Thursday, July 21, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #12–Here’s the Rub!


Hi Kids!


We had another super duper crop of project submissions last week – you all are so clever and creative!!  Thank you for sharing your amazing “eye candy” with us – delicious, I tell ya!!


CFC12 - Here's the Rub Graphic

This week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is one that I typically struggle with and am so glad I tried it – I had a blast!!  This week’s challenge - create a clean and simple project using stickers or rub ons.


Our very generous sponsor this week is EAD Designs, the manufacturer of some of the cutest stickers and rubons, as well as custom decorative vinyl cut outs, in the the crafty world – seriously, they have some super cute stuff!!  EAD Designs was kind enough to share some of their stickers and rubons with the Girl Fridays to inspire you to play along with us this week.  EAD is also offering up a fantastic prize to this week’s TGIF Winner – but you’ll have to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to find out what it is.  Go ahead . . . I’ll wait!


CFC12 - Here's the Rub

Good, right?!!  So, as I said, I typically struggle with stickers and rubons.  I’m a stamper, through and through.  Bcaged_SB-350x350ut I chose some of the cutest Caged Vinyl Rubons that I’ve ever seen and they adhere like a dream!!  What’s even more amazing is that they come in like a million different colors!!  Well, maybe not a million . . . but close!!  I was a lame-o and chose black.  I wanted to give the birdcage some dimension, so I actually adhered the bird cage rubon to some acrylic cardstock that I had and then cut around the outside lines.  Since I’m a stamper, I couldn’t help myself – I had to stamp that cute little red bird inside the cage.  And then had to add those cute clouds and fun sentiment.  I’m so happy with how this turned out and will definitely be playing with rubons again!!


STAMPS:  MY CUTE STAMPS (Ashley’s Blossoms), LIL INKER DESIGNS (Rainbows & Clouds Stamp Set)
INK:  TSUKINEKO (Onyx Black (VersaFine Dye Ink and VersaMark)
PAPER:  FRENCH POPTONE (Sno Cone CS), PAPERTREY INK (Pure Poppy CS), NEENAH CLASSIC CREST (Ultra Smooth Solar White CS), Acrylic CS
EAD DESIGNS (Caged Vinyl Rubons), ZING/AMERICAN CRAFTS (Rouge Embossing Powder), STAMPIN’ UP (Stampin’ Dimensionals and Real Red Satin Ribbon), LIL INKER DESIGNS (Clouds Dies)


We’d love to have you play along with us this week.  You can link up your sticker and/or rubon project HERE and you have until next Wednesday at 11:59 PM EST.  I can’t wait to see hat you come up with!!  Remember, if you don’t have any stickers or rubons, you really should check out the products that EAD carries – their customer service is outstanding!!


That’s it for me today, friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by today – you all make me smile with every sweet comment and kind word.  I appreciate you all so very much!



Ann said...

Super that color combo & your ribbon!

Thanks for having me along as a guest Girl Friday this week! :D

Virginia L. said...

What a SWEET post, Karolyn! I love your thoroughness and details about everything! I adore the cage card with that gorgeous bow! Always inspiring you are!

Marlena M. said...

I wondered how you got that shadow behind the cage....very cool! ;)

Karen B. said...

Ooh, applying this to acrylic, fabulous idea. Great and sharp looking card!

~amy~ said...

Dontcha just love the rub ons?!!!!! Genius about the acrylic your sweet card!

Jenny said...

This is brilliant, I love how you used the acrylic for dimension. A fab CAS card :)
Jenny x

Ryann Salamon said...

Completely adorable!

Brit Moore said...

I love the caged bird rubon!

Anonymous said...

Karolyn, I can't express how much I LOVE this!! I stared for a (long) while at the cage wondering how on earth you had achieved that dimention, dumbie me, lol! Thanks for the fantastic idea :)

Terri said...

Love this cute little card...what is it about bird cages that makes me swoon!? You nailed the challenge, as always!

Karen Aicken said...

I think I would have chosen the same set as you did, and also black. :-) Love what you did with it!!! TFS
Cheers, Karen

Laura Davis said...

This is so sweet, I love the colors. :)

Laura Pryor said...

Oh my word! This is FABULOUS!!!! I love the sentiment in the clouds!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love your card, so CAS and the birdcage is great.

Julie Day said...

This is adorable! Love the colors with the little red bird. The clouds and big bold ribbon are a perfect touch :) I may just have to get this set.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card! Gorgeous colours, bold ribbon and that's one of the BEST bird cages I've ever seen! I love the whole card, it's perfect!

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous card. I love the touches of red against the turquoise. Thanks for the inspiration.