Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Season like Christmas

Oh…I am sooooo excited!  Today I am the Guest Designer for the Casology Challenege 279 – GREY.   I was so honored when I was invited!

As soon as I saw what the cue card was, I knew I wanted to do a simple, elegant Christmas card.

I love all tree images.  If Stampin’ Up! has one, I pretty much buy it.  Christmas tree is one of my favorites and this is a really cool one with different layers that you can use if you want.  The other thing that I did with this is that there are two different layers of embossing on this – first in white and then in silver.

Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4 x 5 folded, stamp tree trunk using Memento Black, ground in Smoky Slate, stamp tree part using Versamark and white embossing powder, once cooled, stamp dots using Versamark and silver embossing powder, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Silver Glimmer – cut out bow from Santa Sleigh Thinlets and stars from Card Front Builder, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 5/8 x 1 1/4 – stamp greeting using Versmark and silver emboss, cut into banner and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Season Like Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Santa Sleigh Thinlits, Card Front Thinlits, Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Non-traditional Christmas Colors

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop!  And what a fun theme we have for you this week…non-traditional Christmas Colors.  I actually made this card a while back for a card class but have been saving it to share with you all until today!

Isn’t Sweet Sugarplum just a perfect Christmas color?  It’s not red and green so I think it is just right for non-traditional Christmas color card.

Here’s the details…

  • Sweet Sugarplum – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Sweet Sugarplum – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, layer onto Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer – cut out J and Y and the snowflake from Trim Your Stocking thinlet and add to card front
  • Champaign Foil – cut out heart (Trim You Stocking thinlet) and punch out four 1/4″ circles. add all to the card front

Isn’t that nice and easy?  You could easily make this in any color if you wanted a more traditional color!

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Champagne Foil, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Ink: None
Other: Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Large Alphabet Thinlets, 1/4″ hole punch, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

 

 

 

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tags and Trimmings

It’s time again for another SUO challenge and our first one in December!  The theme for this challenge is favorite holiday colors and I went pretty traditional with this – red and green.

To me the BEST Christmas color is Cherry Cobbler.  It is such a pretty, rich red and perfect for this time of year.

Here’s the details –

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card
  • Stamp greeting in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green
  • Whisper White – stamp large holly leaf 8 times in Garden Green, cut out and make into a wreath on card
  • Gold Glimmer – cut out three sprigs from Pretty Pines thinlets and add to wreath
  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out small bow from Pretty Pines thinlets and add to wreath
  • Perfect White Accents – color using Cherry Cobbler darker Blend and add to wreath to finish off

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, BLENDS:  Cherry Cobbler
Other: Pretty Pines Thinlets, Perfect White Accents

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

 

Tags and Trimmings

Yes…it is this set AGAIN!  What can I say…I LOVE holly and of all the holly images SU has offered over the years, you really can’t beat this one!

The SUO challenge this time was celebrate any winter holiday.  So I went with Christmas (shocker) and a nice generic celebrate the season greeting.

We made this in my craft group last week and it is one of those nice and easy cards!

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Add Silver Foil Snowflake to card front
  • Be Merry Dsp  – 1 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, cut out using layering oval
  • Garden Green – cut out matching scallop oval, add stamped oval and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp holly in Garden Green and button in Cherry Cobbler, cut out, layer and add to card front to finish off.

See…nice and easy!  Hmm….maybe I should make a couple more.  I think this is the perfect card to send to my new neighbors.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Tags and Trimmings
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Foil Snowflakes, Layering Ovals Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Gourd Goodness

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Can you believe it is only 3 days away!

We had our Brown family Thanksgiving yesterday…absolutely crazy!  I had to bring a side and decided to do a corn casserole that I could make in the crock pot.  Found a nice easy recipe on Pinterest of course!  For actual Thanksgiving day, we are having lasagna!  LOL!!

I have enjoyed using using my Gourd Goodness set and decided to use it with the yummy Painted Autumn dsp.

Here’s the details…

  • Soft Sky – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Painted Autumn dsp – multicolored grid – 1 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Soft Sky – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, add Doily then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Cajun Craze – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp large pumpkin using Peek-a-boo Peach and Tangerine Tango, small pumpkin using Soft Sky and Marina Mist, stems using Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, leaves using Wild Wasabi and Cajun Craze, cut out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Very Vanilla – stamp greeting using Early Espresso, punch out Classic Punch and add using dimensionals
Set(s): Gourd Goodness, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze, Painted Autumn dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze
Other: Doily, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Mailable Christmas Card

Time again for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Saturday Blog Hop and now we are going to start focusing on CHRISTMAS!  First up, our theme is Mailable (non-lumpy) Christmas cards!  How fun!

You really just can’t good a good shot of cards with the foil on there and this is one!  I’ve paired up white and copper on this one.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Winter Wonder Embossing folder and add to card front
  • Year of Cheer dsp – 5/8 x 3 3/8, add to card front
  • Copper foil – 1/8 x 3 1/2, add to card front
  • Copper foil – cut out a swirly and one of each size snow flake, add snow flakes to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Versamark and copper emboss, cut out using the Oval Stitched Shape and add swirly behind oval and add to card front

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Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

Set(s): Hearts Come Home
Paper: Whisper White, Year of Cheer dsp, Copper Foil
Ink: Versamark
Other: Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Wood Words

When I saw the cue card for the CASology this week – TINY – I just knew I had to join the fun.

If you follow my blog, you know that I have been ‘stuck’ on a color combo and have been creating a variety of fall cards with it.

Well the colors and a little fall card was perfect for the CASology challenge!

And here is the amazing news…

I was SOOOO HONORED!

Here’s the details (don’t blink)…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8 x 3 5/8, stamp little flourish using Memento Black, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party – cut out little leaf, layer, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Memento Black, punch out using Classic Label Punch, add to card front
  • Add some Black Rhinestones to finish off

I just LOVE these colors together!  Just a reminder…the brand new NOVEMBER Mini Session is COMING TOMORROW and it is AWESOME!  We are featuring products from the HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

How fun is that!   Make sure you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team did this week and to get all the details to subscribe!

Set(s): Wood Words, Snowflake Sentiments
Paper: Whisper White, Peek-a-boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Seasonal Layers, Classic Label Punch, Black Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!