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CASology #81 : Floral Ampersand Card

by May Park-

Good morning crafty friends! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for a new challenge over at CASology! Here is this week’s cue card:Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 11.09.56 AM

I needed some help getting my creative juices flowing. So I browsed through all the ampersand images on Google, then I ran across this beautiful ampersand print image:
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source: Dot&Bo

Doesn’t it look so fun and cute as well? Inspired by the ampersand filled with lots of images, I decided to create my own ampersand using flower stamps, since I’m really getting into the spring mood. Here is what I came up with:


I started by googleing for an appropriate ampersand typo which was bold and clean with no serif. Then I printing out the ampersand image right onto white/red card stock and fussy cut out the two ampersands. Next, I stamped the flower images on white ampersand from Mini Blooms stamp set in various colors of Hero Arts Shadow inks.


After that, I popped the floral ampersand up on foam tape, in a red layer to give some depth and interest. I finished off the card with the sentiment from Happy Hexagon Mini stamp set. Love the way my card turned out! I can proudly say that it’s CAS yet so lovely! What do you think? Hope you love my card and get some inspiration from it.

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Guest Designer: Lorraine
That’s all for today. Make sure to stop by each of the DT’s blog for more inspiration! I hope you play along with us this week, there is a wonderful prize up for grabs from STAMPlorations and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog.
blank_1By the way, I’m entering this into the following challenges: Make It Monday #151 and A Blog Named Hero #37. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


  1. danielleflanders

    Very inspiring and FUN!

    27 . Feb . 2014
  2. Judy1223

    May, this springy flowers are so pretty against the white card base (and the red underlying layer is great)! What a lovely ampersand!

    08 . Feb . 2014
  3. Carole

    Wow it looks so simple and fabulously floral so reading how you made it …I appreciate it even more. Well done May.

    08 . Feb . 2014
  4. tracey rogers

    what a fab CAS design…love the pretty papers
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck in the challenge
    Tracey x

    06 . Feb . 2014
  5. Lorraine M

    Love the inspiration piece and your card. Such a great design.

    05 . Feb . 2014
  6. maria f.

    Oh so pretty.

    05 . Feb . 2014
  7. Susan Kennedy

    Gorgeous CAS creation!! Wow!! Saw you on MIM!!

    – Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

    05 . Feb . 2014
  8. loz

    Beautiful CAS card May. I saw this on MIM..Loz

    05 . Feb . 2014
  9. Monika Reeck

    Oh wooowww AMAZING..another great idea from you…I think I have to learn CAS card from made white paper and that & looks so elegant and Adorable this…

    I see your creation on Make It Monday, my card is #86, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad…hugs, Monika

    05 . Feb . 2014
  10. Joyce M.

    Your ampersand is just gorgeous.

    04 . Feb . 2014
  11. Deepti

    So pretty and great inspiration 🙂

    04 . Feb . 2014
  12. Jen W.

    I love this, May, it’s so bright and cheery! And your stamping is awesome – I thought it was patterned paper!

    04 . Feb . 2014
  13. Meghan

    Love the pink base for your floral ampersand May! Beautiful card!

    04 . Feb . 2014
  14. Tracey McNeely

    May this is so fun and funky!

    04 . Feb . 2014
  15. Heather

    This is a very cute card. Making the ampersand the feature is perfect and the red base layer provides a subtle but effective border for your pretty floral.

    04 . Feb . 2014

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