Sunday, July 15, 2012

For the Love of Science


This past school year, I had a difficult time getting my oldest to understand the importance of homework, especially in regards to practicing his weekly spelling words or doing the arithmetic flashcards. I still don't think I suceeded! But, when it came to signing up for summer school classes, he was ever so excited about anything science! I imagine he will be a hands-on learner rather than a book learner.

Today's card, made in mind with the May Layers Challenge over at Young Crafter's Unite...reminds me of the specimen boards I was required to put together in late middle school, although I think this was is much more beautiful! I was intrigued by this challenge because I still wanted to create something clean and crisp, yet meet the requirements of many layers. I've got seven on this card!
1. The base, stamped with the sentiment.
2. The wood grain border.
3. The patterned paper panel.
4. The tag, and custom push pin.
5. The cork label.
6 and 7. The butterfly! (It was stamped and fussy cut twice for added dimension.)

What do you think, did I still manage a clean and simple card?

It's going to be a busy week! I've got a fun Skipping Stones Design post on Tuesday, as well as the start of the The Craft's Meow July Release! My newest set will be debuted on this day! Then, the rest of the week is more fun The Craft's Meow releases, Friday I have a fun project for Artful Delight, and I just might throw in a fun announcement as well! Our family dog is not doing well, so I'm trying to pre-schedule as much as I can predicting that I won't have the time, or heart, to craft.

39 comments:

  1. CAS perfection!
    Sorry to hear about the dog and will be hoping he is okay.

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  2. 7 magnificent layers...awesome job.

    Sorry about your puppy...can't wait to hear your fun announcement!

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  3. Your card is beautiful! Love the soft colors and the touch of cork. Even though there are so many layers, it's still so beautifully CAS:)

    Sorry to hear about your doggie and sending "feel better" thoughts!

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  4. I'm so sorry your sweet dog isn't doing well. Sending hugs to you Karen.

    Looking forward to your exciting news!

    I love your card...the touch of embossing and the cork panel are fabulous! Your little guy sounds like my Collin!

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  5. Beautiful layering and colors! You are always an inspiration. :) Good wishes for your pup.

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  6. Such a sweet card! Love the butterfly!

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  7. Sorry to hear your fur baby isn't doing well Karen. But on a happy note I look forward to your news and LOVE this pretty card! The cork looks GREAT!!

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  8. This is absolutely pretty!

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  9. 7 layers and definitely CAS, well done. Sorry to hear about the dog.

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  10. oops, wrong account, maybe that means I should go back to work?

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  11. Gorgeous cream and naturals to keep those layers clean. I learn so much from you! Sorry to hear about your dog, I know that will be tough on your boys as well.

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  12. Love the colors and textures on the card!! Just lovely! Hope your family dog is getting better!

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  13. this card is just beautiful! The layers go together so seamlessly! SO Sorry about your pooch!

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  14. Your card is just wonderful!! You do have layers but it is most certainly CAS!! :)

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  15. Gorgeous card Karen and how fabulous to have 7 layers and still make a CAS card. Looking forward to your fun announcement and I am so sorry to hear about your dog.

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  16. I'm sorry to hear about your dog, Karen - they are so much a part of our families. Love this card today - never would have known there were so many layers! Amazing that you've kept it CAS! Love the colors!

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  17. Such a pretty card Karen! Love the label... I've just *obtained* some cork and have had some fun with it too! Sorry to hear that your dog is unwell.

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  18. Love your layered CAS card. Gorgeous colors, textures and dimension. TFS Karen.

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  19. Fabulous! Love how many layers there are and one would never really know!

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  20. Fabulous design. I love the cork layer.

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  21. Sorry about your puppy...can't wait to hear your fun announcement!..Your card is simple and beautiful!!! I love the cork idea!!! Awesome... hugs...xoxo

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  22. So sorry to hear about your dog, Karen. I hope that both of you will find comfort in the coming week. :)
    Loving the texture of the cork and the soft teal on your card. Looking forward to your fun announcement and new stamps, too!

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  23. Still CAS - lots of texture - I like the "specimen" board :>)
    Thinking of you with your busy week.

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  24. I'd say it's still CAS and beautiful! Love the white texture for sure :)

    Good for your son being excited about science class!!! :)

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  25. We all learn in our own ways, it's not easy finding what works sometimes... Good luck to you and your son!!! Your card is very cute!! I believe!

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  26. Great card Karen!
    I can relate with the homework and the frustration a Mom can feel...good luck ;-)

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  27. I love this! The colors are just amazing together!!! You're so SO good at color combos!! They all work out so well.

    I hope you're little guy enjoys summer school. Mine is going into 2nd grade next year and I've been amazed at the interest he developed in 1st grade!! (he loves science too!!) he loves to read and write stories now too - where after Kindergarten he seemed daunted by the thought.

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  28. Sad about your doggie. I do love this card and can't wait to hear your awesome news as well!!!

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  29. So sorry that your dog isn't doing well, Karen! I hope everything will be okay. I love this card with its woodgrain and cork textures!

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  30. Very pretty Karen. Love the beautiful butterfly and cork! Neat!

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  31. It certainly is still CAS even with all the layers! I could never pull that off and make such a great card. Hope your dog is doing better.

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  32. so fresh and beautiful! the cork label tie everything in so nicely. beautiful card, Karen!

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  33. Oh no...my thoughts are with you all as you care for your pup. Best wishes...

    Yes, you designed a CAS card...a gorgeous one!

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  34. You definitely achieved the CAS look with lots of layers... brilliantly done Karen :0)
    Jenny x

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