Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Graduation

Happy Tuesday, everybody?
Did you all have a fabulous Memorial Day?
I love it when a holiday falls on a Monday,
because when the work week starts,
you already know you're one day closer to Friday!

And speaking of Fridays, I recently came across a new
(to me, at least) challenge called CAS-ual Fridays.
CAS in the papercrafting world stands for Clean And Simple.
CAS cards are HARD for me.
I always think I need to add "one more thing"
to make a card complete.
Nevertheless, I wanted to challenge myself
and see if I could do it.

The theme of this week's challenge is:

And it's being sponsored by Market Street Stamps
who has a lot of really adorable images.

Here's my card:

I'm not positive it actually qualifies for CAS status...
I'm not clear on what the rules are.
But I did keep it all one layer.
I added dimension by embossing my card front with
an embossing folder by Tim Holtz for Sizzix,
which I think really brings this card to life.

Instead of making a little diploma,
I thought it would be fun to make this funky ruffle
with a page from a vintage book
(Across Five Aprils, if you were wondering).
I really like the effect!

Well, anyway, I hope you all have a great day!
Talk to you again soon!


  1. It's so cute...I don't know much about CAS...but I always love your cards...the colors on this one are great too!

  2. Just adorable! I love the fun trim you added by scrunching up the strip of text. Glad you found us and thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. So cute! Love the embossed paper and the text paper accent and the patterned paper along the bottom, there is nothing about this cute card that I don't love :)

  4. Your card is adorable!!! How cute and love the embossed background. I am with you on the CAS and will check out this site. I challenged myself to make one layer and think I have it now I am challenging myself for the CAS always want to add things :) TFS.

  5. What an adorable card!!!!!! I really like it.

  6. Yummo!! Lovin' that pleated paper border and the delicious embossing with that sweet, sweet owl!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll play again!!

  7. Cute! I love owls...they are the perfect grad image. ;)

  8. This is so cute! Love the gorgeous embossing and the little scene you created is so adorable! Stunning card! :)

  9. What a cute owl! Love the background and the ruffled paper!

  10. Adore this card, the texture and colors work wo well with this darling image!

  11. Great card! I love that sweet owl & the banner. TFS :)

  12. This is sooooooo CUTE!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. I love this card! The ruffled book pages are a wonderful touch.

  14. I love the addition of the vintage ruffle. So cute! Owls are one of my favorites so this card really speaks to me. ;)

  15. The embossed background and that ruffled newsprint are such perfect details for this one. So sweet! :)


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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