Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Simple Saturday.

Each and every week, I pick a product to showcase showing you the versatility of just one stamp set. If you missed my live on Thursday, you can see what I created here. Today, I have a clean and simple sympathy card that is quick and easy. Unfortunately, there have been many times during this last year that there was a need for sympathy cards. Thankfully, the Hydrangea Hill designer series paper creates a beautiful clean and simple card.

Create this clean and simple Sympathy card using the beautiful Hydrangea Hill designer series paper.

I started with the new Hydrangea Hill designer series paper. This paper is absolutely the most beautiful paper I have seen and the choice of which sheet to use was difficult. But knowing that I wanted a clean and simple card I chose the sheet that has the hydrangea border on each end. Perfect for a clean and simple card.

Clean and simple card using the Hydrangea Hill designer series paper and an gold embossed sentiment

Just the Basics

Starting with the traditional card base in Night of Navy, I layered that with an additional layer of Misty Moonlight. Both colors are calming colors for a sympathy card. But , before adhering these layers to the base, I gold embossed the sentiment. The sentiment is from a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called “Heal Your Heart“. Once the sentiment is embossed, adhere the layers. Next add a ribbon using the Misty Moonlight and tied a bow. Now the layers are ready to add to the card base.

If you aren’t aware of Sale-A-Bration, when you purchase $50 in product (before tax & shipping) you get to choose a free product from a select number of products. How exciting is that?

Don't forget the inside of the card.  It is just as important as the front of the card.

Next I started creating the inside of the card. The inside is just as important as the front of the card. I adhered a layer of the Misty Moonlight followed by a layer of Basic White card stock. Before adhering the Basic White, I stamped the hydrangea to match the colors of the flowers on the designer series paper.

You can shop all the products used here

The steps in creating today’s Simple Saturday card can be used for any occasion. So pull out that paper and start creating today. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me today, and also for choosing me as you Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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