Simple Saturday with Snuggles & Smooches


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I’m smitten over the Stampin’ Up! photopolymer (clear) stamps, especially the Snuggles & Smooches stamp set.  I used it for the funky little background (heat embossed in white) on today’s simple Saturday card.


  • Let’s get started with my inspiration–this adorable dress (Boden USA) and even the model’s red lipstick got my creative wheels turning!

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  • The die cut “hello” (Hello You Thinlits Dies) was adhered to the Real Red layer with just a bit hanging over.  I love how it “floats” over the Whisper White when Stampin’ Dimensionals are placed below the Real Red layer.

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  • A single Basic Black Candy Dot (Neutrals Candy Dots) accents the corner and balances the space.

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  • Adding a piece of wax paper between detailed thinlits dies (like “hello”) and card stock before running it through the Big Shot really helps with removal.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TODAY’S CARD?  Please leave your questions or comments below at the “comments” link.  I’m happy to help and appreciate your feedback.

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  1. As a big “Audrey” fan, that’s a huge compliment, Angie! Thank you.

  2. You are the Audrey Hepburn of card making! CLASSY! Love this card!

  3. Rosa M. Vasquez

    Lovely card. I really like the color combo.

  4. Thanks, Ellen. I appreciate your comments so much!

  5. I love when something grabs my attention, Barbara Jean. I just rip it out and set it aside for when I need to light a creative spark!

  6. Thanks, Karen. I appreciate your comments!

  7. Mary your card is so striking and clean, yet so full of charm. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love the colors, the design, everything about this card. Thanks for showing us your inspiration. It is amazing where we find that little something, that in turns, helps us create something else.

  9. Marin?s Hesslau

    Hi Mary,

    I just love your card today. I am a fan of red and I think it really makes this card look great! Do you know that now you have me thinking about cards every time I look at our Lands End Catalog! Every time a pattern or color combination catches my eyes I start imagining cards, ever since I read one of your posts a while back. Lots of inspirations. But I have to say, you really nailed it today with this one. It looks so neat next to the dress! You have a very unique style. I like it.

  10. Dear Mary, my fast fingers got too fast again. I meant to say it is a great card, thank you, Ellen Hinds

  11. Dear Mary, what gret card, You always come up with such great pieces of art. Your colors are so sweert together. Clean and balanced.
    I love the white embossed design. I love the hello it just pops right offf the page. and that cute little candy dot. Thank you so very much for sharing. Have a great day, Mary. Thank you for sharing, higs. Ellen Hinds

  12. It could even look pretty splashy with a tempting turquoise blue, Sharon!

  13. I promise you, art is everywhere and fashion and home magazines are such reliable sources for color, texture and pattern!

  14. A real wow card and I love your inspiration, Mary!

  15. Great card! Love the cleaness and simplicity. I’ll bet it does look great with the yellow you mentioned. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Love this card…..and love that you share your inspiration! I hope I can fine tune my imagination to see cards in advertisements.

  17. Thanks for the feedback, Dee. Keeps me inspired and motivated when I hear from my readers!

  18. Thanks, Marlene. I know you are a champion of clean and simple, too!

  19. Thanks, Kadie. I love that little stamp from Snuggles Smooches.

  20. Thanks, Debbie, for the wonderful compliment.

  21. thanks for your sweet feedback, Maria!

  22. Thanks, Robyn. I started with a row of three Candy Dots and decided one was better.

  23. Thanks, Frenchie. I also tried with with Daffodil Delight replacing the red. Looks awesome that way, too!

  24. I think its in the Bloom into Spring Boden catalog, Traci. I pulled out the page as inspiration and tossed the rest. However, thats what I see by the page number.

  25. Great card and I REALLY love the dress, ha ha. Which Boden catalog is it in?

  26. Oooo, well done , MsMary love the red to go with th lips , lol ,pretty ! And classie. :0)
    Hugs Frenchie

  27. Love the simplicity of the card and the balance you achieved with the candy dot is perfect!

  28. Mary, when I visited your blog today and saw your project, my first reaction was WOW! look at that!… It’s still my reaction. Simple and absolutely stunning.

  29. Mary, I just love the way the “hello” is hanging, and the combination of colors is really striking. Great interpretation of your inspiration photo, thank you for sharing.

  30. LOVE the white embossed background. Fabulous Card My Friend!

  31. This is absolutely gorgeous. White embossing on Basic Gray…brilliant!

  32. Ahh, the beauty of simplicity but oh my, how stunning. Love the color choices and the inspiration. Thanks for sharing the great tip on the thinlits, too.

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