Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Week 72: SHOP


Have you been visiting the stores more than usual lately, either online or in town?  As we gear up for the biggest shopping day of the year and the holiday season here in the U.S.A., this week's cue word seemed appropriate.  We are curious to see what it makes you think of!

We have a wonderful new sponsor this week and you'll find their shop both inspirational and fun!

Let us introduce ourselves, we're Jacob and Nicole Rixon - owners of Sweet Stamp Shop. 

Back in 2011, Nicole approached Jacob with her 'genius' idea of starting her own stamp line. Ever the supportive husband, Jacob jumped with his hands high in the air and exclaimed, 'Why didn't I think of that!!?!?'

Ok, maybe it didn't happen quite like that.

But, this CPA and his creative wife did start a journey in 2011 with the hopes that other creative people would enjoy some fresh and funky stamp desgins. They've built their business and have worked tirelessly to bring you the latest in the crafty world - from tutorials to new designers... their customers are what drives them to keep it fresh and NEW. They happily brought on new illustrators in 2013 and their product is being stocked on more and more shelves throughout the United States and even around the world. 

They proudly make their stamps here in the USA - print their packaging at a local little print shop in San Diego - and Nicole still hand packages every stamp set that comes in. (yeah, she might guilt her friends and family into helping with that too!) They were also happy to introduce their first employee in 2013 and plan on continuing to grow and offer more products. 

The Sweet family welcomes you - with warm squissy hugs! So, go on - get crafting - get stamping - and join in on the sweetest family around the block!

Be sure and take a look at their wonderful online store and inspirational blog!  There are exciting things brewing and you won't want to miss them!  This week's challenge winner will receive some Sweet goodies!

Let's see what the design team and this week's guest designer created for inspiration!

Guest Designer:  Lisa
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Simple words and design on a card can say it all!

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A bold base colour can work for a CAS card - just keep the rest of the colour palette simple. 

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Using a variety of colors can liven up a simple, CAS design.

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Fussy cutting can work in a CAS card!

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Use small images to make a fun border!

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A tone-on-tone print paper background works on a clean and simple card.

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Add interest by positioning your sentiment differently than the norm.

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Simple background images are perfect for CAS designs.

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You can use elements such as embossing, die cuts and simple paper piecing on a CAS design, but use in moderation.
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Masculine cards can be CAS too!

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Don't be afraid to add embelishments and dimension to CAS cards.

Now go have fun and don't forget to link up your SHOP creations by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!


  1. I liked the theme so much that my card is ready!
    love all your cards

  2. Awesome DT cards, and love the challenge :-)

  3. This is for the first time I'm entering here and I LOVE what everyone has created. Simply amazing!