Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy #2: CAS-ual Fridays CFC125

Why hello again! Whaddya know, 2 posts in one day :) I'm back to post another card for a different challenge. This time it's for CAS-ual Fridays challenge CFC125. I've participated in their challenges a few times, but I'd like to do this more frequently this year. One of my many resolutions.

As I mentioned in my previous post, this is also a "happy" card. Happy is such a versatile word. Happy birthday - happy holidays - happy for you - the list goes on and on. This one was a birthday card for my coworker. On the front of the card, it looks like a simple birthday card.

But when you open it... Bam! Parrrrtay! I used Papertrey Ink's Movers and Shakers Happy Die as well as their Birthday Styles stamp set. I love, love, love this stamp set and it's coordinating dies. The balloons and decorations were stamped using Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist, Stampin' Ups Regal Rose and Barely Banana, and Tsukineko's chalk ink in Pixie Dust.

I also made the candle "pop" out a little bit. You can see it a little better from the picture below.

The birthday I stamped along the edge of the die came from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set. I also glued a little bit of Regal Rose cardstock between the 2 white layers to add a pop of color behind the "Happy" die.

Happy cheers to you!

Stamps: PTI Birthday Styles, Birthday Basics

Cardstock: PTI White CS, SU! Regal Rose
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, SU Regal Rose & Barely Banana, Tsukineko Pixie Dust
Die: PTI Movers & Shakers Happy Die, Birthday Styles

Happy Card #1: CASE Study Challenge #72

Happy New Year!

I hope 2014 is treating all of you well so far. Have you stuck with your resolutions? I'm trying my bestest. It's never fun having your doctor giving you that "look" about your weight. *ugh*

Anyhoo, my first card for today (yes, today!) will be for the CASE Study Challenge #73. This is my first time participating in this blog so wish me luck! So here's my card:

For this card, I used the Sevington Border die cut by Memory Box to cut out all of these tiny, tiny squares in different pastel colors. Then, using the leftover grid as a guide, I glued "Happy" onto the front of card. That's about it! This card was a little tedious to make because of my shaky hands, but the grid was really helpful getting the squares all straight and evenly spaced.

Alrightee, on to card #2! As you can see from the title of my post, my next card will also be "happy." :) Smile and have a pleasant rest of your day!

Memory Box Sevington Border Die
Cardstock: SU! Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pale Plum

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CAS-ual Friday CFC119

Yowza! Has it already been over a year since my last post? I know I always say that I'll try to change that habit but who am I kidding? All I can say is that I will try my bestest to post. I'm pretty sure I've said that before, too. :) Anyhoo, here's my card for the latest CAS-ual Friday Challenge CFC119! The mission (if we chose to accept it) was to create a card using the embossing technique - either dry or heat. For my card, I chose to do both. The little snowmen were dry embossed and I used scratch paper and gently scratched away on the accents to create a little more texture. You can really tell on the hats.

For the background, I stamped snowflakes from Papertrey Ink's Winter Penguin mini stamp set on Aqua Mist cardstock (also from PTI) and then heat embossed with some white powder.

I die cut "baby" from some Aqua Mist cardstock and die cut a flag from the same cardstock as well. Well, I hope you enjoy the card! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

CAS-ual Friday CFC76

As part of this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge, I wanted to post a card I made for my boss for her birthday. Her favorite season is fall (which is fitting since her birthday falls in October) so I wanted to incorporate autumn colors into the card. I used kraft cardstock for the base and die-cut the Happy die from Papertrey Ink’s Movers and Shakers Poppers Die collection.

Behind the letters, I used strips of tape adhesive and lined them up vertically along the width of the card. For each strip, I sprinkled on some glitter from Martha Stewart’s glitter collection using the greens, yellows, oranges, and reds. I then stamped “birthday” from PTI’s Framed Stamp Set in Stampin’ Up’s Pumpkin Pie all along the bottom of the card. To keep the glitter from getting all over the place, I adhered some acetate paper behind the front base of the card.

The card still looked a little plan to me so I embellished it with SU’s Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon. Here’s a tip, to keep the ribbon from moving around, I adhered a little sticky dot right behind the knot J 
Here's another card using a similar technique with the glitter.  However, I cut out Happy Birthday from my Cricut machine using the Don Juan cartridge.
If you couldn't already tell, I like sparkly things.  Especially Martha Stewart's Glitter collection...

Alrightee, enjoy! Til next time…