07 October 2021

Creating Kindness Around The World - Clean & Simple Design feat Dragonfly Dreams


I am thrilled to have been asked to be Guest Designer for the Creating Kindness Around the World Blog Hop this month.  I want to thank the regular Team members for the very warm welcome they have given me.

The theme for October is Clean And Simple (CAS) and I loved the challenge of creating a card with this in mind- it's a style I adore but struggle to execute, my cards are usually anything but! 


The Stamp Set I have chosen to work with is Dragonfly Garden which is available in our 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. I also grabbed out the Kraft 6" x 6" Paper from the J - D Mini Catalogue.  

 Supplies Needed:  

  • Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched So Sweetly
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick (card base), Kraft 6" x 6"
  • Ink:  Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: White Stampin' Chalk Marker
  • Tools:  Mini or Regular Stamp & Cut Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Glue

To create the stitched square and the scalloped squares for the front of the card, I die cut a full scalloped rectangle from Stitched  So Sweetly Dies and a full stitched rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies then cut it down with the same die being careful to roll it through the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to only go over that edge. 


Stamp the image on the square piece of Kraft paper in Stazon back ink and use the White Chalk Marker to colour the flowers. You could also use the Craft Ink Refill and a Water Painter or brush if you don't have the Chalk Marker.  I used the White Chalk Marker again to add some splatters for texture.



Create a card base with Basic White Thick cardstock.  Glue the scalloped square and your stamped image to the square piece of Kraft paper and attach this to the front of your card with Dimensionals.

Stamp your sentiment below and to the right of where you've placed your stamped image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink or you could easily use Stazon Black ink again.

And that's it!  Clean And Simple!

Be sure to continue along the Hop for more inspirations from the Creating Kindness Design Team by clicking the image below to hop along to the next blog by the fabulous Jay from Mitosu Craft for more CAS (Clean And Simple) theme inspired projects.


Blog Hop Participants

1.    Monica Formosa - Special Guest - Australia

2.    Jay Soriano - UK

3.    Cheryll Miller - Australia

4.    Marcy Denning - Canada

5.    Sammi Offield - US

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  If you are wanting to purchase any of the products that have been used in this project or any other Stampin' Up! product, you can order direct from my Online Store.

Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
Monica xx

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  1. You have nailed the clean and simple brief Monica! I love the white petals, so striking! Thank you for doing such a stellar job at being our guest designer this month. xxx

    1. Thanks Cheryll, you're most welcome! I know most of us struggle with this technique, so it's been great to challenge myself.

  2. Superb execution of clean and simple card. Your white marker technique just makes the whole image POP!!! Congrats on being guest designer for Creating Kindness Blog Hop. Cheers Shaz

    1. Thank you Sharon! I've really enjoyed being part of this Blog Hop. They're a great bunch of designers to work with.

  3. Beautiful card Monica! Hugs, Marcy

    1. Thank you Marcy! Thanks for having me along for this Hop xx

  4. Oh I do love the chalk marker and great tips on how to create the square topper Monica. Thanks for joining the Creating Kindness DT hop this month and choosing a fantastic theme. Jay x

    1. Thank you Jay, it's been an absolute pleasure! It's a design I struggle with so it was great to take up the challenge.


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