Sunday, February 24, 2013

CASology Flame Take Two + SCS Love Fest

Melissa's Design Team card for the CASology challenge: Flame started me thinking about using a flourish die to create a flame. I mulled over the idea for a few days before finally pulling out a few dies and experimenting with a design to create this card.

The burning pot is made by using a PTI vase die to trim the top off a small jar die cut and the flames are  created by selectively cutting a Memory Box Elegant Scroll die cut. I struggled with what to use for a sentiment and would have loved to find something like "keep calm and order take out" hiding amongst my stamps, but in the end just went with the "keep calm" from a "keep calm & carry on" Rubber Soul stamp.

The pot is adhered with foam tape to allow the flames to curl around it.

There is a Love Fest celebration going on over at Splitcoaststampers and the Simon Says Stamp challenge is Die Crazy. Very few of my cards do not have some sort of die cut on them these days, but I did make this one specifically with the Simon Says Stamp Love Fest challenge in mind.

I also had time to make something for the Taylored Expressions Love Fest Challenge A Little Love Goes A Long Way to create a set of cards 3x3 or smaller. I pulled out my TE Spectacular stamps and dies to create this trio of cards.

The designer papers are from the Echo Park Sweet Girl collection. A 3x3 space doesn't leave much room for embellishing, but I really wanted a pair of glasses on each card!

There are a ton of challenges during Love Fest and great prizes from the member companies, but you only have until the end of the month to play along!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love your take on the cue card! Perfectly clean and simple! Glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

  2. Jacquie, this is so very creative! LOVE the simplicity of it and a flourish is a PERFECT flame! Way to go! :) That "Keep calm" sentiment made me smile!
    Thanks for much for joining us at CASology!

    p.s. LOVE your trio of pretty cards too!! :)

  3. This is a wonderful use of the flourish die! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  4. Thes are all wonderful! I love your creative flames . They look so elegant.

  5. what a clever idea to use the flourish die cuts as flames! fab CAS design... thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  6. So happy you got your craft on! Hugs!

  7. Very clever using a flourish for your flames! Love it and your other cards!

  8. Brilliant idea for flame with the flourish. And, your little 3X3 cards are such fun. You really packed a lot into a small space.

  9. Way to use your dies for other purposes, Jacquie...this is such a clever take on the cue word this week! I love ALL your cards! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

  10. LOVE the burning pot! Except I'm not sure who I would send it to without offending them. LOL! I might just make one and keep it for me, though...on the stove (or maybe the refrigerator so I don't actually set the kitchen on fire).

  11. Well look at you making a burning pot out of flourishes! Clever again! And your eye charts with corresponding glasses turned out really cute : )


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