CASology 147 – Wedding

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card for you!!

This time of year is awesome! I love graduations, proms, birthdays, and wedding.  I love seeing all of the buzz and pretty dresses.   This week’s cue card is sure to please.

Week 147 - Wedding

Now take a look at my card:

Bridal showerNow I know your wondering, what in the world does my card have to do with the cue card.

The umbrella’s are not for a baby shower but for a bridal shower!! Yes, the bride-to-be has to have a bridal shower!!

Congratulations on her wedding to be!!  This is the place where she gets all of those sexy gifts.

Amazing right!  Are you wondering if this card is simple?  It took me all of five minutes to finish this card.

Here is how:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card, 5.50 by 4.25 scored at 4.25.

2. I cut my card panel to 5.25 by 4.00.

3. I used the 3rd largest Simon Say Stamps Stitched Circle die and the umbrella from WPlus9 Love Showers Layers Die to die cut both piece together at the same time. I die cut those 3 times.

4. I used the same circle die to cut the 3 circles out of My Mind’s Eye Fancy That pattern paper found in the Simon Says Stamp May 2015 card kit.

5. I adhered the circle together making sure the gold dots on the pattern paper was showing through the die cut umbrella.

6. I attached the 3 circles to the card panel with foam tape.

7. I stamped my sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Congratulations stamp set using the new Simon Says Stamp Blush Pink Ink Pad found in the May 2015 Card Kit.

8. I adhered the card panel to the card base using fun foam.

That’s it!  I told you it was simple.  Just some die cutting and stamping only once.  You too can achieve this look.

What do you think? Let me know below.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Carol

Our Sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps.

Supplies used:

Stitiched CircleWPlus9 LoveS howers Layers DieMay 2015 Card Kit Fun Foam

Thank you so much!!

~Kymona

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Simple Foiling

Hello everyone!! I’m up on the So Suzy Stamp blog.

I’m here today to share with you a new technique that I love a lot!!  What is it you ask?  It’s called Foiling!!

So of you might have seen some cards with foiling on them and wonder how to do that.  I’m going to share how its done.

First lets take a look at what I created:

Foiled Butterfly

For the complete tutorial please stop So Suzy Stamps blog to see how I created this amazing tag!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Kymona

Time To Shake!!

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Shake, Shake, Shake That Card! It’s blog hop time again at Top Dog Dies. We have a whole lotta shaking going on this time for our blog hop. Shaker Cards! They are always a fun card to receive and make.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! Three winners will receive the New Top Dog Dies Hot Air Balloon Die Set. For your chance to win, enter your email address below by 5/20/15. Winners will be posted on the Top Dog Dies blog after 5/20/15.

Here’s how it works…
Visit each blog on the hop in order. Each Design Team member has created a special shaker card using dies from Top Dog Dies. Visit each blog, check out the shaker projects and leave your comments. I’ve listed all of the participants below for your convenience. Don’t forget to enter to win.

So lets get start!!!

If you arrived from the fabulous Marcia Dehn-Nix then your on the right path.  If you didn’t please start at the talented Piali Biswas blog as to not miss any of the blogs and your chance to win our awesome prize.

Take a look at my card:

Hello There Shaker

I love making shaker cards but in the past they use to be so cumbersome with the foam tape and all.  Now that I have the We R Memory Tool Fuse, making shaker cards are a breeze!!  No bulk and no foam tape.

Thank you Jennifer McGuire for this amazing tip!!

You want to know how I created this?

Here you go:

1. I trimmed my card panel slightly smaller then my card base.

2. I used Top Dog Dies Heart Doily Die to cut a heart in the center of my card panel.

3. I used the negative and saved the heart shape for another card.

4. To create my shaker pocket, I used the heart die and placed it on my plastic window sheet.

heart fuse 1

5. I used the fuse tool and traced around the outside of the die to seal the plastic together, leaving a small portion open to add the sequin.

heart fuse 2

6. I add Lucy Adams Phosphorescence sequin from Lucy’s Card Little Things Collection to my shaker pocket.

heart fuse 4

7. I lined up the heart die with the shaker pocket and used the fuse to close up the hole in my shaker pocket.

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8. I trimmed off the excess plastic around the heart.

9. I die cut my Studio Calico pattern paper, which is the NYC skyline, with the same heart die and adhered it the card base.

10. I used Mama Elephant Good Times Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

12. I adhered the shaker pocket to the back of the card panel with adhesive.

13. I wanted the card panel to lift off of the card base so I added Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals and adhered the card panel the card base.

Super easy to create!!  This has to be my all time favorite card to make now that its so easy.

Now on to talented Nicki Sheck for her fun shaker card!!

Just in case you missed someone or need to start over, I’ve listed my fellow design team members blog for your convenience.

Piali Biswas
Natalie Dever
Marcia Dehn-Nix
Kymona Tracey ← You’re here
Nicki Sheck
Jeanne Jachna
Vickie Zimmer
Kelly Griglione

Now all I need you to do is fill out the form below for your chance to win.  Super easy and exciting.

Fill out my onlineform.

I’m also linking my card up to Virginia’s View Challenge.

Layers and Dimensions

Supplies use:

fuse bundleTDD Heart Doily DiePhosphorescence  May Card Kit Good TimesMFT Hybrid Black Ink

Happy Hopping and Shaking!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Top Dog Dies – Insta Mini Wedding Brag Book

Hello everyone!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Heart Mini Album Die!!

TDD Heart Mini Album DieThis die is amazing.  Its so easy to use and you could mass produce mini albums/brag books with no problem.

As you know, these days easy is what I need and this project fit perfectly in my schedule.

Take a look at the mini brag book I created:

Just Married Brag Book

Yes, its a mini wedding brag book perfect for a new bride to show off her wedding at anytime.

Lets look at some of the inside pages:

Mini Brag Book 1

Mini book 3

Mini Brag Book 4

Mini Brag Book 5

Mini Brag Book 6

Mini Brag Book 9

Mini Brag Book 10

Here is how I created this mini brag book in 3 easy steps:

1. I used Top Dog Dies Heart Mini Album Die to cut 6 pages of some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP.

2. I punch 3 holes on the side panel of the book and add 3 retired Making Memories Mini Silver Brads to bind the pages together.

3. I added some random stickers I had left over from years ago to each page of this book.

That’s it!  No stamping or anything fussy!

So I know your asking, what size pictures will fit in this mini brag book?

I have the solution for that.

Check out my new Instax Mini 8 Camera!!  I love the size and the sizes of the pictures.  They are Instagram perfect pictures. This camera comes in many different colors: black, blue, yellow, pink and white.

Instax Camera

The pictures are instant so you can snap and add to your book all in one swoop! You can’t beat this!

So what do you think?  Let me know below!  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

TDD Heart Mini Album DieInstax Camera   Making Memories mini brads

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

CASology 146 – Music

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card for you!!

First let me say thank you to everyone for your well wishes and prayers.  My dad’s progress is day by day.  Everyone day is different but I’m just glad he is still here. So I ask that you still pray for my dad.

Now on to our cure card this week.  I love this our cue card this week.

Week 146 - Music

When I saw “music”, I knew exactly what I wanted to create. I had some retired Stampin’ Up DSP that had a music sheet that I never got a chance to use, so why not open the package now.

Take a look at my card:

Just a Note (CAS)

This card was super easy to make, which is what I need right now.  I was able to make this card while my dad slept.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills Dies to cut and add the stitched lines on my card panel.

2. I added the cut panels to Stampin’ Up! retired Modern Medley DSP.

3. I used Papertrey Ink Fancy That Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment.

4. I used Versamark Ink and embossed the sentiment with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

5. I attached the front panel to the card base with fun foam for even coverage.

Easy and Classy!

What do you think? Let me know what you think.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Design-Team

Gillian Ross – taking a break

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Loll

Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.

Supplies used:

Stitched Slopes and HillsModern MedleyFancy That Versamark 67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Waffle Flower Crafts – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!!

This is our eighth challenge for 2015 and the weather has finally warmed up for us up her in the Northeast!  Much better then two weeks ago!!

This weeks photo is pretty and super springy (is that a word?).

Take a look:

Photo Inspiration May 11

Perfect colors for a Mother’s Day brunch!  Wait, for all of you who are mothers and mothers-to-be, Happy Mother’s Day!!  Its a day late, but better late then never!!

For this challenge, I decided to use the colors instead of the picture for inspiration.

Take a look at my card:

Congrats

I’m playing with a couple of new dies from the last release.  Did I tell you I love all of the stamps and dies that were released.  All of them are totally amazing.  If you haven’t seen them, you must head on over to Waffle Flower Craft Store and check them out.

I decide to go with an all black background so that those pretty colors can shine through.

I inked my cardstock with Distress Ink Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade then cut it with Waffle Flower Craft Doily Circle Die.

I adhered the die cut off to the side of the card front with adhesive and cut off the excess.

Then I used the Congrats Die Cut and cut it 4 times to have a stacked sentiment.

Super easy!  The doily is so pretty once its cut out.  Its a must have.

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m linking my card up to Virginia’s View Challenge.

Layers and Dimensions

Supplies used:

Doily Circle Die Congrats Die Mustard SeedSpiced Marmalade

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Get Sketchy Challenge

Hello everyone!!  First let me say thank you to all of you for your well wishes for my dad.  We have a long way to go but day by day, we are getting there.  Please continue to pray for him.

While he slept last night, I had a chance to play with some of my craft stuff.  The week before he took sick, I received a lot of WPlus9 goodies that I haven’t had a chance to play with.  So I decided to play along with their Get Sketchy With Joni #1 Challenge.

JoniSketch1Take a look at my card:

You are my sunshine

Oh man did I have fun creating this card.  I knew I had to be fast because my dad is dead set on going back to work.  He use to work nights so when 11pm comes he jumps up to go to work so we have to be prepared to stop him.

So, I need to make a card that didn’t require all of my time.  So I decided to make a shaker card and use my We R Memory Keepers Fuse!!

I bought my Fuse some months back from HSN when they had the bundle for a great price.

I’m not sure why I bought it, maybe the price was right but in any case, I’m glad I bought it.

So last night, I opened the package an started to play.

Take a look:

Fuse at work

Jennifer McGuire used her fuse to create a shaker card and I knew I wanted to give it a try.  Check out my circle that was created using one of the photo sleeves that came with my fuse.

I used my circle die as a guide to fuse the plastic together.

Check out my shaker pocket after I add my Star Shine sequin from Lucy’s Card Little Things Collection.

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OMG, super easy and fun.  Now I know what I can create as my dad sleeps.  I will have to create some more.

For the rest of my card:

1. I used Studio Calico’s May Card Kit pattern paper to create the rest of my card.

2. I cut the pattern paper using Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die to create my card panels.

3. My tag was created using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 Die and Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle.

4. I used the 3rd biggest circle die to cut a circle in the tag and the gray pattern paper.

5. I added my shaker pouch in between the tags die and the gray pattern paper with Tombow Extreme adhesive.

6. I die cut the Sunshine sentiment out the pink pattern paper 4 times and adhered them together with Tombow Multipurpose adhesive.

7. I stamped the sentiment from WPlus9 Sending Sunshine right above the Sunshine die cut in My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

8. I added Doodlebug Design Birthday Girl Sprinkles to my card front to finish my card off.

Take another look:

You are my sunshine2

I love how this card turned out and I finished in time before my father woke up!!  Yayyyy!

It felt good to craft again.

So what do you think? I love how this card turned out turned out.

Let me know what you think below.

I’m also linking my card up to Virginia’s View Challenge.

Layers and Dimensions

Supplies use:

fuse bundleStar Shine May Card Kit Sunshine DieStitched Duo 3 Die Stitiched CircleTombow XtremeTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveDoodlebug Sprinkles Birthday Girl

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona