Friday, June 24, 2011

"Nine Circles" CAS

Well girls - today is a JUGS 3D/Template challenge and I've been enjoying time with my DD who has been home from Afghanistan. I did not get a JUGS 3D or template project done for today's challenge BUT I have a patriotic card I created a while ago and never posted so I'm going to substitute that for you today. Please pop over to Just Us Girls to see this week's challenge.

A while back a friend shared a simple card with me. (I have no idea who first created the simple layout - if it was you please let me know so I can give you credit!) My mojo popped in with a couple of changes to it - it's still clean and simple but I loved how quickly it comes together.  I call it Nine Circles because that's the basis for it. I made several (see below.)


I created this simple "nine circles" card for one of our staff members who recently got her US Citizenship. I made it before I dashed off for work. Now THAT'S what I call a fast and easy (FAE instead of CAS?!?) card!! I started out by dry embossing my white CS with a square nestie. I then stamped 9 circles using the open circle stamp from PTI's Polka Dot Basics set. I just "eyeballed" them for alignment so they may not be perfectly aligned. I then added rhinestones or silver beads etc. into the center of each circle. On two of the cards I purposely used a larger pearl to offset the balanced layout.  I then stamped a sentiment from Signature Greetings (PTI) and mounted my white CS to a colored base and I was done.

Here's my patriotic card complete with matching envelope. I stamped the same flag image on the inside of the card.


Here are three more basic "nine circle" thank you cards. I really like the way they turned out. Hope you enjoy them as well.


Thanks for stopping by. I'll be MIA for a few weeks since I have a lot of intense commitments coming up BUT also some vacation time. I will miss my faithful followers but will come back with more ideas I hope!

Hug the ones you love!

10 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Wonderful card Pam!!! Enjoy all the time you have with your daughter!

Rosemary said...

wow...what cool cards!! have the most fabulous time with your DD!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Pam! All of your cards are wonderful! I hope you enjoy every moment with your DD and have the time of your life! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Elise said...

YOU are AMAZING, Pammy-cakes! I love THESE! Truly timeless in the design and beauty! What a great way to tackle this week's challenge, for SURE! Have a WONDERFUL vacation - and enjoy the dicken's out of your BABY! xoxoxo!

Lisa Kind said...

These are so cool Pam! What a nice gesture to make it for your new US citizen friend! Love the CAS design too...so nice to have those to turn to for a quick card!

Dana Gustafson said...

Your nine circles concept is brilliant! I love this. Nine opportunities to show off something sweet and tiny. Thanks for sharing this with us and congrats to your friend.

Dana Gustafson said...

Your nine circles concept is brilliant! I love this. Nine opportunities to show off something sweet and tiny. Thanks for sharing this with us and congrats to your friend.

Dana Gustafson said...

Your nine circles concept is brilliant! I love this. Nine opportunities to show off something sweet and tiny. Thanks for sharing this with us and congrats to your friend.

Dana Gustafson said...

Your nine circles concept is brilliant! I love this. Nine opportunities to show off something sweet and tiny. Thanks for sharing this with us and congrats to your friend.

Andrea M said...

Pammycakes…WOW!!! I mean, seriously, WOW!!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! Must remember this idea… pinning!!! These FAE (love it!) cards knocked my socks off!!! So glad you are having such a wonderful time with your DD!!!

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