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Welcome everyone! Mindy here with you today and I have a clean and simple card featuring the Pretty Poinsettias stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps.
My card is also in my video today and in the video I am talking about what I do when I feel like I’m in a creative funk. I started this card with 3 different ideas, none were working out for me. I’m hoping my tips help you if you ever feel like this.
In my card design, I knew I wanted to use the bow from Pretty Poinsettia stamp set. This is a large 6″ x 8″ stamp set with a lot of images that work together or you can just use individually. This is one of the many perks of buying large stamp sets, you have more options to work with.
In my struggles, I realized I was overthinking my card. I went back through my Instagram feed on card designs and colors I had used in the past. I looked at what was appealing to me, not how many likes something had but what did I love. I settled on this simple design incorporating a handful of 1/4″ strips of card stock.
I used Rainforest, Mermaid, Chili Pepper and Ballet Slipper for a non-traditional color palette. I added these stripes to an A2 size card front using a tape runner.
I also added a card panel to the front that I had trimmed down to 2 1/2″ x 4″ using foam tape to add dimension.
There is a lot of beautiful white space on the card and decided I wanted the sentiment to pop a little more. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Pretty Poinsettia stamp set in gold onto black card stock. One of the many perks of using Honey Bee Stamps sets is they have coordinating dies for their sentiments. I love the beveled and clean edge this provides.
56 responses to “12 Days Of Christmas – Day Seven: Mindy Eggen”
Love the colored stripes with the ribbon! So cute 🙂
I am actually so surprised about that bow. I never even noticed it when I was looking at the set. Your card is amazing and maybe I can still make Xmas cards!
The simple bow looks really festive. Nice idea.
Great use of non-traditional colors for your card and the bow is lovely! It’s a perfect clean and simple design.
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Your card is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the white background and your coloring of the bow in pink is magnificent! Beautiful card!
I love the way you colored the bow! And the colored stripes make a perfect background! Pretty card!
I have had days where I just couldn’t put anything together that I was happy with. Thanks for sharing your tips!
Love this clean and simple card!
Simple and lovely, I really like the stripes, and the colour choices!
Fab CAS design and great tips to help when we feel in a rut.
The video with coloring tips on the bow was wonderful and helpful! Thank you!
Love all those colors on this card ????
Such a pretty card. 🙂
I love this elegant and modern card. What a great idea to feature the large bow.
I love the gold embossing on black and gorgeous bow!
Very pretty clean and simple card!
Nice simple design with great coloring tips in the video
A simple, beautiful card!
Love the way you took a plain White card and made it a masterpiece dressing it up with stripes and ribbon!
Thanks for the inspiration!
The Beauty of simplicity! Awesome idea for a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing
Love the simplicity.
Oh! I love the coloring of Bow so much! ♡♡♡♡ Very Beautiful card Thank you for sharing!
What a perfect combo: stripes and bow!!! Love this card!!!
How pretty is this? I love the stripes and your coloring is amazing!
What a beautiful clean and simple card. Great for making multiples.
Beautiful color palette, sets the pretty bow off so well!
Great card…love the graphic look created by the stripes and white space.
Love that bow image and how you have colored it. Wonderful CAS card!
Glad to know that I’m not the only one who wants to craft but sometimes sits and stares blankly. Beautiful card.
Such a lovely card. I like how simple the design is with that beautiful bow. Thank you for sharing your tips on what to do when things aren’t coming together. I’ll keep that in mind..
I love the stripes in the background! Thanks for sharing!
What a great card design and beautiful coloring
Love the gold embossed sentiment on black, it pops beautifully.
This is a very pretty clean and simple card!
Such a great card!
The bow is beautiful!
Love the strips! I like to use them in my cards!
This is such a cute and clean design! I love that cards don’t have to be complicated to be pretty.
Love it! I am liking the non conventional colors you used for the stripes I keep seeing. Its good to jump out of the box every once in awhile.
Sweet and simple – very festive!
The simple bow looks so festive on this CAS card!
I love that big bow! Nice card!
Love the colors
Super cute idea
This looks like a gift waiting to be opened! Lovely card.
Love this clean and simple and the coloring on the bow has so much depth! Beautiful!
Love this card!
This No Peeking stamp is one of my favorites. Very nice card. Love the colors you used and how you set the bow apart on its own card above the package.
Love the color combo you used!
Beautiful bow and a very striking card.
Simply stunning. I love the fresh color choices.
Lovely card. I love stripes and this color coordination is so pretty!
Fabulous card…I love that stamp set…
I love this CAS. Those colorful stripes set off the raised panel so beautifully.