Simple Stamping Makes For Stunning Results

I hear all the time how stampers think that they have to keep adding more and more to their cards or pages to make them feel complete, and all I have to say to that is – MALARKEY!! Think about it, what has more impact… a little black dress with the right shoes or a stunning necklace, or an ornate frilly formal gown? I don’t know about you, but for me it’s the little black dress- but that could be cause I am a SUCKER for shoes, LOL!!

Simple cards made even easier with Stampin' Up! embossing folders and ink created by Erin Gonzales with Hand Stamped Style, THANKS for checking out my PIN for more info visit my BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE http://www.facebook.com/handstampedstyle

Only a few tools can make an amazing card!

Seriously though, I think many make the act of creating something WAY more complex and difficult than it needs to be.  I created these adorable thank you cards for ALL of my Hostess Club members for this month, I always look forward to sending them a little something!  I did get a little help from ColorQ with a color challenge, and the colors for this one is Strawberry Slush, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie and Black! I used Old Olive instead but you can hardly tell.

Simple cards made even easier with Stampin' Up! embossing folders and ink created by Erin Gonzales with Hand Stamped Style, THANKS for checking out my PIN for more info visit my BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE http://www.facebook.com/handstampedstyle

The focus is on the sentiment.

There are only a few elements to this card- my FLOWER GARDEN EMBOSSING FOLDER created the background interest, then I took my FAV stamp set GORGEOUS GRUNGE to create the splash of color along the side.  Then I used some simple CANDY DOTS to bring a bit of POP to the flowers.

Simple cards made even easier with Stampin' Up! embossing folders and ink created by Erin Gonzales with Hand Stamped Style, THANKS for checking out my PIN for more info visit my BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE http://www.facebook.com/handstampedstyle

I was able to create a TON of these in NO time!

Another simple tip for you… want a fun inexpensive way to dress up your cards? Create some colored staples!  Yes, you can buy these but why would you? They are WAY more expensive in the store than they are to create yourself… and to color your staples is SUPER easy!

Simple cards made even easier with Stampin' Up! embossing folders and ink created by Erin Gonzales with Hand Stamped Style, THANKS for checking out my PIN for more info visit my BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE http://www.facebook.com/handstampedstyle

Simple tip for YOU!

I used a simple staple to connect the SCALLOPED POLKA-DOT RIBBON to my sentiment from the OH, HELLO set. Oh yeah, this AWESOME ribbon is available in my CLEARANCE RACK right now, so grab it while you can!!

I created a slight variation of today’s card and I want you to vote to see which one you like better, I shared it on my FACEBOOK PAGE!

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Comments

  1. Another great idea! I love the idea of coloring a row of staples!!! Yay!

  2. Love your card, Erin, the splatter stamps and the dots create a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week.

  3. Oh how right you are about ‘less is more.’ I like your LBD analogy! These are so gorgeous..I’m sure your hostesses will love them – I can’t believe how many you’ve made! Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Q this week Erin!

  4. donna Strickland says:

    HI ERIN. I LOVE THE THANK YOU CARD. DID YOU USE THE STAPLES ON THIS CARD?

    • Erin Gonzales says:

      Thanks Donna!! I did use the staples… I forgot to take a close up pic of that part, if you look where the ribbon is attached to the sentiment… there is a staple holding that together, and they are GREEN!!! :-) So glad you like is… there is one headed your way, to thank you for your online order!! THANKS CHICA!!

      Take Care~
      Erin Gonzales

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  1. […] keep the same concept or technique but on a smaller 3×3 note card size.  I shared my newest THANK YOU CARD HERE a few days ago, and today I had some time to crank out a smaller version of the same general card. […]

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