Bright & Beautiful Memories & More Easiest Birthday Card Ever PP641 CAS

by Joanne James21. May 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have a fun theme for Clean And Simple challenge week:


I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I love clean and simple (CAS) cards! Minimal layers, few embellishments and lots of white space all typify a clean and simple card. I often find it helpful if I'm designing a CAS card to choose a single image as my focal point - it's a great way to reduce clutter. With this in mind, my theme for our challenge this week is to choose one of something as the main feature of your card. 

For my card I made creating even easier by reaching for my new pack of Bright & Beautiful Memories and More cards that arrived this week - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

These cards are perfect not just for memory keeping, but great for quick handcrafted cards too. I chose one of the small Memories & More cards featuring a single balloon in Bubble Bath, Azure Afternoon and Lemon Lime Twist that also has a pre-printed birthday sentiment, added this to a piece of white cardstock and then adhered this to a pre-printed Bright & Beautiful Memories & More card base:


The pre-printed card bases come with pre-printed coloured envelopes too - literally no stamping and you have a clean, simple and colourful card ready in under 5 minutes! What's more with 50 double-sided cards and 20 card bases and envelopes, you could make a whole ton of cards in next to no time and still have cards left over for scrapbooking too!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Yesterday was a glorious day here in the UK and it was definitely a day for gardening as opposed to crafting, so it was the perfect week to making a quick card! Enjoy your day; the forecast is good again here so we are taking full advantage and having a BBQ lunch. If I can tear myself away from my garden, I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

Tara Carpenter
Tara CarpenterUnited States
5/22/2023 6:54:27 PM #

I love how you used the memory and more cards to create a cute and quick birthday card! TFS

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/23/2023 9:36:21 AM #

Oh wow! What a fabulous way to use the M&M cards! I'd been racking my brain trying to work out what you'd done to create this one!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/23/2023 1:11:04 PM #

Such a perfect way to highlight the use of those Memories & More packs!  This is a bright, fun birthday card that is easy to create and will certainly bring a happy smile to the recipient!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
5/24/2023 3:13:11 AM #

Joanne, I love your card and this challenge. I need a reminder sometimes that the best cards can be simple. The Memories and More packs are the perfect choice.

Vicky United Kingdom
5/24/2023 9:37:30 PM #

Fabulously colourful and bright card for a birthday celebration. Love a card kit - you can create one of the pack ideas for speed or you can use the elements to design your own! Glad you've been able to get out into the garden in this glorious weather. Hope the exams are going well. Vicky x

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/25/2023 3:51:36 AM #

What a wonderful quick and easy, clean and simple card, Joanne! I just opened up my Bright and Beautiful Memories and More pack today. What great colors! Thank you for the fun challenge this week!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
5/25/2023 11:06:47 AM #

Joanne, what a great birthday card - and the colors and imagery are spot-on the photo you selected for the challenge! It's a hard choice between gardening and crafting on a beautiful UK day. Using pre-printed cards and images is a great idea, allowing you to do both.
Xoxo, Fran  

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/27/2023 4:24:32 AM #

Joanne, I love this! I just received these M&M cards this week and this is lovely inspiration to crack open the set. Simple, sweet and beautifully festive! This was a fun challenge!

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