Sunday, April 22, 2012

CFC49



Wow!  I love the new blog banner at CAS-ual Fridays designed by Girl Friday, Karen Baker.  Karen, you and I need to talk...

So, I unfortunately need a get well card for a friend and nothing like a need for a "real" card to get me going AND I love the simple sketch for this week's challenge.  Here's my card:


I had just received my new shipment from Papertrey Ink, and was playing around with the Notched Flowers dies when I realized that I could use these for the challenge.  Since they were already cut out in Pure Poppy and Raspberry Fizz felt, it was pretty easy to just plop them on the card.  After cutting the Vine Border  from Ripe Avocado card stock, I ran the two trimmed pieces through my Xyron.  Ever hear of "glue buggers"?  That's a term I learned from  Julie Ebersole to describe the stringy glue hanging out around the edges of the newly created sticker.  She taught me to use the smaller end of my stylus to go around the outer edge of my die cut before removing the top paper from whatever I have put through the Xyron.  It works like a charm!  This may be the quickest card I have ever made.  Since it was going so smoothly, I decided a lined envelope would be a nice finishing touch.  I used Bitty Dot Basics for that little job and now I have a happy card to send to my friend.

I have already glanced at some of the submissions to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge and they look amazing!  Hope you join in the fun, too!

Thanks for stopping by,
Suzanne

15 comments:

  1. Wow, I love seeing different interpretations of the sketch. Your card is so cool! The flowers are fun and fresh, Suzanne.

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  2. I love this card! Lucky you, I'm still waiting for my Papertrey order...

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  3. Love the leafy vine die used as a flower stem! Great card, Suzanne!

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  4. This is stunning! I may have to start a shopping cart at PTI!!

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  5. Suzanne, great card! I'm sorry your friend isn't feeling well and hope for a full recovery.

    I'm loving all your cards and the challenges you participate in...such fun. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment. Hope you have a great Monday!

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  6. Gorgeous and I love the matching envelope. This card is sure to brighten your friends day!

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  7. Beautiful take on the sketch! The lined envelope makes a real statement.

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  8. Gorgeous card - I love how you made your flowers x x

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  9. Just too adorable and sweet! Love the envelope liner too.

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  10. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  11. Gorgeous, Suzanne!! Love love the bright and happy colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  12. What a gorgeous card Suzanne! I love the two bright flowers and I love a lined envelope too!

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  13. Love the flowers, what a fab idea :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  14. This is right up my alley (Mailes die - another product I love everytime I see it). Bold, graphic, and great sentiment. Lots of white.

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