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Can You Case It #67 - Mother's Day Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! This week's challenge is to make a project for the mothers (or mother figures) in our lives over at the Can You Case It Blog.



I decided to pull out my Flower Patch stamp set and matching Flower Fair Framelits Dies for this card. I wanted to make a wreath from them, so I die cut a circle into a piece of Sahara Sand, and arranged my flowers around it, leaving a spot at the bottom for a thick baker's twine bow. I was afraid that maybe the flowers were a little too large for this design, but I like how it turned out. After the flowers were adhered to the Sahara Sand piece, it was adhered to a Whisper White card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.



To finish the card, I used the Hello You Thinlits Dies for the "happy", which I die cut twice and glued together. I also hand cut a white banner, folded the ends, and stamped "Mother's Day" in the center. Both of these pieces were glued to the sides of the wreath. You can see a close-up below. The colors I used are listed below along with all of the other supplies.



I'm also entering this in the Virginia's View Challenge #14 for Layers and Dimension.

Well, that's all for today. I hope you'll join us at CYCI this week and create (and share) a special project for your Mother. Thanks for stopping by!



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Can You Case It #66 - Designers Choice Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the Can You Case It #66 Designers Choice Challenge. This week you can make whatever you want to share with us, and I hope you will!


This card was originally going to be published in the Card Creations Volume 13 by Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine, but the issue was cancelled before it was published. So sad! I thought today would be a great time to share my card with you. The star of this card is the Circle Card Thinlits Die, with the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper playing a supporting role.




Cut card with card die allowing for extra panel. Die cut cardstock and coaster board with scalloped circle and adhere together. Die cut banner from cardstock and coaster board, and adhere together. Punch circle, and die cut word. Adhere to the circle area the scalloped circle, patterned circle, banner and greeting, adding dimensional adhesive to greeting. Die cut arrows from cardstock, and adhere to lower left front panel of card. Adhere a block of patterned paper to  the right outside panel.



Instructions continued:

Die cut scalloped circle from pink cardstock. Stamp symbol and punch out. Adhere scalloped circle and stamped circle to back of circle card area. Die cut banner shape, and stamp greeting. Trim off left edge, punch hole and thread with embroidery floss. Trim white cardstock panel for inside right area. Pierce using template, then add stitching to the panel. Adhere to the inside of the card.



Well, that is all for today. I hope you'll put on your designer hat, make a project and then share it with us at the Can You Case It blog this week! Thanks for stopping by.


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Can You Case It #65 - Clean and Quick Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today it's time for the Clean and Quick Challenge over at the Can You Case It blog.



I was inspired by this card by Laura Bassen which I pinned a while back. I used the Painted Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set in Strawberry Slush and Wild Wasabi to stamp the flowers in the background on Naturals White Cardstock. The frame was created with the two largest dies from the Chalk Talk Framelits Die set. I the frame out of Coasterboard, and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Can You Case It Clean & Simple Challenge, Painted Petals, Thanks card by Marisa Gunn


The greeting is cut twice from Coaster Board and once from Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, and then all three layers are glued together. I also punched some flowers from Strawberry Slush Cardstock, adhered them over and under the frame and added some gold sequins and gold thread.

Can You Case It Clean & Simple Challenge, Painted Petals, Thanks card by Marisa Gunn


Well that is all for today. I hope you'll join us over at Can You Case Itand share a clean and simple card that you have made. Thanks for stopping by!


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Can You Case It #64 - Color Challenge

Happy Easter and welcome back! Today I have a floral Easter card to share featuring the color combination of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Basic Black from the Can You Case It #64 challenge.



Here's my card. I stamped the flower image and greeting in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto our Vellum Cardstock. Then, I colored in the images on the back of the vellum with Stampin' Write Markers (dye ink), and was able to do some blending as it doesn't dry right away on the vellum. In addition to the Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding, I used some Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi to add some shading and also Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar for the stem.



I added a layer of Shimmer White Cardstock under the vellum, and added a punched banner of patterned paper, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine to the upper corner along with a staple.



The card base is Pistachio Pudding, and I randomly stamped another greeting in Pistachio Pudding ink as a background.



I even decorated the inside! Now I just need to make an envelope to match.



Well, that's all for today! I wish you a blessed Easter, and hope you enjoy the remainder of the holiday weekend.


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1-1/4 Inch Square Punch
1-1/4 Inch Square Punch
1-3/8 Inch Square Punch
1-3/8 Inch Square Punch

Love U Card

Hello and welcome back! I found one more love themed card that I meant to post in February, so I'm sharing it "better late than never". I used the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper in the background, and sponged on Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Real Red inks which left the polka-dot pattern behind. The next layer is watercolor paper. I used my heart stencil and colored in some hearts with water. Then, I dropped in some ink with my Aqua Painter to the hearts. I added some rhinestones colored with the Blendabilities markers as well.

One More Valentine


The greeting is made with die cut letters from Real Red Cardstock, adhered to a Vellum Cardstock strip and wrapped around the layers. The card base is Shimmer White Cardstock.

One More Valentine


Well, that is all for today. Come back tomorrow for another challenge card. Then I'll have some spring projects to share. Thanks for stopping by!


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