Oct 23 2008

Stamp Simply #58 – Make it Flat!

Keyword ssnotime58 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

For todays challenge we are going to MAKE IT FLAT! Here’s the deal:

Today’s challenge will please all the US Postal Workers — LOL!!! Today we are making our cards FLAT. That’s all — no other requirements. Now, when I say FLAT, I DO NOT mean it has to be a 1-layer card, as it doesn’t. We CAN use layers of paper, even light weight ribbon, but the end result of our card must be so flat that there is NO QUESTION when we look at it that it’ll go for 1 stamp only. When inserted in an envelope it should have NO noticeable lumps, bumps or humps. OK? That’s it — create away. Personally, I can’t WAIT to see all your FLAT ideas!!! Perfect for Christmas cards when we do mass mailings!!! Have fun!!!

Please bear with us as we are all uploading this evening -all samples should be here and up by morning.

Check out Darlene Pavlicks sample here.

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons samplehere.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergerssample here.

Check out Becky Oehlerssample here.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

Are those great samples or what!!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


Love this very easy to reproduce Christmas card using all SU products, except for my Nesties. Now I know my ribbon looks *lumpy* here, but really, it isn’t. It is the SU Taffeta ribbon, which is very light weight, and it goes perfectly flat against the card when put in the envelope. I just have it puffed up and looking a bit nicer here for the photo. This is definitely a 1 stamp card!!!

Stamps: Punches 3

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Holiday Treasures DP

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip Marker

Accessories: Pink Taffeta, Scallop Square Punch, Corner Rounder, Petite Oval Nestabilities, Cropadile

Thank you all so much for stopping in — hope some of you have time to come up with some flat cards for this holiday mailing season – I’d LOVE to see them!!! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!! We have the threat of snow — let’s hope not!!!

45 responses so far

45 Responses to “Stamp Simply #58 – Make it Flat!”

  1. Soooooo pretty! I LOVE this, Sharon! 🙂

  2. Sharon… this is gorgeous! So simply stated and elegant! Love that paper too!!

  3. Beautiful, I love the papers and colors, Sharon

  4. Judy says:

    this is a fun one Sharon, I had just finished playing with this darling snowman and kitty, and since it is flat… I had the perfect card for your challenge..
    sometimes the pictures don’t do justice to our cards..
    [url=www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1102994?cat=500&ppuser=42410][color=gray]here’s my little card[/color][/url]
    It looks richer in person..
    I plan to make some others with various prints for the coat… this is one of those– can’t get the possibilities out of your head.. so have to go for it.
    Hope you don’t get snow… It is hard to wrap ourselves around the month it is… wow…
    have a great weekend!

  5. Judy says:

    oops, my link didn’t work.. I am still leaning how to link a word.. thought I had it down. this way should work. I hope..

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, great card! I love the way you put your ribbon through the punch
    and bordered it with an oval Nestie. Very clever!


  7. Kathie says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL, I love the papers! Looking forward to seeing lots of Christmas ideas. TFS

  8. Janine says:

    Just beautiful Sharon.!!!

  9. Jane Jones says:

    wow i love this card it’s absolutely gorgeous

  10. Fun challenge! Love your design here– you’ve really made the new holiday paper from SU shine! Ouch– I”ve been hedging on this one– gonna have to order it now! Luckily Biddies is next week!

  11. WOWSA … you sure know how to use designer paper!!! This is absolutely gorgeous and the ribbon looks adorable! Thanks for another wonderful challenge … I’m having so much fun with you & the girls!!!

  12. Dawn Easton says:

    Great challenge Sharon! I just did a card yesterday with Christmas mailing in mind…lol! Anything bulky costs me 1.90 something to mail to the US…so if I can make it flat enough for ONE stamp, I’ll be happy! Be back soon with a new card.
    Your sample is beautiful! I wasn’t sure of that SU! dp but you made it look really pretty!!

  13. ~amy~ says:

    GORGEOUS card Sharon…I LOVE it!

  14. *thud!* There goes my jaw again! OMW, I LOVE the colors on this, and that ribbon is divine! Such a simple knot, but it’s beautiful on this card! What a beauty!

  15. Jerri Kay says:

    Those papers are to-die-for gorgeous Sharon! A fabulous card, gorgeous design, I can’t wait for my paper to get here, I ordered it last week. Oh good, you’ve used a ribbon, I can do that on my card, hope to get it posted today.

  16. WOW! This is a gorgeous card (as always!) and I like the idea of making cards that we KNOW can go for one stamp, without spending 15 minutes trying to smoosh them flat inside the envelopes!

    This is such a stunning, yet simple card – I love it!


  17. Cindy H. says:

    This is so lovely!! That dp is gorgeous and I love your soft ribbon treatment.

  18. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Thanks for another fun challenge, Sharon! I should make more of these nice flat cards! No issues with postage on these! Your card is beautiful and so are the other samples! Great inspiration! Here is my card:
    Have a great weekend!

  19. Wanda50 says:

    Love this technique. Simply beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!!

  20. Carol P says:

    Love everybody’s samples. My card is very simple….


  21. Vicki says:

    What a wonderful challenge idea to make it flat!! At Christmas time, that’s probably the best thing to do!! Hope I’ve got some time!! 🙂

  22. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Another beautiful card Sharon! Thanks for the great challenge and the inspiration. Here’s my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1103506

  23. Carol says:

    Sharon, your card is just gorgeous! I LOVE that dsp! I finally got around to stamping a card and boy am I rusty!! I’ve been trying to make flatter cards for some time now, but I just can’t give up the ribbon! Here’s my card:
    Thanks for stopping by to have a look 🙂

  24. Mary R. says:

    Hi Sharon! Beautiful card! Great challenge too. Here’s mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1103922?cat=12520

  25. Curt OBrien says:

    Wow Sharon! Another simply beautiful card! The ribbon doesn’t look lumpy at all. It looks perfect! Best, Curt

  26. Grace (Scrappigramma2) says:

    This is so pretty Sharon! I love these papers! Love the punch too! Thanks for the challenge…. here’s what I came up with… one tiny little lift but would still go for one stamp for sure. I was dying to pop up these leaves… but here it is:


  27. Ida says:

    This is lovely.

  28. leslierich says:

    This is a great challenge–a good idea for those Christmas cards! And what a beautiful stamp, not to mention the paper. Altogether an absolutely gorgeous card, Sharon. It’s not missing a thing–it’s just beautiful all over!

  29. Latisha says:

    one stamp cards are my favorite kind lately.
    lovely card

  30. LeAnne says:

    Oooh, this is beautiful! I JUST ordered this paper! I hope I can play today!

  31. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Great idea, Sharon! Postage is high enough without paying extra. Here’s what I came up with:
    Hope you like it!

  32. LeAnne says:

    Here’s my birdie card:
    Thanks again for your simply wonderful inspirations!

  33. […] making long, tall cards! This one will fit in a business size envelope.  I made this card with the Stamp Simply Challenge in mind which was to make a flat card, with no lumps or bumps for NO EXTRA Postage…well, the […]

  34. beate says:

    Fantastic card, Sharon! And here I thought I didn’t need that paper. Thanks for pointing out how WRONG that thought is. LOL
    Hugs and smiles

  35. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I have posted my “flat” card to my blog. You can see it at:


    or at Splitcoasters,



  36. SmilynStef says:

    This was a good challenge for the lady who buys her 17 cent stamps in bulk. Here are my make it flat creations:


  37. Nancy says:

    I love this. Those papers are gorgeous! I was busy with a sewing project this past week so didn’t get to do any card making. Definitely want to participate in this challenge!

  38. Simply gorgeous card. It needs nothing.

    I enjoyed this challenge. Here’s my card:


  39. […] Sharon’s stamp simply challenge this week was to make a flat card.  That doesn’t mean no layers but rather that the card would sit very flat in the envelope, with no lumps and bumps.  Even before I saw the challenge I was trying to design a simple card for a workshop on Friday night.  I wanted to show off Snow Swirled but didn’t want to emboss or sponge this time.  This is what I came up with.  I did incorporate the ribbon, but as there are no bows or knots it still meets the “flat” requirements.  The snowflakes in the background are stamped multiple times without reinking to give the different tones of artichoke. […]

  40. Heather T. says:

    Thanks for another great challenge Sharon, the papers in your card are lovely.
    My card is here:

  41. Cindy H. says:

    Well, I finally got a chance to play!! Here’s my submission for your challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?limit=last1&cat=

    Your challenges are so fun 🙂

  42. Silvia Mabie says:

    ohhh I lvoe your sample! I just played in your challenge today! Thanks for the great isnpiration!


  43. Regina Davis says:

    Good morning, Sharon. Here’s my flat card. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1107569?cat=500&ppuser=87307 I know it’s got buttons on it, but it really is a flat card.

    Have a great week – Regina

  44. Nancy says:

    I just love the colors you used for this! Finally got my flat card done…here it is:

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