Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SIP Challenge #64

Hi all! Summer is coming to a close... at least, I thought it was until the temperatures around here went back up into the 90s again this week! Ugh. Last week was cooler, and I got a taste of fall goodness. And now we're back to hot, hot, hot summer. Bring back fall! It's my favorite time of year, so I'm ready for these hot days to depart, and the cool, comfy fall weather to stay for good.

And speaking of fall, the reds and yellows of the season were the springboard for the card I made for this week's SIP Challenge: clean and simple!

SIP Challenge 64 - CAS

I made a simple thank you note with fall colors, nature, and leaves.

For me, the biggest challenge with "clean and simple" is stopping. Just adding a few things and then letting it be. I feel like there's a lot of empty space on this card, but I resisted the urge to fill it up! I do think one of the best parts about this card being simple is that that yellow-gold leaf really pops out!

What do you think? Too simple? Just right? Is clean and simple easy for you, or do you have to remind yourself to keep it simple??

Have a great week!

Leaf punch - Hobby Lobby
Red marker - gift
Black wood rings stamp - Concord and Ninth
Red enamel dots - Simon Says Stamp
Baker's twine - Hobby Lobby
Red cardstock - Stampin' Up
Yellow cardstock - Stampin' Up


  1. Wow Michelle, what an awesome CAS card! Love the red and yellow combination! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Less is More Challenge!

  2. Hi Michelle, perfectly CAS card. I love the colours. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

  3. Great card!! I love that wood rings stamp, and love how your leaf just pops off your card. Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper.