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Clean & Simple Monday Challenge

This is week 10 of our All-Star Holiday Season with design team alumni!

CAS 251 – Bling it up! CAS style with glitter, gems, pearls or liquid pearls, etc.

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I chose cardstock that came with the glitter already on it! I love when it’s that simple 🙂 Christmas has already started here in my home. Busy, busy, busy… so clean & simple is just right!

Stamps: Gina K Designs
Paper: SU poppy parade, green glitter – unknown
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU black marker
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Techniques: I used a SU marker to ink up just the “Christmas” portion of the sentiment. The inside says… is a fire that warms your heart.

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Clean & Simple Monday Challenge

This is week 9 of our All-Star Holiday Season with design team alumni!

CAS Challenge 250 – Holiday Parties or Shopping
(an alternative would be parties or shopping in general)

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Stamps: main image – Rubbernecker, sentiment – Gina K Designs
Paper: SU poppy parade dsp
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU poppy parade markers
Tools: SU label punch

Triple Challenge – All Tangled Up Reindeer

Friday Free 4 All – Holly Greetings

Saturday – Inspiration Challenge: Hollanders. I chose this holly paper.

Sunday – Featured Stamper: Anita Madden a.k.a. Zacksmeema. I was inpsired bythis gorgeous card!

My card:

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* I used the same layout but made an A2 card instead of a square card.
* I used similar images and embellishments.
* I changed the dp but wanted to keep the script. The lightest I found was daffodil delight and it made the card much brighter than it already was. That seems to be my main style this Christmas anyway 🙂

Stamps: All Tangled up Reindeer – Whipper Snapper, holly – DRS Designs, sentiment – $1 stamp
Paper: SU real red & daffodil delight dsp, Creative Memories holly dp (retired?)
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Accessories: half pearls, SU real red taffeta ribbon

CAS Color Challenge & a Flashback

Clean & Simple Color Challenge: Red & White

I made one elegant and one cute 🙂

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Stamps: Joy – The Angel Company, snowflake – DRS Designs
Paper & Ink: SU real red
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: taffeta ribbon

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Stamp: Snoopy – Stampabilities, sentiment – SU, decorative element – Gina K Designs (Bug me Anytime)
Paper: SU real red
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, SU real red

~SNOOPY FLASHBACK~

I made this card for my nephew sometime between 2005 – 2008; back when I was jen70 instead of Miss Boo, back when using background stamps (the more the better LOL) was the fad, and back before designer paper and embossing folders entered the card making scene.

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Stamps: Snoopy – Stampabilities, It’s Your Birthday, Sporting Goods, Cheesecloth BG – SU

Paper: brocade blue, basic black, white

Ink: brocade blue, basic black

Tools: SU punch, eyelet setter, WW crayons

Accessories: eyelet, ribbon

Weekend Challenges

Saturday’s Inspiration Challenge: Horchow
I went straight to the holiday section 🙂 It had 4 collections. I love elegant, vintage classic, etc. I love Christmas! This year I’m in the mood for making bright cards. And Horchow has a bright collection!!! So, this is what caught my attention: multicolored ball garland.

Then I had two choices: Did I want to use Fluffles surrounded by Christmas bulbs? Or did I want to use Fluffles caught up in Christmas lights. The strand of Christmas lights won because I had other stamps to go with it that I thought looked better in a card design. I hope you like the finished product 🙂

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Stamps: Fluffles – Stampendous, Christmas lights – DRS Designs
Paper: SU real red, garden green dsp
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: taffeta ribbon

 

Sunday’s Featured Stamper: Linda aka Stickups!

* I used the same layout but used less layers.
* I used different colors and snowman images.
* I used ribbon instead of twine with a button and tags.
* I moved the sentiment.
* Instead of using windows for the snowmen, I popped them up.

Here’s Linda’s beautiful card.
And my card… 

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Stamps: Stampin’ Up
Paper: Stampin’ Up dsp
Ink: SU chocolate chip, Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: circle punch
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, pop-up dots
Size: 4.25 square

2 Challenges, one card

JINGLE ALL THE WAY

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Double Challenge: Wednesday’s sketch and today’s F4All “Let it Snow!”

Stamps – Various Stampin’ Up sets
Paper: real red, wild wasabi (or garden green), ballet blue (or bordering blue)
Ink: SU real red, wild wasabi, ballet blue, daffodil delight, Black Menmento, Copic markers
Tools: Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: white opal Liquid Pearls

Flashback Friday

This pink and caramel Christmas Card was made in 2007.

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Stamps: Hung Up On the Holidays, Priceless, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: white, pretty in pink, creamy caramel
Ink: pretty in pink, creamy caramel
Accessories: markers, taffeta ribbon
Techniques: sponging

Next: Chocolate Snowflakes!

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This card was made in 2009 and the Clean & Simple challenge had just gotten a new design team!

CAS44 welcomes our new design team!
Congrats Julie, Karen, & Kristin!

Color Challenge: any shades of red and brown
+ white or vanilla

This card was CASEd from Vickie Y. You can see her gorgeous card posted in LaLatty’s gallery here.

Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, Snow Swirled (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: white, chocolate chip
Ink: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, real red
Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punch, ribbon

Next: Silent Night, Holy Night

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This card was made in 2009.

Stamps: Jumbo Candle (F006), Holly Giga Circle (L120), Silent Night greeting (D484) – all DRS Designs
Paper: real red, white, unknown dp
Ink: black, apricot appeal, garden green, Copic markers

Tools: Martha Stewart lace edge punch, Marvy Giga scallop circle punch, CM custom cutting system, sponge (light glow around the flame)
Accessories: taffeta ribbon