Thursday, August 2, 2012

CFC64: Sending you sunshine

Happy Friday!  I'm here with this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge:
CFC64: Use things you might find in the sky on your clean and simple project

And once again, our fabulous sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. 

They are so generous to sponsor our challenge regularly!  The winner of this week's challenge will receive a gift certificate to spend in their store.  And speaking of this week's challenge, let's get to it!  The timing for this challenge couldn't have been more perfect.  So the theme is "On Cloud 9", but you can use anything you might find in the sky.  While I am on cloud 9 (my first publication is in print this month! YAY!), I chose to bottle up some sunshine in this paper yummy:
                        

I know I've said it before, but the Summer Fresh collection from Simple Stories is the quintessential summer line.  It just screams summer and sunshine-y goodness.  So when I saw this coordinating stamp set from Simple Stories/Unity Stamps, I couldn't resist.  I love that the jar stamp in this set is so big - it's perfect to create a shaped card (about 5 inches tall!).  I stamped it onto white cardstock and also onto some scratch paper.  I cut out the inside of the jar from the scratch paper, and used the negative cut as a mask to stamp all the sunshine inside the jar.  Then I scored and folded the card on the left side of the jar.  I placed some temporary adhesive inside the card to keep the two layers together, then fussy-cut around the outline.  For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Hero Arts/Studio Calico Heyday Sentiments set.  I masked off the "you are my" above the "sunshine" so that I could hand-write "sending you" instead.  Here is a close-up:

Are you on cloud nine, or could you use a jar full of sunshine?  Either way, I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge.  You have until next Thursday at noon EST to do so.  We'd love to have you!

Thanks for looking!


Supplies: cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Whisper White), Bazzill (red); stamps: Simple Stories/Unity Stamps (jar, sunshine); Hero Arts/Studio Calico (sentiment); inks: Tsukineko (Memento London Fog, Versamark), TPC Studio (yellow); embossing powder: American Crafts; white gel pen: Uniball Signo; baker's twine: Divine Twine

13 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! Love the jar full of sunshine!

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  2. CUTE...I gotta ink my jar up:)

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  3. Great idea and I love the red accents!

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  4. Love your jar of sunshine! And congrats on your first pub in print!!!

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  5. Just fabulous! And congrats.

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  6. Beautiful, happy and cheery! Love it, Kim!

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  7. Kim, this exactly what I need now. Winter has been miserable with cold, windy, rainy and overcast skies over a few months. Would love some sunshine:) Great idea to use the jar and sentiment together:)
    Congrats on your first publication:)

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  8. Love your jar full of sunshine, such a fabulous shaped card :)

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  9. Congratulations on the publication:) Don't we all wish we could bottle up sunshine. Well you did it...so brilliantly.
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  10. What a wonderful jar of sunshine...Love the sentiment that you used...all make for such a happy card:)!! Congrats on you first publication...YEAH!!

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  11. A big congrats on your first publication Kim ! You must be super excited. Great idea to bottle up sunshine, very creative. My son-in-law is also a fireman ......paramedic / engineer .

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  12. Love your idea of bottle sunshine and well done on your publication. x

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