Monday, April 4, 2016

Sharing Some Awesome News!

Oh my goodness, I've been waiting to spill the beans about this for awhile now, and I'm so excited today is the day......I'm now part of the amazing  CAS-ual Fridays Design Team!!!   See?   Told ya it was awesome news!  

And now I have a card to share (of course)!    
friend shaker card | cas-ual fridays | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | microbeads
I die cut the oval links with the Linked Fri-Dies from a 4 x 5.25" panel of  black cardstock and set the links aside for another use (I just wanted to use the negative space the links created for the black cardstock piece).   I die cut the links again from white cardstock so I could do some die cut inlay once the rest of the panel was completed.  I die cut the word ' Friend' using the Friend Fri-Die and stamped the rest of the sentiment (from the Girlfriend stamp set) in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I flipped the panel over and inlaid the white link pieces and then added a piece of acetate over the top.   Next came some foam tape (a LOT of foam tape!!!) and some pink and turquoise microbeads to fill in the sentiment.   To keep the microbeads in place, I adhered a piece of white cardstock and then flipped my panel upright again.   I mounted the panel onto the cardbase and added some color to my links by inlaying some more negative pieces from the Linked Fri-Dies in turquoise and pink.    That finishes off the card!   Sounds a little complicated, but really it was just a lot of layering.   

So a couple more things before I end this post - be sure to leave comments on the blogs of the new Girl Fridays as they are introduced....there's a $50 gift certificate up for grabs to a lucky commenter!   Also, if you'd like to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to do some shopping, I have a coupon code for you!  How awesome is that?   The code will also be on my blog sidebar - you can use it whenever you feel a shopping trip coming on! ;)

Thanks for sharing in my excitement today.   I'll see you again soon with some more crafty goodness!





38 comments:

  1. Kimberly, welcome
    to the design team
    and your microbead
    shaker card is just
    awesome
    Carla from

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  2. Congratulations on being a Friday Girl! How exciting! I absolutely love shaker cards and yours is sooo amazing!!! Excited to see more!!

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  3. Congratulations on being selected on the Casual Friday DT. Love your card.

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  4. Congrats! Awesome shaker card:-)

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  5. Yay Kimberly, congratulations!! And I love your shaker card, such a cool design!!

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  6. Congrats!! I just love shakers - they're my favorite! Yours is so pretty and very unique.

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  7. Cool shaker card. I like the colorful oval links.

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  8. Congrats to you! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations over the next few months~ You started out with a bang on your first one!

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  9. Congratulations on joining the team; your card here is marvelous with the pops of colour against the black and the oh-so-clever friend shaker. Dramatic! Looking forward to seeing your creativity over at Michele's place!
    ~carol

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  10. Congratulations on joining the Casual Friday design team! Wonderfully fun and fabulous card Kimberly.

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  11. Great ideas and great tips. Congratulations!

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  12. Fun card! Congrats on the CAS-ual Fridays team. Can't wait to see more!!

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  13. Congrats on joining the CAS-ual Friday Team. Love your card, especially the microbeads.

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  14. Congratulations, Kimberly! This card is super cool! There are so many awesome details with the inlay and the shaker - I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Gorgeous microbeads shaker card, LOVE the links in the card design! I'm excited to see more of your awesome creativity!

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  16. Congrats, Kimberly! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creations! Love this card and how you used the dies! Awesome colors!

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  17. Many congrats...darling card.

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  18. Congratulations, Kimberly! Love the microbead shaker!

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  19. Congratulations! Cool card! xxx

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  20. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing this great card !

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  21. Congrats and thank you for sharing a great card!

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  22. And I thought this was shiny foil! Glad I came for a closer look! It's a cool shaker full of micro beads! So happy to be on this team with you! Big hugs!

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  23. Congrats Kimberly. Love your card.

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  24. Congratulations, Kimberly! What an awesome card! I love it!

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  25. Congrats! Fabulous addition to their team! LOVE your card. The colors are so happy and the shaker bits are so so fun ♥

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  26. Congrats to you and thanks for sharing this beautiful card. I'm too intimidated to even try a shaker card but this is so fun!

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  27. Great news Kimberly, Congratulations. I love your card, its very pretty!

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  28. Congratulations! Love the shaker card so fun!

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  29. Congratulations, Kimberly! Your xard is super fun and fabulous!

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  30. Awesome shaker card! Congrats and I'm so glad to be introduced to your work!

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  31. Congrats on joining the Cas-ual Friday team!! This card is so fun!! Love the shaker element and the fun color combo.

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  32. Such an awesome shaker card, Kimberly. Congratulations on your new Girl Friday assignment! Can't wait to see more of your fabulous creations.

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  33. Yay!!! I just love this card and I'm so excited to be on this team with you!

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  34. Great inspiration and fun design!

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  35. Congratulations, Kimberly! Super shaker -- love this design!

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