Simply Sunday: Colorful Hugs Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend … whether it’s just another day or a well needed break.  Today I have two cards to share with you that highlight the 2018-20 In-Colors.  I took out my bin of scraps and came up with these quick -n- easy cards.

I had a lot of left over 1″ strips of cardstock so I thought it was the perfect way to showcase our out going 2018-20 In-Colors! I cut a piece of white cardstock to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and attached my 1″ strips to it.  I did 5″ width because I have 5 In-colors x 1 inch strips = 5 inches!

Once I had all the cardstock attached, I trimmed off the excess and added a simple bow using the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  Then I mounted my assembly onto a piece of Basic Black to mat the assembly and make the colors really pop!!  The card front was now mounted onto the Whisper White card base.

Now it was time to add my hearts … I punched the mat / Scalloped Heart from Vellum Cardstock.  Our greeting from the So Sentimental stamp set “Sending Healing Hugs” is perfect for the time we are in right now, and was stamped with Lovely Lipstick from our 2018-20 In-Colors.  The hearts were attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some depth and texture to the card.

Now, if you want to step it up a bit, here is another sample to punch it up …

The basic layout is the same as the first card except before the bow is added, I ran it through the my embossing machine with the Tin Tile 3D folder. This just added some fun to your card, and with so many embossing folders to choose from, you’re sure to find something that fits your theme.

Once I embossed it, I added the ribbon but with a twist this time!!  I layered the ribbon with an end on each side and then tied the Grapefruit Grove ribbon around it to create a pretty “fluffy” bow!! The greeting / hearts also remained the same.  So as you can see … it didn’t take much to add a little more pizzazz to your card. Great texture and eye appeal.

A list of the supplies used today …

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and another way to use your 2018-20 In-Colors, or any scraps for that matter.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and thank you for joining me.