All You Need Is Love . . .

How to create simple love cards using Stampin' Up! Musical Season

Today’s Simple Saturday love card was inspired by the gorgeous card below by Michelle Gleason, a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community.  CASE-ing a card (Copy And Share with Everyone) makes card making a snap!

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I redesigned Michelle’s card with Island Indigo as my key color (and Whisper White, of course) and used Musical Season Stamp Set and Musical Instruments Framelits Dies for my focal point.

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  • All you need is “love.”  You can isolate peace, joy and love from the sentiment.  You could use a Stampin’ Write Marker and color directly to the rubber of the word of your choice or just hide part of it below the instruments.  My lute hides the word “joy” and the balance was cropped with one of the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.

    How to create this simple love card using Stampin' Up! Musical Season

  • Essential essentials!  For everyday framing of images and sentiments, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies are a favorite. The little “stitches” are a classy accent.
  • Just one!  I used the large single stem from Flourish Thinlits Dies and split it so that it would show above and below the squares.

    How to create a simple love card using Stampin' Up! Musical Season

  • Pearl Basic Jewels are the perfect touch for dressing up the stems.

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  1. Your cards are always so beautiful. You have such an eye for design. I didn’t even notice this stamp set and now think I need it. Just beautiful Mary. My brain doesn’t work that way either so I copy you (and Brian King) ALL the time. Thank you for sharing.

    • Part of the fun of sharing each day is to show different (and simple) ways paper, stamps and ink can be used! Thanks, Susan, for finding inspiration in what I do (and Mr. Brian King)!

  2. So fun to combine these Thinlits, this sentiment and the lute. Perfect!

  3. Marvelous interpretation, Mary Beth!

  4. Robbye Hamilton

    Gorgeous card Mary

  5. This reminds me of a Greek Bouzouki (traditional Greek stringed instrument) and with blue white being very traditional colors. It would make a nice Greek wedding card. Beautiful!

  6. Maria Rodriguez

    Ohh!! So beautiful Mary!!! Your CASE of Michelle’s card is amazing and so is hers, love the flourish die adorned with pearls, what a gorgeous detail.
    Thank you both for sharing.

  7. Mary, this is such a beautiful, brilliant pairing of the two stamps! My brain does not work like this si I’m so impressed!! Thank you for sharing.


  8. Oooooh, MsMary BEAUITFUL, I love them both ,
    Thank you ♥️
    Have a beautiful weekend ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  9. I love seeing all your and your teams gorgeous cards, that I save them to my pinterest page for others to see.

  10. Your card is indescribably breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your simple but Oh so elegant cards. My best hope is to CASE your cards because my brain doesn’t work like yours:)

  11. Beautiful card, Mary. Love the blue and your tips on splitting the flourish and how to use only part of the sentiment. Enjoy your weekend.

  12. Michelle Gleeson

    Mary, I am over the moon flattered that you are CAS’ing card. The blue and white remains me of my mom’s wedgewood tea set. So elegant.

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