Tuesday, December 4, 2018

CASology Week 323: NORTH

Welcome to Week 323 at CASology!

My meandering mind took me north to winter weather and a snowflake die. I'm a little obsessed with tulle shaker cards and used the die to cut a negative shape in the middle of both the panel and card base. 

Tulle is adhered over the openings, sequins added to the card base and the top panel adhered to create the shaker.

The design team has great cards for this challenge!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Wendie!

We are looking forward to seeing how NORTH inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a two week challenge so you have until 9 AM Monday, December 17th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink November 2018 Blog Hop + 25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 16 & 23

As soon as I saw the inspiration photo for the Papertrey Ink November 2018 Blog Hop, I knew I'd find the time to play along.

I've also been playing along with Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags and decided to combine my Blog Hop entry with a tags inspired by Joyce Mehrberg on Day 23.


A pair of red and white PTI Made with Love Tags 3 are prepared first and a Silver White Winters snowflake die cut from a white tag and adhered to a red tag. The two snowflake tags are then stamped with a Holiday Cheer sentiment and tied with black twine.

A Baker's Twine bow is tied on the snowflake negative tag and it is adhered to a card base.

For Day 16, I was also inspired by Joyce, although I went with a white & blue color palette. The PTI base tag is inked in a soft blue and the tree line tag adhered after the PTI Traveler's Journal: December Typed Words sentiment is stamped. An Ellen Hutson skier finishes off this tag.

I hope you get a chance to check out the galleries of both the Blog Hop and 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenges!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 17, 18 and 19

I have another trio of tags to share for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 challenge. All the details can be found at In My Creative Opinion.

For Day 17, Carol Mayne's whimsical trees prompted me to pull out a rarely used wood mounted stamp from Savvy.


I also pulled out my rarely used Brillance inks for a little shimmer. The sentiments are from PTI Traveler's Journal December Typed Words.

For Day 18,  I was inpsired by Kay Miller's red and aqua colored snowman tag.

I stamped the snowman and sign onto a white panel and then die cut the image to fit in the center of an aqua tag. The snow and trim on the hat have a little added sparkle thanks to Wink of Stella.

For Day 19,  it is the stitched tree on Melinda Spinks's tag that caught my eye.

Stitched line dies were used to cut the edges of the tree first and then the tag was embossed with the falling snowflakes. Gold thread was stitched through the holes to great the tree. A simple heat embossed MFT Snow Globe sentiment finishes this tag.

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