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Monday, July 23, 2012

Guest Designer: Cassandra!

Hello everyone!  This is Cassandra from CREATING with COLOR by CASSANDRA, and I'm filling in for Emma today while she continues to spend time with her family during her son's recovery.  It's been several weeks since this whole thing started, and I can only imagine how difficult this has been for everyone in her family.  So I wanted to make another card for Emma to continue sending her lots of love and support and let her know just how much we all care.


This is a 6x6 card, which I think is a great size when you are creating a scene.  The card base is made with kraft colored cardstock from Recollections.  And I did some faux stitching along the borders of the card with a black ~ Zig Writer Pen.


This wonderful hot air balloon is made with the recently released MCT ~ Fly Away With Me stamp set and the MCT ~ Fly Away With Me Dies.  This super fun hot air balloon is perfect for paper piecing!  I used my favorite Doodlebug Designs ~ Petite Prints patterned paper.  The polka dots and the grid paper are the two different sides of the same sheet. The red accents on the balloon and the balloon basket are made with Recollections ~ cardstock.  For some dimension, I added pop dots behind the hot air balloon.


For the sentiments, I mixed two different stamp sets.  The "Sending you" is from the MCT ~ Fun Pockets stamp set. **It's actually just a portion of the full sentiment that says "Sending you a pocket full of."  I just taped off the words that I didn't want to use.  The "Love" is from the MCT ~ Floral Sentiments stamp set.  **Once again, it's only a portion of the full sentiment that says "With Love..." and I just taped off the parts I wasn't going to use.  The inks are black ~ Ranger Archival Ink and Ladybug Red ~ Memento Ink.


One of my favorite parts about this card (besides the hot air balloon of course) are the clouds.  These wonderful clouds are cut with the cloud dies in the MCT ~ Fly Away With Me Dies. There are two different sizes like you see here.  And they have Emma's wonderful signature stitching around the edges. LOVE IT!!!  The paper for the clouds is simple Georgia Pacific ~ white cardstock from Walmart.  I added some pop dots underneath the little cloud on the right for some extra dimension and to show a little movement in the scene.  The pretty blue with white polka dots patterned paper is from the Bella Blvd ~ Baby Boy collection.  


Another one of my favorite parts (ok, I just love the whole card...lol) are the little hearts.  I used the tiny little heart stamp from the MCT ~ Happy Mail stamp set.  I stamped them all with Ladybug Red ~ Memento ink and then cut them all out by hand and placed them randomly to look as if they are falling from the balloon basket.  The paper for the grassy hills is from the Coredinations ~ Vintage collection.  I used the old Creative Memories ~ Wavy Trimmer - which is just perfect for making mountains, hills and water.  I also added a little green chalk to the tops of the hills for a little extra dimension and definition.


Well, that's it for me.  I hope you liked my simple little card today.  Thanks for stopping by.  We will see you all again tomorrow.  And make sure to leave a comment full of love so that we can continue to support Emma through these last few weeks of Aaron's recovery.  He is such a little trooper!!!

19 comments:

  1. awww so adorable Cassandra! Great wedding card!
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  2. Super sweet Cassandra!! I love the hearts falling out of the hot air balloon!! Emma I pray that you and your family are doing well and that Aaron is continuing to heal!!
    Kristan

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  3. Beautiful card...all the best for Aaron's speedy recovery! Lee-Ann :)

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  4. Beautiful card Cassandra, love all the details. Continuing to send thoughts and prayers for Aaron and the family, knowing that he is getting better every day.

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  5. Very creative....love the hearts drifting from the balloon.

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  6. Glad to hear Aaron is making improvement each day. I really like this card, nice details and the hearts are lovely.

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  7. Great card! Love the hearts! Thinking of you Emma and hope that Aaron is doing well....

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  8. So beautiful, Cassandra! I just love the little hearts coming from the balloon. That must have been hard work cutting them out! Great use of combining sentiments too! They look like they were meant to be together!

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  9. Great card my friend. Confirmation of our continued support in a beautiful setting. The inking on the green hills really make the scene come alive.

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  10. Cassandra ~ Oh this is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the rolling hills and how the hot air balloon! The colors are just so BOLD and BEAUTIFUL! LOVE it and the patterns! CLEVER and CUTE idea to have the hearts falling out ~ goes PERFECTLY with sentiment!!! AWESOME job ~ as always!

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  11. Love, love this card and all the papers you used on it!

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  12. Great job on your card! I like how you adjusted the sentiments to say how you wanted and I love the little hearts floating!
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  13. WOW Cassandra,Your card looks FANTASTIC with the little hearts coming out of the hot air balloon!AMAZING job as always my friend!!:)

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  14. Very cute card! Love the black - so unique.

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  15. Love yourr card. TFS.
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  16. Super cute card, Cassandra! Loved it!

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  17. Great job on your post Cassandra. Love the card. --c

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  18. Gorgeous card! so beautiful, when I first took a glimpse, I thought it was on canvas! Love it!

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  19. Momof4inArlingtonJuly 24, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    This is so very sweet! I love the idea of the hearts spilling out. Emma is sure to appreciate this. Thank you for standing in, to keep us inspired! Continued prayers are with Emma and the family.

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