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Happy and Smile Simple Card


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Hi All,

Today I used a couple of items from the Simon Says Stamp June card kit. The colors in this kit are really bright and cheery. After Wednesday’s card, I wanted to do a card that was pretty quick and easy, so here you go!

I don’t buy a lot of single color cardstock packs, but I must say that I’m happy with my purchase of the fog cardstock pack. It has turned out to be one of my favorite colors. It’s a great neutral for backgrounds when you want something different but subtle. The photo above shows it to be more brown. The actual color is more like the Miss You card photo. Cameras are so complicated. I’ve found that a white card is hardest to capture – the white seems to change all the colors around it when you take the photo.

In the video I talked a little bit about using Stampin’ Up! ink on Stampin’ Up! cardstock. Here is a close-up photo of the Stampin’ Up! ink on both Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock (left) and Neenah Solar White cardstock (right):


I don’t like to use the Whisper White as a card base because it’s a little too thin for that, but I definitely keep it on hand for when I use Stampin’ Up! inks.

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!



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Happy and Smile
Happy and Smile
Avery Elle Custom Panels Die Set
Avery Elle Custom Panels
SSS Stitched Circles
SSS Stitched Circles
Doodlebug Sunkissed 6x6 Pad
Doodlebug Sunkissed 6×6 Pad
Magnetic Die Storage
Magnetic Die Storage
Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Stampin' Up! Brights Markers
Stampin’ Up! Brights Markers
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Fog Cardstock
Fog Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! White Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on May 15th, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Mary Jane

    Really cute card!

  2. wrote on May 15th, 2015 at 12:52 pm


    Don’t you love this card kit and the colors in it?! Love your card!

  3. wrote on May 15th, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Shirley H

    Love the bright and happy card! When you use the absorber to clean your stamps do you first spray it with your favorite stamp cleaner? If you mentioned this already, I must have missed it. Thanks!

    • wrote on May 16th, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Shirley. No need for stamp cleaner. I’m just running the absorber under water, then ringing it out. It cleans the stamps perfectly for me without anything else.

      • wrote on May 16th, 2015 at 10:16 am

        Shirley H

        Hi Darlene, Thank you for your prompt reply. WOW, who would have guessed it could be that simple? 🙂 I’ll include one on my next Amazon order. Thank you for sharing your creativity and wonderful tips.

  4. wrote on May 15th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Brenda L.

    Love your card Darlene! So bright with those vivid colors. I love happy cards! Hugs, Brenda

  5. wrote on May 15th, 2015 at 7:12 pm


    Sweet card! I love the curved die. It looks great layered with several types of paper. That sun stamp is so cute. Thanks again for another great tutorial.

  6. wrote on May 15th, 2015 at 9:50 pm


    Your card is so super cute Darlene, I just love the big smile on the sun and the paper is really lovely.
    I love the stitched circles, I’ve been meaning to get them, they are really beautiful.
    I love how you heat embossed the sentiment, it’s a great idea to do it with clear embossing powder.
    Thank you for another fabulous card and video. 🙂

  7. wrote on May 15th, 2015 at 11:39 pm


    Great card. Love the colors!

  8. wrote on May 16th, 2015 at 1:12 pm


    really cute card. Yep SSS has a sale but everything I liked OUT OF STOCK oh well saved me some money.

  9. wrote on May 16th, 2015 at 4:25 pm


    Great card, Darlene! Love the bright colors. I also like how the curve on the fog/white portion echoes the “smile” greeting–it looks like a bit smile! Don’t know if that’s what you had in mind, but it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the card. 🙂

    • wrote on May 19th, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I think it must have been subconscious. 🙂

  10. wrote on May 17th, 2015 at 10:52 am


    Great and sunny card ! Looove it !

  11. wrote on May 17th, 2015 at 6:12 pm


    I bought an Absorber in my last Amazon order. I cut a small portion off of the large piece. I keep it in a plastic container and spritz it with water before cleaning my stamp. I think after a few more cleanings, I need to wash it. I used paper towel before and it was leaving link on my stamps and I didn’t notice till I got new ink pads. The stamp was transferring the lint to my ink pad then onto the next stamp. I do like the Absorber.

    I enjoyed the card also.

  12. wrote on May 18th, 2015 at 1:34 pm


    Adorable! I am looking forward to my June kit arriving.

  13. wrote on May 26th, 2015 at 9:19 am


    Adorable card!

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