CASE This Sketch #144 – Spirit of Christmas

I’m playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch #144 Challenge.

I love repetition and the Taylored Expressions Little Bits Present die set seemed perfect for this sketch.


I cut the presents from both green and red cardstock and topped them with die cut silver foil ribbons. I stamped a sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Deck the Halls set and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder onto the card base. The presents were added with dimensional adhesive.

CAS Halloween with Penny Black

I’m sharing another CAS Halloween card. This one is created with the Penny Black 51-077 Eeek! die.


I cut the BOO (Penny Black 51-077 Eeek!) multiple times from black cardstock and  a couple of times from green cardstock. Each BOO is double thick. I also cut the sentiment from white cardstock for the insides of the “o” letters and added black circles cut with a hole punch.

ColourQ CAS Halloween with Penny Black

I’m playing along with ColourQ #311 using Penny Black stamps and dies. Here’s my take on the challenge colors with a CAS Halloween card:


I cut the BOO (Penny Black 51-077 Eeek!) and haunted house (Penny Black 51-073 Haunted Hollow) from black cardstock, twice each for extra depth. I backed the house with the Wisteria Wonder cardstock. The moon was cut from Kiwi Kiss and the rectangle from Tangerine Tango. I stamped a sentiment from Penny Black 30-185 Halloween Critters in Versafine ink on the card base (the font has a scribble that adds a bit of spooky!).

Reverse Confetti October Release Blog Hop

The wait is over! REVERSE CONFETTI has just released THREE stamp sets, SIX Confetti Cuts, ‘Tis the Season Quick Card Panels and other crafting goodies! The hop began on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

My first project is a CAS holiday card featuring the deer image from the Jolly Holliday set and a ‘Tis the Season Quick Card Panel.


I stamped the deer image, colored it with Copic markers and cut it with its corresponding Confetti Cuts die. I heat-embossed the sentiment and adhered the deer and sentiment to a ‘Tis the Season Quick Card Panel. I added twine to complete the card.

I also created two gift boxes using the Frosted Pillow Boxes with tags made with the Layered Snowflake Confetti Cuts set.


Not only do the Frosted Pillow Boxes simplify gift packaging, you can easily customize the packaging! For my first box, I wrapped the gift in silver tissue paper, created a belly band for the pillow box from patterned paper and crafted the snowflake to match the patterned paper.

For the second package, I stuffed the pillow box with shredded paper and candy, chose a traditional holiday patterned paper for the belly band, and tied on a snowflake cut from glitter paper.


I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to the blog of Amy Rohl. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers on the Reverse Confetti blog.

Reverse Confetti October Release Countdown to Confetti Day One

It’s Day One of the Countdown to Confetti at Reverse Confetti! Today, Reverse Confetti introduces the Winter Word Coordinates stamp set with Winter Words Confetti Cuts, just in time for holiday paper crafting!


For my CAS card, I used the Peace die from Winter Words Confetti Cuts and paired it with a wreath from the Wreaths Confetti Cuts set also being released this month.

I cut the Peace sentiment from gold foil paper. The wreath, flowers and bow were cut from paper which I’d watercolored with Distress Inks. The flowers are part of the Layered Snowflake Confetti Cuts being released and the bow is from the Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts set.


I placed a strip of vellum behind the Peace sentiment to give it a little more visibility.

There are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on October 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on October 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.






Penny Black Simplicity – Vintage Birdcages

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” card featuring the Penny Black #51-141 Vintage Birdcages die cut set.


To begin, I watercolored swatches for the birdcages using Distress Inks. While the swatches dried,  I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through one of the patterns on the #25-014 Oscillations stencil on to white cardstock for a subtle background. I stamped a sentiment from the #30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles set onto the panel. I cut the birdcages with the #51-141 Vintage Birdcages from the watercolored paper and from white cardstock. I adhered the two together for extra depth and adhered them to the white card panel. As a final touch I added a bird cut with the #51-094 Tweets set.

Fall Hello Die Cut Tag

Today I’m sharing a fall-themed tag featuring the Taylored Expressions Little Bits Fox.


I combined the die cut fox with several favorite scene builders – the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and Impression Obsession Beach Fence. The sentiment, from a retired Hero Arts set, was stamped on a Memory Box cloud.

Hope your week is off to a great start!


Lawn Fawn Keep Cozy

Sweater weather has definitely arrived! I’m sharing a “just because” card celebrating fall featuring Lawn’s Fawn’s Love You a Latte.


I’ve been continuing to practice my Copic coloring, keeping records of combinations I particularly like. The Online Card Classes Copic class handouts are always at my side! I really like the combination of brown and orange this time of year. I did a partial die cut in the brown panel with a circle die, before dry embossing the panel with the woodgrain texture. I’ve seen both Laura Bassen and Pamela Ho use this technique and really wanted to try it. I like the window because the bottom of the circle is flat, and it makes it easy to place objects on that line.

I blended a combination of Distress Inks for the window background. I also directly applied Distress Ink to cardstock for the sentiment strip (before heating embossing the sentiment). I tried heat embossing the sentiment on cardstock, but the cardstock just didn’t match the color in the window enough (and visually took away from the card). The hearts were colored with Copics before I added Glossy Accents.


Penny Black Simplicity – Make a Wish!

Today, I’m sharing a bold birthday card combining several Penny Black stamp sets.


To begin, I stamped the background stamp #40-144 Dots in Space onto red cardstock with red ink for a tone-on-tone background. I cut the panel with a rectangular die and circle die (for the window). I stamped images from #30-280 A Sweet Day directly onto the card base, using the red panel as my guide. I stamped the hat first and masked it before stamping the stars. I added the sentiment from #30-280 A Sweet Day with black ink. The red panel was attached to the card base with dimensional adhesive.

End of Summer Beach Scene

Today, I’m sharing a “Thinking of You” card in honor of the end-of-summer. The changing of the seasons is always bittersweet, and for me, especially at the end of the summer!


I created this card a couple of weeks ago when the weather was still summery, but today the PNW drizzle has resumed! This will probably be my last “summer-themed” card of the year as Halloween and holiday supplies are now out on my work table! I used the Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Rolling Hills and Rolling Waves to create the sand and waves. While the Avery Elle stamp set coordinates with their Hello word die, I find myself using the sentiments alone as I really like the font.