Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #516

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #516!

As I am still turning out a few last minute Christmas cards, I saw Clean Team designer Narelle Farrugia's sketch as a trio of ornaments or cookies, but almost veered into another birthday card with balloons. This really is a fabulous sketch and I'm excited to see the gallery fill up over the next couple weeks!

As you can see, The Stamp Market Love & Cookies won the battle. The star, circle and tree cookies were stamped and die cut before being frosted with Nuvo drops. They are stacked on a white panel covered with Birch Press Designs Shimmer Lines Washi tape. I love the touch of glimmer and thought it echoed the idea of cookies on a cooling rack.


I hope you check out the terrific Clean Team designs and play along with us. You have a little extra time as this challenge is extended to Monday, January 3rd!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #515

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #515!

We interrupt the holiday card production for my annual panic over needing a couple masculine birthday cards for my December birthday boy. I love the panels Clean Team designer Karren Johnson provided in her great sketch, although I took a little creative license to use the small panel for my sentiment.

The main part of the sentiment is cut from a long hoarded specialty wood paper, with Lawn Fawn gray woodgrain paper and a woodgrain embossing folder used to support the theme.

The top part of the card was looking a little bare, so a selectively cut Memory Box Fresh Pine Landscape die came to the the rescue to provide a forest.

Check out the fabulous Clean Team cards and join in the fun this week!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

CASology Challenge #398

 Welcome to CASology Challenge #398!

This is going to be a fun month with such a diverse cue word! Clouds, hot air balloons, balloons, streamers, stars and the sun were all in the mix until the unexpected On Dasher, On Dancer stamp came in a Taylored Expressions order. Free extras are always a treat and this was just too perfect for the challenge to ignore!

The image is stamped on a white panel first. The Memory Box Fresh Pine Landscape die is cut next and then partially cut to the same size as the stamped panel with trees left to overhang on each side. The PTI December Typed Words sentiment is added before the tree panel is adhered over the flying Santa panel. For the tiniest touch of color, a Nuvo drop adds a red nose to the first reindeer.

Check out the fun design team cards!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

We are looking forward to seeing how ABOVE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a month long challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, January 3rd (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #514

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #514!

The elegant Clean Team designer Cécile Ribon has given us a super versatile sketch this week! I'm still plugging away with Christmas cards, so started looking through ornament images for the circle element.

The Memory Box Cabrini Ornament is cut from glitter paper first and then the holly leaves and berries were cut again from scraps for a pop of color.  A quick search on my Evernote inventory identified a slightly smaller holly die in the MFT Christmas Ornament die set that worked for the extra leaves and the berry is a leftover bit from a tag die cut. 

A heat embossed PTI Traveler's Journal December Typed Words sentiment finishes the design.

I hope you check out the amazing Clean Team cards at Freshly Made Sketches and play along with us this week!

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