Clean and Simple Houses

Clean and simple houses are on the agenda for today, in an homage to one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Holiday Home. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

clean and simple houses

It’s clean and simple week at The Paper Players, and the incredibly talented Laurie has a great theme for us:  House!

Because I did not have a single current house stamp in my “collection”,  I opted to go retro, and use one of my favorite retired bundles, Holiday Home.  This is one of those sets which I will never sell.  It is perfect for creating a clean and simple card.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create.   But,  remember, by clean and simple The Paper Players mean cards that:

  • Have minimal layers and embellishments
  • Have plenty of open space
  • Are simple and uncluttered
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clean and simple houses

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card maintains its clean and simple status with an abundance of white space.  The Splatters embossing folder adds texture and interest without adding the “clutter” of some of the fussier designer paper patterns.  A single rhinestone serves as the only bling.   Many of you will not have this stamp set, but the value of today’s post is in its clean and simple layout.  The next time you need a clean and simple card, consider this design.  The Stitched Rectangle layers are  quick and easy to create.   An embossing folder adds texture and interest, and there are so many fabulous ones from which to choose.  Top off your card with simple images of your choice, and you are ready to brighten up someone’s mailbox.

clean and simple houses

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  1. Just darling, Ann! Love that pop of texture in the background and the tiny heart is so cute.

  2. Ann, I love this set and you have used it beautifully. I love the red heart, especially with the grey and black. A fabulous CAS card, my friend! See… you can absolutely do CAS!

  3. YOU rocked Clean and Simple this week, Ann! I know that is hard for you! LOL! Me, too! I saved this stamp set, too. It is perfect for this challenge and I love the red and black on all that white! The little red heart steals the show though! Have a great weekend, My Friend!

  4. I once made a sampler with this set that was anything but CAS – what a lovely trip down memory lane! A beautiful CAS card and the heart adds a pretty pop of red!

  5. LOVE this! Cute row of houses, I can see why you like this set so much!

  6. Love your row of houses….CAS but that pop of Cherry Cobbler makes it stand out like a boss!

  7. Plain and simple. Welcome to your new home card.

  8. Bonnielee McGuire

    Love this!! I can never seem to get a CAS card, just keep adding to them : )

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