Thursday, 19 January 2012

2 Sentiment Stamps = 1 Joke Card!


Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I've not had a spare moment or the initiative to organise some scheduled posts LOL! It doesn't help when your guy breaks his toe (on Friday the 13th; I kid you not!) and you're running around for the both of ya but I'm back now, and I'm here to celebrate Friday-Eve in style:

CASE Study style of course! :)

Oh I'm loving having the super talented Jen Rzasa on board with us as our muse this month! Check out this super creation of hers up for us CASE Studiers to embrace:

Check out the orignial post of this card here.

Now I know what you're thinking. Jen has totally rocked the shape that features in one of my favourite stamp sets, Modern Basics. You're totally expecting me to ink it up, right? Not this time, my inky friends...

In fact, I was totally taken with Jen's use of patterned paper. I have the hugest hoard stash pile of patterned paper that I stroke and dare not use; it's one of my New Year's Resolutions to actually use up some of that patterned paper, and Jen's card inspired me to get a move on with it!

In combination with CASE Study, I was also commissioned to make a card for a colleague's 50th Birthday this week.

Cue the card:

it's just a number2

Hmmmm....I know what you're thinking. Yeah, I used patterned paper (score!) but it's hardly celebrating a 50th birthday in style...

...let's take a peek inside, shall we?

it's just a big number
Pop-up numbers!
More Patterned Paper!

I was also inspired by Jen's shapes from patterned paper and decided to try my hand at cutting my own numbers. I added a bit of dimension and fun to 'em by using them as a pop-up element. I also love that by combining two different sentiment stamps, I've created my first ever card with a joke inside :)

Now we would love for you to study along with us this week! Be sure to check out what the rest of the super duper CASE Study DT created for your viewing pleasure:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Amy Wanford <---you are here!
Christina Maclaren
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Teresa Kline
Julie Lacey (on a break right now)
Jean Martin
Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Jen Rzasa (January's muse)

...and now play along with us!

Signing off for now. Fingers crossed this weekend will give me a healed toe and at least the tiniest amount of time to indulge in some crafty therapy and blog hoppin'...

Thank you so much for visiting this tiny corner of Blogland!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{it's just a number}
Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Fine and Dandy, True Blue 6x6 Collection (My Mind's Eye)


Jenny said...

Brilliant card Aimes and yay for using your PP...I too have a fair amount of it too! Love the little surprise waiting inside the card too :)
Jenny x

Elena said...

So fun! Love the cheeky popped-up numbers! And hope the broken toe heals quickly - not fun for either of you!

Tammy said...

Brilliantly funny!! Love that patterned paper--perfect for this card!

~amy~ said...

absolutely FAB 50 card:) broken toe...friday the 13th? Yipes.

Lynn said...

Ahh..first your is toe. I think you two need to be confined to the coach together :)!

Your card is fab how the 50 pops!

JanR said...

I love it! It's brilliant!

Maureen said...

LOVE the double sentiment, Duchess! My kind of humour for a BIG birthday. Yay!! LOVE the paper too! It's hard to cut into those gorgeous colours, but what a stunning card you've made with it. The pop up numbers are da bomb!! I would say kiss the little toe for me, but that sounds weird!! LOL Hope he's healing well :)

Christina said...

Heehee! This is perfectly perfect, Aimes! I love the surprise of the pop-up numbers and funny sentiment on the inside!

Lindsay said...

Oh Aimes, this is fabulous! HAHAHA! What a clever card!

Caryn said...

It's fab! But poor you having to cope with Chris and his big toe - how did he manage that??

Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

Mandy said...

what a great card Aimes...brilliant use of numbers!


Paulette S said...

I love it. My hubs is turning 50 in Feb. I may have to use this. LOL

Laurie said...

OMG! How cute is this? I LOVE those pop up numbers! SOO fun!!

Stephanie said...

LOL Excellent Aimes! xxx

Vicki said...

Ha, fab card Aimes, love it!

Vicki x

Andrea M said...

How fun is this card! LOVE the pop-ups Miss Aimes! GREAT card!

Jess said...

Fantastic Aimes! So cute and ckever :)

Ruth S said...

Great pop-up idea Aimes!
Hope you managed a bit of hopping around - blog hopping that is, rather than hopping with C & the dodgy toe. Fingers xd it's on the mend, Rx ;)

Ruth S said...

Great pop-up idea Aimes!
Hope you managed a bit of hopping around - blog hopping that is, rather than hopping with C & the dodgy toe. Fingers xd it's on the mend, Rx ;)

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