Monday, July 16, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays 61...Strips

WOW...the texting in the gallery was INCREDIBLE last week....244 entries!!!...what a really difficult time all the design team had choosing just 10...had an amazing time looking at all the wonderful creativity in the gallery, though...fantastic job!!...congratulations to all the winners...job WELL DONE!!!
This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to use strips of color or pattern on your clean and simple design...
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Here's what I started with...
 ...a piece of design paper from a package I have from Michael's Recollection brand ...a bunch of teal/aqua colored patterned papers, this piece had patterned flowers that were HUGE and I knew that I would  never use it on a card, so I chopped it up into 1/4" strips and wove them together on a piece of cardstock, folded the ends under and added some layered die cut letters and flip flops(both are Papertrey Ink)....pretty stamping...kinda different for me, but sometimes you've got to try new things and break out of your box:)!!
If I were to do it over, I probably would have made the strips a bit wider, it took a little time to weave all those tiny strips(but once they were cut and I had started, there was no turning back:)!!...*updated to let you know it took about 30 minutes to weave), ...but pretty simple...and the look...kinda thought it was!!  Don't forget to check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see what the design team has come up with but don't forget  CAS-ual Fridays on will find yours truly there every Monday and another Girl Friday there every day of the challenge for added inspiration!!  Hope you have a COOL week!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Wow, this card IS cool! I can't imagine how long it took you to weave it, but the end result is wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. So so how you weaved all those strips of paper!

  3. Awesome card. Such a beatuiful color and a fantastic technique. I can only image how long that must of taken.

  4. Gorgeous weaving! Great idea with the theme and sentiment, I love it!

  5. What an amazing effect!!!

  6. LOVE! This is so super cute Lisa! I love he pattern in the mat! And those flip flops? You know I love those too! :)

  7. This is really cool. Lots of work, but so worth it. Your pattern is now perfectly scaled for card making.

  8. This is soooooooooooooo cool Lisa. I would never think to do that and you recycled too!

  9. This is so fun and creative, Lisa! Now I know what I can do with all of those papers that have too-big patterns!

  10. NOw that's a cool background for those hot orange flip-flops! Very original and clever!

  11. I love the woven paper Lisa....just like a rippling swimming pool :0)
    Jenny x

  12. So apt really cool card.I can almost feel the sea breeze.

  13. Oh wow!!
    That card is GORGEOUS!!
    Loooove the background!!
    And those little flip flops .... cuuuute!!
    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog!!! I appreciate it!!


I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa