CASology – Spice

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – Spice!

Here is my take:

Warm Wishes | by kth @ carefree creations

Not only does my card have pattern paper, but it also has a shaker on it — and I think it is still a good CAS style – yay! The shaker and spice idea actually came from someone else…though I can’t find the original card – it was very cool – it had the word “SEASONS” die cut and behind each letter was a different spice (I can only image how good that smelled!!). I took that idea but made a simpler shaker and added some ground cloves (this card smells so cozy!). Here is a close-up of the shaker:

Shaker Close-Up | by kth @ carefree creations

I chose to use a cream colored card base because I wanted a warmer feel than the stark white (and I get the added benefit that the whipped cream pops).

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

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warm wishes
Stamps: Hot Concoctions (Paper Smooches); Christmas Cheer (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: black;
Paper: Rustic Cream, Teracotta Tile (PTI); Plaid Tidings pattern paper (Stampin’Up);
Other: clear acetate sheet (PTI); Snowflake puff paint (Stampin’Up); Wishes die (Impression Obsession);
Technique: shaker

CASology – Vacation

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – VACATION!

Here is my take:

Bags are Packed | by kth @ carefree creations

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missing you
Stamps: Pack Your Bags (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding, Smokey Shadow (PTI);
Paper: White cardstock, Road Trip pattern (PTI);

CASology – September

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – September!

Here is my take:

Grateful | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love autumn. It is probably my favorite season (flannel shirts, crunchy leaves, toasty fires….I mean come on!). Sadly, those things don’t really get into full swing until late September….but I now have a reason to celebrate September 1 – Animal Crossing. I am *addicted* to this game and starting Sept 1 the game begins its transition to autumn (in the northern hemisphere anyway). Bring on the maple leaves, mushrooms, acorns, and pinecones (and finally some new DIYs ;)!!

This card is my ode to the upcoming season!

It is pretty straight forward stamping & diecutting. To keep lots of white space I clustered and layered my elements. And just to give it some interest, I positioned it on the right.

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

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Grateful
Stamps: Forest Floor Autumn (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean, Teracotta Tile (PTI); Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry (StampinUp – SU);
Paper: Rustic Cream (PTI); Crumb Cake (SU);
Other: Forest Floor Autumn die (PTI);

CASology – Ball

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – BALL!

Here is my take:

You've Got This! | by karen h @ carefree creations

It might be a little hard to see the ball on this card, but it is there – it is a ball (©?) jar!

Once I took my photo, I noticed just how perfectly the stems of the flowers flow from the sentiment and let me tell you, I had NO IDEA that was happening…I stamped the jar & flowers first and then centered the sentiment. I’m so happy (and so mad) that it worked out that way (mad = it is so perfect that I really wish it was intentional, lol).

This challenge is open through August, so I hope you will join us!

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you’ve got this
Stamps: Crystal Clear, Inhale Exhale (Paper Smooches – I miss them!!);
Ink: Fog (Simon Says Stamp); Forest Glades (Altenew); Autumn Rose (Papertrey Ink);
Paper: Pink Pirouette (Stampin’Up);

CASology – Pool

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – Pool!

Here is my take:

Jump In | by karen h @ carefree creations

I don’t have a pool image, so I had to fake it. Quite happy with how this turned out!

This challenge will go through August 3!

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jump in!
Stamps: July 2019 Kit (Hero Arts – HA);
Ink: Black (HA);
Paper: White, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Marina Mist (Stampin’Up);
Other: July 2019 Kit die (HA); Waves die (PTI); circle die (Spellbinders);

CASology – A Beer for [Father]

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – Father!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

A Beer for Dad | by karen h @ carefree creations

If you haven’t submitted a card yet, you still have time! Check back next week when I’ll have one more card inspired by the FATHER challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jolly Good Fellow
Stamps: Craft Brew (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Delightful Dijon (Stampin’Up – SU); Black (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Island Blue (Simon Says Stamp); Poppy Parade (SU);
Other: Craft Brew dies (PTI);

CASology – Gaming [Father]

Ooops, I forgot to actually publish this one 🙂

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – Father!

I thought I’d post some more (masculine) inspiration for you:

Two Player Mode | by karen h @ carefree creations

My family games – all of us. We all like different things, but we all game, so when this set came out, I had to have it.

You have more time to get your card made – hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Life is Better…
Stamps: Level Up (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Rococo Rose (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White, Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink); Black, Coastal Cabana (SU);
Other: Game Controller die (MFT);

CASology – Father

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – FATHER!

Here is my take:

Anniversary | by karen h @ carefree creations

My kiddos are older, so I don’t make father’s day cards for them to give any more. My anniversary was this past weekend, so I made a card for that instead – ya know, for the FATHER of my children 🙂

There are 3 shades of brown on this – the background trees are tone-on-tone Kraft, the “happy” is a mid-brown, the “anniversary” is a dark brown, but stamped only once, and the deer is stamped multiple times with the same dark brown. Using a monochromatic color scheme means I can layer the images without adding bulk so this card stayed a one-layer card!

This challenge is open for the MONTH of June! I’ll keep making cards each week, but they’ll be masculine themed, not father.

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Thanks for stopping by!

happy anniversary
Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Keep it Simple Birthday 2, Keep it Simple Anniversary (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Paper: Kraft (PTI);

CASology – Against the [Wind]

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – WIND!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

Against the Wind | by karen h @ carefree creations

You have another week to get your card made – hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

it’s ok to not be ok
Stamps: Inhale Exhale (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Bordering Blue (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Blue Breeze (MFT);
Other: Stitched Rectangle (LilInkers); Flourishes die (Paper Smooches);

CASology – Wind

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – WIND!

Here is my take:

hi there | by karen @ carefree creations

A very simple one-layer card. Coloring is done with pencils…I don’t like pencils. Still, good to remind myself of that occasionally 🙂

Check back next week when I’ll have more inspiration from this challenge!

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

hi there
Stamps: ? an old The Angel Company set
Ink: Black (Memento & Hero Arts)
Paper: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Other: colored pencils (Prismacolor)