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Monday, June 11, 2012

Two Variations on a Very Simple Theme

Hello and happy Monday!  I had a very productive weekend.  The sun was shining and it seemed to energize me.  I spent my days outside, but also did a lot of housework and stamping.  Granted, the stamping was not very involved, but I did make five cards for my little cards-for-sale basket at work.  The two simplest cards were my favorites so I’m sharing those today.

Of all the beautiful stamps I have it may seem odd that I selected this old Stampin’ Up! Very Punny set to work with.  Well, the idea was to:
  • Keep it simple
  • Make the kind of cards that appeal to my customer base (coworkers)
  • Stick with a single set which serves a variety of occasions 
I also thought I’d try to use up the rest of my BasicGrey Urban Prairie designer paper, but I didn’t get very far on that.

The first is a baby card.  There’s always someone needing a baby card.

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The second is a thank you card.

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I’ll make three more cards with this set, and I think they’ll all be a variation on this layout.  Just taking care of business to help pay for the (ahem) new stamps I bought the other day.

See you again soon!  Enjoy your brand new week!

24 comments:

  1. Sweet cards Leslie. The paper and color combo goes perfectly with the cute images.

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  2. These are two wonderful cards. Clean and simple, yet so beautiful. Lovely color choices!

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  3. Lovely cards Leslie..so simple and sweet. Great colours. Hope you get more sunny days now.

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  4. So adorable. Love the CAS look and that paper is beautiful. How'd I ever miss it?

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  5. Francie (Montreal)June 11, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    Gosh, these cards are sweet. Love the layout and colours. Very nice. And lastly, enjoy the sunshine while it's there. We're in for a scorcher today - around 30 degrees with the humidex nearing 40. In real temperatures, that would be 86 & just over 100. Still wrestle with the Celius-Fahrenheit thing, although we converted about 3 decades ago. However it's measured, it's way too hot for Canadians.

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  6. Both adorable simple cards, but I just love the baby card. I'll be casing that one for sure.
    TFS, Jean

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  7. Love the cards, Leslie. Great clean design!

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  8. Adorable cards. Great ideas about why you used this one set. We all need to do that. What do you charge for you cards?

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  9. Lovely cards and I like the clean look to them. This design would be easy to follow and make many different cards for specific celebrations.

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  10. awwwww... these are just as sweet as they can be! I love your design and they seem quick and easy, yet so cute! what is the name of the paper you used for those little squares, and the bottom layer on the baby card? I would love to buy some of that! And give many hugs to Wally and LuLu.

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  11. Leslie, so sweet and cute. I love your fun colors and layouts too.

    We also had a very productive weekend. Amazing how the sunshine can give you so much energy :-) TFS and have a great week.

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  12. These cards are lovely, CAS, and look like they'd be quite quick to produce if batch making to raise funds. Also ideal for the card class where I encourage the retired residents at my work to be creative, they always look to me for ideas and complicated cards don't go down well. Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Give my love n hugs to your 2 "kids".

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  13. Fun, creative, and a great CAS layout with paper and stamp images in scale! Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!? Leslie these cards are just adorable. I love the punny phrases with them. I can't wait to see the rest. Glad you had some nice weather this past weekend and enjoyed your time doing the things you love.

    Hugs,
    Susie ~

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  14. these are both so adorable, love them

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  15. both very cute, great design for those little stamps!

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  16. FABULOUS clean and simple design. Love what you've done with this cute little set... perfect sketch.

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  17. Thank you Leslie - thank you for the glorious inspiration. I adore your two cards, the DP, the CAS style, the images, and the way you popped up the center squares. These are adorable and really brightened up my day.

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  18. Omigosh Leslie! I had no idea that this set could be so elegant and pretty! It's sat in my craft room for years unused! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. These are SO cute! I actually have this stamp set & have never used it. I may have to get it out of mothballs now that I see how cute it really can be!

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  20. simply Sweet! thanks for the inspiration

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  21. Awesome layouts and papers, Leslie! Great job with that set!

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  22. Very cute, Leslie! I'm so happy to get to see some cards from you:) Glad you had such a great weekend!

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  23. Aww, these are both just Adorably CAS and Absolutely Fabulous! 8-) Sounds like a Fabulous weekend! Yay! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  24. Absolutely love the pictures of your dogs. They are beautiful and obviously give and get tremendous love. Never stop putting their pictures on your blogs. Love your cards, but love the pics of your dogs better.
    Enjoy and God Bless.

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