As I was posting my last card to the challenge blog, I realized the error of my ways. You see, when you actually follow the sketch, life is so much easier. Here's that sketch again from Clean & Simple:
Sooooo, much easier, though it only uses two fewer supplies than the original: no washi tape and I didn't use the MFT die to cut the red banner. Everything else is the same, so I'll even include the same supply list below (just ignore the washi and MFT die, k?)
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Items used but not linked below: SU Framelits Labels Collection die, Twinery twine (Caribbean).