Saturday, May 14, 2011

CAS Sympathy

I've been so busy lately I'm WAAAAAY behind on reading my blog updates. I try to keep my 'to read' list current, but it's almost at 1000 now! EEKS! I can't bear to click the 'mark all read' button as I admire and respect each blogger's work and dedication. Another busy weekend is scheduled for me but I will try to get a bit of time in blog land. I've got a quick and easy card to share now. I like how switching up the fold a bit and adding the 'band' element gives a new twist to a standard clean and simple card.

I didn't add the string element, but kept with the basic feel for the other elements.

 365 Cards Day 16 ~ Abstract Art I've always been intrigued by inkblot images and thought it made for a fun challenge.
I Did It Creations Challenge #54 ~ Monochromatic
Stamping Vacation Animal Applause Challenge ~ Creatures with Cocoons
Folds: Lollipop Crafts Challenge #38; Design Dollies Challenge
Anything Goes: Crafty Creations Challenge #118; The Crazy Challenge #66
Flowers: Top Tip Tuesday #33; Everybody Art Challenge #141
Winged Things: Dutch Dare Card Challenge #112; OWH Challenge ~ Things with Wings
Punches: PaperTake Weekly Challenge; Crafts and Me Challenge #34
365 Cards Day 289 ~ Peek-a-Boo (2 windows in card front)
365 Cards Day 2 ~ Pick 5
1. Favorite color ~ Purple; 2. Favorite design technique ~ Monochromatic; 3. Favorite embellie ~ Butterfly Punches; 4. Least favorite color ~ Teal (especially paired with purple); 5. Favorite card size (dimensions) ~ A2

My Creation
Image Detail
 Slide the band off and unfold the matchbook style card.
Ins and Outs ~ CAS Sympathy
Stamps: SU Fast & Fabulous, Warmest Regards, TLC Verse
Paper: SU Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Printer Paper
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry, Laser Printer
Accessories: Butterfly Punches, Stickles


  1. Amazing card, colors, forms and everything!!!

    Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenge this week!

  2. Very pretty card, Colours are great too! hugs Samantha Top Tip Tuesday :0)

  3. beautiful card! nice colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Lollipop Crafts this week, good luck!
    Zulma DT

  4. Gorgeous! I love the punched out butterfly 'windows' and all the beautiful details on this. Perfect for the MWT at Operation Write Home too!

  5. What a clever idea. I love it. I find your blog very inspriational.

  6. Beautiful card. I love your colors and different format for your card. Thank you for playing Crafty Creations Challenge with us. Do come again, we love to have you join the fun. :)Peggy

  7. Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with the Design Dollies.

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts! ;)

  9. oh wow that is sooo pretty!!! Love the butterflies!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!!

  10. Oh so pretty Cat! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

  11. Gorgeous card and the butterflies are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)


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