Saturday, June 7, 2014

Just A Note (x3)...Inkspirational Challenges #58: Designer's Choice~Clean and Simple, Card Mania CMC #48: Flowers

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Today, I'm honoured and delighted once again, to invite you to join us in the new Inkspirational Challenges #58: Designer's Choice~Clean and Simple.  Design team member, Sandie, who is cas-extraordinare, is challenging us to create a card featuring lots of white space and minimal embellishment.

I decided to go with a trio of note cards, each featuring a single flower and 'a little note' sentiment. Total creation time for all three - under 30 minutes! The most time consuming part was getting the stem stamp straight on my acrylic block, because 'someone' doesn't have a block with grid lines. Seriously. My cards' inspiration came from a piece of 12 x 12 designer paper I found while rummaging through my 12 x 12 stash.  Flowers on the paper = flowers on my stamp/die set. Matchy matchy opportunity!! After shaving snippets from the paper's edge to add to the popped up panels on the card, I had 'just enough' to make envelopes for the little gaffers. I love my envelope punch board...

Here's my trio of *cas*, followed by a couple of them posing next to their envelopes...

(sorry for the mini image...blogger apparently likes this size, claiming it as 'large'. 
Humpph...Not in my books it isn't.)



Please head over to see what Guest Designer Sue, and the rest of the Inkspirational Team have created.  Dazzles and delights await you!!


Hope you'll add your Clean and Simple card to the challenge; I'm looking forward to seeing your fabulous, inspired creations!

I'm also entering into Card Mania CMC #48: Flowers. Thank you, Monika!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!


23 comments:

  1. What a wonderful collection of CAS cards and what a cool inspiration. I love the placement of the sentiment. And this card has fab dimension but still lots of that gorgeous white space. And what about entering it our challenge at TIME OUT-Summer with the optional twist of flowers???

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  2. Such a terrific trio of sweet flowers, Carol ... the edged panels look fabulous with the single blooms ... and those envelopes ... stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. Your cards are so pretty and I absolutely love the matching envelopes! Just beautiful!

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  4. Now you've made the rest of the DT look like slackers - three cards! And in 30 minutes! It would take me much longer than that as I would make tons of mistakes and have to keep starting again. These are perfectly stamped, beautifully designed and is that stiching (faux?) around the edges? It looks great.

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  5. What a delightful set of cards, I love the colors and how beautifully you are presenting it in an all floral envelope :)

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  6. Gorgeous cards, I like how you have popped up the panel to add dimension and the added strip of DP is perfect. Love the envelope too!

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  7. These are SO cute. The envelopes you've made to go with them are such a perfect match: this is a perfect gift! Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. My sweet friend Carol...these are just too darn cute and I love your fabulous envelope too, such beautiful patterned paper. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  9. These are darling! Love the flower images and well done on the evelope. Love that paper.

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  10. Carol - these are wonderful and that cute matching envelope - you are beyond cool in my book!!! Thanks for the encouragement, I joined this challenge!!

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  11. Totally wonderful card set!! LOVE the matching envelope! :-)

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  12. Hey you write my name here...

    First thanks for joining the challenge at CARD MANIA as I am the GDT there...and thanks for writing my Link and name at your blog...I am blushing now Carol LOL

    Cute flowers card and its not only one and not only two its three and all with lovely color combo, I adore your CAS card dear Miss C...hope you are healthy there...Big hugs, Monika

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  13. Very nice CAS note cards Carol. Even though I love most forms of cards I think this kind often conveys the desired message the best of any cards. Excellent.

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  14. Totally in love with these three sweet thangs!!! Three huge thumbs up (Dave is lending one to the mix to make up the third thumb!). CAS and oh so pretty!!! And the envie...melt!!!
    Phone call soon?!!

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  15. Oh these are the cutest ever!! I love the colors you used and the matching envelope is wonderful!! Makes me want to get this set out and play!! Hope you enjoy your week! ((Hugs))

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  16. These cards are beautiful! What a great design and I love the custom envelopes! I am always too impatient to take the time to coordinate envelopes. Great job with the clean challenge. =)
    - Shauna

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  17. Love your card Carol, and your envelope in one of my all time favourite MME papers. Sweet clean and simple designs!

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  18. The cards are so sweet - but those matching envelopes take it over the top! What a wonderful set!

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  19. What super cute CAS cards Carol!! I am so loving those little flowers. I hear you on getting long small stamps straight on the block. lol I usually line mine up on a grid line of my mat and then pick it up with the blog. So much easier than fighting with the stamp without any lines on the block. But back to your cute cards, I am just loving those sweet flowers and really love the envies you made from the inspiration paper!! I love my envie punch board too. Yes, these are super cute!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  20. Three gorgeous cards. You've rocked this one triple!

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  21. sweet set of cards...well done....

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  22. Awesome set of card AND envelopes!! So sweet! And great use of your pattern paper!! If you don;t have a block with a grid, what about a mat? You can line up the stamp on the mat, then press block to it.... then you just have to stamp it straight! Easy, right?!?! LOL!!! :D

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  23. Fab-u-lus! LOVE this set, Carol, & the envelopes are over the top!

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