Today’s card is a clean and simple card I created for some team recognition gifts.  The card was sent to let them know that the packages were on the way.  But what I found is that in most cases the packages arrived before the cards!  I guess in the future I need to rethink my timing.

I used the Amazing You stamp set which is the same set I used in yesterday’s card.  It’s a FREE Sale-A-Bration set that you can choose when you place a $50 order.  Speaking of yesterday’s card.  I will be sending that card to MaryAnn!  Congrats MaryAnn!  Please email me your address in the next 3 days and I’ll get the card in the mail to you. I have decided I want to send more cards this year and one way to do that is to send them out to my blog readers.  So if you would like to receive today’s card in the mail please leave a comment.

  • I love clean and simple cards.  They are cards with a focus element and a lot of white (empty) space.  So my focus on today’s card is the simply stamped white circle matted in Melon Mambo.
  • For quick and easy stamping I added all three lines of the sentiment to one larger block and inked and stamped them all together.

  • The ‘celebrate’ was stamped in the same color as the cardstock (Emerald Envy) which gives it a watermark look.  By the way Emerald Envy is one of five of the In Colors that will be retiring this year.  If you love those colors this would be a perfect time to stock up!
  • The Crinkled Seam Binding gives a perfect finished touch to the card to make it special.  And in all honesty I didn’t think I would like this ribbon but it’s absolutely gorgeous!

Today’s card reminded me that I want to give you a head’s up on some of my favorite colors – the 2016-2018 In Colors.  This is the year that this set of colors will retire.  Though we don’t know the date the retiring list will be announced, it is usually in April or May.  These colors will sell out within days of the list being announced!  So to avoid stress and be able to budget your purchases I recommend you think about stocking up on these products now.  Remember ink refills, and the ribbon and embellishments that come in these colors. Click HERE to order this year’s retiring products.

If you have questions or would like to be in the random drawing for today’s card please comment on today’s post.  Maybe tell me what your favorite 2016-2018 In Color is.



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