hello, goodbye

It is a new month, which means a new hostess over at CAS Colours & Sketches challenge – Caro. Check out the latest challenge:


And here is my take:

hello | by karen @ carefree creations

My post title is in reference to the sentiment I used, and that the challenge colors are being retired this month by Stampin’Up.

I’ve loved this stamp set / die combo since it came out, but I haven’t used it yet (fairly typical for me – I think I get intimidated by the wealth of awesome cards that are made with sets that I love). I figured this was a perfect opportunity to pull the products out!

The card base is rustic cream cardstock. I used the border die to cut off a bit from the card base front. Then I embossed a kraft panel (card front size) and adhered it to the inside of the card. I did a full front size because I didn’t want a seam to show inside.

I thought about adding a rhinestone to the flower center, and if I send this card myself, I will before I mail it…but usually my cards end up in the box I take to work and I want those cards as mailing-friendly as possible (though, I admit, it doesn’t seem to matter if I label some cards as extra postage / hand carry – they still get taken…and that makes me happy!).

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Thursday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Endless Birthday Wishes (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Mossy Meadow (SU);
Paper: Rustic Cream, Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey (SU);
Other: Botanical Builder die, Woodgrain embossing (SU);

7 thoughts on “hello, goodbye

  1. This is stunning, Karen. I love the curve, the extra detailing on the leaves and the use of kraft – it all adds up to a perfect layout – gorgeous! Caro x

  2. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who hasn’t used this bundle much! But you’ve used it to great effect here. It’s perfect for the colours. Liz x

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