Sunday, February 15, 2015

Creativity Catch Up for CASology and StampNation

I'm into the fifth week of school, and am really feeling "blah" from my lack of creativity.  So I decided to play a little catch up today and create a few cards that I will post throughout the week. Here is one that I created with two challenges for inspiration. 

Inspired by the CASology Cue Card this week, which was "love", and inspired by StampNation's challenge this week for a stamp with a heart, here is a little something I cooked up . . .

The heart die was popped using some Sookwang Scor-tape that I rolled horizontally, a little tip I learned from a member of StampNation.  One of my favorite things about StampNation is the knowledge sharing from the amazing membership there.  It is my go to place for creativity.  

Rolling horizontally, you ask?  Basically, you take a length of tape, lay it down on a surface such as a cutting mat or a craft mat, and you roll the long side to make a very long string of glue that is super thin and bends with your project.  It gives a little dimension too, which is awesome. 

Hard to notice, but I also embossed hearts onto the pattern paper inside my heart frame.  They were embossed using a new powder from Ranger that has a little bit of sparkle. 

One-layer cards are usually pretty tough for me, but this one came pretty easily. 

I cannot wait for my class to be over so I can get back to creating on a more regular basis.  My "heart" needs paper, glue and ink a whole lot more than statistics, scatter plots and predictive models.  I've definitely learned that in the last five weeks! 

I hope you find time to create when you can! 

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp*
Pattern Paper:  Crate Paper*
Stamps:  Paper Hugs*
Dies:  Surely Stitched Heart Craft Die from Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  My Favorite Things, Versamark, Ranger Embossing Powder
Ribbon:  Twine from The Twinery
Other:  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
*from Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit


  1. What a sweet card...and I'm in love with that sentiment (a paper hug?! CUTE!!!). Pretty strip of patterned paper, too...just right! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology!

  2. Love your cute little heart frame and the awesome sentiment! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  3. This is fantastic, Debbie! I really love the layout and the subtle glimmery embossing inside the heart! Thanks for the tip on rolling the tape! Hugs, Darnell