Mar 282013

If you’ve kept up with my blog for a while, you should have learned two things about my crafting habits by now:  1) I love participating in a variety of card making challenges, and 2) I enjoy making cards for Operation Write Home.  These two things mesh together quite well because most of the cards I create for the challenges end up being sent to OWH.  (I do keep some for personal use.)

So as I was working on cards to fill up the box I sent to OWH this week, I came across this week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  This time they are asking the challenge participants to create a card using no stamps.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  I needed some thank you, birthday and thinking of you cards for OWH.  So I decided I’d try to create a no stamps card for one of those categories.

I looked through my rub-ons, but wasn’t liking anything that I was coming up with along that line.  Then I thought about using some of my dies.  Bingo!  I remembered one of my sets of Cuttlebug alphabets contained the word “thanks”.  So I pulled it off the shelf and chose to use that along with the vase and floral images in that set.  Picking the colors didn’t take long; I had actually used these colors together on a card about 5 years ago. (And as I’m typing this post, I realize that all of the SU colors are retired.)  Once I figured out how to fit everything on the card front (the vase and flower ended up taller than I realized at first, so I snipped a bit off of the flower stem) and ran it through my Xyron, I had a reasonably quick one-layer card.

See the dot in the center of the flower?  That’s actually the scrap punched out by the letter “a”.  I like when I can use little pieces parts like that!  🙂

So, that’s another card for my latest shipment to OWH.  I’ll have another one to share later today.

Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); Cool Caribbean, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss (Stampin’ Up)
Other: “Olivia” Cuttlebug alphabet dies (ProvoCraft); corner rounder (EK Success)

2 Responses to “CAS-ual thanks”

  1. great card!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays

  2. Awesome card with the no stamping! You did it! 🙂 The die letters look great! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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