{Clean and Simple} CASology 228 – Bow

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

This week’s cue card:


Take a look at my card:


For this week’s cue card, I used a couple different stamps from different companies!!  I love spreading the love!

I used Concord and 9th Love You.Mean It stamp set for the circles that created the wreath. Then I used Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings for the sentiment.  I stamped both of those with Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Black Ink.

Here comes the interesting part.

I used a paper piercer to make a small hole at the top of the wreath. Then I strung two small jingle bells to a piece of twine and pushed the other end through the hole.  I tied a small knot. I used a piece of washi tape to hold it down. I added a piece of cardstock (4 x 5.25) to cover up the washi tape.

After that I die cut three of the cute bow from Reverse Confetti Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts out of red cardstock.  I adhered them together and placed it right over the pierced hole.  Now the jingle bells look like they are attached to the bow.

Clever right?  Believe it or not it was really simple and easy.

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

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Our sponsor this week is Birch Press Design!

Supplies used:

Love You. Mean It. Stamp Setjingle_greetings    rc-tagged-tote   

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Right At Home Warm Wishes

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with Right At Home!!  Remember that E-book I talked about two weeks ago?  I have another project just for you!

I created another tag to show you how versatile the E-book really is!!

Take a look at my gift tag:

Sending Warm Winter Wishes (RAH)

I love how this tag turned out!! This tag is on page 2! I used items I had on hand.  Once again the Right At Home for the Holiday’s E-Book is super easy to use.  With the pictures, supply list of all of the the projects it couldn’t be any easier!!

Here is how I created this tag:

  1. I used WPlus9 Love Shower Layers Die to cut out two tags from white cardstock and Bo Bunny Pattern Paper.
  2. I stamped my sentiment and images from Right At Home Christmas Sentiment and Christmas Critters using Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Ink.
  3. I added Your Next Stamp Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops.
  4. I used Stampin’ Up! Bow Tie Punch to create a bow for the top of the tag.

What do you think? Let me know and be share to check out Right At Home Store!!

Supplies used:

WPlus9 LoveS howers Layers Diechristmas critterschristmas-sentimentsBo Bunny Altitude Pattern PaperDeep Sea Ink IceIceBabyGDBow Builder Punch

Thank you so much for stopping by!


YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #23

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #22!!

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

Take a look at the sketch:


Take a look at the color combo:


LOL, I think I’m just a sketch type of girl!!  I chose to go with that style again.

Take a look at my card:

Spider Cider (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Tricky Tonic Stamp Set, Tricky Tonic Die Set, Spellbound Gumdrops Candy Corn Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka in the Dark Pattern Paper, My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink, Copic Markers, The Twinery Charcoal Solid Twine, Wink of Stella

For this card:

I cut the pattern paper and the front panel to different sizes.  Then I adhered them to the card base.  I stamped the skull mug, colored it and die cut it out.  I adhered it to the front of the card using foam tape. I stamped my sentiments and spiders on the card panel.  I added the ribbon to match the sketch.  I added the gumdrops to give a little bit more color to the card front. Nice and easy card to make.

Spider Cider 1 (YNS)

So what do you think? Let me know below!

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until September 30th 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 fro 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!!


Tricky Tonic Tricky Tonic Die Set Spellbound Gumdrops candy cornCharcoalLets Polka In The Dark Petite Paper PackMFT Hybrid Black InkWink of Stella clear

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Anything But A Card

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is ABC (Anything But A Card)!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the September release.

Take a look at my project:

Dill 1 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Dill-ightful Stamp Set, Dill-ightful Die Set

Other Supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up Storytime DSP, Retired Stampin’ Up Kraft box, Copic Markers, Stampin Up Button, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink 

Here’s how I created this card:

All I did was cut 4 pieces of the  DSP to 3.50 x 2.50 for the sides and the pieces for the top of the box was cut to 3.50 x 3.50 and 3.25 x 3.25.  I adhered the pieces to the box.

Then I color the pickles using my Copic Markers: YG23, YG25, R20.  I die cut them out and adhered them to the box.

After that I stamped my sentiment and adhered it behind the baby pickle.

I cut 3 strips of the same DSP and created a bow for the top of the box. I added a button in the center of the bow.

Dill (YNS)

Nice and Easy!!

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


I’m also entering my project into the NBUS Challenge #5:

Supplies used:

Dill-ightful Dill-ightful diesMFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!


Freshly Made Sketches #176 Challenge

Second Post

If your looking for One-Layer Simplicity Challenge 14, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m here with Freshly Made Sketches Challenge for the first time.  I’m excited to be here.

Lets take a look at their sketch by Cindy H:

FMS Final 176-001Take a look at my card:

Life can be tough

I totally love how this card turned out.  The flower was a piece I created for Kathy’s Day One 30 day coloring challenge.  I’m super glad I was able to use this flower on this card.  It just fits!

My flower is from Create a Smile Botanical Love stamp set.

The pattern paper is from Create a Smile Feel Good Paper Pack.

My sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set.

My ribbon is from V’s Sweet Ideas: May Arts 1/8inch Velvet Ribbon Purple.

My gumdrops are from Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrops and Doodlebug Design Inc Sprinkles Birthday Boy enamel dots.

To create the border edge, I used Mama Elephant Heart Border die.

So what do you think? Please let me know.

Supplies used:

Botanical Love Hand Letter Encouragementvelvet_20ribbon_400w black gumdrops small Heart Border die Doddlebug Sprinkles enamel dotFeel Good Paper Pack

Thanks for stopping by!






Thankful for you!!

Second Post for the today!

CS Take It Make It Post is here.

Hello everyone!  I’m here again today with DoubleClick Connection Skittles Challenge!

The theme is Thank you!

November is the time of the year where we give extra thanks to those that we love and those that we’ve met along the way.

I choose to use pumpkins because they are perfect for Thanksgiving.

Take a look at my card:

I'm so thankful for you

I decided to go with a clean and simple card because thank you’s don’t have to be over the top.  They are clean and simple.

I love this pattern paper because of the autumn feel.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I used Hero Arts Harvest Die Cuts to cut out my pumpkins from Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Pattern Paper.

2. I adhered the pumpkins to the card base using adhesive.

3. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Thankful for You stamp set.

4. I added two Pumpkin skittles to both sides of the sentiment.

5. I tied a small bow out of Lawn Fawn Orchid trimming.

6. I rounded the corners and I was done.

So what do you think?

I hope you join us and play along with out challenge this month.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Harvest Die Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Hero Arts Thankful for you Pumpkin Pie Orchid Lawn Trimmings

Thanks for stopping by!!


How to Create an Envelope Wrap in 5 Minutes & Giveaway

Imagine getting a beautiful card in a beautiful envelope.  Yes, a beautiful envelope.

How many times do we send out cards or even receive cards in plain white or colored envelopes.  No, one really thinks about creating an envelope to match the card inside.  I’m guilty of that myself.  I spend a lot of time on creating my cards, I don’t even thing about the envelopes that they are going in.

That’s why I’m so excited that Papertrey Ink has a great Make It Monday #163 challenge going on this week called Envelope Wraps!  This challenge has challenged me to really think about the envelopes I’m using to send my cards out in.

Making my envelope wrap was entertaining.  I changed my mind seven times on how I wanted my envelope to look.  I finally decided on the style I liked.

Happy Mail ForFront of the envelope

Full Envelope Back

Back of the envelope

Envelope wrap back

Close up of the other end of the envelope wrap

Wouldn’t you want to receive an envelope that looked like this?  I would. I probably wouldn’t open it for fear of missing it up.

How about creating this envelope wrap for your next envelope. I created a PDF for you view on how to re-create or create your own envelope wrap.

Click here for the PDF instruction on how to make your own envelope wrap.  Please let me know if this was helpful.

Giveaway time!!!!  I have an extra Wrapped Mailing Label Die from Simon Says Stamp that I am giving away.  Just leave a comment below by 11:59pm on May 11, 2014.  The winner will be randomly chosen and sent an email.

Supplies used:

envelope punch boardEnvelope SentimentsSimple Stars Stamp SetPTI Tropical TealStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveBig Shot Die-Cut MachineSSS Wrapped Mailing Label Craft DiesStrawberry SlushStampin' DimensionalsSponage DaubersCopic MultilinerBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsPostage Stamp Punch








Tea Cup and Carrier

Hello everyone,

Did you miss me?  I’ve been busy working on different projects to show you.  This next project is soooo cute!  The idea came from Donna Wicks!  I had so much fun making this tea cup and carrier.  The cups are so small.  I’ve never seen these types of cups so small.  My sister loved the cups so much she begged me for one so she can drink out of it, LOL.  She said they are perfect to give hot chocolate to small one.

Take a look:

Basket one Basket three Basket two

I made these for two ladies in my reading group at work.  These two women have reached their reading goal before December 31 and I thought they deserved a really nice prize.

I will list the supplies used to make this project on my next post.

Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.