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Pursuit of Happiness

CAS Circles 1I LOVE CAS (clean and simple).  Although in many ways clean and simple, by definition is just that (clean and simple) it doesn’t always mean that you can throw it together in a couple minutes and it works.  Although…sometimes it does work like that.

This fortunately was one that once I got my idea, it went together pretty easily!  I made this for the CASology challenge of ‘circles’.  WOW…just how many different ways can you can you interpret that?  So…I went REALLY simple!

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and pierced a circle on it (circle 1).  This is added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I stamped the greeting using Basic Black.  Do you have a ‘go to’ color combo?  This is one of mine when I want REALLY bright and happy…Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Pacific Point.  I chose this flower punch because to me the finished flowers are…you got it…CIRCLES!!!  In the center of each flower is a silver brad…still another circle.  I added these to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals.

So…that’s my VERY simple CAS ‘circles’ card!

 

Set(s): Pursuit of Happiness
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Boho Blossom Punch, Essentials Paper Piercing Templates, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Pursuit of Happiness

Happy Thursday everyone!  Boy…it’s just been one challenge after the next for me this week!  But you know Thursday is always THE BEST!!  We have a GREAT sketch for your this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and we hope you will take some time out of your busy schedule to join the fun!

I love the clean look of this sketch – but then that is my very favorite kind of sketch.  I love that you can keep it nice and clean or really dress it up and our design team did a little of both!  Overall I tried to stay close to the sketch but added some fun elements in there….well mostly the fun element was pairing the Blossom Builder (which is leaving the end of THIS month) with the Summer Smooches dsp (new stuff).

Oh how I’m going to not only miss those Blossom Builders but also the Blossom punch…I SOOOOO hope that makes it into the catalog!  But that said, here’s some details for this card….the base of the card is Whisper White.  I rounded the bottom corners then ran through the stripes embossing folder.  I rounded the bottom corners of a piece of the Summer smooches paper and added that to the card front.  Next I took one of the Tasteful Trim scallop designs in Island Indigo and added that to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo markers on Whisper White, punched with the Wide Oval Punch and added to and Island Indigo Decorative Label that I sponged around the edged in the Island Indigo.  This is added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I did my flower with the Blossom Punch in Daffodil Delight, the open flower from the Blossoms Builder kit, a punched Island Indigo Boho Blossom Punch, a Yellow Buttons with Whisper White Baker’s Twine because I just CAN’T be havin’ NO NAKED BUTTONS!  hehehehehe!  The flower was added using dimensionals to finish the card off!

Set(s): Pursuit of Happiness
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Summer Smooches
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Other: Blossom Builders Kit, Blossoms Punch, Corner Round, Boho Blossom Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Tasteful Trim XL Die, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!