May 25, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #54--Sponsored by Gina K. Designs


Woohoo!  It's Friday!  Here in the U.S. many of us are looking forward to a long weekend for Memorial Day, so hubby and I have plans to stain our deck.  We sure know how to party, right?  *wink*

If you have some stamping time this weekend, we'd love to have you join us for a new CAS-ual Fridays challenge!  This week we're asking you to whip up something masculine, which would be the perfect chance to work on some Father's Day cards.


This week we're being sponsored by Gina K. Designs, and the Design Team got to work with the fun masculine papers from their Casual Friday paper pack!  How cool is that?



I was immediately drawn to the paper that looks like denim and had the idea to make a patched "knee" for a masculine get well card.

I first took a piece of the denim patterned paper and folded the left edge under, stitching it to another strip of denim paper to make a seam.

I cut a square patch from the navy blue gingham, also from the Casual Friday paper pack, and stitched it in place, leaving the ends of the thread trailing across the card front.  

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, stamped in Real Red onto kraft cardstock and popped up with foam tape.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft)
Patterned paper:  Gina K Designs (Casual Friday)
Stamp:  Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Real Red)
Accessories:  thread

I hope you'll join us with a masculine card this week!  Be sure to visit the rest of the Girl Fridays for more ideas.

Thanks for visiting today!  See you back here soon!

19 comments:

Gayatri said...

Great stitching and I love how you layered the same pattern paper and stitched to add texture and dimension. Patchwork is great. Creative thinking. Love it, Cristina!

Marybeth said...

Great way to party! I have to admit I don't mind staying put, working in our yard or just enjoying it. Love your guy get well card. Beautiful blue denim.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Christina, I ADORE this!! The stitching is utter perfection, and the pulled stitches - amazing!!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. I love this. The patch with the stitching hanging out is incredible. You have an amazing eye for detail Christine!

Jenny said...

Oh my,... I love love love the stitched patch Christina and your double stitched seam is great attention to detail :0)
What a cool card :0)
Jenny x

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful card!!! So clever with the patch and sentiment!

Karen B. said...

Such a fun and trendy card, Christina!

Marisa said...

Too cute :) Love the loose strings and stitching. Enjoy your long weekend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Looks great Christina. Love the colors and the stitching.

Suzanne said...

Don't even get me started on the whole jean theme - you rock. It's that simple!

Lisa A. said...

What a cute card...love your creativity and stitching...wonderful card, Christina:)!!

paperella said...

Your stitching on the denim paper makes it look totally like the real thing, Christina! This is such a super cool card!

Virginia L. said...

This is just TREMENDOUS!! I love how you utilize the stitching with the jean-like textured paper!! AWESOME work all around, Christina!

Joan B said...

your work is always perfection. love this.

Angie Tieman said...

Great masculine card! Love how you used the "denimy" paper and made a patch, so clever!

Shelley Germann said...

That is too precious! What a great play on the get well! Smart girl!

Bethany said...

Great card! I love the design and the fabric-like "patch" Very neat.

Deb said...

Christina, I love the stitching you used on your card to create denim! And the loose thread on the patch is perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a great card Christna, I really like the patterned paper but love your stitched square. Very cool.

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