Saturday, July 14, 2012

Let's strip!

 Ha! Got your attention didn't I???
Let's strip is the current challenge over at CASual Fridays. I was working through my July and early August birthday list yesterday addressing and signing cards and realized I 
still needed one more masculine card. I pulled out my Simple Stories Awesome 6x6 paper pad (which I had not cut into!) and then remembered the fun prompt at CAS Fridays - to use strips of patterned or coloured paper on your creation. 

It came together rather quickly once I decided to cut out stars on my Cricut and layer them to make a focal point. I made four of these so as to have some masculine bday cards in the stash, but didn't put the fabric buttons (We R Memory Keepers) on all of them - I like to keep a few flatter for mailing.

The second version - different stamp, slightly different focal point, no button.

The plan now is to use a similar sketch to come up with a Christmas card design that can be easily mass produced. I am way behind on my Christmas cards - I have only 13 made so far. Last year I probably had fifty or so done by now. Gotta get on that - thankfully there seem to be lots of Christmas in July challenges popping up which has provided a swift kick in the pants!

Happy Saturday!
Shanna :)

What I used:
papers: Simple Stories - Awesome 6x6 *
stamps: CTMH - Happy Birthday (first sentiment) and Card Chatter - birthdays
Cricut Art Philosophy
buttons: We R Memory Keepers fabric buttons *
* Available at DAT'S


  1. Great cards...can't wait to see the Christmas version! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Way behind on Christmas cards! It's July 14. Christmas is ages away! ;) I love this card, in fact you may see something similar from me sometime soon. xx
    P.S. My tummy is full of jellybeans ONLY! xx

  3. Great card, so bold and graphic.... love the patterned paper strips :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  4. Love how you mimicked the stars in the paper with that large star, great color combo:) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!


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