Saturday, July 6, 2013

Oh Happy Day

My older son's girlfriend loves snails -- mostly the collectible kind; not the living ones.  This is for her birthday.

I used the sketch from Seize the Birthday and the colors from CAS-Colours and Sketches
To me, this sketch just screamed for a transparent window, with the snail going across. When the card is closed, you see the snail going across the front.  And he (she?) is still there when you open the card.  Placing the inside sentiment was tricky.  I could have put something across the bottom-grassy area, but I'll save that for a handwritten sentiment.  
I used the stripe pattern paper to cover the various papers from the front -- and only now realize I should have continued the green across  - - - oh well -- next time ? ?
I am also putting this on There She Goes CASE a Trendsetter Challenge - I choose Kim O' card with the cutest zebra.  She used cut-outs for the clouds, and I used the circle cut-out; and we used the same paper pack. 
paper: PTI cardstock, Echo Park "Hello Summer"
stamps: snail- There She Goes; sentiment - unknown
acrylic - I cut out of some packaging
Spellbinders nestabilities for cutting the circles

Hope you are having a Happy Day and thank you for looking.


  1. Such a fun card! That snail is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at CC&S xx

  2. This is wonderful! Lots of colour and detail and such cute images! x

  3. Adorable! Love the cut-out; great work with all those patterns! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  4. AWESOME CASE Carol - we featured your card on our FB page! It was nice to see 'Slow and Steady' getting a little love. I like the window card style too. Thanks so much for playing along with our TSG challenge - hope you will join us with a new challenge tomorrow!

  5. Awww that snail is adorable and you put a great spin on Kim's card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSG!

  6. Too cute!! Thanks for playing along with There She Goes, hope to see you again :)

  7. Thanks for using our colours this week at CC&S - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

  8. super cute cards and i love your take on our sketch :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday.

  9. The peek-a-boo aspect of your card gives it such a fun, whimsical touch. Thanks for sharing it in this week's challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches.

  10. Such fun the snail! Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  11. This is such a fun card-I'm sure she'll love it! Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge at CC&S

    Louise xx