Make It Monday #5: Clean & Simple Card Sets

Make It Monday #5: Clean & Simple Card Sets

What does it mean to be Clean & Simple?  Well, it’s all about the design.  Your project needs to be

  • Uncluttered
  • Lots of White or open space
  • One main focal point

My project today features the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set.  This design is first of the new Distinktive Stamp range coming soon to Stampin’ Up!.  You can earn this stamp set for free when you spend $90 or more in my online store before 31 March 2018.

How are the Distinktive Stamp range different from other stamp images 

The new Distinktive stamps lay down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth – just ink the surface lightly for a perfect photographic finish.

As this stamp has so much detail, I’ve decided to keep it simple and only stamp in one colour of ink.  The image has been stamped with Sweet Sugarplum Classic ink the bottom left corner of a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

A created a border  1/4″ in from the outside along all four sides.  The greeting also comes from the same stamp set (there are 3 to choose from) stamped with Memento Black Ink.  My finished card is adhered to my 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ Sweet Sugarplum Cardbase.

Click HERE to Download your free PDF Tutorial



  • Stamps – Heartfelt Blooms
  • Ink – 2016-2018 Incolours, Memento Black Ink
  • Paper2016-2018 Incolours, Whisper White CS
  • Other Double Sided adhesive, Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Ruler


  • Incolour CS – 4-1/2” x 9” scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – 4-1/4” x 4-1/4”


  1. Ink up the flower image in one colour of ink, and stamp in bottom left corner of Whisper White CS piece
  2. Draw a border around image using Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and ruler, ¼” in from the edge
  3. Stamp your greeting in top right, using memento black ink
  4. Adhere Whisper White CS to coloured cardbase. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.


I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

See you next week for a new Make It Monday feature

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