Friday, May 31, 2013

Fusion #9 - Hawaiian Lei

note: for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, please click here or scroll down.


It's FUSION time again! 

This week for my sketch-based card, I looked through my dies to find something small to hang for the banner elements.


This small flower and die set hadn't seen use yet, so I ended up making a Hawaiian lei out of it. The striped background is toned down from the sketch to just three lines, with the Hawaiian sentiment of "thank you" embossed in bronze on the middle line.


It stands out nicely on its own, maybe due to how the baker's twine is hanging from holes punched in the fold line. Would you believe the Papertrey stamp set is called "Flower FUSION #3?" I think it was meant to be : )

Please stop by the Fusion blog to check out the other sketch, photo and fusion inspiration from my design teammates, and to link up your own interpretation!

Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly

39 comments:

  1. So cool! Love the Hawaiian lei! Such a great idea! And by the way, NO, my nails are normally horrid looking. Just happen to catch me on a good day, seriously:)

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  2. This is AWESOME! I love that there's so much dimension, but that it will fit nicely into an envelope! I predict a lot of CASing of this one!

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  3. Aaaaah I LOVE this soooo much...I'm not biased or anything (wink, wink). Super cute lei and perfect sentiment!!!

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  4. Sigh.....I adore this Kelly!!!

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  5. Beautiful Kelly, you make the most inventive cards, a unique style all your own, thanks for sharing your incredible creativity, have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. You always make such unique cards with little pieces of paper. This one is super.

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  7. Kelly, this is so cute. Love it. Such a clever idea....

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  8. Oh, now I really want to be in Hawaii. This is so festive and fun. Now, look who has Hawaii on the brain. Love the coloring and stamping of those flowers.

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  9. oh this is so beautiful! Love the design (so original) and the soft beautiful colors! My first thought when I got a glimpse of the card was Hawaii!

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  10. absolutely meant to be...what a fantastic card!

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  11. Magnifique. J'adore. Félicitations !

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  12. This is a fabulous card, Kelly. I LOVE your sweet little Flower Fusion lei! Brilliant. ;-)

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  13. Just pinned this cutie! Flower Fusion #3 is one of my all time favorites, love seeing it used as a lei!
    Hope all is well with you. : )

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  14. Oh My Goodness, Kelly, this is just delightful ... a gorgeous 'banner' lei! Anita :)

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  15. Seriously sweet card. Really makes me think of beaches and drinks with little umbrellas in them. What a fresh, fun card. Bev

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  16. Alooooha! That is one cute lei! Paired with the "mahalo"? LOVE!!

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  17. Such a cool idea, Kelly! Your cards is very pretty. Love the lei and that is funny the name is Flower Fusion #3! LOL!

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  18. How enchanting Kelly!
    Love it!
    Thank You ;-)

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  19. Aw... isn't this like...the loveliest card--EVER? I love the stringing of the flowers! Cool presentation and idea!! When I made my GI entry, I thought:" hm...what would Kelly do!?". Well, that is just how AWESOME and INSPIRING you are, my friend! xo

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  20. LOVE this lei Kelly, perfect FUSION!

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  21. What a thrill to see leis instead of banners, Kelly! I can always count on you to think up new and exciting treats for all our hungry crafty eyes!!

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  22. Aaaahhhh, you stole my heart here Kelly! I love all things Hawaii~my home base~beautiful job!

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  23. Love this! What a great idea to make a lei!

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  24. SO pretty, Kelly! Thanks so much for your congratulations on my Gallery Idol placement. I loved your ten of spades card and was hoping you'd be there with it!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous - such a special card!

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  26. Could you create anything more amazing? I love this Kelly and the lei is fantastic!

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  27. That is supah clever to make the lei with twine and stamped flowers! You're always making such clever cards, though. :) The colors are beautiful together!

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  28. So pretty, Kelly! The lei was a brilliant idea. And I love the colors you used.

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  29. Oh so tropical Kelly, love the flowers :0)

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  30. This is gorgeous love the lei! Maybe my new favorite for now....you sure know how to wow!

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  31. Marvelous work on this! What a pretty card and the dimension of the lei is wonderful.

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  32. Love, love, love your inspirational DT card for this fusion challenge, FABULOUS!

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  33. Fabulous design! So much dimension!
    Hugs!
    :)

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