Simple Christmas Wish - CAS(E) This Sketch #96

Hello there stampers! We are starting to get closer to Christmas...have you started your cards yet? No? Well then, here's an idea for a quick and fun Christmas card that would be easy to mass produce!

Simple Christmas Wish - CAS(E) This Sketch #96

What do you think? Two stamp sets and a touch of DSP and you are all set!

Simple Christmas Wish - CAS(E) This Sketch #96

My inspiration for this card was the super-duper cute sketch this week over at CAS(E) This Sketch:

Isn't that a great sketch?

Design Notes:

  • Small details like the scallop edge can make a big difference
  • Using just a bit of Designer Series Paper can stretch your holiday dollars...you can make 16 of the same card with just one 12 x 12 sheet of Designer Series Paper!
  • Using one ink for all of the images saves time!
  • I used a Framlit for my sentiment but if you don't have one, no problem! Just substitute for a hand-trimmed square or perhaps a circle punch!
  • Add a bit of sparkle without the glitter mess with Wink of Stella 

Simple Christmas Wish - CAS(E) This Sketch #96

I'm working to have all my Christmas stash of cards and tags ready to go by Halloween...I better get on it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I truly appreciate your time!

Can You Case It #41 - Fall Fest Thank You

Welcome to a new challenge from the Can You Case It Design Team!

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Clean and Quick? Hmmmm....that's a little outside my comfort zone....just kidding!! I LOVE  quick and clean!

Can You Case It #41 - Fall Fest Thank You

I knew I wanted to showcase these awesome stamps from the Fall Fest Stamp Set and so I set out to pick the perfect colors...Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Pistachio Pudding. Only when I started stamping, they were wayyyyy too dark for the feel I wanted. So...I flipped the card stock over and tried again!

Can You Case It #41 - Fall Fest Thank You

On my second try, I stamped the Pistachio Pudding at full strength but stamped off for all the other colors to create a nice soft design. How did I get everything stamped in a perfect square? Well, I cut a piece of regular paper to the same size, 3 3/4" x 5", pulled out my Squares Framelits, placed the Framelit where I wanted my image to be and then ran the whole thing through my Big Shot! Now I had a template to lay over my white cardstock to stamp on. I used Post-It Tape to tack everything down and ensure no movement.

Once I was done I added my sentiment from the Lots of Thanks stamp set and three teeny tiny pearls colored with my darkest Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

And the envelope! Have you EVER seen anyone use the Whisper White Designer Series Paper? Me, either! Now we both have! I thought it was a nice neutral compliment to my soft colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will hop on over to the Can You Case It website to see what our other designers have in store for you! And we have some new, very talented designers on board so it should be fun! We'd love to see you play along!

Kind Koala Thinking of You - FMS158

Kind Koala Thinking of You - FMS158

Hello again! I'm back today with a card inspired b the fun sketch by Jen T. over at Freshly Made Sketches:

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I just love the Lullaby Designer Series Paper but really don't need that many baby cards so I've been trying to find other ways to use it. I think this card works perfectly!

Kind Koala Thinking of You - FMS158

Isn't this litle koala ca-yoot??? This is a really simple card to make! One sheet of Designer Series Paper to cover the card front, one tag stamped with one image in one color, a few hearts and one flower, fussy cut. EZ Peasy!

Oh, and the bow. So simple! Just take your length of Thick Baker's Twine and unwind it to make a shabby chic bow! I love little details!

Kind Koala Thinking of You - FMS158

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet today! I hope you find time to be crafty this weekend! The weather has finally cooled off her in Southern California so my goal is to finish decorating for Halloween:)

EZ Peasy Stampin' Up! Supplies List:

Paper: Lullaby Designer Series Paper; Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey and Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock

Stamps: Kind Koala

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar

Tools: Angled Tab Topper Punch, Owl Builder Punch

Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine

For the Birds - Pals Paper Arts #224

For the Birds - Pals Paper Arts #224

Happy Thursday! I am here today with another wonderful sketch from the Pals Paper Arts design team! So much fun to play with!

I stepped out of my comfort zone and played with my Stampin' Write Markers and Stampin' Blendabilities. It was SO much fun! I felt like I was thirteen again and playing with my Doodle Art!

For the Birds - Pals Paper Arts #224

This card came together very quickly for me. I wanted something clean and simple that would allow the coloring to be the focal point. I used just a few stripes of bright cardstock to provide a nice base for the focal image as well as a fun pop of color.

I realized after my card was complete that I had strayed from the sketch a bit so I re-did my card:

For the Birds - Pals Paper Arts #224

For the Birds - Pals Paper Arts #224

Which one do you prefer? I can't decide!

I did use a bit of retired product on this card. I love, love, love the texture that the Core'dinations cardstock adds to a project. And you can pick some up for about $.24 cents per 12 x 12 sheet over on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack! Such a deal!

I hope you have fun with this sketch, I can't wait to see what you come up with! Don't forget to pop on over to the Pals Paper Arts website to see what treats the other designers have in store for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!