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CASolgoy #79: Paper Patchwork Card

by May Park-

Hello, crafty friends! I had a wonderful time with my hubby in Las Vegas last weekend. The most exciting thing was that he won some money at casino slots. Then we came back home with all the winning money yesterday, and it will cover the luxurious spa/massage and fine restaurant on Valentine’s day next month. Doesn’t it sound perfect for a romantic evening out? 🙂

Screen Shot 2014-01-17 at 12.34.15 PMOkay, without further ado, it’s time for a new challenge over at CASology! This week’s cue word is CONTRAST! For today’s card, I wanted to create an almost-clean-and-simple card with a vibrant contrast of colors using some patterned papers. So I pulled out my sewing machine to try something a little different and I love how it turned out! Here is what I came up with:


I went with triangles on my super colorful card, inspired by Jocelyn’s card at the CAS-ual Friday challenge: Color BlocksI made a patchwork design myself using strong bold colors and fancy patterns from a pack of Japanese origami paper. I cut the papers into random sizes, adhered them onto the panel, and sewed them with zig zag stitch. For my card base, I used the Rustic Cream cardstock by Papertrey Ink to achieve an oriental-paper-look-alike.  


After that, I punched out the bottom of my quilted panel to make a space for the sentiment. Then I stamped hello from the Good Times stamp set by Mama Elephant in Memento Rich Cocoa. I finished off my card by popping the panel up on foam tape.


source: wha-tu

FYI, my inspiration came from Korean flower card game which is “Wha-tu“. Since the Korean New Year is around the corner, January 31, it remined me of my family and relatives playing wha-tu during the holiday. As you can see, there are 48 cards in the game, and each card has simple yet beautiful image in it.


Since this week’s cue word is CONTRAST, I made another version of my first card with same layout, but I used some solid cardstock instead. It’s SUPER CAS to make, right? But I want to call my quilted card CAS as well, even though I used multiple patterned papers. Grouping the busy patterns together in one side along with leaving white space was great way to make my design clean and simple. What do you think?


Guest Designer: Amy

That’s all for today. Be sure to head on over to CASology to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT. I hope you link up your CAS card showcasing CONTRAST!  I can’t wait to see what you’ve created!
Thanks so much for stopping by, your visits are truly appreciated. Happy crafting!


  1. alice wertz

    wow! those paper are gorgeous and what a beauty you have created! love love the neat design, too. amazing card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

    28 . Jan . 2014
  2. Kelly Griglione

    Wow, I just had to come over and check this one out. LOVE all the work that went into this card. I have a very liberal definition of CAS and often consider large areas of design, if similar in nature, to be CAS. It’s a general feel you get, and this one has it. Really gorgeous card, May. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

    23 . Jan . 2014
  3. Lisa S

    This card is brilliant on so many levels May! The patchwork design and colors just visually pop and it’s fabulous. Thanks for joining our linky party at MIM! Hugs, Lisa DT

    23 . Jan . 2014
  4. baileyrosy

    oops forgot to say thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS.


    22 . Jan . 2014
  5. baileyrosy

    Hi May, well aren’t you the lucky ones having a great weekend and then winning the money to pay for it !> Two fabulous cards, loved the first one with its fabulous pattern but beautifully balanced with the white and then the 2nd with the amazing green absolutely superb.


    22 . Jan . 2014
  6. Jocelyn Olson

    Absolutely gorgeous! The stitching on the first card is fabulous. That is so sweet that you were inspired by my card, although I like yours WAY better! 🙂 Your second card has such a cool design. Love the green!

    22 . Jan . 2014
  7. Jasleen

    Beautiful quilting you have done May!!! So vibrant and colourful. Just love it!!:)

    21 . Jan . 2014
  8. Lindsey L

    Oh, May your cards are absolutely inspiring! LOVE them!

    21 . Jan . 2014
  9. Tracey McNeely

    May both of your cards are fabulous, I love the quilted pattern and I really love your demonstration that with the right required elements pattern can be balanced to create a CAS card. The second card is equally lovely replacing the quilt with green cs!

    21 . Jan . 2014
  10. Deborah Frings

    I have to say that the quilted version is my favourite – still CAS even though you have lots of patterns at the top! Love it!

    21 . Jan . 2014
  11. ~amy~

    LOVE…your origami blocked card is absolutely wow and the crisp version? Green is my FAV color.

    21 . Jan . 2014
  12. Joyce M.

    They are both very beautiful. That patchwork is just gorgeous, and the vibrant green in the second card is so eye catching.

    21 . Jan . 2014
  13. Maureen Merritt

    Love the contrast of all that pattern against the white card base!

    21 . Jan . 2014
  14. joni

    Gorgeous patchwork May! Love it!

    21 . Jan . 2014
  15. Kanan Pandya

    Love the patchwork card, May. Great vibrant colors and very trendy design. 🙂

    21 . Jan . 2014
  16. Meghan

    Oh but I love that patchwork card May! Your CAS card is definitely clean and simple but that patchwork card….oh my but it is gorgeous!

    21 . Jan . 2014
  17. Gillian R

    I love love love your patchwork card. There is still enough white space for me

    21 . Jan . 2014
  18. Judy1223

    May, what a beautiful patchwork card! That card alone illustrates CONTRAST between the top, busy half and the white, bare lower half. I do like the simple green version, too…great examples for the cue this week!

    21 . Jan . 2014
  19. pinnednpenned

    Gorgeous. I made a set of “quilted” cards a few years ago for gifts, but used fabric scraps–I should look to see if I have any more laying around! It is a GREAT way to use up those little bits of fabric or paper!! Awesome work!

    21 . Jan . 2014
  20. Radhika

    Love the cards 🙂

    21 . Jan . 2014
  21. Gerdine

    This ‘crazy patchwork’ card is absolutely stunning!! Love it!

    21 . Jan . 2014

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