Thursday, October 4, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #73–For the Girls!

Hello Crafty Peeps!!


This week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is a very important one!  Of course, I’m sure you’re all aware that this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  What better way to bring this very important cause – finding a cure for breast cancer – to the forefront than to challenge you to create a CLEAN & SIMPLE card that celebrates the “girls” in your life?!  Right?!


This is also the challenge where this week’s TGIF winner will not only win an amazing prize (you’ll have to click on through to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog in order to find out what it is) from our most awesome challenge sponsor, Simon Says Stamps, but they’ll also get to be our guest designer in November!  Can I get a woohoo for that?!!  As always, we are ever so grateful for our sponsors, but most especially Simon Says Stamps.  Thank you Simon Says Stamps!!

CFC73 Strong For the Girls

I think we all have someone in our lives who has been touched in one way or another by breast cancer.  I have many dear friends who are survivors, so finding a cure for this horrible disease is so very important.  The women in my life that have survived are some of the most amazingly strong women I’ve ever known, hence the sentiment of my card.  I cut out the aperture (the banner shape started out as a bottle tag design) as well as the awareness ribbon with my Silhouette Cameo – that baby cuts like buttah, I tell ya!  I stamped the repetitive subway art onto pink cardstock and placed it behind the ribbon cut out.  The word Strong was created using a wafer thin metal die that I purchased from Simon Says Stamps – it’s Kristina Werner’s handwriting, and comes in a set of three different words.  I thought this one was PERFECT for the occasion, don’t you think?!  I’ve listed all of the products I used below:

STAMPS:  Hope (Paper Smooches)
Unicorn Pigment Ink (Memories/Hero Arts)
PAPER:  Lily White CS (Bazzill Basics Paper), Cotton Candy CS (American Crafts)
OTHER:  Bottle Label Tag – Flag Cutting File (Silhouette Online Store Design #22156), Awareness Ribbon Cutting File (Silhouette Online Store Design #3055), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America),
Strong Wafer Thin Metal Die (Simon Says Stamps), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)


Well kids, that’s about it for me today.  I so hope you’ll join us in celebrating all of the amazing women in your life!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Be sure and click on through to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to see what the other Girl Fridays have cooked up for your viewing pleasure and inspiration – you won’t be disappointed!


Things are about to get real crazy here at our house.  The movers are coming tomorrow morning, bright and early.  We will be sleeping in our new house tomorrow night (if all goes as planned, that is . . . LOL) and working our little fingers to the bone to get as settled as possible before we head south for the winter.  So if things are a little quiet around here, you’ll know why.  I have some prescheduled projects that I’ll be sharing with you along the way, so I hope you’ll come by when you can.  Have a great weekend!



Lynn said...

Karolyn, gorgeous card and I hope that the move goes very smoothly for you!

Marlena M. said...

Your design is so clean and crisp~gorgeous card Karolyn! I pray it goes well for you~

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is brilliant, Karolyn. So well said and done! All the best with the move!!

Christina said...

Hope you are all snug and cozy in your new home by now! Love what you've done with your Silhouette, and now that mine has a new home on my craft table it is going to see a lot more use. I'll be coming by often for inspiration!

Geri said...

I love how you kept the design of the card so clean and simple. The sentiment says it all!

Lea L. said...

This is fantastic! Loving the cut out ribbon!