Saturday, May 28, 2011

CAS-ual Grad + Little Love Note

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous Memorial Day weekend.  I am, but a paid  holiday on Monday will put anyone in a good mood right?  Well yes, but especially me, because Monday is also my Brithday!  (paid day off is a pretty awesome B-day present) Hehe!  Anyway, I hope you all have some fun weekend plans going on.  Today Hubby and I went out and got some plants to plant outside our condo.  We also found a super cute red electric grill. We can't have a regular grill in our complex so we were super excited to find an electric one we liked and we are really looking forward to cooking on it this summer.  :)

Before I share my card I wanted to answer a couple questions from some previous posts.  Many of you asked how I adhered the vellum clouds I created on the Whale Grad Card and the Bon Voyage card (which can be found here and here).  I used the Vellum Adhesive Runner made by Thermoweb.  I think it works pretty well when you are unable to cover up your adhesive.  I also told you all I used two Lawn Fawn stamp sets on my Bon Voyage card (which can be found here).  If you guessed Smitty's as the second stamp set then you were right!  I used the brackets in Smitty's to make the squiggly birds off in the distance.  I thought it needed just a little small something else and then I had that "ah ha" moment!  I love those, anyway, on to the cards!

I had lots of fun playing along with CAS-ual Fridays last week so I just had to play along again.  This week's theme is Graduation.  I wanted to make a colorful card and remembered a card Britta made awhile back.  I liked her method of incorporating all those colors using only ink pads. You can check out her card here.  And here is mine.

I also wanted to share a quick little love note I made for my hubby, Matt.  I love the new Admit One set from Lawn Fawn!  Matt and I love the fair, we drive to the State fair every year for a little anniversary get away, although he does not like the ferris wheel.

Graduation Card
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Hats off to you, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Jenni Bowlin (Chewing Gum, Cough Syrup, Chicken Feed, Lemon Drop, Stick Candy, Seed Packet, Soap Powder, & Spice Tin

Love Note
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Admit One
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin
Other: Copics

I hope you all have a great weekend, go out and have some fun! :)


  1. What a fun grad card! Love the happy colors and that sentiment is so playful and cool :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  2. Super cute graduation card! I love the colors you used!

  3. Darling! Look at all those sweet color grad hats - love the idea and the design!! And that sweet card for your hubby is pretty stinkin' cute, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!!

  4. Holy cow I had no clue those birdies were brackets! Your a-ha moment was crazy great!!

    Both of today's cards totally rock!! I love the colorful stamping & simplicity of the grad card. Its too fun! And way to go on the ferris wheel!! You colored it perfectly and with the cardstock's color it really pops - I love it!!!

    I hope you have an amazing Birthday, Chari!! You deserve nothing but the best ;)! {{HUGS}}

  5. Fab cards Chari, love your clean and simple style. Your blog is stuffed full of creative inspiration, I just had to become a follower :)
    Jenny x

  6. This is adorable! Happy you joined us for this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge!

  7. Super cute! I always love a little rainbow action on a card. :)

  8. I love your rainbow of hats - its very pretty :-)

  9. Two very sweet cards, Chari! Also, congratulations on your Paper Crafts May Gallery win!!

  10. Aw Chari, I love your take on my card! Most importantly, though, I love that cute ferris wheel. You colored it so well! Love all of those colors together.

  11. Both these cards are really great fun. I love the coloured graduation caps - looks very funky!

    Your ferris wheel is adorable!

  12. Super cuts cards! Love the grad hats in the rainbow of colors on that crisp white, fabulous :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. Oh oh oh how I love the grad hats in a color instead of black and so many colors! Love that they overlap. Great cards! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  14. I love all the colors in this card, very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  15. LOVE these cards! The colors in the grad hats is such a fun idea! So glad you played along at CAS-ual fRidays!

    (And I did get your link and I LOVE your red plane! SO adorable!!)

  16. Love how you stamped those graduation hats in different colors. Way to go! Chari.

  17. Love that beautiful rainbow of caps. A great CAS design. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

  18. Oh, I forgot to say Happy Birthday! :)


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