Thursday, July 5, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #60–Text Me!

Happy post-4th of July!!  How were your Fourth festivities?!  Ours were extremely quiet because we were babysitting our two cutie patootie grandsons so that mom and dad could have a night off.  There were certainly years where we partied with the best of ‘em, but we’re kinda grateful for quieter holidays these days.  I guess we’re getting OLD!  LOL


So let’s get down to the reason why you’re popping in today – the latest CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, which is to create a CLEAN & SIMPLE project and include TEXT in your design.


Because it’s the first challenge of the month, we are once again looking for a Guest Designer (this week’s TGIF Winner), which also means that Simon Says Stamps is our sponsor extraordinaire – LOVE THEM!!  Simon Says Stamps has provided a fabulous prize for this week’s TGIF Winner, but you’ll have to click on through to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to find out what it is.  Thank you, Simon Says Stamps!!

CFC60 - You Are Invited

Here’s my answer to the challenge.  Now, you’re probably asking yourself, “Hmmm . . .where IS the text in your project, Karolyn?”  Right?!!  Well, if you look verrrrryyyyyy closely, you’ll see that I embossed the card front with the Book Print Impression Plate.  So my text is there – it’s just very subtle.  Fun, right?  I stamped the row of books (this stamp was given to me by a super sweet lady when I saw it used on Cristina Kowalcyk’s Gallery Idol project from last year – thank you Tonya!!) three times at the bottom of the card front in some really fun colors, and then stamped and die cut the sentiment banner.  This would be a fun Book Club invite, right?!  I don’t belong to a book club, but I’m just sayin’ . . . LOL


STAMPS:  Book Border (Studio Calico), Table Service (PTI)
INK:  Pear Tart and Grape Jelly (Memento), Black and Splash (Hero Arts/Memories)
PAPER:  Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER:  Fishtail Flag Stax Dies (My Favorite Things), Book Print Impression Plate (PTI)


Well, I’m in the midst of creating some projects for a publication call (with a Monday deadline), so I won’t be able to share them with you until they are REJECTED!!  LOL But as soon as they are (hopefully they won’t be Winking smile), I’ll for sure share with you!  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!!



Lynn said...

I love the colors you choose...all around awesome and your July 4th sounds perfect to me!!

Carol L said...

This is one great card! I love how you added the text with embossing, and those shelves of colorful books are just plain FUN! Nice job!!

Deb said...

I am sure that your pub call cards will be fabulous, Karolyn and we will just have to wait to see them in print!

I love that book stamp! Super fun and I love how you used your impression plate. I will have to use mine that way. Simply beautiful!

Gayatri said...

I love the subtle text background and that book border is awesome. I instantly remembered Cristina's gallery idol projects seeing the book border on your card. Your card is awesome. Love it.

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous card! Love the embossed text! I have this stamp and you reminded me I need to use it more!

Jackie Rockwell said...

The colors and texture are really fantastic! Love it!!!

Suzanne D. said...

Karolyn, I am wild about those books!!!! Perfectly paired with the text challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

If you weren't on the DT, I would say you won this one! I love, love all the subtle details! Yes, how fun this would be for a book club invite!

Christina said...

Oooh, I love your color choices! This is such a fun stamp, and it pairs perfectly with the book print. Very cool!

Lori Barnett said...

There you go again...being all crafty! LOL! So where's all the rejects??? HA! You dork!

Marybeth said...

Love your text impressed card with the books. Great book club invite….. and wonderful idea.