Sunflowers, #simplestamping and PCC377

The new Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set, available now on pre-order for Stampin’ Up! demos, is beautiful! The intricate details make each stamp in the set spectacular! I’ve been practicing coloring the flowers using different combinations of yellow blends, but haven’t found anything I really like yet. There are so many gorgeous colored sunflowers all over Pinterest and various Facebook groups just begging to be copied, so I will keep practicing.

Paper Craft Crew #377

Let’s just jump to the card and challenge banner.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

When I usually create a card from a sketch challenge I first read the challenge post, look at the cards the Design Team created. Then I have the sketch tumbling around in my head for a few days until a card falls into place in my mind. That isn’t exactly how it worked this week.

The InKing Royalty Blog Hop is Wednesday and I used this bundle for my card. Here’s a little sneak peak of that card:

The whole time I was working on the card for the Blog Hop I kept thinking that I needed a simpler version to go with it. That’s when everything rolling around in my head for PCC377 came together.


I wanted to make sure that everything I did for this card would qualify as #simplestamping. The Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set is the only new thing for this card. I used minimal supplies because I wanted to showcase the clean and simple sketch and resulting card.

I could’ve cropped both sunflowers using the coordinating die set. However, I actually did fussy cut both of them to stay with #simplestamping. Fussy cutting for a lefty tends to be a bit of a problem. These sunflowers proved to be some of the easiest fussy cuts I’ve done.

I stamped the large sunflower using Basic Gray. In order to let the large one shine, I used Smoky Slate on the smaller flower.

The strips of Neutrals 6 x 6 DSP from the current catalog in Night of Navy and Basic Gray allowed me to fill that element on the sketch. I also used Night of Navy as the base of the front of the card, and for the sentiment. This “thanks a bunch” sentiment also comes from the Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set.

I used the rectangle stitched die set to crop the sentiment block. It could have easily been cut on the paper trimmer. I intentionally cropped the sentiment on the reverse side because it has more texture and I thought the clean part of the card needed a little texture.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that I used the Subtle 3D embossing folder for the white background. Since all the lines run vertically, I also embossed the white cardstock so the texture runs vertically.

That’s All It Took

The challenge sketch called for a clean and simple card. I think this card fits the challenge.

The only thing I still needed to do was to add a piece of the Night of Navy DSP to the envelope flap. I stamped part of the large sunflower in the lower left corner of the envelope. With that, the coordinating set was complete.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


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