Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CFS Heart Beats and Double Note Fri-Dies

 Hi folks! We've got more fun lined up with the second stamp AND die set to be released at CAS-ual Friday Stamps this week ... it's a double eighth note! Wait until you see all the sentiments that Michele thought of for this set ... totally a case of one being better than the next. I really like the idea that "two hearts" (yep, on the notes) "beat" (yep, a musical pun) "as one" (for an engagement ... perfect!!) There are so many sentiments to mix and match, that you can totally find the perfect one.

The eighth note on this card was stamped a few times for some energy. I piled on the gold with the garage sale doily (this is probably the 5th project I've gotten out of that one delicious doily), cousin Helen's gold thread from Greece, and some gold sequins. Patterned paper is Studio Calico Darling Dear.

So, remember the Heart Note from the last CASual Fridays release? Well now there's a Double Note, which is used on this card. Pretty awesome how you can now create your very own sheet music (with the treble clef, double note and single note dies!)

Here's the story on the three layers of note dies. Originally everything was die cut in aqua. Then I thought it didn't really support the sentiment too well because the actual treble clef wasn't emphasized. I changed the color of all the notes, but the new color of dark pink competed too much with the dark pink flowers in the patterned paper, making it too busy. So here comes the lighter pink third layer of notes. OK, way more information than you needed, I KNOW, on those notes, but that's the story : )

More inspiration waits for you with the rest of the fabulous CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team:

Come on back, as we have two more days to debut even more stamps and dies! Thanks for looking!


  1. Okay first I love your last paragraph, sitll smiling :) Wonderful cards Kelly, LOVE the second one!!

  2. Beautiful cards, Kelly! I love how you die-cut the notes dies multiple times for the second one!

  3. Wowzer! That second card is fabulous & I love how you kept working it & got it better & better!

  4. I appreciated the explanation of how the elements came together and would have thought it was planned that way and so beautiful with the 3 colors of the notes! It is helpful to me and encouraging as well as I get too many creative blocks.

  5. That's definitely not too much information, Kelly ... I love to hear how your cards come together so beautifully ... it's like a tutorial in just a few lines! BTW, both these are fabulous! Anita :)

  6. I love how you did the treble sentiment on ur second card, love to read about the details. The effect of multiple colors on the notes turned out to be awesome :)


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