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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday Fun with Friends

Happy Saturday...only two more weeks until I am off work for the Summer and I can not wait!  Rather than counting the minutes until I am off work, I am playing along with four of my crafty friends today making a card and matching envelope.  We are all using the Kreate-a-lope.  If you have never heard of this before, it is a plastic tool to help you make A2 envelopes with no scissors. The creator of Kreate-a-lope is having a campaign at Kickstarter to raise funds to make the Kreate-a-Lope available in new sizes.  For a donation of $10,  you receive one of the current Kreate-a-lope envelope makers.  Here's a link for you to read more about it.

While I was trying to decide what kind of card to make, I saw the current Case Study Challenge #141.  This is the third cute card by this month's muse, Maile Belles.  It is a bright and fun CAS card which I knew would be perfect for my inspiration.

I love the colors Maile used,  so bright and happy against the white card stock and the die cut script word layered over them.  Here is my card:


I impressed some white card stock with PTI's woodgrain impression plate, stamped and cut out a woodgrain chevron image from Waltzingmouse Stamps (Woodgrain) in the three colors that Maile used on her card.  I die cut my sentiment with Wonderful Words: Hello from PTI.  It seems to be a trend these days to not punch out all of the negative space, so I left mine in place.  It was tough for me to do it...it just didn't seem right to leave them there, but I did it.

Here's a look at my matching envelope:
Just a few of the same woodgrain chevrons stamped on the outside...but on the inside, I added the great big woodgrain stamp.
It is so nice to have an envelope ready to go when I need it.

So, let's take a look at what my other four friends made with their Kreate-a-lope.  Here's a link to Kelly, Julia and Renee's blogs.  I am sure they have come up with something spectacular!

13 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Love the woodgrain inside of your envelope Cathy! What a fun surprise when the receiver opens it up! So pretty with the envelope front so matchy-matchy with the card too! Great colors on the white!

Jeanne J said...

Oooh I love the colorful chevrons - great take on the challenge - so many good things here - the wood grain, the inside of the envelope and even the little cut outs left inside the hello! Wonderful!

Joyce said...

What a fun and beautiful card for the CASE study challenge. That envelope maker looks pretty cool, too. That challenge is on my list for today.

Kelly S. said...

I love the way you cut out the chevrons, Cathy! They are so modern and hip in those colors and the white woodgrain background is the perfect touch. I am obsessed with woodgrain lately (and denim!), love how you added it on the inside. I have all of the things to case this design, right down to the hello...you are brave for leaving the die cut pieces in :) Well, your willpower worked, it looks great! Thanks so much for joining the hop :) XO

Renee said...

I absolutely love that woodgrain inside the envelope...
what a surprise!
And so perfect with those woodgrain chevrons...
a fabby CASE!
Anyone would love to receive this beauty in the mail! :)

Suzanne said...

I think this looks FABULOUS!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply beautiful Cathy! I am really loving this idea and now I need to have one to play with too! I love that your card matches the envelope, really makes a fabulous statement!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Cathy! I love your chevrons, fabulous!

Sharron said...

What a cool envelope! The chevrons look fabulous and putting the woodgrain inside is genius! Love all the texture on your card too!

Sian Ridley said...

Ooh! An envelope that matches the card - that makes me happy! Such a cool card too, like everyone else it would seem, I am loving the chevrons and the woodgrain :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow! Not only an awesome card, but an equally as awesome envelope! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study!

Jean Martin said...

Gorgeous card Cathy! I can't believe I don't have this stamp set!!! I have to have it now!!! :) thanks for the inspiration!

Maureen said...

oh, not only a super fun card, but a matching envelope too! Love the die cut word! THanks for sharing with us over on CASE Study :)