Stationery Inspired Card-making

by Laurie Willison

Hello friends! It’s Laurie Willison here. I am stopping in today with a couple cards inspired by clean and simple stationery.  I love the clean, fresh look of bright white stationery that holds a pop of color in basic shapes or even fun designs.

A recent addition to the Altenew stamp collection called Leaf Clusters called my name for this exact type of card.  The different leaf patterns included in the set are beautiful and so versatile!

Pinterest is a great way to find card-making inspiration. Simply search for “stationery”, or “stationery design” or even just “graphic design”.  Those searches bring multitudes of ideas and inspiration on how to plan out a basic card.

The leaves alone in the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set inspired me to create this very clean card. I used the Green Fields Ink Set and played with the greens in the set. I stamped the leaf image in Frayed Leaf and then sponged on some Forest Glades for a darker layer. The Simply Hello Die worked perfectly in the leaf image, popped up for dimension.

I noticed a trend in several styles of stationery. The midsection of the card was left blank for the sentiment or wording of an invitation. By masking off the center of the card, I was able to duplicate this look.

I used the same leaf image for this card and stamped the first round in Frayed Leaf and the second in Forest Glades. With this color addition, it gives the card dimension, while remaining a one-layer card. The Golden Trim Washi Tape and a handwritten sentiment worked well to finish off this simple card.

I hope you are inspired by today’s cards. I appreciate you coming by today and hope you have a great day!

~SUPPLY LIST~

Leaf Clusters Stamp Set
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Simply Hello Die
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Many Thanks Stamp Set
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Golden Trim Washi Tape
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Green Fields Mini Cube Set
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24 comments

Janet Swanlady21 June 19, 2019 - 10:09

Simply wonderful. I love them.

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Penny Pynnonen June 19, 2019 - 10:17

Elegant cards! Wow

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knurse22 June 19, 2019 - 10:30

Love this look! Great ideas for simple cards or note cards, easy to make several at a time! Thanks for more inspiration using these new stamps!

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June K June 19, 2019 - 10:32

Love both your cards, Laurie.

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Suzanne Russell June 19, 2019 - 10:48

Love these. They make me think of a cool summer breeze on a hot day.

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Teri Spracklin June 19, 2019 - 10:52

What an awesome idea! I’ll have to check out stationary on Pinterest. I love how your cards don’t scream “feminine” or “masculine” so they’re very versatile. ☺️

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Michele F June 19, 2019 - 10:54

Laurie, you HAD ME at Hello! xx
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jellybeanerz June 19, 2019 - 10:59

So beautiful and classy!

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Greta H June 19, 2019 - 11:08

I spent hours browsing in stationary stores before I started stamping & I’ve taken lots of pictures of stationary to try & duplicate. However, I tend to forget to look at those pictures. You’ve totally inspired me today, Laurie with these gorgeous cards that are 2 of my all-time favorites! I even have those inks & maybe I can do something similar with Layered Laurel–plus these leaves are on my wishlist!

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barbara lassiter June 19, 2019 - 11:11

Great idea and also perfect for gift sets to give to someone!

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merryf June 19, 2019 - 11:13

These are spectacular! Just perfection!

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Cyndi Morris June 19, 2019 - 11:33

Beautiful, clean cards. I love those Leaf Clusters and the touch of gold is gorgeous.

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Parker 44 June 19, 2019 - 12:22

Something so simple as a “leaf cluster” and it is stupendous. You’ve done great CAS and they are gorgeous.

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Martha L. McGreevy June 19, 2019 - 12:40

Thank you for yet another great idea to use when my recently oder leaf stamps arrive..love the simplicity!

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Kelly June 19, 2019 - 12:45

Love the card. The use of lights and darks, gold accents. Very classic and classy!

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nanabritton June 19, 2019 - 13:08

Really wonderful, Laurie! Sets of cards using this stamp set would be stunning as gifts!

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Mary W June 19, 2019 - 13:25

Classy!

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debsmart June 19, 2019 - 14:36

I just love these cards! The clean, classic styling – I can’t believe they’re one layer! The colours are spot on.

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Teresa Doyle June 19, 2019 - 16:33

These are both absolutely STUNNING Laurie, very elegant!

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Joy Meadows June 20, 2019 - 09:19

Such beautiful cards, Laurie! Love the leaf clusters and you have used them so beautifully.

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Henriëtte June 20, 2019 - 11:25

Absolute fabulous Laurie. I love this. You showed that you can make with simple stamping stunning cards. Thank you so much for your fabulous inspiration.

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creativemidlander June 22, 2019 - 00:36

Beautiful, elegant cards, Laurie. The metallic accents make all the difference. Lovely.

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nanabritton June 24, 2019 - 12:27

Love this card, Laurie…so versatile. Did you mean you hand wrote the sentiment? I can’t find it on the thank you builder, and absolutely love it…hint, hint. Maybe you should build a font? :)

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Lynne M Hill June 25, 2019 - 10:22

These are great cards, Laurie, and yes, I am inspired! I really love the look of them. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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