Super CAS for Catherine & Cathy Create June Card Challenge

Happy Sunday!

I had a busy day today and only had a short time to create things.  Given that was the case, I decided to challenge myself one more time in making a clean and simple card (CAS). I had not yet participated in the June Card Challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create and the theme this time is food.  I determined I had the perfect stamp for something CAS and got to work. It took me all of 3 minutes…
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I am pretty sure you could not get more CAS than this! Even though it is a very simple card, I really like it. It looks modern and bright. The simple sentiment could be used for many things, but I think it is best for the one you love the most. 🙂 Since my card came together so quickly I think I will see if I can make something else before my day is through.

Have a great week!

~ Kristal

Supplies Used (All Stampin’ Up):

  • Stamp sets: Crazy, Mixed Up Love and Gorgeous Grunge
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight
  • Paper: Whisper White and Daffodil Delight
  • Tools: Paper Cutter and Paper snips for fussy cutting the Lemon.

Scrap our Stash challenge #15

I hadn’t worked on scrapbook pages in quite some time so I thought I better pay some attention to that for a bit.  I felt like I needed inspiration and found it over at Scrap Our Stash. They always seem to have such fun sketches and this month is no exception.  So I pulled together my pictures and here is the result:


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Here is the sketch I followed:

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This has lots of fun stuff from Stampin’ Up in it – The gold striped paper is from the Gold Soiree DSP pack and the Sequins trim and loose sequins is from Stampin’ Up too. It is great to know that they have lots of great items one can use in scrapbooking as well as Card Making!

Now I am off to see what else I can create while I have some time!

Happy Thursday!

~ Kristal

Lolly’s for the Catherine and Cathy Create June Tags Challenge

Happy day all!

I have been wanting to learn to make Lolly’s for some time now and I finally decided I would give it a whirl. I have to give credit to Linda Heller over at Stamping School for her wonderful video instructions! She is such a great resource with lots of wonderful videos so if you are in need of learning just about anything paper crafting,  check out Stamping School or read her blog at to learn more.

So once I learned the process I decided to put it into action for a challenge over at Catherine and Cathy Create. The tags challenge this month is Bakery Shop and I had a box just waited to be decorated , so here it is!
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To make this you do need a little patience…Also I tried every form of adhesive I have, but the only thing that kept them together was my hot glue gun!  I used my Simply Scored Scoring tool to make this and based on the various ways I have seen in making these lolly’s that tool makes it the easiest by far!  I also learned that you need to have a circle punched out to hold the lolly together in the back, that way you can glue it to that circle for better stability.

Now I can’t wait to figure out who should have my cute little box of goodies….  🙂


Supplies used (all Stampin’ Up products)

  • Stamp set:  Chalk Talk
  • Ink: Calypso Coral stamp off once to make it lighter
  • Paper:  My last few sheets of the freebie paper from Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration and Pool Party. Tag a Bag Gift Box.
  • Tools: Simply Scored Scoring tool and Circle punch to match my Lolly sizes.
  • Embellishments: Pool Party Ribbon

Single Layer Card for Addicted to CAS challenge

Over at Addicted to CAS the challenge theme right now is SUN.  I had an idea right when I saw this. I am trying to get better at making CAS cards.  Especially single layer cards. I always struggle when trying to make single layer cards.  I just stare at it and think….ooohh it so needs at least one layer! But the idea I had for this card seemed like a perfect fit and I really liked it when it was finished. I never had the urge to add layers. So check it out and let me know what you think!

Here is my challenge entry:

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And here is a blue version:

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I did the blue version because I realized I also have a number of blue inks that might transition well.  I think I might actually like the blue one better! But yellow certainly matches the SUN theme more  ;-).  I also did not have the perfect ribbon for my yellow card but I still think it looks nice, just a little thicker than I would have wanted.

This card could not have been much more simple to make. Once stamp set. 5 ink colors, one paper color and some ribbon. You could easily recreate it with lots of different stamps. I do really like how the chevron looks though.

Hope everyone has a great week! I needed the get away of my paper crafting today. I am so glad I have it. 🙂


~ Kristal

Supplies used (all Stampin’ Up Products):

Inks: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Hello Honey and More Mustard(retired)

Stamps:  Work of Art Stamp Set

Paper: Whisper White

Ribbon: Hello Honey 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon