Stampin’ Up! Simple Gratitude

Stampin up funky four rubber stamps big shot die cut machine simply scored punch
Clean and simple (CAS) card ideas will be a welcome relief during a busy holiday week!  I'll be serving up plenty of simplicity on my Stampin' Pretty blog all week long!  

Stampin up funky four rubber stamps big shot machine scallop rectangle clearlits die
Today's 6 1/2" x  3 1/4" card is the essence of CAS.   A simple trio of colorful stems along with a little scoring to juice up the sentiment lead to instant chic!  PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT below with your feedback on today's card and any questions. Your comments keep me inspired and motivated!


  • Stampin up simply scored scoring tool corner punch big shot machineEach rectangle for the stems measures       1 1/4" x 1 3/4".  They look pretty snappy popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional and layered over the frame created with the Scallop Rectangle Clearlits Die.
  • For a coordinated pairing, I added the tree stamp (all images are from Stampin' Up! Funky Four) to the Whisper White Open End Envelope.
  • Inspiration is everywhere.  I saw similar colors and a leaf pattern on a backpack someone was wearing at the bakery.  The combo stuck with me until I could translate it into this card.
  • I stamped the word "gratitude" (Fabulous Phrases stamp set) first.  Next, my Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool allowed me to line up and double score (1/8" apart) on either side of the sentiment for a simple, sophisticated touch.

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Stampin up funky four rubber stamps big shot die cut machine simply scored
Stamp Sets:  Funky Four (W113738. C120438), Fabulous Phrases (W117002, C120501)
Paper:  Not Quite Navy (101722), More Mustard (100946), Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy (103008), More Mustard (103162), Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Scallop Rectangle Clearlits Die (118872), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Stampin' Up! Whisper White Small Open End Envelopes (107286)

Funky four rubber stamps stampin up



  1. You know this is one of my favorite sets and I LOVE what you’ve done with it on this card! Love this kind of simplicity all year long!!!

  2. Simply stunning! I love how simple it is yet it is so elegant!

  3. Your great designs and color selections keep me motivated. Great work! Thank you so much for your continual creative sharing.

  4. You did it again-Takes my breath away.

  5. What a lovely card. I love the simple elegance of it.

  6. patti moffett

    what an amazingly striking card…love everything about it…the layout (forget about this size card) the color combo and the use of the rectangle die…
    thanks so much
    patti moffett

  7. Mary, what an inspiration you are! I love CAS – and the scoring just adds that elegant touch.
    Carole in Oz

  8. I’m with Karen:) Suppose to be cleaning for Thanksgiving….you send me to the craft area:) Grateful for YOU!

  9. This is awesome – so clean and pretty!

  10. So CLEVER and PRETTY, Mary, thanks for continuing to inspire us in soooo many ways! HUGS

  11. Love it Mary! I got this set last year during Sale-A-Bration. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Much gratitude to you Mary, you constantly inspire us and I am so thankful for that! Love the simplicity of this, and I haven’t used my scalloped rectange clearlit yet – now I will!

  13. I love this card…I love the simplicity. Well done. Thanks Mary for all the beautiful work you share.

  14. Clean and simple cards like this are my favorite! This one is terrific–I love the size, the clean lines, and the two scored lines framing the sentiment makes it a beautiful work of art. Thanks, Mary!

  15. Very nice, Mary! I love your color combinations and its a good card for mailing.

  16. What a GORGEOUS card you have created Mary! Even your “simple/easy” cards BLOW me away with the WOW that only you can create. Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriend to you and your family!

  17. Very pretty CAS card, love the elegance of it!

  18. Thanks to all for your support and comments. I treasure what you have to say. It’s great fun for me to know Karen will “go running back in” to stamp with a little inspiration from me! Hugs, M

  19. I love this card, Mary, but that’s no surprise because I love all your cards. I like the simplicity that manages to be elegant at the same time.

  20. I love this card, Mary. I’ve been looking for a new way to use this stamp set too! TFS

  21. Love the use of white space and the two scored lines with rounded corners. You do cas so perfectly.

  22. Such a classy card…the score lines are perfect!

  23. Mary, we need to keep you inspired and motivated—–love the colors, the simplicity and use of the Simply Scored too.

  24. I am constantly blown away by your talent. Just when I think I will take a break from my craft room, I go running back in because of you! Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

  25. Beautiful,simple card. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Lovely card Mary!!! Love the clean simple look of it. Gonna have to case it. Thanks for sharing!!

  27. Beautifully done! Clean and simple – what’s not to like about that? Clearlits die? Hmmmm…..maybe I need to do some more shopping!

  28. Oh Mary, what a beautiful and elegant card for Thanksgiving. I’m going to CASE this for a card to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. They are so loving and so generous there really isn’t any better way to express how much we love them. I’ll surprise them over dinner … It’s just us four this year so we’re taking them out to the Country Club. Big Pete can have all the gravy he wants!

  29. Love this size card…I forget about it so thanks for the reminder 🙂 I like the little clearlit “frames”!

  30. Simple elegance. . .love it!

  31. So chic and love the colors, simple but elegant. You are truly an inspiration to us all.

  32. Love this card Mary!

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