Wednesday, March 28, 2012


It's CAS-ual Friday time again! Actually, I'm just getting this in in the nick of time...I have a little over an hour...phew! ;) This week's challenge was to use black & pastels together...while I was on my way home from taking my daughter to school today, I had an idea just POP! into my head. Fun stuff when inspiration strikes.

Here's my CAS card for this week, the Bold & the Beautiful... ;)


It seemed the creativity was in hyper drive today because I had another idea!! (Wow, two in one day...this must be some kind of record! ;) I just purchased a lovely new Memory Box die from the fabulous Chic & Savvy Crafters (allow me to digress momentarily while I sing the praises of this store...I placed my first order on Thursday of last a shipping notice 20 minutes later...and had my package on Saturday!!! For those of us impatient crafters...this shop is the BEST!! Check them out!)

Anyway, back to the Memory Box Twirled Heart Border die...I saw this an had to have it because my 10th anniversary is coming up in May and I just wanted this to make one of my many anniversary cards that I've made/am going to make. With today's challenge, I had this idea for using this. But there was one little problem...I kind of stupidly misunderstood how the die was going to work. I thought it was going to cut little heart holes in my cardstock. No. Instead it cuts a lovely, semi-embossed border, which is fabulous, but required just a TAD more work to achieve this look I was going for! I'm thrilled with the results, though, so it was worth it!


I wish my photo did it more justice...without using an SLR (and actually having better photography skills), it's hard to take a nice photo of black cardstock. I hope you get the idea though! :) Thanks for taking a look! :)

Supply list:

Missing U card:

Cardstock: White (PTI); Yellow, Purple shimmer (Colorbok)
Tools: Block Alphabet Lower dies, Circle die (Spellbinders), Schoolbook Plantin cartridge (Cricut); Stripes embossing folder (SU)

Anniversary card:

Cardstock: True Black (PTI); Yellow, Green, Blue shimmer (Colorbok)
Stamp Set(s): Sweethearts (WMS)
Ink/Colorants: White embossing powder (CTMH)
Tools: Twirled Heart border die (Memory Box)


  1. LOL! I love the spunky sentiment and the great texture! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Love that anniversary card - the gradient of pastels is so pretty. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

  3. Love that your card is all about the sentiment, looks fab with the textured base :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!