{Clean and Simple} – Bud

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:

I’m so happy with this card!!  I love this Kitty Bee Design Flower For You Bunny.  This digital image is so stinking cute!!

I printed the image and used the ScanNCut to cut the image out. I used copic markers to color the flower in then added glossy accents in the center of the flower.

Before placing the image on the card front, add a couple of score lines to the bottom and the side of the card using a scoring tool.

The brightness in the photo hides the score lines on the side but they are there.

To add a sentiment, simple die cut Simon Says Stamp Big Hugs out of red card stock twice.  Adhere it to the card base using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

Adhere the bunny to the card base using 3M Foam Tape.

Nice, simple and easy.  What do you think?  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.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer

Sunday Stamper

This week’s sponsor is Kitty Bee Design!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored.)

          Tombow Mono Liquid Glue Simon Says Stamp SCRIPTY BIG HUGS Wafer Dies sssd111491

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{Clean and Simple} CASology 215 – Bark

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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’s cue card:


Take a look at my card:


When I first saw the cue card, I thought of a tree bark right away.  So I pulled out my very first stamp set from Darkroom Door, Fine Flowers.  I figured the stem of this sunflower works just fine.

Check out the definition:

The tough, protective outer sheath of the trunk, branches, and twigs of a tree or woody shrub.
I think my flower makes the cut!
To create it this card:
I stamped the flower from Darkroom Door and the sentiment from My Favorite Things using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink.
Then I colored the flower using Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils.

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 Darkroom Door!

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Fine Flower  mft-magical-dragons 

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Using A Die Cut To Create A CAS Card – a2z Scrapbooking Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. Its all about Clean and Simple and I have a super fun technique for you: using a die cut to create a CAS card!

Yup, you can use your dies to create CAS cards.  Go figure!!

Take a look at the card I created:


Creating this was pretty simple.

  1. Take Hero Arts Paper Layering Large Lotus and die cut the white cardstock panel.
  2. Use Hero Arts Handwritten Grateful and stamp the sentiment in the top left hand corner.
  3. Adhere a scrap piece of watercolor paper with Plus adhesive behind the flower so that color shine through. watercolor panel
  4. Trim 1/2″ of the white cardstock so that the black cardstock base will show on the left side of the card.
  5. Adhere the white card panel on top of the black cardstock using Plus adhesive.
  6. To finish the card off add some Hero Arts Gems in the center of the flower and around the sentiment.

Here is a closer look at that die cut:

flower close up

What do you think?

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of June.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

HA Large Lotus die HA Grateful   Recollections White Heavyweight Recollections Black Heavyweight

Confections The Classics InksPrima Watercolor paper 6x6.jpg

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Working with Prima Rub-Ons and Deco Foil

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a special feature that will show you how to work with Prima Rub-ons and Deco Foil.

I usually run this feature on Instagram and decided that I need to share these feature here as well.  FullSizeRender (68)

Did You Know Series!

I’m back again this week with the same product that I talked about last month.

It’s the @primamarketinginc Christina Adolph Adhesive Rub-Ons! I can’t get enough of these rub-ons!! You can do so much with them.

1. I showed you how to use foil with them last month and this past Saturday.
2. Yesterday, I show you how to use them with embossing powder.
3. Today, I’m going to show you what they look like on top of a watercolor panel using all of the goodies you see above!

The shine is amazing!!  No stamping required!! These cards were done in 6 mins tops. The watercolor was heat set.

Here are some closeups:

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Note: you have to rub just a little bit harder since the watercolor paper has some tooth!

I created a video to show you how I used the rub-ons with foil to create the purple card above.

Any questions?  Let me know below!!

Supplies used:

Confections The Classics InksPrima Watercolor paper 6x6.jpg DandelionDeco foil

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Coloring With Recycled Color Pencils

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Hello everyone!!  I’m up on So Suzy’s blog today sharing a card colored with recycled color pencils with you.

Here is a sneak peek of that card:

Never Grow Up1 (SSS)

For the full reveal of this card and tutorial, please stop on by So Suzy Stamps Blog, to see how I created this card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for February.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Text Me!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use text or script background stamps, or text paper in your projects. Any language, any style. Old book pages, bits torn from magazines, scrapbooking papers.. whatever you can find! … The ‘text’ part does NOT include sentiments, phrase or single word stamps…. think backgrounds!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my card:

Hello (TIMI)

I am in love with this card!  I love how stamped image looks on top of the text paper.  Beautiful.  I have to try this technique again.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I cut my card base out of Recollection Black Cardstock.
  2. Then I cut retired Stampin’ Up! DSP to the size of the card base.
  3. After that I stamped Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and the Happy hello sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  4. Then I used the huge flower from Simon Say Stamp/Winnie and Walter Big Bloom Stamp set.
  5. I used one Copic R46 marker to color the flower in.
  6. To add color to the DSP, I used Distress Ink Vintage Photo to add color to the edges of the card.
  7. To finish the card off, I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrops.

So what do you think? I’m in love, are you?

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for February: A Sprinkle Of Imagination

The prize is a £25 voucher to spend in the online store.

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

Wait!!  Wait!!  I have more: ASOI are also offering an extra 10% off for my blog readers! The code is CSBlog10% and will work from 5-25th of February, with a minimum £5 spend excluding P&P. 

Tell me that isn’t good!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightBig Bold HappyVintage Photo Distress InkBlack Gumdrops MFT Hybrid Black Ink


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Right at Home for the Holidays Ebook Inspired Projects!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a fun company called Right at Home!!  The owner Nicole is awesome!!  In July 2015, she launched her first stamp set, called Happy Mail.

Today, Nicole is launching her first ever E-Book called:

Right at Home for the Holidays”


Its a totally awesome E-Book!!  E-Book what does that mean?  An E-Book is a digital book that you purchase and its sent to you via email.  A physical version is not sent. You save the file to your computer and print it as many times as you need or you simple read it from your computer!!

Now what is in this E-Book, you ask?  Nicole put together 6 different project ideas with a supply list and instructions on how to create each project!!  This takes all of the guess work out of creating projects this holiday season.  You can create them as you see them in the book or you can put your own spin on them.  Its all up to you!!

Now take a look at one of the tags I re-created with the supplies I had on hand:

Sending Warm Wishes

I created the holiday tag on page 4 of the E-Book. I went with the dies and paper I had in my supply stash!  The hardest part to creating this tag was picking out the colors and papers to us.

The instructions were clear and to the point.

So what do you think of Nicole’s E-book?  Do you need more inspiration? We’ve got you covered.  Check out my fellow crafting friends blog for more inspiration:

Kymona Tracey ← your here
So what do you think?  Will you pick up a copy of the E-Book for yourself?  Let me know below!
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