Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy Shark Week!! (and CAS card)

Today marks that official day that only comes once a year, but is most possibly the best week of the year next to Christmas...


In honor of such a fantastic 7 days of educational shark programming on the Discovery Channel, I have created this Shark Week side-step card...

"show me your teeth" seems to be the motto of Shark Week this year. I thought it was really cute to have everything so happy and cartoonish! All of the die-cuts are from Lettering Delights' 'Something Fishy' set. The shark I used is actually what LD called a dolphin, but the shark they had looked more like a pathetic little guppy... definitely was not going to fly! I put together all of the cuts using Make-the-Cut software and my Silhouette SD machine. I added some Stickles and some blue rhinestones to look like bubbles... this card turned out way better than I thought it would! Let's just say it's been a rough technical difficulty kind of day with my SD and MTC... sigh

I also made a card for the CAS-ual Fridays blog. This week you had to create a card that was 9" x 4" definitely not your typical shape card! And try to embrace the white space you'll be left with. I made a birthday card for a family member...

CAS-ual Friday card entry

CAS-ual Friday entry, close up
This is my first entry to the CAS-ual challenge, I loved that it was something different! The majority of the cuts are from a die cut stack by Me and my Big Ideas, a few bling bits and some cotton candy stickles.

Will you be tuning in for Shark Week tonight? I know I will! And the measurements for my side-step card will be Tuesday's How-To so come back in a couple days!

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. Great cards Rachel!! I love the shark card - it must have taken a long time to make. The bubbles and the shark with the eyes are too cute!!

    The long card is very festive and fun! I love to play at CAS-ual Fridays - good luck!!!

  2. Love the shark card! I'm always leery of large bodies of water during and following shark week. a shark could ever be in my!

  3. I love aquatic themed cards and yours is fabulous!


  4. Hey Rachel, these cards are fantastic! I love how fun your shark card turned out :)

  5. Love the shark card!! I didn't realize Shark Week was such a huge thing. Stopping by from the Link Up Party.


  6. That is such a cool shark card. I love the fold and little coral/seaweed that pops up.

  7. Shark week is a special time in my house as well. Visiting from the Made it Myself Monday Link Party.

  8. Love the shark card, very cute!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama

  9. Hi
    Your shark card is so cute. I like all your stuff. I found your blog at YouHadMe@Crafts blog.
    Please stop by my blog when you can and say Hi!
    Have a great day.

  10. Hurray for shark week!! Cute card. ^.^

    Btw, I'm hopping by from TGIF and hope you'll join my Summer Blog Hop, too.