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Simple & Beautiful Brightly Gleaming Cards

My November 9th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live was lots of fun. I used a limited amount of supplies to create quick, easy, and simply elegant Christmas cards with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. I hope you'll watch my Facebook Live Replay and that you will be inspired to do what we in the Stampin' Up! world like to call "Simple Stamping" with our 3 main products - stamps, ink, and paper. These cards are great for beginner stampers or for those who prefer a simple style. They are great for people making their first card or for someone making lots of cards to send family, friends, and colleagues, or to donate to a church group or nursing home. And of course, you can always add layers of card stock, DSP, and specialty papers along with ribbons, trims, and embellishments to turn these simple cards into wow cards. The supplies used may be limited but the creative possibilities are endless. So enjoy this video, then grab some supplies and get started creating simply beautiful cards.

 

Using both side of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper makes it easy to create multiples of your designs and layouts.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I love the "clusters" of pearls to accent some of the berries on this particular DSP.Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

A single Gold Gilded Gem is perfect to accent the star on this sentiment. 
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

I love this simple message of joy.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

More beautiful metallic accents...
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

2" strips of this beautiful ornament DSP was used in 3 different ways.Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set, Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Iridescent Pearls from the Magic in this Night Suite work perfectly on this card and with so many other Stampin' Up! colors and Designer Series Paper. They're definitely not just for Halloween.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Look at how the Star Designer Elements accent this DSP so beautifully. These stars are also great for celebrations and for patriotic cards for Veterans Day on November 11th.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I made a 2" x 4" pocket to turn this card into a gift card holder.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • All card bases are 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side and folded in half.
  • All DSP strips on cards are 2" wide. Cut length as need for the different designs. Lengths I used were 5 1/2", 4 1/4", 4", and 2" squares.
  • DSP Strips for envelopes vary in length and width. Cut them as they appeal to you and adhere securely with Multipurpose Glue.

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for convenient ordering.

 

Thanks for viewing today's post. I hope I have inspired you to create beautiful cards with ease and speed using a limited products and simple designs. I'd love to see what you create, so please share to my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group or Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Facebook Business Page.

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Wishing you Peace, Joy, Love, and creative opportunities today and everyday.

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