May 4, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #51--Birthday Bash!


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!

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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....  :)

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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!

28 comments:

Joyce said...

Love this card. The colors are so bright, and everything is perfectly balanced. You used one of my favorite PS sentiments.

xiumaiyuki said...

What a fabulous card to start off as a DT!! A VERY happy birthday, indeed.... love it!!!

Deborah said...

Love this card and the color combo is very festive! TFS :)

Lynn said...

Ahh...way to make a debut Christina! Love the gorgeous bright colors!!

Brenda said...

Fantastic card...love the colors.

Bethany said...

Wow-so pretty and very creative!

JJ Bolton said...

Such a cheery birthday card! I love the font on that sentiment! And the color combo is one of my faves:)

So happy that we'll get to see your wonderful creations every week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Have a great weekend Christina!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

This is too too cute! Love this and the colors are so cool and bright! It would be perfect to have a few of these around on hand as it would work for male/female so easily! Love it. hugs.

Ardyth said...

Oh, how I love this. Simple, colourful just the way I like it!

Deb said...

Fabulous card, Christina! Love that color combo!

Luv2talk said...

So simple, yet so fun. Love this one. I've had my eye on those PAPER SMOOCHES sentiments for a while now. I'd better go order. LOL

Marisa said...

Love this, Christina!

Cristina said...

So cool! Love how this came out!

Virginia L. said...

Everything about this card makes me happy! You are rocking this 1st DT! So happy to have you on board!

Kara said...

love it...love orange and blue together!!

The Paper Parade said...

CA-UTE! Love the PS sentiments, the colors and the way you highlighted birthday :)

Kimberly said...

Christina - I love your cute lil' card! The color combination is so clean and fresh - and what's not to love about Paper Smooches stamps?!? Love the buttons too!

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic CAS design! Love your happy colours and fun use of the sentiment! Hope I find a chance to join the fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful 'launch' card. Congrats on your new post. I look forward to seeing your work every week.

paperella said...

Ok, this card makes me happy happy happy happy happy! Those colors are amazing together, and the buttons placement is perfect!

Jenny said...

Great debut card Christina, love the happy colours :0)
Jenny x

Renee said...

A truly fabulous debut! :)
Love the colors...
they just make me happy! :)
And that sentiment...
I die!!

Lisa A. said...

Love the colors and design of your card, Christina!! What a wonderful birthday card:)!!

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous! Love the colors and white lettering! It matches our logo perfectly! :)

kasia c. said...

I love this card! The colours are perfect together, and I just love the design. :)

Lisa said...

LOVE this card Christina, the orange color placement is perfect!!

maria f. said...

This is so much fun. Love your choice of colors and they fit the font of your repeated sentiment so well - vibrant.

Vicky Hayes said...

I just love the colours you've used for your fun card Christina and the perfect placement of the buttons.

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