Thursday, August 25, 2011

Today It Is


The open mouth, the wide eyes, the excited expression on his face...it is all priceless when you tell him he can do what he's always wanted to do this past year. He can do it because it is his birthday. You tell him "Yes, honey, yes you can. Today it is all about you."


Today it is all about the new CAS-ual Friday Challenge: Stuck on You! Simply showcase stickers in a unique and exciting way on your clean and simple creations. There is an awesome, I mean really awesome, sponsor this week: SRM Stickers. Their sticker products are exceptional, top notch and uber cool. To find out more about the challenge, the prize, the rules and to see great inspiration from the Girl Fridays, visit the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog.


My clean and simple creation started with a white card base cut to size, and partially embossed. I then banner die cut some pattered paper and stuck the clear stickers over it. The piece was finished with two simple lines of somewhat straight stitching.

Can't wait to see what you will create with stickers for this challenge!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max

Patterned Paper: (Pixie Collection) Cosmo Cricket
Other: (Stickers) SRM Press, (Thread)
Tools: (Impression Plate) PTI, (Banner Die) Lil' Inker Designs, (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers

44 comments:

Joan B said...

beautiful!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun, love the bright colors... and what did he decide he wanted to do on his day?

jen said...

what a great card for him!! love the way the stitching brings it all together!
(and I'm with Erin- what DID he want to do?!)

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Fabulous! Love the series of colourful flags :-) Might have to lift and adapt this idea for an upcoming layout I think!

Virginia L. said...

Woooo...this is my favorite card with SRM stickers from you!! So simple yet sooooo stunning!! You rock with amazing design!!

yyam said...

Love your use of colors Karen! So clever!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

A beauty! Love the colours, simplicity and message. Such fun too.

Alice Wertz said...

love those fun banners. fab card!

Fiona said...

Great CAS idea Karen, your row of banners look fab.

Craftilicious said...

Yours is my fave of all the inspiration cards this week - classic, elegant, stunning and fun all in one perfect package! I may have to case this at some point ;-)

kasia c. said...

This is so much fun! Those banners/flags are just awesome. :)

Lynn said...

I love your banners with the touch of stitching down the side and the texture in the background...fantastic!

Kelly said...

GREAT sentiment. Kind along the same lines as "yes, you can eat that because you ate your fruit/vegetable" at our house! hee hee This is a great challenge to use up some stickers! I'll see what I can find.. probably another Christmas card, ha ha

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

this is fabulous! Love how you have done the flags and the crisp white embossing. Just perfect.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING how you did the sentiment and the colors too!! Thanks for the love over at LESSology!!! I sooooooooooo appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Karen, this card is amazing! Wow!

Cristina said...

This RULES! I feel a CASE coming on...

Wendy said...

Great card Karen. Very vibrant!! My favorite!!

Aimes said...

Love that sentiment for a birthday! What a fabby design - love the flags and stitching!!!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

lisa arana said...

i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one karen!!! L O V E! From the embossing, to the flags to the use of the stickers, it is all fabulous.

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE the colorful banners---the varying lengths and placement of the words gives the card a really playful feel!! I rarely use stickers on my cards, but this challenge is going to motivate me to dig into my stash!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

BabyBokChoy said...

brilliant!! what a GREAT way to use up tons of tiny scraps!!! thanks for the idea!!!

Suzanne Russell said...

What a perfectly CAS card! Love the way you used the stickers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laurie said...

Karen this is such a fun card! I love those flags!

Jenny said...

Simply brilliant, I love the strips of colour the flags bring to the card :)
Jenny x

Marlena M. said...

I love this. Such a great way to display sentiments! ;)

~Tammy~ said...

Karen, this is just too cool! Love the banners!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I loooooooove that you made lots of banners and stitched through them--totally CASING this:) LOVE!

Laura Davis said...

Awesome work my friend!
Laura

alexandra s.m. said...

beautiful Karen!
TFS~

lynn said...

love your flag banner sentiment, karen! the stickers look great:)

Karen said...

Love this card!!!

Lindsay said...

Such a fab card Karen! I LOVE those patterned paper pennants with the stickers, and woot for patterned paper!

Brandi said...

Wow! Karen this is such a great layout with all of the different patterned paper! I just love it! I feel like on everyones birthday they should get to do whatever they want too. Hey, it only happens once a year. I feel sorry for the people who's birthday is on leap year! Well I guess that makes them 4 times younger right? LOL!

Dana said...

Love this! Colors work fabulously for either a feminine or masculine card!

Julie E said...

What a great way to use the banners! Love the embossing and the stitching and all the patterns - gees, I guess I like it all :>)
I am so excited, I just won some SRMs and I can't wait to try 'em!

Mary Jo said...

Who wouldn't love getting a card with this message? Very cool card!

Jen W. said...

Awesome sentiment and love those patterned paper banner and how they pop off the polka dots!

Trinh said...

I love those stitched banners! Perfect card for a guy or girl!

Be(e) said...

Those banners are fabulous!! Love the colors and the amazing design!

Lisa said...

So fun!!! Love the polka dots background with the sweet little banners!

Laura B. said...

this is such an adorable card, I love the way you used the stickers!!

Julie Day said...

I LOVE your banner card Karen! I must try this idea, actually there's lots of your ideas I'd like to try, it's just finding the time to make them :) lol

Virginia L. said...

Just saw my favorite card of yours in Paper Crafts Blog for Kim's birthday! This card really rocks and so are you!