6/10/2021

Hello Sunshine CAS Card

Hello Thursday!  It's a new challenge for Team O at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  Stef gave us a very sunny, summery board to work with this week.  Perfect for June!


 
I chose the middle row across - Hello, Friend and Sun/Sunshine.

This was one of those cards for me that came out totally different than what I had envisioned.  Not quite as .... I'm not sure, but just not it.  Although I will say I like this card, but it's not what I had in mind.  That said I made two - each with a different background color!

This is the first one with the darker blue background.  In retrospect, I like both background colors equally so I didn't really need to make two.  However, I'm happy I did as I can use these as birthday, thank you or just thinking of you cards!

Almost all of the products used are fairly old. I'm not sure what is still available so I'm not posting a list!

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5/27/2021

King of the Grill

I have a Father's Day card for this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I chose the middle row across - blue, twine and food.

This stamp set was the Club set at The Stamps of Life this month.  It was a good one for me as most of the men in my life love to grill! 

The card was very easy to make since I used the stand-up die set, also from TSOL.  Although I have made stand up (aka easel) cards just from measuring, I really think the dies are worth the price if you make any amount of this type card.  Talk about a time saver!  And everything is uniform.  The last manual easel card I made I accidentally cut backwards and had to start over.

I used my Scan 'n Cut to cut out the stamps and sentiment even though I have the dies for the stamps.  When I have several things to die cut, the Scan 'n Cut is faster.  And the sentiment doesn't have a die so I was able to cut that out with just a shadow, rather than in a shape like a circle, etc.

Products used:

  • Stamps: The Stamps of Life BBQ2stamp, moreBBQ2stamp
  • Dies: A2 3 Inch Circle Stand Up
  • Markers: sorry - I didn't write them down today

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5/26/2021

Measure of Love Birthday Card

I made today's card for a friend who loves to cook.  I thought this set was cute when I first saw it, but after getting it home I like it even more!  The downside is that there aren't any coordinating dies, but with my Scan 'n Cut I was easily able to cut out the scale and bowl of cherries.  (And if you're into fussy cutting it wouldn't be difficult to cut.)

 My jumping off point was this week's sketch at Splitcoaststampers.  I say jumping off becuase I did change it up but I feel I still remained true to the sketch.  Because of mailing I did not want a square card so I changed it to a standard A2 size.  And then my focal point circle is no longer a circle.
 I love how this came out and it was pretty quick to put together.  The stamps are photopolymer so they line up quite easily. - cherries to stems, bowl outline to solid, etc.  The set also comes with flowers for the bowl and cupcakes for the scale!

Products used: all Stampin' Up!

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5/25/2021

Best Day Challenge

Today my card does double duty - for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers (Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy) and the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  It's a pretty straightforward card using a new set from Stampin' Up! called In Symmetry. It features very bold flowers that remind me of textiles.

I originally made another card for the challenge.  But I had two sets of flowers and leaves that I had cut out with my Scan 'n Cut so I thought I would rotate the sketch 180 degrees and do another.  I like both of them but my second card is my favorite so I used it for the challenges.

 I can't wait to try more designs with these stamps.  I think they'll look great in bold colors!

Products used: All Stampin' Up!

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5/18/2021

Happiest of Birthdays - All Squared Away Bundle

I have a super simple set of cards for you today!  It started with the color challenges at Splitcoatstampers and CAS Colours & Sketches.  The colors that both hostesses picked are very similar and come from the Subtles collection of colors at Stampin' Up!.  I decided to use a brand new stamp and die set that I purchased mostly because I love the dies.  They did not disappoint.  They make very fresh, modern looking cards!

It was super easy to make multiples of these.  The squares with cut out designs can be left one solid color or you can add the flowers in contrasting colors by using the corresponding flower dies.  It is easy to run both the squares and flowers through the die cutter at the same time. 

CAS Colours & Sketches colors - Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam and Blushing Bride.
Splicoaststampers Color Challenge colors - Mint Macaron, Pool Party and So Saffron.

For each set, three passes through my Cut & Emboss gave me three combinations of flowers and squares to play with.  I then just had to pick my background paper based on the third color from the challenge.  The background paper is cut in 1 3/4 inch squares.

The white panels are standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card fronts that are given a bit of edge interest using the Stitched with Whimsy dies.  These dies just add stitching, they do not cut out a panel.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in the same place on each card front.

After designing my initial card (that always takes a little while) it only took about 20 minutes to make the rest of the cards!

Products used: (All are Stampin' Up!)

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