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Simple Stamping

Stampin’ Up has been encouraging the concept of “simple stamping”….just using paper and ink to make a card.  No fancy cut outs, not along of layering, skip the bows, the fancy embellishments, etc.  That is kind of hard for me….because I really like adding all the extra’s.  But for first time stampers and for those without a stash of all the extra “stuff”, it’s nice to know that you can still make beautiful simple cards.  So here is mine:


Here is a close up of the happy piggy.  I added some curly eyelashes with a black marker. It gives her a little more personality….don’t you think?


The stamped image is from a stamp set in the annual catalog called This Little Piggy”. There are several cute images to choose from.   In fact I think I’ll make a few more cards with this set.  And aren’t those little piggies cute?


If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:

  • This Little Piggy Clear Mount Stamp Set
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” ; scored at 4 1/4“
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” (2 pieces – one for outside, one for inside)
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • Stampin’ Blends – Flirty Flamingo Light (pig) Granny Apple Green Dark (grass & leaf), Crumb Cake Dark (dirt), and Balmy Blue (flower) and Lovely Lipstick (flower center)

And don’t forget to add a little something on the inside too!


And I may have cheated just a little bit because I used the Stampin’ Blends to color in my little piggy….but I’m working on the simple concept….

Happy Stamping!

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2 thoughts on “Simple Stamping”

  1. Having stamped since the 1990’s, I’ve always done simple stamping. Too many extras make it too hard and time-consuming for me. Rather than fun, it is like a chore.

    1. I don’t like to add too much to my cards….only what makes me happy. And I agree with you…stamping should be fun… and not a chore. Usually I add things….ribbon, embellishment because in my mind sometimes I look at what I’ve created and I feel there is something missing. When I do classes, I have my cards as an example and I always tell my class that they don’t have to do it exactly like mine….do what makes you happy.

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