Friday, June 24, 2011

CSS DT Alumni Treasure Chest Challenge

Happy Summer and Welcome to another fabulous StampTV Center Stage Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  This hop is a Treasure Chest challenge called "getting wordy".  We've been challenged to let the words be the focal image of our project.  


If you've come here from the extremely talented Giovana's blog, then you're in the right place, if not, we invite you to take this hop from the BEGINNIG and see ALL the inspiration.  AND, Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (June 28th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!


The cards I made for this challenge are CAS and can be assembled easily. If you don't have a lot of time and want to make quick cards for someone special, these might give you some inspiration.  
Here is my first card and it's all about celebrating the 4th of July!  Hooray! for the USA and it's longevity in democracy.  I made this card to share with the Alzheimer's facility where my mom has been residing.    These folks know all about the cost of freedom and how to celebrate it, so this is for them.   







For this card I used two of Melanie Muenchinger's stamp sets - the first is the back ground flourish and swirls that I made using "Bring the Bling" and "Hip to be Square" for the sentiment.  To "bling" the flourishes, I used Ruby Red Liquid Pearls and Dark blue Stickles.  The big paper flowers are colored with Copic Markers R46 and B29.  GKD Pure Luxury White CS was used for the base and "Little Boy Blue" and "Red Hot" were used for the layering.  The sentiment was punched with a MS punch and covered with a Tim Holtz Circle Fragment.  




Here's another CAS card and for this one I took my inspiration from the cover of Paper Creations Magazine.  The sentiment I used is from the set  "Fairy Tales" by Tami Mayberry.  GKD Pure Luxury Kraft is used for the layer and "Dandelion", "Little Boy Blue" and "Red Hot" were used for the packages.  The ribbon is from GKD fabulous collection of ribbons.  
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now hop on over to the fabulously talented Carolina's blog as I KNOW she has an outstanding project to inspire you.  


Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!  





Cheri

106 comments:

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards!!

joy said...

What a delightful happy 4th card! I love the black gingham ribbon with the bright colors on the second. Wonderful job on both cards.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- both are terrific cards! Great card for the 4th and I love the little gift boxes on your second one!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh how thoughtful - they will love your 4th July card and love the little presents on the second card - great way to use those little pieces of cs!!

Brenda said...

Fantastic cards Cheri!!! I love the bright 4th of July card and the fun presents on the second card.

Melissa Cash said...

Adorable cards Cheri! I love, love the 4th of July card. So pretty and festive.

stampqueen said...

Both cards are so cheery!! Love them both!!

Carolina said...

This are so fun Cheri! Love how you added the sentiment in the middle of the flower on the first card and the line of presents on the second is just adorable!

Olga said...

fantastic cards!!!! enjoy your weekend!

Donna Phelan said...

Great cards, Cheri. Love the look of the *fireworks* on your 4th of July card, whahoo! And your birthday card is just simply stated, just lovely!

Kary said...

Hi Cheri! Both cards are Fabulous!! Love the simple designs, esp the 2nd card. That's a WOW!!

Miesje said...

Okay Cheri, these are amazing! Love, love, love the 4th of July card! The second one is adorable too.

Jennie said...

What fun cards Cheri!! Great job on both of these...love how you did the 4th of July one, too cute!

buggin2stamp said...

Fun patriotic card Cheri!

Theresa Momber said...

Wonderful cards, Cheri!

Riette said...

I saw that card layout! You did a stunning version!

quiltindiva said...

Cheri your cards are just beautiful! I love the second one the best. Found you on the Outlawz and am now a follower

Lynn B. said...

I love red, white and blue together. Both cards are fantastic.

Jo said...

Simple but stunning. Loved them both.

Stephanie Schuler said...

Great cards! I love the second one with the gift design!

pamselinski said...

Both cards are awesome.

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing your cute and colorful cards.

Sharon said...

Oh, I love both of these cards.

Virginia Wingo said...

Two beautiful creations. I love the present card design.

Jill said...

Beautiful cards. I love that big flower that you used on the first one. It really catches your attention!

Jeanne said...

Happy 4th to you too. BTW, you cat looks like my Reba! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love the little packages. Very pretty. thanks for sharing it during the hop!

Joni said...

Yankee Doodle Dandy! Love the patriotic eye candy. Nice cards.

e1e28da2-9f75-11e0-818e-000bcdcb5194 said...

You wowed me with both cards. Very very pretty cards. ekciampo@yahoo.com

lindamariedesigns said...

Sometimes the "simple" look is the most elegant. Both of your cards demonstrate this. I love them both. Thanks for sharing and giving me so much inspiration.

margaret said...

Great idea- I too like to have the supplies and pop them an a card for a quick fix to any occasion for sharing

szbacn1 said...

I;m loving the colorfulness and brightness of the first card!!!

0900Lee said...

Happy 4th of July simple but very elegant thanks Lee

Pat Jandacek said...

For CAS cards both of these pack a wallop and are so apropro for their occasions. TFS

Sharri said...

Cheri I love these CAS cards! The 4th of July card is beautiful with the big flowers and bling swirls! The 2nd is so fun with the little packages!

iCreateforfun said...

Fantastic hop. Like your cards.

Diana E said...

What a terrific 4th of July card - it never would have occurred to me to use flowers that way!

Kelly said...

What fun cards! Love your patriotic flowers!

Donna Maligno said...

Very patriotic in an unexpected way. Love it!

Kathryn said...

I will have to try what you did by coloring flowers with Copics! Lovely idea!

Colorado Crafter said...

Very cute cards!! I love CAS cards!!

Donna said...

Great cards, love the 4th card,, so makes me feel like celebrating and the second card is so simple and so attracting, love it, both wonderful cards!!!
Both are making me look forward to tuesday, as it is also my birthday, so maybe that will bring me a bit of luck!!

Thanks for your insipiration!!

Donna przy...

barbara said...

Gorgious cards ive got to do this one

Marsha said...

Both cards - very nice. Love the bling on the red, white, blue card. And the "ribbon" on the pkgs is very cute.

Judy B said...

What a pretty card, I love red white and blue anyway. Very nice,

Kim said...

Love simple cards! TFS
Kim S
Kasot@aol.com

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

What a great 4th of July card, just pops! Patti

Dottie said...

Very patriotic at a time when we all really need to think of our country. Very nice. Oh, and I love your stamping buddy...your kitty cat!

Faye said...

Both of these make me smile. I love the placement of the sentiment in the 4th of July card, and the CAS feel of the 2nd.

Beth said...

Both your cards are great. But I really like the fun 4th card!

Chookarooni said...

great cards - love the second one especially
Mary-Jane

Gayle said...

Cheri, fun, happy cards. Great idea for the 4th of July.

joanieg said...

Great cards! Love the July 4th one especially.

sweetmarie said...

Really like the "flash" of the July 4rth card. It's so bright and cheery, love the pearls!

Kay S said...

What fun cards! Love the "fireworks" on the first card, and the second is just so cute!

paperfun said...

Such fun cards. Love them both.

Pat said...

Fabulous cards. Both make me smile, colors are great and eye catching. Good job.

RedGem said...

Such fun cards... great 4th of July colors! Tks for sharing.

Lucy Newton said...

Beautiful swirls!!!

Jill said...

Love both of your cards

naneruth said...

Both are lovely!I do love that bling on the one!

MizMaryAnn said...

What terrific ideas for cards. I love both of them.

Parker said...

With Independence Day just a week away, your card sure fits the bill. Thanks for sharing.

Adrienne said...

I love the way you presented a patriotic 4th of July card. And love the color of the 2nd card. Thanks for sharing.

Juana J said...

Happy 4th for sure!
Great cards...thanks for sharing..

mjensen602 said...

Two really cute, easy and inspiring cards...I want to get busy and make some from these ideas...thanks for your work!

Lucy said...

Love them both. I may not have a chance to get the wonderful 4th of July card made for this year but, thankfully, it will come again next year. I adore the simplicity of th present card.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Not one but two fab cards - thanks x
Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win a fab prize and for the inspiration x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

mjnix said...

I love the simplicity of your designs.Very nice!!!

Happy Quilling said...

Both of your cards transmit joy and happiness! Great work and great sentiments! Congrats!

angelicmischief said...

PERFECT for this time of year. Love the bright happy colors

Debbie Rogers said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate! Awesome job Cheri!

mbchetti said...

Two great cards -- they are fun and very creative!!

Stephani said...

Great 4th of July card. Looks like fireworks behind the flowers. Love the little packages on the second one.

sprgstn16 said...

Love, love, love your 4th of July card!! Nice job!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi cheri! Oooh.....FUN! FUN! FUN!! love the colors!! and the Patriotic card is fabulous!

Roselass55 said...

Beautiful cards!

shari said...

The flowers just shout at you to enjoy. Love it.

Sharon said...

What a bright and cheery card!

DebbieG said...

Pretty cards. Love the Red, white & blue card!
debbieanng@yahoo.com

Bernie said...

Wow these are fantastic.
Blessings Bernie

Golda said...

I love your 4th of July card and the present one is adorable. Great work!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous cards ~ I love all the bright, fun colors!

Lynne said...

Love both of your cards and I'm sure that the recipients will also. Thanks for sharing.

Tamara said...

That forth of jule is excellent, But I do Like them both!

Nana Donna said...

I Love love love your cards, the red, white & blue is awesome and the present squares I may have to scrap lift
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Peg said...

Love your red, white and blue card as I love the 4th of July! God Bless America!!!

gobarb26 said...

Both cards are great. I really like css. Wish I could do that!

Nancy Curtis said...

CAS is a challenge for me so I really appreciate you two cards!

Karen said...

Darling July 4th card and cute birthday card too. Thanks for sharing!

scraphappyvic said...

Love both cards. The 4th of July card is so bright and colorful. Thanks for the opportunity to get inspired.

babdu said...

The bold Red White and Blue make for a stunning combo.

Bertha W said...

Loved how you used the "bring on the bling". Thanks for sharing!

wendyp said...

Fantastic cards!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. You amaze me. Both designs are so bright and cheery. And, I played with paper dolls too as a youngster but threw the clothes away and designed my own. Great enjoyment when we had no TV or computers.

Toucan Scraps said...

lovely cards, the first one really pops

elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the flowers on that first card. They just pop right off the card!

sandi said...

Such fun cards. Someone would love to get these cards in the mail and have a giggle.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful CAS cards! Very nicely done!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Cindy's Creative Corner said...

Simple, yet oh so stunning!

Susan said...

What a happy card with an unexpected twist in using flowers! Hope you have a happy 4th!

Pink Crafter said...

Cheri, I found your blog on The Outlawz forum "looking for followers", you can find me at http://possibilitiesinpink.blogspot.com
What beautiful work and I love your blog.

Lagene said...

Wonderful CAS cards! Love them!

HankandRose said...

WOW!! What fun cards to make and sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME job with the stickles!! I adore the red -- sheez something else for my wish list... enabler! :) Love the CAS layout of the 2nd card too!!

Betty Neville said...

These are fabulous cards Cheri! Love the pops of color and your CAS designs!

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