Wednesday 22 November 2017

Let’s Get Hopping Round #3 ~ Back To the Basics

Well hello everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your Wednesday! If you are new here my name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Canadian Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta. I am so happy to have you here with me today! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the fabulous Cathy Caines! She is my Canadian friend from the other side! The other side of the country that is! lol I have to say that I love Cathy, and I love her creativity! She is pretty much the most talented Newfie I know! On that note, let's get hopping!

The theme for today's hop is "Back To The Basics". That can be tricky for little old me who has been papercrafting since the dawn of this millenium! lol I actually have really started to question what is considered basic. It is all relative I think! Anyhow, when trying to simplify this feat for myself, I decided to create a few cards to share with you today that required very few supplies. These would be great for someone who was just starting into this papercrafting hobby! Papercrafting doesn't have to be intimidating! What is so great about it, is it can be fun for all levels of crafters! I hope today's hop inspires a few newbies to get started in this delightful world of stamping! Start small, and you will fall in love quick! Now here are some close ups of the few simple cards I came up with... 

Can you believe that I used just one colour of ink today? Yep! Basic Black it is! I say that with pride! I will have a listing of all of the Stampin' Up! supplies used on these projects at the end of this post! When you check out that list you will be impressed with this minimalistic approach! 

When creating these cards I chose to implement one of my favourite Stampin' Up! products. Want to take a guess? Well they are the Stampin' Up! Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Cards of course! These little cards are great for more than just memory keeping! You could easily create all of your Christmas cards with just one pack! As well they are extremely well priced, which is perfect for your beginner & experienced crafty peeps! Wanting to add an embellishment? The Foil Snowflakes came in handy for that extra bit of bling! As for stamps? Well the only stamp I used in the making of these cards was the Stampin' Up! Diagonal Stripe background stamp! This stamp is super versatile! Again... wonderful for all of the crafters in your life!

Well if I haven't convinced you that simple is key, you may just have to check out the rest of today's blog hop! Up next is Tanya Rees! I am sure you will love what she has to share with us today! FYI, click on the next button below so that you don't miss out!

Tanya Rees

Now if you are from Canada, & you want to create some quick and easy Christmas cards, & you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator... check out the list of Stampin' Up! supplies below. If you click on the items in the list you will be directed to my online 24/7 Stampin' Up! supply shop!

Thank you so much for visiting today! As always, feel free to email me any questions you might have, or comment below. I am always oh so happy to help you with all of your stamping needs.

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖


  1. Very clever using the Memories and More pieces to create this set of pretty cards. Thank you so much for playing along Carolynn!

  2. You're a clever little cookie Carolynn. The Memories and More cards are a perfect way to add wow to a simple card.

  3. I've never thought to use Memories & More for cardmaking! I'm sure that's what "more" means. Such awesome bold cards! Love them!! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Lovely - and how quick are they to create using the M&M pack?! Must rifle through my card packs next time I need a quick card - thanks for the inspiration!

  5. That's a very good question - what is considered basic. and you are absolutely right, it is all relative. I like your (minimalist approach) cards LOL. thank you for sharing

  6. Great cards Carolynn, I love how bright and bold the cards are, must look through the M and M pack I have and make a few cards with them.