Saturday, July 21, 2018

Muse #275 + Simon Says Dies

I'm avoiding some chores by playing in the office today after seeing Kim's card for Muse #275.

Kim Heggins Muse #275

Inspired by the color purple along with the coffee and donut theme, I came up with this clean and simple card.

I searched in vain for a purple and white polka dot paper to cut my Memory Box On the Go coffee cup, finally settling on a grid paper. It is cut on the diagonal for a little added interest.

The chocolate donut is pieced together with white frosting and purple micro bead "sugar" before being added to the panel.

The sentiment is from the Avery Elle We Go Together stamp set.

This card is also being linked to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Simon Says  Use a Die and/or Punch.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CASology Week 308: CLOUD + Twofer #7 Beverage

Welcome to Week 308 at CASology!

I went with a slightly unorthodox idea for our Cue word this week and pulled out a cloud shaped speech bubble to create a steam cloud panel to hold the MFT Perk Up sentiment for this Encouragement/Friendship card.

For added interest, the Memory Box Large Coffee on the Go die is given a patterned paper sleeve and the sentiment stamp is stamped in two colors.

With the Twofer Card Challenge 7 being beverages, I left the coffee cup die out on my desk hoping to come up with another way to use it.

It took a couple of days and a heat wave  to realize the upside down cup reminded me of a popsicle. And what is a popsicle if it isn't a frozen beverage?

A watercolor panel is striped with strawberry, orange and lemon flavors and a trio of popsicles cut out. My stamp platform allowed me to stamp the PTI Penned Elegance on each of the die cuts before lining them up and adhering them together.

The card base is inked before the die cuts are popped up with foam tape.

The CASology Design Team has fabulous cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Claire!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how CLOUD inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, July 30th.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blogDid you notice the date? For the summer our challenges are going to run for two weeks!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

JUGS #448 Citrus + Fusion Cactus Door

I couldn't resist making a lime margarita when I saw JUGS #448 Word Week: Citrus and used the colors and sketch from the Fusion Cactus Door to design my card.


The MFT Martini Shaker die subbing in for a margarita glass is cut from watercolor paper and colored in an aqua ombre. The Memory Box Small Citrus Rounds are also die cut from watercolor paper and colored with Zig markers.

The sentiment is stamped across the glass onto the card base before the glitter and sequin shaker is created.

The lime slice is tucked into the rim and the lime half is popped up to rest on the glass base.

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