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. Love that leafy curve behind the striking flowers. Bet all your cards get snapped up super fast.

  2. 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

  3. Well I think this is an awesome card too! Love the curve and rich colours, beautiful on the Kraft base.
    Louise xx

  4. 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

  5. Love the curve of the die cut leaves and overall a beautiful CAS card. I especially like how die cutting is the focus too. Hugs Bev x

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