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Saturday Blog Hop: Trim It Down


Hello! Thanks for joining us on our Create with Stamping Friends Saturday Blog Hop! Last week we had fun going a little over the top with our cards and this week our challenge was to pair it down and keep it minimal. I gotta say, it was so hard not to add a bit of twine or gems to this card! 😄

Stampin' Up! Simple Birthday Card Idea

To keep it simple, I just chose to use 2 colours, Summer Splash & Azure Afternoon, on a white card base. Instead of using any DSP, I created a simple background by stamping the word happy from the 'Love This Moment' Stamp Set, alternating between the 2 colours.

To help it pop off the card a bit, I added a mat of Azure Afternoon behind this piece.


The same sentiment was heat embossed in white on Azure Afternoon cardstock and cut out with the Spotlight on Nature Dies. The 'birthday' comes from the 'Simply Said' Stamp Set and was heat embossed on Summer Splash. And that was it! Simple, but fun!

Birthday card. Stampin' Up Card Idea.

It would be so easy to make a whole set of these cards in a variety of colour combos! Which 2 colours would you use? Here are the main products that I used on this card:


  • Love This Moment Stamp Set (Item 162919)

  • Simply Said Stamp Set (Item 163756)

  • Azure Afternoon Classic Stampin' Pad (Item 161663)

  • Summer Splash Classic Stampin' Pad (Item 163809)


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For more fun and inspiration, be sure to either click back to see Debbie's project or next to check out Cindy's! Then enjoy the rest of the blog hop to see everyone's beautiful projects!


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Love the repetition and simplicity of this card!

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