CASology #168: You

Hi Everyone,

It’s all about YOU at CASology this week!

A very simple card this week, that is easy to replicate and batch.


Christmas coincides with the end of the school year in Australia, so a ‘thank you’ card that doubles as a Christmas card for teachers, is handy! I was inspired by these thank-you teacher cards created by Jennifer McGuire a year ago. I loved how Jen stretched her stamps to create her apples, so I had a go at creating my own ‘apples’ using some suitable stamps from  STAMPlorations . I then followed Jen’s fun  multi-inking technique  to create some shadowing and add dimension to the apple. I hand-drew the stalk with a multi-liner. The leaves were added with a bit of masking, and the ‘you’ part of the sentiment, heat embossed in gold.

Tags always feel festive to me, so I fashioned my sentiment into a tag, with a tag of festive patterned paper peeping out from underneath. The tag has been applied to the card front with ‘poster tack,’ so that the recipient can remove the tag and place it on a gift for somebody else! After all, sharing is caring!

How will YOU be inspired this week?

Here is the Design Team with some more inspiration:

Guest Designer: Jennie

This week’s Sponsor: STAMPlorations  

I am also linking this to:

STAMPlorations October Challenge: green, red and gold are a winning combination at Christmas.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean & Simple Christmas

Tag, You’re It Challenge # 32 – I have created a simple tag-themed Christmas card, using the following elements present in Kelly’s card: patterned paper, gold embossing, colour palette.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Hazel 🙂

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White; Seasons of Style (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Versa-Mark; Gold EP (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stamps: Sentiment Builders Thank You; Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes (STAMPlorations)
  • Punch: Scalloped Tag Punch (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Other: Poster tack (Marbig); Gold Organza ribbon (stash); Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (Stampin’ Up!); Stripes Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!); Paper rounder (Stampin’ Up!)

15 thoughts on “CASology #168: You

  1. This is just wonderful. I love how you colored and shaded that apple. I kept looking at the picture to see how you did it. Very fun to have double tags, and the colored and embossed card front takes this card up a notch.

  2. Poster tack?! You are so clever, Haze… LOve the embossing [surprised?] the color is gorgeous … your apple looks good enough to eat! All-around fab card, my friend!!!
    =] Michele

  3. Cherry Cobbler is one of my favourite SU colours. It’s such a fabulous deep red and is the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous tag. And the idea of making it removable is brilliant!

  4. Love this card, and you are right!! this is a great card and design to mass produce. I’m always looking for beautiful cards for my grandchildren’s teachers and this one is fabulous!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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