Aug 072012

Made this card for yesterday’s Clean & Simple Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  It was a color challenge using blue and white.  (Some people think of aqua/teal as a green.  I’ve always thought of it as a blue.)

As I was going to upload the card, I noticed the challenge said, “DARK blue.”  Oops.  One can get away with claiming aqua to be blue… but “dark” blue?  Nope.  However, I enjoyed this CAS sketch so much that I decided to use it for some needed Christmas cards.  I loved that 3 different coordinating designer papers were used on each card.

I have punched enough of the scalloped squares to make a dozen Christmas cards.  Quick.. easy.. fun.. what could be more perfect?  (Well I guess I could have read the challenge details a little more closely.  There is that.  LOL)

Happy Crafting!
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Birthday Card:

Stamps: SU Curly Cute

Papers: PTI Select White; Authentique “Fresh” DP

Inks: SU Taken With Teal

Accessories: Clear Button; SU Scallop Square Punch

Christmas Cards:

Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Scarlet Jewel or Pure Poppy; My Mind’s Eye “Lost & Found Christmas” DP or Lily Bee Design “Jingle” DP

Inks: SU Always Artichoke

Accessories: SU Designer Naturals Button and Twine or Glimmer Button and Michael’s Ribbon; Paper Piercing Template; Paper Piercing Tool

20 Responses to “Almost *sigh*”

  1. Susan, I love these! Especially the aqua birthday card! And…….I’m thinking blue and silver Christmas cards! =D I think I’ll allow myself that creative retreat when I get back from my town trip today! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  2. These are great! Love the button

  3. Three fabulouscards, Susan. Loving the great CAS designs with lots of interes and such a fresh look. What a great idea to use this layout for Christmas.

  4. What a great way to use those small scraps of beautiful dsp! I love the added paper piercing! These are all cute and so CASE-worthy too 🙂

  5. Great cards! I totally agree on the aqua, looks blue to me, but no not dark blue. I’m definately pinning this card. I’ve been trying to get some of my Christmas cards done too and this one looks quick and easy. Love them!

  6. How fun are your cards! Love your idea and what a great way to get those Christmas cards done fast and so cute. Pat

  7. These are great clean and simple cards. Aqua is my favorite color – blue or green.

  8. What pretty cards and a great layout to use for just about anything.

  9. I love all three cards. I’m sure if you made a dark blue CAS card it would be just as perfect!

  10. Love that sketch, Susan! Your cards turned out wonderful!

  11. such a cute design, love the piercing, and such a great way to use up those small scraps!!

  12. So totally love these, Susan. Awesome and simple idea to build up the card supply and use some paper scraps as well.

  13. FABULOUS Susan!!~

  14. Well, maybe not the challenge specifics but you won in our book! These cards are so fun! A great use of small scraps and just the right touch with the buttons. Love the piercing too. Just a great refreshing card that we can use for any occasion from Birthday to Christmas. Who doesn’t need such ideas like these. I know I am adding it to my file! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. What a fantastic CAS design, Susan…I love all the cards you made, especially the Christmas cards…I am sooo going to case these!!!!! Thanks again for picking my card and sending me that awesome stamp set….I just love it!!!!

  16. Beautiful colors and papers, Susan!!!….and hey, I love the aqua…one of my favorite colors. 🙂

  17. What a fabulous card design!! They’re all lovely, even if it didn’t meet the challenge. 🙂

  18. Love the simplicity of these and darling Christmas cards. I can see using my scrap bin for this design…. hhhmm.. Might have to case these girlie!

  19. What a great design for a CAS Christmas card (certainly for any occasion, as well)! Must file this idea away for later.

  20. Great design and good for you for getting a head start on your Christmas cards!

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