Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CASology Week 301: THRILL

Welcome to Week 301 at CASology!

The Papersmooches Simply Said sentiment came to mind immediately when I saw the cue word THRILL and I thought it would pair perfectly with the Memory Box Starlit Breeze border die to illustrate a happy, joyous feeling.

The border die cuts a diagonal line across a white panel with the sentiment curved to follow the same line. The panel is then adhered to a slightly larger gold shimmer panel. A few gold shimmer stars and dots are added into the openings to finish off the card.

The design team has terrific cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Jen Wills (taking a break)
Karen Haman
Kevin Bray (taking a break)
Melissa Chipperfield (taking a break)

Guest Designer: Mugdha!

We are looking forward to seeing how THRILL inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Twofer #5: Butterflies + CTD#493 + Seize the Birthday

I squeaking in at the deadline for Color Throwdown #493 with my entry for Twofer Challenge #5: Butterflies.

A watercolor panel is colored with a lime green and aqua Zig markers and the Poppystamps Princess Butterfly die cut first. The white panel is stamped with a MFT Brushed Birthdays sentiment and then the large butterfly adhered just along the center line. Needing a few more butterflies, an ancient Martha Stewart punch came to the rescue.

This card is also being added to Seize the Birthday in the Anything Goes category.


With Twofer challenge to make something entirely different with the butterfly die, I transformed it into angel wings on this second card.

A triangle die from PTI's Hello Sunshine provided the body and a small circle die the head. I am kind of in love with the way this clean and simple card turned out.

All that was needed is a simple sentiment from PTI Merry Christmas mini stamp set embossed with a glitter gold to finish off the design.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Muse #266 + Poppystamps Challenge #44 + Seize the Birthday

I've had the Poppystamps Challenge #44: Patterned Paper Please in the back of my mind all month and when I saw Tracey's sweet card for Muse #266 started working with the idea of making a patterned paper elephant.


I didn't get far with my elephant, so turned to another African animal and found greater success with my Poppystamps Giraffe Trio. The gray from the elephant inspired my card base, the square block from Tracey's design became a square cutout and I used a similar "wishing you" sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

The giraffes are adhered to the card base with glue dots for a bit of lift and the top panel adhered with foam tape.

I am also linking this card to Seize the Birthday in their Anything Goes category.

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