January 26, 2017

Simple to Stepped-Up: Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Welcome back for another Fancy Friday blog hop!  If you're starting here with me, thanks for stopping in and be sure to pay everyone a visit to see their fabulous projects.  If you're working your way through the hop, welcome to Canada!

Our theme this month is "Just Because."  Just because... well, anything!  Just because you wanted to create, because you had supplies to use up, or - in my case - because you needed a pile of thank you cards STAT as you're already behind on sending out notes from the holidays!

I made a stack of super-simple thank you cards a few nights ago, like this one - and let me tell you, there's nothing better than being able to crank out a batch of cards in under 10 minutes.

The adorable "Double Take" stamp set has some amazing sentiments in amazing fonts, and each is designed to layer in two colours for a little bit of oomph.  Isn't that cool?  So easy, too.  I used Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for these.

And after that stack of cards was done, I thought to myself that these would be perfect to "step up" for any level of crafter!  A newbie with very limited supplies could make the card above, but with a little extra time and effort, we can make this card into something special.

Have two extra minutes?  Why not add a base layer, cut the sentiment into a banner, and add a pop of colour with some DSP?

But if you're making one card and you want it to be extra special...

That's an easy fix, too!  A little splatter from Gorgeous Grunge, some silver twine, and some extra embellishments and layers make this card something really special.  That's the beauty of handmade - it can be as simple or stepped up as you want it to be!

Let's hop on over to Jennifer Frost and see what she has for us today.  I can't wait!  

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Aaaannnnd now I need that stamp set! Great stepped up cards!

  2. Right up my alley! I love each and every one of these. (and I missed this sentiment set.....I'm slacking!) Love that even your basic card has a wow factor because of the two toned sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Perfect! I am going to share this with my customers! I love seeing step up ideas! xo

  4. Like Krista, I love seeing stepped up ideas. These make a great set of cards Shannon ♥

  5. Love seeing how you've built up the design Shannon! These are all so much fun but I love the last one the best!

  6. And you knowwwwwww I thought the first one was perfect. But loved seeing the up and up and uppity ups! Fun!

  7. Awesome! Love doing stepped up cards. These are great.