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:

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!!!

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!

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!

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 :)

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

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 :)

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