Can You Case It #44 - Simple Get Well Wishes

It's Sunday! A wonderful day to relax and get some stamping time in! And the Can You Case It Design Team has an awesome color challenge for you to jump start your creative juices!

I actually just did a similar color combination with the Pals Paper Arts challenge! That's okay, the colors are beautiful! I pulled out the colors and laid them on my desk and stared at them for awhile. Then I went through my stamp drawer and was drawn to the Summer Silhouettes stamp set. It has such an elegant, romantic feel to it! And this is what I did with it!

Can You Case It #44 - Simple Get Well Wishes

I can't believe how well Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss look when paired with Very Vanilla! This color combination is absolutely stunning! You MUST try it!!

I haven't made a truly clean and simple card in a bit so this was the day:)

One leaf, stamped in Mossy Meadow; one flower stamped in Blackberry Bliss and fussy cut out and popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional, and one perfectly sized sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. It doesn't get much more clean and simple than that!

Can You Case It #44 - Simple Get Well Wishes

I felt that the card needed just a teeny bit more so I pulled out my Beautiful Wings Embosslit and created an itty bitty butterfly in Blackberry Bliss. I adhered it with a mini glue dot that I folded into fourths with my Paper Piercing Tool. A few Basics Pearl Jewels finishes the design out with a bit of panache!

Can You Case It #44 - Simple Get Well Wishes

Do you like today's card? I want to carry it around with me and just stare at it, it just makes me THAT happy!

Thanks for stopping by!! Please visit the Can You Case It? Challenge Blog to see the rest of the design teams fab creations!

Can You Case It #43 - Christmas is Coming!

Happy Sunday and welcome to another challenge from the Can You Case It Design Team! Congratulations to our winner and to all who many pretty cards!! Today we have a sketch for you...

Isn't it fun?!? I love all of the design team's interpretations of the sketch, here's mine!

Can You Case It #43 - Christmas is Coming!

Now that Halloween is over, we jump right into Christmas, right???? Lol, I can hear the grumbling out there! Nope, we still have a wonderful holiday coming this month to celebrate our gratitude, but I must admit that I am currently preparing for Christmas! You will probably see more Christmas cards from me in upcoming posts!

I fell in love with this pattern paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack! It's just soooo pretty! It's a very bold pattern though, so I paired it with a lot of white space and clean design. We want it to be the focal point of the card!

Here's a little closer look at it...

Can You Case It #43 - Christmas is Coming!

This card also features the new Note Tag Punch...what a great size tag! I chose to stamp directly on it with the Christmas stamp from the Embellished Events stamp set and followed it up with a Christmas greeting from the same set stamped directly onto the top layer. Isn't the "HO HO HO" cute with the Santa hat? But I've been humming "Ho, Ho, Ho...Green Giant!" all night!

I L-O-V-E this ribbon! It is also featured in the holiday catalog...Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon, and it is a dream to work with! I'm definitely going to use it to wrap up gifts! Also, I needed a button for my tag but couldn't find one that worked well in Cherry Cobbler. So...I made one! The button I used on this card is actually the white button from the Nordic Designer Buttons (also in the holiday catalog)! How did I do it?!? Well, I just pulled out my cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and started coloring! I used the darkest marker and laid on a few layers of color...(cough)...okay, quite a FEW layers of color! But I love the result!! Word of warning, if you try this, make sure you give the button time to sit and dry completely. Don't ask me how I know this!!

So that's it! Crisp, clean and simple! And easy to mass produce if you are so inclined! Isn't the matching envelope just dreamy?? It really finishes the card off and makes the whole package soooo classy!

Thanks for stopping by and please enjoy the rest of your weekend! We're pretty excited here in Southern California because it rained  A LOT last night (luckily after the Trick-or-Treaters were done) as well as this morning, and now we have clean air and cool temperatures...feels like Fall! Woo Hoo!


Can You Case It #43 - Christmas is Coming!

Please hop on over to the Can You Case It Weekly Challenge Blog to see the lovely cards the other members of the design team have created for you and I sure hope to see you play along with us this week!

Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

It's time for another challenge from the Can You Case It Design Team...and a very timely one at that!

Are you all ready for Halloween? I'm so excited that it's on a Friday this year...I expect lots more little visitors this year! Here is my Halloween card for you all...

Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

As my years progress, I find myself wanting Halloween to be more fun rather than scary so I wanted my Jack-o-Lanterns to welcome little hobgoblins to my door rather than make them afraid, I think these fit the bill!

And when I was done with my card, my pumpkins wanted some sparkle added I guess they are little girl pumpkins!! lol

Can You Case It #42 - Halloween Fun

We have added some new designers to the Can You Case It Design Team so I hope you will pop on over and see what the other designers have created to inspire you!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by!!

EZ Peasy Stampin' Up! Supplies List:

Paper: Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Fall Fest; Ghoulish Greetings

Ink: Tangelo Twist and Garden Green Classic Stampin Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tools: Big Shot, Fun Fall Framelit Dies

Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments

Can You Case It #41 - Fall Fest Thank You

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


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!