Thursday, September 15, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #22–Mini Cards!

Hola Peeps!


Welp, you’ve done it again, people – you all blew us away with your beautiful fall paper piecing projects.  Oh my!!  It’s so much fun to see how you all interpret these challenges – so much amazing innovation and thinking outside the box!


CFC20 Graphic

This week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge will no doubt bring out some delicious designs, as well.  To play with us this week, you’ll need to create a clean and simple mini card (or cards) design that’s 4” x 4” or smaller.  Fun, right?!!

Annabelle Stamps Graphic

This week’s sponsor is, a super fun online Australian stamp company.  I believe that has provided a yummo-licious prize package for this week’s TGIF winner, but you’ll have to pop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog to find out what it is.  While you’re there, be sure and check out all the other fantasmic inspiration from the other Girl Fridays.

CFC20 - Mini Cards

This challenge was so much fun for me!  I had recently purchased the most delicious Mehndi-typMehndi cookies Pintereste stamps from Impress Rubber Stamps.  Then I came across this photo on Pinterest (click on the photo to be taken to the original post).  My mind exploded!!  Amazing, right?!  So I chose some of my fave colored cardstock and coordinated some bright colored embossing powder and away I went!  The sentiments are from a couple of the Mat Stack sets.  This card set was super easy, and came together instantly – it’s so nice to have card sets like this around for those times when you just want to send a cute little note along with a gift.

CFC20 - Mini Cards 3CFC20 - Mini Cards 2


STAMPS:  Doodle Ornate (Impress Rubber Stamps), Mat Stack 1, Mat Stack 3 and Mat Stack 4 (PTI)
INK:  VersaMark and Onyx Black VersaFine (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  Blue Raspberry, Sour Apple, Razzleberry and Orange Fizz CS (French Poptone)
ACCESSORIES:  Apricot, Cricket and Aqua Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Black self-adhesive rhinestones (Kaiser Craft)

I so hope that you’ll play along with us this week!  I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – your sweet words mean the world to me!



Shelly said...

I love making things in batches too!!

You have used so many bright colours on these- It makes for a brilliant and striking collection!

Shelly X

Tejal said...

These are simply adorable...I'm so going to have to CASE these...thank you for such wonderful inspiration!

JenMarie said...

O.M.Gosh! I LOOOOVE these!!!

Laura Davis said...

Wow, these are stunning!

Jenny said...

Such a great choice of colour mixes Karolyn. Like Dana's, they remind me of pop art:) Fabulous!
Jenny x

Kryssi said...

Holy K! I fell off my chair when I saw the amazing burst of colors coming out of your set of cards!!! Absolutely bold and daring -- and I love it!!

~amy~ said...

i'm such a huge fan of color and simply ADORE your card your take on the inspiration...perfectly perfect:)

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful set of cards! I love the colors!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wowsa! Love these color selections! Just gorgeous!

Marlena M. said...

Karolyn, these ROCKKKKK! I love the colors you combined here. ;)

Anne Tussing said...

Your cards are stunning!! The colors are so awesome:)

Lisa said...

Karolyn these are marvelous! The colors are so cheerful! Thanks for sharing :)

JustYolie said...

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kingstonmama said...

Oh, this is a gorgeous card set. Those bright colors are just fabulous! Ann

Julie Day said...

Mmmm love the hot colors and the gorgeous medallion stamps and I can see why you were so inspired by that photo! Love the set :)

Aileen said...

These are gorgeous, I love all the bright colours. x

Justine said...

YOU INSPIRED ME!!!!!!! I know right, it's about damn time. Now that the weather is changing, motorcycle season is wrapping up, maybe, just maybe I will feel like doing more than sitting and starring off into space while in my new studio. Sheesh. Love you and so happy as I continue to read about all the exciting and creative doors you have opened.