Guest Blogger: Flóra Mónika Farkas

Hey guys! I am so very blessed and excited to have a special guest blogger here today… the lovely & talented, Flóra Mónika Farkas! Flóra has a beautiful card making and crafting style that is very clean and fun, with a bit of romanticism.

A bit of background about Flóra… She currently lives in Slovenia with her fiance, but she is originally from Hungary. I met Flóra in a Studio Calico class and she was so kind and talented that I instantly began following her crafty adventures. She has been making cards with different techniques since her childhood, but got more serious about it after receiving a Sizzix die cutting machine for Christmas in 2011. She created mini albums for a year following an online class and finally dove into the layout world following a 2 day intensive scrapbook course in 2015. Flóra told me she found herself in scrapbooking and that the many pretty, cute, lovely little scrapbooking things cheer up her everyday life.

This girl is so dang cute you guys. I know you will adore her as much as I do!


Hi, it’s Flóra here. This is my first guest post abroad. 🙂 I am very excited to show you my card.

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For the base I used a white cardstock and then a pattern paper from Seven Paper (Studio Calico) Goldie collection. While I was looking at this beautiful blue, it crossed my mind to pair it with gold and pink. I put in the center of the card this typewriter stamp from Dear Lizzy Documentary collection.

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I decided to use a heat embossing technique to give extra dimension. I added few paper flowers and vellum leaves which I cut out with a Sizzix die. On the right top corner I made a sewing line but I didn’t like it so covered with a chipboard arrow. (Never be afraid to fix your “mistakes”. 😉 ).

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I also used embossing powder to color it. Enamel dots never can miss from my project so I added just a tiny one. In the end a simple card came out. 😉 

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I hope you like my card. Thanks for the invitation and the great opportunity for lovely Stephanie.


How amazing is this card?! I LOVE the color combo! Flóra, thank you so much for guesting posting on Golden Simplicity! And friends, be sure to check out Flóra’s other gorgeous creations at the links below. 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

Pink & Paper Blog



Hooray Congratulations Card

Hey guys! I’m going to throw it back today to a Studio Calico card kit from a while ago called Poet Society. There was this diamond pattern paper that I really liked but I wanted to use just the white and black diamonds and not the rest of the colors. I ended up cutting all of the white ones out and putting them back together in a similar design. I die cut a PTI Gatsby Glamour frame from white cardstock and layered it on top of the diamonds with dimensional adhesive. The “hooray” stamp is from the Poet Society kit as well and turned it into a hooray congratulations card. I stamped it on vellum and floated it above the entire card. I finished the card off with a little bit of color from a piece of turquoise ribbon that I tucked behind the frame.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week. 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

Thank You

Hello everyone! The card I have for you today was inspired (and created with) a Project Life wood veneer card. This adorable chevron wood veneer piece came in one of Studio Calico’s kits and I instantly fell in love. I used white Mr. Huey’s to wash out the color a bit, but it warped when it got wet so I put it underneath a few super heavy books overnight to even it back out.

I used Papertrey Ink’s Delicate Details & Embellished Elegance dies to create the leaves and the sentiment piece in the center. The idea for this card was to really keep it light and white.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Xo, Stephanie

Good Luck On Your Journey

One week of September is already gone?! Whatttt??! Time is flying isn’t it? I’ve had travel on my mind lately so today’s card is all about the journey. A journey doesn’t necessarily mean getting into a car or airplane and going somewhere though, you know what I mean? Sometimes the journey is all about starting fresh, a new chapter of your life, a new job, all sorts of things… and this card is perfect for any of those times.

I made this card using a past Studio Calico card kit. I painted a little white layer over the wood veneer compass to blend it into the background a little bit and die cut the frame from pattern paper to display it. I love how well the orange in the string matches the orange on the flare button. Cute right?

Wishing you all well on your journey’s today!!

Xo, Stephanie


Hello, hello! Can you believe we are already at the end of August?? I always feel like August is one of the fastest months to fly by because of the newly starting school year (here in Arizona our school year starts the first week of August). So today I have a fun summery card to finish out the month. I am using regular ephemera, floral ephemera, and pattern paper from Maggie Holmes Open Book collection as well as a hello stamp from Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint stamp set. The twine wrapped around the top is from a Studio Calico add-on kit.

Doesn’t the top kind of remind you of a fun summer hippie headband??

Hoping you all have a great week and a fresh start in September! Cross your fingers for cooler weather, friends. Who’s ready for fall?!

Xo, Stephanie