CC2C Clean & Simple with Stampin’ Up!’s Decorative Borders

If it’s the third Wednesday of the month, it’s also time for another cross-country stamping adventure.  Karen Hallam in CA and myself, here in PA take this trip each month to CASE (copy and selectively edit) each other’s card.  This month it was my turn to choose our direction and I went with a Clean and Simple design.  You can see Karen’s card HERE.

And here’s my take….

Stampin Up Decorative Borders Thinking of You Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Clean and simple sounds like it should be…simple, right?  Well, this is a design I seem to struggle with despite loving the look of those type of cards.  I hope my card today captures that vibe.

Materials & Measurements

  • Basic White thick card stock card base:  cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Basic White card stock panel:  cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ & 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Patterned paper from Sun Prints DSP:  cut at 6″ x 2 3/4 & 3/4″ strip for inside
  • Gray Granite card stock strip: cut at 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ strip for inside
  • Flirty Flamingo card stock strip: cut at 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ strip for inside

Stampin Up Decorative Borders Thinking of You Card -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • Line the DSP pattern on a diagonal and glue to the bottom of the Basic White panel.  Trim the excess paper around the edges. 
  • Stamp the sentiment on the top left side of this panel.  I used a sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set and stamped it in Memento black ink.
  • Stamp the floral image from the Decorative Borders stamp set and heat emboss in black embossing powder (embossing is optional but I like the extra dimension it gives the image).  
  • Color the image using Stampin’ Blends.  I used Old Olive and Flirty Flamingo.
  • Since this set doesn’t come with coordinating dies, I hand cut the image.  It was very easy!
  • Glue the floral image along the diagonal border of the DSP.
  • I added a small pearl to the center flower.
  • I left the inside blank for now as I thought the sentiment on the front could lend itself to a few different occasions.

Stampin Up Decorative Borders Thinking of You Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • The envelope flap is simply embellished with a stamped floral image to coordinate with the card.

I wanted to take a minute to talk about the Decorative Borders stamp set in the Mini Catalog.  This is a set that I call a “sleeper”.  It may not jump out at you at first glance but I must say that the images are so pretty and versatile.  I’m really enjoying creating with them and will be showing more of this set in future posts.

I’m excited for you to head over to Karen’s blog HERE to see her Clean & Simple creation.  I know you’ll enjoy it!


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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your week is going well.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Tic Tac Toe Challenge Board to create with.  

Take care,






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  1. This card is so pretty, Rosanne! CAS was a challenge for me, too, but a good one! Thanks for the theme and I look forward to another one next month!

  2. I just love the subtle colors! It is a beautiful clean & simple card! Somehow I missed this stamp set in the catty! Will need to play with yours next time we get together! 🙂

  3. Hi Rosanne, thankyou for sharing your lovely card AND dimensions, it’s very good of you, Cheers and Thankyou, Marilyn.

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