January 19, 2013

CFC86 & MIM #100



There is a fun challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays this week. The challenge is to make a CAS card that has one long side and one short side.  So I created a card that is 3 x 6.  My husband is starting a new job and a new career this week.  Last year after spending 14 years working endless hours for a big company in Toronto downsizing left him without a job.  The last year has been challenging, but now he is embarking on a new career and working for a great guy--himself.  So to let him know how happy we are I made this card for him.



I didn't have an envelope the right size for this, so in comes this week's Make It Monday which is to make packaging for cards that will not fit into a regular envelope.  I had purchased some glassine envelopes to put custom notepads into and the fit was perfect for my card.




All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  Vintage Cream, Kraft
Stamps: Background Basics: Medallions Think Big Favorites #13
Ink:  Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Dies: Half and Half
IP: Herringbone
other: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Kraft button (PTI), twine, clip, glassine bag (Etsy)

43 comments :

Michelle said...

I love the card Tracey! I hope your hubby enjoys his new endeavour and that it is a great success for him! I love the ultra-CAS treatment of the envelope also! Beautiful work!

Lynn said...

Way to go for your hubby! Fabulous news and I hope everything gets off to a great start! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Love your card!

Maureen Merritt said...

Congratulations to your husband! I wish him great success in his new career. I love your card, it's perfectly clean, simple and masculine!

Jackie said...

This is terrific Tracey! I love your take on the CAS-ual Friday challenge and the Make it Monday packaging. Beautiful card.

Where did you get your glassine envelope? I can't find any around here.

victoria h said...

Best wishes to your husband for his new business venture. Great card and envelope (love the tiny, office clip).

Michelle said...

You are too creative for words! Great card and love the glassine envelope and metal clip!!!
Good luck to your husband on his new journey!

Kara said...

love your card packaging! such a unique size too...love it!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Tracey, I love the simple but powerful design of this card. The glassine envelope is perfect. Love that it allows you to see what is beneath but not entirely. Love the embellishment of the folded over embossed tag with the clip. Perfect for celebrating a new endeavor!

~amy~ said...

I love it...what an awesome design....gotta love the glassine envie.

Kristie Goulet said...

What an awesome card! Love the colors!

LeAnne said...

What an awesome creation! And I will be praying that your husband's new "job" is wonderfully successful! I am married to my husband's boss too!

Karen B. said...

Wow, this is really, really cool. Love the masculine colors and the fun design, along with the packaging! Good luck to your husband! And thanks too for playing at CAS-ual Fridays.

Chris D. said...

I can't decide if I love your card more, or the packaging you came up with! LOL! Both are brilliant! TFS!

Paper and Ribbons said...

Good luck to your husband in his new career, I hope it makes you all very happy! Lovely card, perfect for a man, a card type I so struggle with!

Ginny said...

Wow!! What a beautiful card and background you have created!! Great job with the packaging also. Best of luck to your husband. It seems more and more people are in this very same situation.

sandie said...

your Husband will live this. The colours are great and what a great way to package it. Good luck to your Husband.

Meghan said...

Such a perfectly masculine card and a fabulous package to boot! Congrats and best wishes to your husband on his new venture!

Lisa said...

You knocked both challenges out of the ballpark Tracey! This is perfect for your husband and I love the packaging with the cute little clip. Best of luck to your husband, I think he'll like his new boss ~ hee! I will keep you both in my prayers that the new adventure is all he hopes it to be and more ~ hugs ;)

Carolanne said...

Love this! The packaging and card go together perfectly!!! Great design:-)

Joyce said...

Love the card and the envelope! And, of course, Mazel Tov and best of luck to your husband in his new venture. I hope that he enjoyed this card, and did not ask you how many hundreds of dollars it cost to make (yes, I am speaking from experience!)

Kim S said...

This is perfect in its envelope - and out!!

Jean said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes to your hubby on his new job / venture. Great masculine card!

Val said...

Pretty card; I love the colors! And the glassine envelope is elegant!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so innovative! And so sweet! I hope your hubs uses you in his new venture whenever and wherever he needs brilliant ideas! I wish him (and you) all the best as he embarks on his new career. This is scary and exciting and I hope you let us know how it goes. Prayers and blessings to you all!

KayM said...

Wow! That is a fabulous card! Love the colors and the neat pattern! Very cool envelope too! I wish your husband the best of luck with his new venture! :)

Jen W. said...

Awesome combo of challenges! Your card rocks and the packaging is fabulous! Big congrats to your hubby on his new venture!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card ROCKS!!!!! Totally ROCKS!!

Kelly said...

So cute, I love that pattern...and color combination!

Marlou McAlees said...

this is just fabulous Tracey!!!! :) x

The Paper Parade said...

Now THIS is COOL!!!!! I love the bold look of the card, but that see through envelope with the clip truly makes it!

Leigh said...

Love the card and the packaging!

Janet Zeppa said...

Wonderful card and congrats to your hubby? What is his business?

laughadaisy said...

Love it. ;-) Great card. Great packaging. Great opportunity! Best wishes to your Sweetheart in this new endeavor! I hope all goes well. ;-)

kingstonmama said...

I love this long card. Beautiful stamping and gorgeous neutral colors. ann

Suzanne said...

Tracey, this is just so fantastic. The first photo of the project really made me think of a clipboard and the stamping and color combo are over-the-top perfection!

Sudha said...

Pretty gorgeous creation. I love this.

Sudha
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wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful Card!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh WOW!!! I mean the card in itself is fantastic and then I scroll down to see the most creative way to package this card!!! Love it.....really!!! Wow!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a neat idea! Love the use of clip!

Kelly Griglione said...

Eeek, love your binder clip!! And the texture on your wrap! My friend's husband just lost his technology job last week after 14 years too. It was a shock, but they are looking at it as an opportunity too. Best of luck to your husband!

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, amazing card, brilliant colours and what a fab idea for the envelope ... love it! Congratulations to your DH on his new adventure! Anita :)

Carole said...

Simply sensational card. Best wishes to you both

Gayatri said...

What a great card? Great stamping and packaging, Tracey! Absolutely love your take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!