Sunday, May 22, 2011

CAS + Graduation Time

Hello everyone, hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  I know I did, I had lots of time in what my husband has deemed "the craft cave" :) playing with some stamping goodies.  I finally played along with the new CAS-ual Friday challenge.  I missed the first couple because of vacation so I was glad I got to play this time.  This week's theme was "Bring the Bling" so I used my most favorite bling of all.... Glitter!!! Here is my yummy creation...

My photography wasn't so good on this one, not sure why, so you can see all the glittery goodness better in this close up shot of the cupcakes.

inside of card

I wish I could make real cupcakes that looked that beautiful.  The other card I have to share is a graduation card I made for my cousin who just graduated college! So proud of her, even if she did attend a rival college, ahem Go Wolfpack :), and her graduating college make me feel old!  So here is the card I made for her.

I used my new wave die from My Favorite things and Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Sea.  This was my first time inking up these particular critters.  I really liked my vellum cloud technique from my bon voyage card so I used it again on this card too.

inside of card
I am entering this card into the Wee Memories Stamp It challenge because it is full of stampy goodness!

Birthday Cupcake Card
Stamps:  Hero Arts ClearDesign: Cupcakes, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler (sentiment on inside)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Martha Stewart Iridescent Glitter, Martha Stewart Glue pens

Graduation Card
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Hats off to You, Critters in the Burbs & Bon Voyage
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox White Pigment Ink, Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin, Soap Powder & Chicken Feed (on envelope)
Paper: Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Vellum
Other: My Favorite Things Die-namics Catch A Wave die

Thanks for stopping by today.  I wish you all a wonderful week and upcoming holiday weekend! Yay!


Michele Gross said...[Reply to comment]

I'm so glad you used glitter! Your cupcakes are dazzling and I really love your card :) I'm so glad you got to play with us this week and look forward to seeing more of your delightful work here at CAS-ual Fridays!

Robyn said...[Reply to comment]

Very sparkly and beautiful cupcakes and your "graduating" whale is the cutest!

Christiana said...[Reply to comment]

These cards are both soooo cute! I always get so happy when I read on Facebook or Twitter that you've got a new post up. Your cards always brighten my day and make me smile. :o)

Love your tri-colored waves on the whale card. Beautiful! How did you adhere your vellum clouds without the adhesive showing?

Marlena M. said...[Reply to comment]

I love that yummy card! ;)

Wendy said...[Reply to comment]

Super Cute cards Chari, those cupcakes look so delicious and sparkly.

Heather Innusa said...[Reply to comment]

You know what Chari - you bring it every time girl!!! I love both of these cards {ok, I wont lie, the grad one is my fave - a cap on a whale - love!!!}. They’re both so fun!!! I still am drooooling over the vellum clouds!!

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE {always love} how you decorate the envelopes!!! That makes me super happy - it’s like the fun starts even before you see the amazing card waiting inside of it!!! I bet when people get them they go nuts!!

Chari Moss said...[Reply to comment]

@Christiana To answer the question of how I adhered the vellum clouds without my adhesive showing... I used a Thermoweb Vellum Adhesive runner. Works very well. :)

Cindy Haffner said...[Reply to comment]

Both are PERFECT!!~

Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

Two super cards, love the sparkly fosting on the cupcakes :)
Jenny x

Hannah said...[Reply to comment]

Great cards, love the subtle use of glitter on the first, it looks beautiful :) And such a fun whale card, fab :)

Karen B. said...[Reply to comment]

Please insert an ahem for me as well! Great cards! Love the clean and simple designs of each of these, and the ideas are cute and fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...[Reply to comment]

Darling work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...[Reply to comment]

I just love glittery goodies! So yummy and your CAS design is perfect. Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

Laurel Beard said...[Reply to comment]

What fantastic cards! I love them both. They are both so fun and cheery and put a smile on my face!!!!! I am so glad that you played along with us over at Wee Memories!

Beth said...[Reply to comment]

How can I buy one of the whale graduation cards??? Seriously, it's perfect for my daughter's friend. Please email response to

Beth said...[Reply to comment]

How can I buy one of the whale graduation cards??? Seriously, it's perfect for my daughter's friend. Please email response to

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