Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge 27: Numbers All Around

Welcome back!! Wednesday is Be Inspired day over at the Cuttlebug Challenge. This week our theme was numbers. This suggestion is from the oh so talented Betty Bee from the team. She suggested it in honor of "tax day". Isn't that clever?

Maggie had some wonderful suggestions for this theme:

* to use stamps that have #'s on them

* create a card that has a clock

* use the # folder to create a card

* create a little flower pot using # as flower pick

* create a lo use # as timeline

* use a large # on a tag

We have a wonderful sponsor this week - Elle Studio She has the greatest selection of journaling tags and little bits and even a few stamps! The journaling tags are great for scrapbooking - that is a given but they are also wonderful for card making and other paper projects too!

I don't have the numbers folder but loved the way it looks. So I visited my LSS (The Paper Garden) and used the Cricut machine to cut out some numbers in a variety of sizes and fonts in white cardstock. I knew that I wanted a white on white look and the number ONE to be big and prominently displayed.

I also cut my large ONE out in white since I didn't know exactly what ribbon I would want to use. Hey, my muse rarely warns me of what is to come!!!

My card is a 5 1/2 square base that has been embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. Some of the numbers were left plain and some were embossed with various folders. After running them through my Xyron, I applied them to another white layer, turning as I went so they were all jumbled. Here's an unedited photo that shows the background a little better!

After getting home and picking out my ribbon, I sponged Real Red ink onto my ONE and then embossed it using Swiss Dots. Making Memories letters finish out my sentiment. This one is for my hubby! But I think this would also be great for a birthday card. This layer is raised of off the base with dimensionals.

Pretty basic, but I love trying to take a mostly white card and make it something wow!! I also JUST realized that this card and my card for the Flutterby post use the same color scheme - and the same concept - even though they were created months apart!

Don't forget to share your creations using your Cuttlebug and the theme of numbers with us! Just add it to Mr Linky on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog so we can come have a look-see! Also, please use keyword CBI27 when uploading to online galleries!

Also, just a reminder that the first weekend in May is the 1st Annual Spa Retreat! There is a lot of work and planning going on behind the scenes right now to make this the BEST EVER event! You don't want to miss it so mark it on your calendars now!!!

One more little tidbit that I wanted to share with you! CropStop is offering the Cuttlebug Challenge readers a 10% discount on your $30 minimum purchase (regular shipping rates as normal). All the time. Every day. That's pretty cool! Just use code CC4 when you are checking out!

I'll be back this evening for the Club Anya Blog Hop! Have a beautiful day girls!!


Teresa said...

very cute, love all the texture and the numbers.

Mrs J said...

Wow Cassie, I love this and how you've taken inspiration from the numbers folder! So much detail and texture that looks stunning in just white and beautifully accented with the red. Your hubby's going to love this ;o)
Hugs Mrs Jx

Kim said...

That is so pretty - the embossing is wonderful on white.

Allison said...

fab card Cassie, so clean looking

Anonymous said...

Great card, love the pop of colour against the white!

Michelle said...


beautiful striking card...and i hope to take part in the numbers challenge...TFS!

Heidi said...

I will have to give this some thought. I never use numbers on my cards- but why not?

Lea L. said...

What a sweet card! I love the white cardbase with the red ribbon, and the embossed number! Great job with the challenge this week!


scrapnnMO said...

OH my goodness totally love the look of this card! Great job! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Danni said...

This is wonderful!! Love the contrast between the red and white! Just wonderful!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Ooooh this is stunning! I love the all white with a touch of red! Just stunning!


evafromca said...

Cassie, this is so beautiful. Love the white on white and just that color added...stunning!!!! Great take on the challenge!!!

Tricia said...

great card! Love the multiple layers of different embossing!

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Cassie.

hugs Riet.x

Christy said...

Lovely card---The theme was an awesome idea too.

Karen said...

Awesome card Cassie. I love how we both used the numbers and Swiss Dots folder! Beautiful sentiment for the card! Beautiful work as always!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very cute!!! Love all the white on this, andthe embossing!!! Great job!!!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Fantastic card, Cassie! I love the color scheme and yes, it is Wow! Hubby is gonna love it for sure!


Nathalia Castellon said...

Oh yeah, this definitely has a WOW! factor Cassie! Seeing all that texture and the dimension just really make it all stand out beautifully!

JennK said...

Cute card! Yes, I love that numbers folder too...I need to get it.

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is ovely! The splash of red against the white is so striking!

stampergrl said...

I really love the splash of color created with the number 1 and ribbon!

June Houck said...

LOVE your card! The white on white is Simply Elegant (hey, that's a good name for a blog...LOL)

The CC blog amazes me with their ideas for challenges. You all keep me on my toes :)

Amber said...

The white and red look wonderful together Cassie! What an adorable card, love it!

Anonymous said...

that is such a classy amazing card!!!!!!!

Heather said...

Hey Cassie,

You did a wonderful job on this and I am so enjoying your number embossing I have not seen that one before!!! I love the red and white again!!! Embossed White actually really pops it turns out!!


Anonymous said...

Cassie I love your card That white with the red just makes it soo uniquily stylish..TFS:)♥