Clean and Simple Friendship Card

I love making friendship cards. I think the world would be a better place if we reached out more often to let our friends know how much we appreciate them. It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players.

friends cardIt’s Clean and Simple week at The Paper Players and I have the pleasure of being your Hostess. I have selected a friendship theme for you. I hope you love this theme as much as I do.  While I opted for a floral friendship card,  I can’t wait to see what YOU create. But remember, this is a CLEAN and SIMPLE challenge.  Before you run off to gather your stamps, papers, and inks, keep in mind that when The Paper Players use the term “clean and simple”, we mean cards that:

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

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Since Clean and Simple cards have minimal layers and embellishments, I usually rely on texture to add interest. The Layered Floral 3D embossing folder does not disappoint in this respect. In fact, all that would have truly been needed to create this card would have been a sentiment. But you know me … I could not resist adding a pair of Two-Tone Flora blossoms in shades of Bubble Bath pink with Moody Mauve and Highland Heather details. A little snippet of Bubble Bath ribbon accents the Moody Mauve sentiment.  And ta-da, just like that, a beautiful friendship card is complete!

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Nueve’s  Notes

Hey, everyone! It’s me, Good Boy Nueve! I’m in sunny Florida playing show dog.  I’ve gotten ribbons, which is always fun. But what is even funner is playing with Michelle. She’s crazy sometimes.  She was holding a BEE.
Clean and Simple Friendship Card
I said, “Michelle, danger! It’s a BEE. Throw it away.” I think she must have understood me, because she did.
Nueve and the Bee
But you know what? She was just teasing me. It wasn’t a real bee.  It was a toy!  Because she fooled me, I made her run with me.
Nueve and Michelle running
And then I made her dance with me!
Nueve and Michelle dancing
Finally it was time to walk back to play show dog again.

Nueve and Michelle walking backI was a tired boy when the day was done and we headed back “home”.  We are staying in a real house! It has a yard and everything. There are even dogs that live behind us. They are rude and bark at me. But that’s OK. I just walked away and worked at playing with my toys. Mom was very proud of me because I didn’t bark back. Sometimes you have to walk away from a fight.  Being a good boy and making your Mom proud is just part of my job.  I’m a working dog. I am Good Boy Nueve!

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  1. Ann, fabulous shots from the show! Love your card, too. All that fabulous texture from the embossing folder and the soft colors are perfectly finished off with that little bit of ribbon.

  2. Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

    That embossing folder does really make this card a wow Ann and I love that you added your pretty pastel florals as your focal point and just a tiny fold of ribbon too! Good boy Nueve for doing so well, both with ribbons and those other not-so-nice dogs over the fence. That’s why you are such a star!

  3. Beautiful card, Ann!
    Good boy for not barking at the bad dogs, Nueve!!
    Good luck and have fun in Florida!!

  4. Absoluty gorgeous card, congrats 😊💐 happy day

  5. Beautiful card!! I love clean and simple!! So good to hear from Neuve! Enjoy Florida!!!

  6. Even your “clean and simple” cards are ultra elegant. The small touch of ribbon was perfect. And Nueve is such a joyful dog!

  7. Gotta love Nueve and his notes. Love you share them. Oh, and I love your card with the lovely embossing folder, not it’s on my list.

  8. Hi,
    Are you all going to the Best Boxer Show in the month of May? If so, I would like to chat with Nueve and his mom. Thanks, IW Fonzy

  9. A lovely way to share friendship! That embossed background is just stunning! Tell Nueve I love bees too, except when they sting!

  10. That embossing folder is gorgeous and the card is beautiful! I’ve been avoiding buying the folder but it is now now on my list. Congratulations Nueve for winning more ribbons and having so much fun with Mchelle!

  11. Like Bonnielee, I loved the card. I enjoyed, too, Nueve’s notes.

  12. Beautiful card!!! And Nueve, just wow! That walking back picture is almost tearjerking for some reason. Thanks for sharing.

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