Friday, April 19, 2013

CFC #99 - Birthday Bash



Birthday time!! Specifically, CAS-ual Fridays owner Michele's birthday time! So, while Michele's busy celebrating, we're going to keep the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge open for two weeks. Plenty of time for you to cook up birthday projects to share!


CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is our sponsor this week, with a doubly big prize for the double long challenge ... a $45 gift certificate to the winner!


Happy 45th Birthday, Michele!!

We're going old school here. Well, I guess technically "old school" would be making this with a craft knife, but in this case I mean using die cuts instead of the Silhouette. The first person I saw doing this technique was Amber Kemp-Gerstel


Line up your dies along washi tape, and line up the washi tape along a line which will be the fold of your card (but don't score it yet). Then line up the line/washi tape with the end of your cutting mat. The goal is to stop your die cutter from cutting out the entire letter/number so it will still be attached to the card base. Where ever the cutting mat ends, the die will stop cutting. Run it all the way through the die cutter. Score along all the spaces that aren't a letter (you don't want bent letters) and fold.


Here you can see what it looks like in the back after I've folded it. I mounted an orange panel inside to hide the negative spaces. 


The flower and sentiment stamps are from the newest CAS-ual Fridays release, Mum's the Word, which just went on sale. And yes, some more gold embossing. Who knew?

Thanks so much for looking. Hope to see you in the gallery! And don't forget to check out the "amazeball" design team samples too : )
-Kelly

28 comments:

  1. Lovely backgrouond stamping! Like how the diecuts standing high and tall!

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  2. Oooh, I LOVE the partial die cut technique! The gold embossing really stands out against the floral background, too. Such a lovely card!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! The colors and technique...sooo fun!

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  4. Yay for old school!! Love love *love* this design Kelly! *Perfect* execution of that die cutting technique, and totally pretty stamping to finish it all off! Love it!!

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  5. Brilliant card Kelly love the colors how you created it and your such a sweety to always shar, Have a great weekend..

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  6. Beautiful card Kelly! Thanks for sharing your little tutorial with us, LOVE!!!

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  7. Awesome, Kelly! Such a happy card!

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  8. Wow this is soooooo perfectly done :) love your card

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  9. Amazing, Kelly ... fabulous dimensional design and wonderful stamping ... love all the senitments you're doing with that fab gold embossing ... good job you have a big jar! Anita :)

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  10. This is so cool, Kelly! I love that the sentiment pops up off the page~

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  11. Beautiful! Great use of the dies (look how straight they are!). Love the stamped flowers and the gold embossed sentiment! Perfect!

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  12. Great technique and beautiful stamping! Such a cool card, and loving that there are two weeks to participate!

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  13. I will be playing around with this technique for sure - terrific personalized card!

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  14. Oh my! Have you given up sleep all together? When do you have time to come up with all these amazing ideas! I love this one!

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  15. So cool - always keep forgetting about that... perhaps its Alzheimers... you know I really like the back view of your card, with the mirror image in orange!

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  16. Wow! Kelly! This is beautiful and creative, thanks so much for showing us how you did this. I might just give it a try. Beautiful stamped flowers.

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  17. fab card - I love the colours! ps this video shows how to clean the cameo blade (worked for me) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q1RkIBSiL4

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  18. Kelly I learn so much from you, this is fantastic and ultra trendy!

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  19. I wondered how you did this. What a great idea!

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  20. Such a wonderful card, really love the partial die cutting!
    Thanks for showing the process!
    Anni

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  21. Gorgeous, Kelly!!! LOOOOVE the combination of fresh and clean with the gold embossing! So unique yet so very pretty!
    Sylvia xx

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  22. AMAZING card!!!! Love to try this technique sometime!

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  23. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this.. so creative. TFS the process!

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  24. Oh my, it's perfect Kelly and love the flower power stamping on the front too :0) I'm too chicken to try this technique, I just know it will go wrong!!
    Jenny x

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly