cathy from Illinois

    OMH! This is too cute!!

  29. Love it! Love her skirt too, flirty fun!!

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