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Monday, September 19, 2011

more CASE adventures

The Less is More challenge blog have more than 1000 followers and someone wondered whether Blogger would break if every follower posted an entry, so the challenge this week is anything Clean and Simple goes towards the effort of 1000 links!  I have confidence that Blogger won't break, but it's fun to try, isn't it?  Won't you join us this week?  I've made this one-layer card as my first effort:
I was inspired by this card that Leah O'Brien posted in the September Pals Hop.  I used Crumb Cake and Early Espresso card stock, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Poppy Parade and Early Espresso ink, Gently Falling and Curly Cute stamp sets and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.  It looks like the sentiment is crooked, but it could just be my poor photography skills (or it could be both - sigh).

The Jingle Belles aren't trying to set any records this week, but I may have a record for most failures of imagination.  The challenge, Happy Hybrid Holidays simply asks us to create a card incorporating at least one digital stamp or element.  That shouldn't be so hard, should it?  I fired up My Digital Studio and found some Christmas stamps I don't have in rubber.  It was difficult to choose, to begin with, and then even more difficult to design a card.  huh - I may need more practice with MDS.  This is my final effort, which is a CASE of Mary Fish's design:
Supplies are: card stock - Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Whisper White; stamp set - Four the Holidays; ink - Riding Hood Red; MDS stamps - Holiday Blitz; punch - 1-1/4" square; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now that I've got it photographed and uploaded here, I'm thinking it's a fairly clean and simple design, so I believe I'll submit it for both Jingle Belles and Less is More.

At some time during the afternoon today, I realized I have a 10-for-$10 stamp-a-stack scheduled for Thursday evening (and again Saturday morning) but I have no cards ready - oops.  The Gently Falling card would be perfect, except I don't have enough Small Open-End Envelopes.  If I don't get totally inspired soon, we could do it in A2 size.

I do have this one ready, which started as a CASE of this card by Mary Rindal:
Supplies are: stamp sets - Pursuit of Happiness, Flower Fest; ink - Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder; card stock - Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray; Big Shot with Ovals die; Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge dauber.

Since tomorrow is my wonderful husband's birthday, I think I'll be pretty busy designing and cutting Wednesday!


Chrissie said...

Three lovely cards Kathe.
Thanks so much in supporting our attempt at 1000 submissions to our 'Anything CAS Goes' challenge this week.
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Fabulous cards Kathe
Thanks for helping us towards our 1000 goal!

Barbara said...

I love that very straightforward Christmas card!

SmilynStef said...

Love those fun little inches ... great CAS cards ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

lauren bergold said...

well ALL of these are fabulous and i love the magnificent C&S vibe that you always do so brilliantly! of course i'm bound to say the hybrid holiday card for JINGLE BELLES is my favorite, right?! ;) and truly i think that super-streamlined but still totally gorgeous design is GORGEOUS!

Larissa said...

Fabulous cards. I really love the first card!


Sylvia said...

What lovely cards, Kathe! The top one is so lovely for fall. Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you join us this week.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great way to use the leaves.

Eloise said...

Wonderful cards! I especially like the leafy one. i like that you used the leaves outside the circle.