Clean and Simple: Educator Blog Hop

Welcome and thank you for joining me on this Educator Blog Hop. If you are following along on the hop you would have come from Roteja Galvan. If you want to start at the beginning head on over to Altenew’s Blog.

I will have to admit, sometimes Clean and Simple (CAS) is hard for me. But, I enjoyed creating these cards for you. My first one, Wishing You Joy was very easy to create.

For this card I used Altenew’s Line Art stamp set and stamped it in a grey ink. I’m not sure which color I used but my guess would be Sliver Lake die ink. Then, I stamped the images again with embossing ink and off set the image slightly, and heat embossed with Pure White embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment with the same grey ink. I used the Rock Collection Enamel Dots which comes with various sizes of dots as well as hearts. I colored one of the hearts with a Ruby Red alcohol marker. The red heart stands out on the neutral colored card. I cut the cardstock panel down to 4 x 5 1/4. I mounted it on an A2 size card base on which I had used the same grey ink to color the edges of the base, so as to have a grey boarder around the card.

My next card, Have a Happy Day, uses the Love Birds mini stamp set, and the Linear Crossroads die.

I colored the birds with the Rock Garden alcohol markers set and Cosmic Garden alcohol markers set. I didn’t have the coordinating die set so I just fussy the birds out. I was quite easy. I die cut the Linear Crossroad die using white cardstock and placed it slightly off center to the left, positioned the birds on the right side of Crossroad die, and stamped Have a Happy Day under them. Quick and easy. The birds took the longest, but they were so small it didn’t take long at all.

My last card uses another mini stamp set, Sweet Cluster.

Again, I used the same 2 sets of alcohol markers to color the flowers. But, just like last time, they are small so it was quick to color. However, you could use colored pencils if that’s more in your comfort zone, or watercolors if you stamped them on watercolor paper. I then used two different rectangular dies from a coordinating set, from Spellbinders, maybe,(I’ve had them so long I can’t remember) and used the smaller one to cut out my flowers and then larger one as a boarder. Finally I mounted them on an A2 card base. Quick and Simple!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Let me know what you think in the comments below.


$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/03/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Clean and Simple” creations. 

We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/04/2022.

Here’s the complete Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Burnier

Annemarie Caister

Kari VanNoy

Susan Stagno

Ann Taylor

Susan Busada

Nenette S. Madero

Irina Fonina

Eva Bussom

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita D’souza

Helen Kalb

Lana Taber

Neha Aggarwal

Penny Pynnonen

Karen Brown

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Tenia Nelson

Rachael Shedeed

Virginia Lu

Amber Rain Davis

Roteja Galvan

Laurie Patterson <—> you are here


  1. gail

    June 30, 2022 at 10:10 am

    love the offset shadow one

  2. Sharon Gullikson

    June 27, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    The last card, THANK YOU, is so cute and sweet. I like seeing what can be done with the little stamp sets.

  3. Verna Angerhofer

    June 27, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful clean and simple designs ! My favorite cards to make.

  4. Nandini Karmarkar

    June 27, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Beautiful cards. Love the cool techniques!

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