Hello crafty friends! It’s Tuesday and that means time for a brand new challenge over at CASology. Here is this week’s cue card:

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 10.49.12 PMAs always, you can interpret the word literally or go for something a bit more outside the box. Here is my take on DATE:


I made a one layer card for upcoming Valentine’s Day. Did you notice that I created my own image? Yes, that big cheese! I used distress inks and sticky notes to create my own cheese.


This is how I put together my Valentine’s Day card. 1)Draw the shape of cheese using pencil and mask it off using sticky notes. Then color the open area using blending tools and Distress inks: Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey. 2)Layer the Heidi Swapp’s confetti stencil over the masked area and sponged over the circles using Wild Honey and Hero Arts Butter Bar. 3)Remove all the sticky notes and place another stick note to cover the top part of card front. Then apply colors using a blending tool and a couple of inks: Antique Linen and Goldenlocks. 4)Stamp the mouse image and sentiment from Waffle Flower Crafts’s Monochrome stamp set and the cluster of hearts from Mama Element’s Purrfect Pair stamp set.


I failed to blend the colors perfectly for the cheese, but I’m so in love with the way my card turned out. So fun and cute! I hope you love the little scene that I created. (I’m entering my card into the following challenges: Simon Says Wednesday, One-Layer Simplicity, and Virginia’s View challenge #11.)


Now it’s your turn to play along. There is a wonderful prize up for grabs from Cindy B Designs and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Make sure to stop by the rest of the design team for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!

27 thoughts on “CASology #128: One Layer Valentine’s Day Card

  1. Love how you created this. And, it is so cute. Makes me think of those cute cats of yours–and how they might be eyeing that mouse with just the same idea.

  2. Oh.my.goodness….my heart just MELT!! Your photo tutorial is simply gorgeous!!! Can I come and watch you stamp? I think you just got yourself a new STALKER!

  3. Wow, that stenciled cheese is DELICIOUS…My favorite is Swiss Gruyere cheese and I think that’s what yours is.OK… I think I will stop stalking now.

  4. Hey May!! You amaze me each an every time I read one of your post. I love how you thought out of the box and create your own image. Totally amazing. Your card is super cute and totally out of the box. Love it!!

  5. You are so CLEVER!! Love all of your designs May – you inspire me!
    Happy New Year!
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  6. Oh my dear….May!!!!!…..I want to say you are the very creative one at that CASology team has…you made your cheese self ooooh dear its really clever adorable great shading and I want to CASE ing this…this is simply BRILLIANT idea….your card this time is the BEST card from you that I love….love all the mouse so sweet in grey and that heart…I made my self sea wave if you see my DATE card…hope you have time to visiting me May..love always to get your lovely words…hugs, Monika

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