Sunday, April 17, 2011

Keep it Simple Challenge

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to make a Clean and Simple Card.  I thought this would be the perfect time to break out my swivel knife and cut out my image.  When I told my husband about this plan he said make sure you have the bandages ready....NICE.  Anyway I'm happy to report that I was able to cut JJ out without cutting myself.  I've seen so many awesome cards with images cut out and I've been wanting to try this for a while now.  In the end I'm very happy with how this turned out.    It took less time than my adventures with the sewing machine too.

Mark your calendars - we're having a New Release and Blog Hop at Totally Stampalicious on Thursday - April 21st!  

Stop on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see more great Clean and Simple inspiration from the design team!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week! 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

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Stamps:  Cupcake JJ
Paper:  Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Labels Four, Swivel Knife


Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, this is amazing, Julie! I love your layered cards but you can totally nail CAS, too. I love that you put the image on a red nestie and a kraft card base! That is too funny what your husband said but I sure hope you didn't cut yourself. ;)

Lori said...

Wow, you totally rocked this challenge this week, Julie! I have difficulty with CAS ones but yours rocks :) WTG!

Benzi said...

A swivel knife?? Oh, what a great job. I've tried to use my craft knife a few times with NO success. Sure wish I could master that. That is a wonderful CAS card and fun birthday card.

Funny what your hubby said..glad you made it through unscathed. LOL

Monique said...

Good Morning Julie!!! you really rocked this challenge...Uggg I struggle with CAS yet I just love how everybody else looks... But when It comes to my cards i feel as though I am missing something... ;)...Have a wonderful week GF!!

Virgo5 said...

Great cas card Julie! I'm with Monique, I struggle with the cas design!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous work with that 'swivel knife'.....cutwork is such a challenge for me.....wonderful CAS

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