{Clean and Simple} CASology 200 – CAS

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

This week is extra special for us over here on the CASology blog!!  This will be our 200th cue card!!  How amazing is that!!

Its awesome to see all of you participate week after week with us. Its so much fun viewing all of your creations.  My daughter and I go through all of the cards to see which one we will pick as our winner or honorable mention.  She loves it!!

This week’s cue card is:

Week 200 - CAS

 

Take a look at my card:

family, owls, cas

Theres nothing like family!!  This CASology family is totally amazing. We get along and enjoy what we do to bring you inspirational cards each week.

Aren’t these owls AWESOME!!  I love them.  This stamp company may be new to most of you.  They are called Uchi’s Design!  They are based in Florida.  They make clear stamps, dies and punches.

My first encounter with Uchi’s Design was back in January at CHA!! I was waiting for the right time to use them.  The time is now!!

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used Mama Elephant Femme Frames to die cut out a white stitched panel.
  2. Then I used the Mini Misti to stamp the owls from Uchi’s Design Owl stamp set using Versafine Black Ink. 
  3. Then I colored the owls with Tombow’s Recycled Pencils and Tombow’s Irojiten Colored Pencils.
  4. Then I stamped the sentiment from Uchi’s Design Home and Family stamp set using Versafine Black Ink.
  5. I mounted the white card panel on top of the black card base for a finished clean card!

Super easy, clean and simple!!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

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Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Sherrie Mannion

Tracey McNeely

Guest Designer

Diana

GIVEAWAY!!

The design team decided to sponsor their own blog giveaway this week!!  That means 12 people will win a gift this week!!  How awesome is that!!

I reached out to the owner of Uchi’s Design, Luciana,  and asked if we could giveaway the Owl/Buchos stamp set that I used to create my card and she said YES!!!!! Thank you Luciana!!!

Owl

One winner will win this stamp set!!  All you have to do is play along with us this week, link up a card on the CASology blog using the cue card and leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win.

Just in case you don’t know what CAS means, here is the definiation:

CAS means Clean and Simple! Here are some guidelines:

1. One main image
2. Lots of open space–uncluttered
3. Limited layers and embellishments
4. Quick and easy to recreate (note–it may take a long time to get a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake)

This giveaway will close Monday, June 7th, 2016 at noon CDT (1pm EST).  The winner will be announced Tuesday, June 8th, 2016 at 7am CDT (8am EST).

I hope all you participate this go round.  This should be fun!!  The winner will love this stamp set.  I’m excited to share.

Supplies used:

Owl stamping tool  die cuts  color pencilsRecycled Color Pencils Recollections White HeavyweightRecollections Black Heavyweight

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

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How To Create A Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone!!  I’m on the Right At Home Blog today with a couple super cute gift card holders using the pattern paper and the stamp set in the May Stamped and Sealed Craft Box!!

Craft box

Check out what I created:

Gift card holder

To see the full tutorial, please stop on by the Right at Home Blog.  You will see the back side and what’s inside these cute envelopes!!

You don’t want to miss this!!

Let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you!

Stamp set, pattern paper, wink of stella, sequin

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #40

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #38!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at my project:

Happy Birthday (YNS)

YNS Supplies: 2015 Birthday Stamp Set

Other Supplies: Simple Stories Let’s Party Patten Paper, Recollection White Heavyweight Cardstock, Tombow Extreme Adhesive, Envelope Punch Board (for rounding the corners)

What do you think?  Did I follow the color photos? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until June 9th, 2016 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate f0r a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies listed above!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Stenciling: A Clean and Simple Way

Hello everyone!!  I’m over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today with a stenciling card: the clean and simple way!

Here is a sneak peek of the card I’m sharing today:

Friend you Inspire Me (a2z)1

When you think of Clean and Simple, please remember this formula:

Plenty of white space + a simple design that can be repeated with ease + little to no embellishment = Clean and Simple!

Please visit me over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog for the full card and tutorial.

Let me know what you think!  I hope you join us this month for our Clean and Simple challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Did You Know?

Did You Know Series!

I’m back again this week with another product that I was introduced to at CHA.

It’s the BoBunny Glitter Paste.

Did you know?
 I have to confess, I had no idea BoBunny made any thing besides paper and enamel dots. I was dumbfounded when Suzy from @sosuzystamps said, “girl where have you been, yes they make paste and it’s fabulous”! So, I had to give it a try.

I got my hands on four of the new colors: Rose Gold, Ruby Red, Caribbean and Licorice!

Here is what I learned:

1. BoBunny has 20 colors in total.

2. The bottle is full of iridescent glitter! Which adds a WOW to your project!

3. The paste is not as thick as other paste.

4. The paste is easy to apply to your project.

5. The paste has a distinct smell but it doesn’t linger.

6. A little goes a long way.

7. You can mix colors with no problem.

8. This paste can be used on cards and mixed media projects.

9. They work well with all stencils.

10. Drying time is pretty quick.

11. Once the paste dries, the glitter does not flake off. So there’s no glitter mess.

12. I waited 2 minutes before washing my stencil to see what happens and the paste washed off with no problem.

13. Then I pushed the envelope and waited 5 minutes to see what will happen and I needed to use my nails to get the paste off and the stencil was fine as well.

I love this glitter paste. It adds dimension to my cards with a splash of glitter!!

Where can you pick by these paste you ask? I picked mines up at So Suzy Stamps!

 Have fun!

Any questions? Ask away!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

{Clean and Simple} CASology 199 – Fast

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 199 - Fast

Take a look at my card:

clean and simple

Bee’s move super fast at times, so I thought this image was perfect for this week’s cue card. I used My Favorite Things Fly-By Friends for my images and sentiment.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. Cardstock is cut to 4.25 by 5.50 scored at 5.50.
  2. Stamp the images and sentiment using the Mini Misti tool using My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.
  3. Then use Tombow IroJiten Vivid Adult Coloring Set to color the bee in.
  4. To add a finish, add one single embellishment.  The one I used is a sneak at a new release Gumdrop from Your Next Stamp.

Super easy, clean and simple!!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

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Supplies used:

mft fly by friends   Mini Misti   MFT Hybrid Black Ink  Tombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Set

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS May Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Flowers”!!  The DT created projects with flowers on them.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

card with flowers

YNS Supplies: From the Heart

Other Supplies: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Gansai Tambi Watercolor set, Archers Watercolor paper, Stapler, Bazzill 40lb Vellum

This stamp set is my favorite Your Next Stamp of all time.  It makes me happy and so does this card.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by April 26th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

WAIT!!!!!!!! One more thing:

MAYYSALE

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona