Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanks for the Lift

After a long week at work, I was too tired to make anything last night other than a quick card.   The color combination from the current 10 Minute Craft Dash inspired this simple creation, which was helped along by a few leftovers from previous projects. It also fits the "thankful" theme for this week's CASology challenge.

I started off with a golden yellow card base.  After adhering a strip of green cardstock along the left side of the card, I accented it with a pair of silver brads (then paused my timer for a few moments to locate a stray brad that fell off the table before it could be "claimed" by Chloe the cutie puppy--that's okay, right?).  A fluffy white felt cloud left over from a previous project found its way onto the cardfront.  I adhered an orange button tied with matching baker's twine as a sun at one side of the cloud. The kite from the Paper Smooches Sunny Side Up set was cut from a scrap of green dotted patterned paper, again left over from a previous project, and layered over the cloud with some dimensional dots.  I used a black multiliner pen to draw in a string for the kite, then stamped the set's "thanks for the lift" sentiment next to the string. A quick check of the timer showed this one took 8 minutes and 52 seconds from start to finish.  Not a bad way to end the work week!

And, speaking of ending the work week, i {heart} papers is celebrating Black Friday every Friday in November with a sale each Friday-Sunday in November, with the culmination on Black Friday-Cyber Monday. This week's special is all Spellbinders dies are 30% off! (Does not include co-branded dies like Flourishes.)  Happy shopping!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersPaper Smooches Sunny Side Up stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Pebbles Seen & Noted designer paper, Divine Twine orange baker's twine, Pollika white felt, Copic multiliner pen, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Harvest Gold cardstock, Orange Zest button (Papertrey Ink); Pear Pizzazz cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Clouds Combo die (Clear and Simple Stamps)


  1. Fun to see a spring time thank you - lovely fresh colours! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  2. Woohoo, I was so happy when I saw your name come up in my email, Lori! I recognized the name instantly. :)

    This card is adorable and absolutely perfect. You totally rocked these colors and great job on finishing it within the time limit!

    I hope you'll play along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash in the future. Have a fab weekend!

  3. super cute card! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. I love these bright, cheerful colors! I'm so happy to see a kite again with all the autumn/winter cards being made now! :) Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  5. Loti I love the colours you chose and that great sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us this week at CASology!


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