Can You Case It #47 - Season of Joy

Welcome! I hope you all have enjoyed your long weekend full of family, food, shopping and decorating! Time to take a break and create something! lol

I'm back today with another sketch challenge from the Can You Case It design team:

I'm still working on my Christmas cards and thought this sketch would be perfect to showcase the Wondrous Wreath stamp set:)

I love the neutral background paper and decided to keep it simple with just pops of color in green and red. I stamped my wreath in Crumb Cake and then added highlights in Garden Green. A simple bow and sentiment in Cherry Cobbler really pop.

I finally succeeded (somewhat( in capturing the shimmer I added to the green leaves and to the bow. Wink of Stella is just the perfect accent and makes the bow look like it's made of crushed velvet. Very pretty.

I hope you have a minute to pop on over to the Can You Case It blog and check out the fabulous work of the other design team members! We would love to see you play along with us!

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Merry & Bright

Hello friends and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

As we celebrate our blessings today, we can't help but think of what comes next...Christmas! And all the busyness that entails. I've been busily creating Christmas cards and using challenges as my inspiration. Today's card was inspired by this sketch over at The Paper Players:

I kept my card fairly simple and definitely monochromatic. All the red just makes me happy:)

I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of joy and memories.

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Way to Go!!

Hello and welcome to another fun sketch challenge from the Pals Paper Arts Design Team!

Isn't it fun? I wanted to make a special card and this sketch turned out to be perfect for it!

This card is for my youngest son who just finished his first marching band season as a band director. It has been a season of joy and struggles, triumph and defeat, but through it all he has been a trooper and is excited to move to the next phase and still wants to be a teacher!!

Woo Hoo! I'm soooo proud of him and wanted to let him know :)

For this card I chose colors that I knew would suit my son. Soft Suede is perfect, and I adore this chevron pattern! To break it up I added Crumb Cake as a complimentary color and just added a POP of Soft Sky.

Clean, simple lines and no fru-fru for him at all. One Crumb Cake button as an accent. If you need a particular color for thread and you don't happen to have it, no worries. Just snip two thin strips of cardstock in the color you want and then thread them through the button holes. Fold them over onto themselves on the back and adhere a glue dot to keep them in place. One side of the glue dot hold the strips of paper in place, the other adheres your button to your card...easy peasy!

I hope you've enjoyed my card and that you will pop on over to the see the rest of the inspiration from the Pals Paper Arts Design Team!

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Can You Case It #45 - Fall Gratitude

It's Sunday which means I'm teamed up with the Can You Case It Design Team to bring you a fun new challenge:

I had a bit of trouble with this one, but only because I forgot about the clean and simple part! I was busily creating my card when I remembered that I could only have two layers and one embellishment! Eek! So I had to make some revisions to the original design, but I'm happy with the result!

This is a simply designed and easy to execute thank you card that could be mass produced and used from September through Thanksgiving!

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's challenge! Please hop on over and check out the rest of the designs from the design team!

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