Helloooo, Friday! It's finally here! Every Friday is cause for celebration in my mind, but this one is particularly exciting for two reasons: it's the debut of the new CAS-ual Fridays Design Team, and we're celebrating the first birthday of the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog! Yippee!
There are lots of fun surprises this week at the CAS-ual Fridays blog, including some fantastic prizes up for grabs from Simon Says Stamp. Go ahead-- click on over to the blog to check them out. I'll wait.... :)
Incredible, right? Over $100 worth of prizes are being offered up this week by our amazing sponsor. Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for helping us to celebrate in style!
In addition to the chance to win a prize, this week's challenge winner will be a future Guest Designer at CAS-ual Fridays!
The challenge this week: make a birthday card! For my design, I used a favorite, festive color combo of orange and turquoise. I heat embossed the word "happy" repeatedly in white, then added the word "birthday" in orange on a banner and embellished it with 3 orange buttons.
I added a hand-drawn border with a white gel pen on the left side of the turquoise panel to balance the strip of orange on the right.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, White)
Stamp: Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Tangerine Tango), Versamark
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (buttons), Filigree (white embossing powder), DMC floss
You definitely don't want to miss out on the rest of the new Girl Fridays' creations, so hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to be inspired! Also, this week marks the debut of our Facebook Design Team--there will be a new card posted on Facebook each day by one of the designers, so be sure to Like CAS-ual Fridays on Facebook for even more inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by to share in the excitement of CAS-ual Friday's first birthday bash. We hope you'll join in the festivities by linking up your creation, and maybe you'll be our next Guest Designer!
Thanks again for your visit--have a fantastic Friday!