clean & simple sunday #40

This week I brought out the tag dies and an old stamp favorite—Charming Gardeners

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This card is a simple design featuring one of the tag shapes out of the Tag Trio die set. I used the leaf and flower image out of the A Muse|Studio Charming Gardeners stamp set and the sentiment from the Essential Sentiments set. The leaves were stamped in Sage, the flower in Eucalyptus and the sentiment in French Roast. I used my corner rounder on the top right corner of the base card to add interest, embellished the flower with a bit of glitter and tied on a cute polka dot organdy ribbon to finish off the design. The tag panel is raised using foam squares.

This card design lends itself well to batching. You can cut strips of patterned card stock and a series of white tags and stamp a whole set of these cards in one sitting. There is minimal cutting and the card assembles quickly–perfect for a batch of birthday or all-occasion cards to keep on hand or for holiday cards when you need several dozen.

Stamping the images on a small, concentrated panel draws the viewers eye to that part of the card. The patterned paper and rounded corner help to balance out the design.  I hope this card helps to inspire your own creative ideas!


  1. I love the gingham background and design of this card….so adaptable to any stamp set. Awesome!!