Just Because

“Happy mail” is always fun to receive.  Who doesn’t love receiving a card “just because”? And today’s one-layer “Just Because” card is a breeze to make. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

just because

This week, the lovely and talented Jaydee is hosting our monthly Clean and Simple challenge. What a fun one she has in store for you:  Clean and Simple One-Layer Cards!  I used the Full of Love stamp set, and thoroughly enjoyed coloring it in with Stampin’ Blends. I can’t wait to see what YOU create.   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

just because

Colors of the Day

Just Because

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Some images just lend themselves to clean and simple designs, and so it is with this cute envelope bursting with flowers.  It’s from the Full of Love stamp set, while the sentiment is from the True Beauty set.  With its lovely font, the sentiment was exactly the message I wanted to convey.  Stampin’ Blends were used to color the flowers.  A Stitched With Whimsy die adds interest.  In order to stay Clean and Simple, embellishments consist of a few opal rounds and a simple knotted bow.

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  1. Ann, the colors are gorgeous and so is your coloring! What a gorgeous OLW card! sending hugs and prayers, my friend

  2. Such a cheery card, Ann! Love how the colors pop on the clean design and the soft shading around the image really makes it stand out in the best way. So pretty!

  3. Ann, this is CAS perfection! I love the gorgeous color combo and the beautiful coloring! SOOOO pretty! Nueve is the BEST!!!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Such a sweet and springy card, Ann! I don’t think I would have put those colors together on my own, but you really made them look amazing together. Great job coloring in your sweet image!

  5. Ann, what a pretty card! Great job with the challenge! Love the stitching too. Have a great week!

  6. Ann this fresh and pretty card is a clean and simple triumph! Beautifully coloured and a grateful way to use the whimsy die too. I love it!

  7. Beautiful blooms and I love the stitching!

  8. Ann, I am positively swooning over these colors. Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent are my new favorites. Your flowers make a perfect and beautiful focal point. I know you miss the layers, but this is lovely!

  9. My first thought when I saw the card was “sweet” and it looks like others had the very same thought. It is very pretty!

  10. Oh my, this card is so sweet…your coloring is divine and I love the soft shades. And that sentiment is perfect too!

  11. Fun and happy card! Love the coloring. Hugs to Nueve too for the win!

  12. Bonnielee McGuire

    Sweet card. Your shadowing is terrific. Bravo to Nueve for his wins. Hugs to you.

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