AAA Cards Game #119 – Christmas in July

Hi! I’m back with some Clean and Simple Christmas cards for AAA Cards Game #119.

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, BUT for this game please feature an CHRISTMAS theme. AAA Cards is a SUPER CAS challenge. If you’d like to play for a prize make sure to follow our CAS guidelines.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured! This includes pre-patterned, pre-embossed and pre-textured cardstock and papers.

Our sponsor for this game is Happy Little Stampers.

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Kylie of HLS is offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge.

Here are my one-layer Christmas cards using HLS’ Mix Mash. 

Here’s a close up of one of the three cards above.

 I am always happy to have visitors and love reading your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog my teammate’s Clean and Simple Greeting Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #115 – Inspired by Nature

Hi! I’m back with a fun Clean and Simple Card today for AAA Cards Game #115.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, BUT for this game please feature an nature theme as the main and focal point.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of  Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

Our sponsor for this game is the fabulous Kylie of Happy Little Stampers.

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Kylie is offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge.

Here’s my nearly one-layer card using HLS’ Doodled Flowers, Butterfly Birthday and a coordinating die.

 I am always happy to have visitors and love reading your comments. I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog my teammate’s Clean and Simple Greeting Cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #114: Tic Tac Toe

Hi! I’m back with a fun new challenge for AAA Cards.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards, BUT for this game please make sure to complete one line of the Tic Tac Toe board above.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured in any way at all.

Our sponsor:

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Here’s my one-layer card. I used GOLD, ONE-LAYER and MASKING. (I also used a colored cardbase and blue.) Anyhow, besides “flowers” and “watercolors” I think that I filled every other square. Which, of course, was not the challenge, but it was fun to see how many of the boxes I could tic!

I’ve been trying to NOT use flowers on ALL of my cards. I seem to use flowers and butterflies a lot.I’d like to have some masculine cards in my stash. What do you think? I really wanted to fit some water-colored flowers on in the background before stenciling, but I resisted. 🙂

I used STAMPlorations Chevron Crazy – ARTplorations Stencil and a die from the For the Birds die set.

I also used the “Be Strong” stamp from the Typografia in Faith collection.

 

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog to enjoy my teammate’s super Clean and Simple Cards.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #112 – Favorite Technique

Hi! I’m back with a fun new challenge for AAA Cards.

 

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards, BUT for this game please make sure tell us about your favorite technique that you used on the card front.
  2. As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should not be patterned, embossed or textured.

Sponsor: Sugar Pea Designs – $25 gift certificate

My one-layer, CAS stenciled card.

  I combined some of my most favorite techniques and things all together on the CAS card. Namely, I used all of the colors of the rainbow, did some sponging/ink-blending, included flowers, did some masking and used a stencil.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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TCC #89: Clean and Simple Card, inspired by: the yellow bird, all the white space, the sunshiny look, the flowers on the chair and the the stripey carpet.

Mod Squad Challenge: Ready For Spring

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Butterfly in the Flower Garden – Thank You

Hi! Quick post with a “just for fun” card for some of my favorite CAS challenges.

I used the new Bloomtangled die (#1) to die cut a panel and then used the die cut paper as a stencil. I also created a couple of die-cut stencil/masks and did some masking to make this one-layer card.

 I applied the solid butterfly mask to the card front and stenciled over it with the large cover plate stencil. Then I removed the stencil and the mask. Next, I masked off the butterfly several times, using the negative and positive butterfly die cuts to stencil the butterfly.

I used the butterfly mask and butterfly stencil to make 2 other cards.

I think that it is a lot of fun to get 3 cards for 1!

I’d better get out of my warm bed now!

Lots of things going on here today.

There’s very cold, windy, wintry weather, a special birthday and planning for our week.

There’s longer term planning to do for the coming gardening season too.

To look out of my window, you’d think that would be far away, but it’ll be here soon.

It was 10° Fahrenheit when my husband checked the temperature before we went to bed last night. He’s bringing in lots more firewood now because we’re going to be having some abnormally low temperatures this week.

Pretty soon there will be butterflies, but for now there is snow.

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