Friday, July 8

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC10

Can you believe its our 10th challenge already?
Time really does fly when you're having fun and we are having a blast with you each week!
You continue to blow us away with your amazing talent and we just love watching so many of you getting in touch with your Clean And Simple side.
This week we thought it would be fun to challenge you a little further with...
Shaped Cards: we want to see your Clean And Simple 'Shaped' Cards.  Use a template or create your own. For this week, traditional shaped cards are not allowed.

And now a word from our spectacular sponsor!

 Paper Smooches stamps are made in the USA, from the highest quality photopolymer. Excellent customer service is very important to me. I am always available via e-mail and phone if you have any questions or concerns.
  I am proud to be an artist. I drew pictures at a very early age, which turned into a love of painting pictures. Over ten years ago, I ventured into the paper crafting and stamping world and have loved every minute of the creative process. I paper craft and/or stamp nearly every single day. I have had over 900 projects published in multiple magazines and idea books and I was a Paper Crafts magazine Go-to Gal and DT Coordinator for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. I have worked closely with many magazines, manufactures and scrapbook stores and have learned so much from working with all of them. I designed numerous fonts and sentiments for Paper Crafts magazine, Creating Keepsakes magazine and ScrapNFonts. Paper Smooches stamps are created by a stamper for stampers."

Kim Hughes very sweetly provided all the Girl Fridays with Shaped Card Templates from her collection!
Such darling shapes to choose from and speaking of choose...our lucky TGIF winner will get to choose 5 for their very own!

***You do NOT have to use a Paper Smooches Shaped Card Template to play
 but if you just can't resist and simply must have one (yeah, they really are that cute!) 
you can find them HERE and have them in your inbox within minutes!***

We have a very special guest joining us this week who is also a former Guest Designer for Paper Smooches...
please welcome 

I started crafting about 7 years ago when I became a stay at home Mom to my 2 girls. Once I adjusted to life at home with 2 kids, I needed something to do that was just for me.  I started out scrapbooking and pretty much left it in the dust when I discovered stamping.  I started my blog over 3 years ago as a way to push myself to create my own card designs and meet some other goals I set for myself.  The best part of this hobby has been the friendships I've made online and in real life.   I adore creating 3D items and I'm still amazed that a sheet of cardstock, some well placed score lines and a pair of scissors can create something incredible.  I currently, and proudly, design for ABC Toys and Crafts and Perfect Presentation. I am so excited to be part of the CAS-ual Fridays crew this week! 

And we are thrilled to have her leading our Inspiration Parade!

Leigh Ann Baird-Flower Pot

Karolyn Loncon- Flower Pot

Julie Ranae- Beehive

Michele Gross- Beehive

Virginia Lu- Apron

Kryssi Ng- Cart

Laura Davis- Cloud

Dana Seymour- Apron

Julie Day-Popsicle

Are you ready to play??
Is your new Clean And Simple project ready to be seen for the first time?
Does your post have a link to us here at CAS-ual Fridays?

If you answered Yes, Yes and Yes, then you're ready to enter right here!
You have until 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday 

After you link, please visit our Girl Fridays and leave them some love,
then spend some time in the gallery and leave some love for your neighbors too!
*And please turn off word verification to make it easier for us to visit you*

And now for our winners!
* insert drumroll *

The V.I.Ps
Well done!  You all will be featured on our VIP blog roll
and you may proudly display this badge on your blog!
*html code available on the VIP Club tab above*

The T.G.I.F Club Winner!
you've just won the CAS-tacular prize from 

and you can proudly display this badge announcing that your card is in our perpetual 
T.G.I.F. Club gallery!!

Please email Michele at
with your contact info to receive your prize!


Virginia L. said...

Congrats, Christina and all VIP club members-YAY! I look forward to seeing everyone's shape creations! Big thanks to Paper Smooches for being such a generous sponsor!

Romaine said...

Wow, these are all fantastic! Shaped cards terrify me!

anja curvers said...

Wow great cards and congrats to the winners. Those shaped cards look amazing.

Jan Ltc said...

Congratulations everyone xx Jan

Jenny said...

Thanks for choosing my card last week and wow...shaped cards this week, can't wait to see the entries. Fab DT cards.
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Christina and the V.I.P.'s! Looking forward to seeing everyone's shaped cards :)

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, thank you so much for choosing my card this week! What an honor to be featured here!

The DT cards this week just blew me away! I have never tried a shaped card, but what incredible inspiration! Great job, ladies!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Congrats to all!

Paper Smooches said...

you all did an amazing job with our templates. I am wowed be each one :)

asmita said...

hi very nice shaped crad
i have submited mine also

Lori Barnett said...

Don't faint...but I'm ON TIME this week! lol LOVE all the design team creations!!! SUPER FUN ideas!

Sherrie K. said...

What a FUN challenge! The DT did an awesome job~thanks for the inspiration:)
Sherrie K

Bethany said...

WOW! The world sure is full of some wonderfully creative designers! Thanks for the wonderful challenge... it's so neat to see so many interesting cards! You've really drawn out the talent this week! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Congrats to all the winners, I have found time to have a go myself this week!!

Stephanie said...

I'm happy to have had time to participate this week! such cute cards already :)

Lee said...

Totally FUN, FUN sample cards!! Loved this challenge!!

Zmalik said...

Challenge always comes up masterpieces like that..can i take them to print my own
Plastic VIP cards as these designs inspires me a lot..