April 2, 2013

CCC #38



Time for this week's new CASology Cue Card.  This week the word is:




One stamp set that I never seem to tire of  is Papertrey Ink's Up, Up & Away.  I love that you can Copic colour, die cut or cut and stamp on patterned paper like I did for this week's challenge.  I didn't realize that pattern on the paper was going to line up with the stamping the way it did until the card was finished.  A happy surprise.  I used my Pink Paislee Prairie Hill 6 x 6 papers, I just love the earthy tones and colours of that set.

Right now my son is hearing back on his University applications.  That is step one and now it is keeping on track with his marks right till the end.  That is a tall order when you are so done with high school.  Hopefully this will give him some encouragement, do you think I should put it in his lunch bag? LOL




Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.


Tracey McNeely (that's me)

Guest Designer:  Dena

I can't wait to see what UP means to you!


All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock:  Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: Pink paislee (Prairie Hill)
Stamps: Up, Up & Away
Ink:  Dark Chocolate
Dies: Up, Up & Away
other: foam tape

34 comments :

Janet Zeppa said...

Adorable card and good luck to your son!

Annette said...

love how clean and sweet this card is.. love that air balloon...

Alanna said...

This is fabulous. I love that you stamped the balloon directly onto patterned paper.

~amy~ said...

love this...perfect.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great idea to stamp on the paper. Lovely clean card and I'm sure your son will appreciate the thought. Hope you had a happy Easter and that you are keeping well.

Lesley said...

Adorable card Tracey! Love the lined clouds!

Joyce said...

I love this. I am with you--never tire of that set, and every time I see someone use it, it makes me want to pull it out again (like now!) Very cool with the patterned paper.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Lovely clean card - perfect for the cue card!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your choice of patterned papers for this card! Such a pretty CAS design, too!

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE this Tracey! I always enjoy what you do with this set. And bingo for the DP working out perfectly with the stamping! I'll keep my fingers crossed that your son keeps up his marks and gets the university of his choice ;)

laughadaisy said...

Absolutely! Put it in his lunch bag. ;-) Never hurts to know Mom's thinking of you and cheering you on, right?

This is a great card, Tracey. I love how you stamped and die cut from the patterned papers. That makes for such a fun balloon!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Tracey, you just became the new Star of PP!! Your use of the patterned paper for the clouds and the balloon ~ so brilliant, especially on accident!!

And you are such a great Mom to make this for your son. Lunch box is great, but just handing it to him so you can see his face and get a BIG hug of thanks ... hmmm, touch choice! I wish him all the best!!

Meghan said...

I'm sure your son will love this card because it came from you. Guys tend to be a little less emotional but I know from experience [my son is 23] that they do seriously care! Love your take on the cue card!

Rosemary said...

really fun card, tracey and i'm sure your son will really appreciate getting it from you!

DIANA L. said...

Really cute card I love this set also.
DIANA L.
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Marybeth said...

wow that did line up nicely! Love this one Tracey! Its beautiful ! Why not !

Julia Aston said...

I love the paper you used on your balloon and clouds!

wienerhoneymooners said...

GREAT Card, love the paper types!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the pattern paper that you chose of this CAS card! It's so soothing and uplifting!

Kara said...

cute! cute!

Renee said...

Simply gorgeous!
Love that paper!
More applications?
I dread this because I know we're only a couple of years from it too!:(

Sharron said...

Wow, you really did match paper perfectly! Love your adorable card!!

Judy1223 said...

Tracey, I was amazed to read that the design on the balloon was not intentionally lined up...WOW! I love the colors and patterns you combined bewteen the balloon and the clouds...and yes, this would be a perfect card for your son as he prepares to apply to universities! (Worth another WOW!)

Karen M said...

Hi Tracey, I love this adorable card. The balloon is so sweet moving 'up' towards the clouds like that. The patterned papers are lovely. Kx

Bonnie said...

Love the colors on that balloon and the patterned clouds! Clean and perfect!

Kelly Griglione said...

Aren't you glad you took the patterned paper class? Not that you didn't know how to use it before, but I find that I'm much more prone to incorporating it on projects now. Looks great here!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just love the patterns here, girl! A HUGE good luck to your son! What an exciting time!

Jean said...

Phenomenal patterned paper ~ best wishes to you son ~ love this one!

Colleen said...

AWESOME card Tracey...that is one set that keeps getting bumped and I think you have convinced me it should be at the top of my list...!!

Jen W. said...

I LOVE the papers you chose for your card, Tracey, especially the grid clouds - they really make the balloon pop!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card! Love the pp you chose for your card, Tracey!

Michelle said...

Love the PTI balloon stamps! Great card!

mypapercraftworld said...

Don't you just love happy accidents! This is just brilliant, Tracey, hope your son enjoyed it! Anita :)

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Oh so cute and CAS !