Welcome to the 200th Make My Monday biweekly challenge!  Woo-HOO!  Our host, Jackie, chose Clean and Simple (base plus one layer) for the challenge theme.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the projects from the rest of the design team.  I always enjoy seeing how each member incorporates their own interpretation of the challenge themes.  We’d love to have you join us by posting your CAS card in our gallery.

I wound up making two cards for this challenge.  The first one is the one posted on the challenge site.  The second one does a better job of having just the base and one layer.  Both cards use Blackberry Bliss for the card base, and the retired New Horizons DSP (designer series paper).  I’m down to my last few 6×6 inch sheets, and am really trying to use it up.

Here are my cards:



  • Since the second card is more in line with the theme, I’ll give the information for that card.
  • The Blackberry Bliss base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Using the Painted Textures 3D embossing folder, emboss a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. AFTER you emboss it, trim the cardstock to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches..
  • Adhere the embossed cardstock to the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Trim a piece of New Horizons DSP to 3-3/4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Trim a coordinating piece of the DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1 inch circle from the DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Rub down the DSP using your embossing buddy.
  • I wanted to use Blackberry Bliss ink and clear embossing powder. Therefore, I used my discontinued Stamparatus. If you don’t already have this kind of stamping tool, I highly recommend getting one.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink.
  • Clean the stamp, and restamp using VersaMark.
  • Cover the sentiment with clear embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.
  • Adhere the DSP to the dry embossed cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/4 by 4 inches for the inside panel.
  • Stamp your sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!



Colors Used:



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Discover the New In Colors!


The individual color families were also refreshed.  Some of your favorites have been moved to another family, some retired, and new ones added.  Here are the new color families:

Refreshed Regals:



Refreshed Subtles:



Refreshed Brights:



Refreshed Neutrals:




While I love a color refresh, it means I have to reorganize my color families to update them.  I like to keep my stamp pads in the Stamp-n-Storage inkpad storage in color families.  Same with my markers.  

HINT:  I use a stamp set container to store my markers.  It allows me to keep store them flat and I can fit one color family in each container.  I just write down a list of the colors on a piece of paper and slip it in the cover.

However, I haven’t reorganized my color families yet.  Truth be told, my room is a mess right now because I am in the middle of reorganizing.  I have so, so , so much retired product that I need to sell ASAP.

Again, thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy!