Avery Elle, Card, CASology

CASology #89 : April Fool's Day Greeting Card

by May Park-

Happy April Fool’s day! It’s a day for laughter. So we have a perfect cue word for this week’s challenge over at CASology.

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The best jokes are the clever ones where everyone laughs. Since I’m not a joke person, I had to google it to get some ideas. Then I found out these hilarious pranks that parents play on their kids. My favorite one was Brown Es. “Tell your kids you’ve baked them a pan of brownies. – Be sure to have your camera ready to catch the moment when your kid pulls back the tin foil to find brown Es instead of the expected chocolate goodness.” I almost made a card inspired by this prank. Ha-ha! Practical pranks should be done in good fun and not meant to harm anyone. Just saying!


Then I created my own joke by playing with words. What do you see first? Open it? or do not open it? Whatever you choose, you fail. Because you would open this card at the end, then I would claim that I said “Do not open it.” Ha-ha! Hope you laughed at my joke, too. I hear someone says “Too bad it just isn’t funny.” Okay, I’ll try better next time. 🙂


Here is a closer look at my inlaid die cuts. I used the alphabet dies from Avery Elle and cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I love inlay die-cutting technique! It crates great dimension to one layer card without adding bulk. No matter who came up with this awesome technique, I want to say thank you so much! You are simply amazing! By the way, I feel kind of awkward to see my card without stamping in it. What do you think?


Here is how I created my card. 1)Place the alphabet dies over the card base using washi tape. 2)Run them through the die cutting machine. 3)Keep die cutting until the sentiment is done. 4)Adhere the back of the card front with scrap paper. 5)Inlay the die cut letters. 6)Die cut the letters from colored card stock and inlay them to the card. Easy peasy? That’s it for today.

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Gillian Ross
Jen Wills
Joyce Mehrberg
Judy Marino
Kimberly Wiener
Maureen Merritt
May Skyong Park <– that’s me!
Meghan McMillan
Melissa Chipperfield
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:

Make sure to stop by each of the DT’s blog for more inspiration! I hope you play along with us this week, and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


  1. Kim S

    Amazingly creative!!!

    07 . Apr . 2014
  2. Judy1223

    I saw “Open it!” I really admire your creativity, May…this is wonderfully CAS and so FUN!!!

    06 . Apr . 2014
  3. mustavcoffee

    Brilliant design and clever result, made me smile as well, well done I love it! Thank you for your kind welcome as a GD 😀 x

    03 . Apr . 2014
  4. Joyce M.

    I think your card is so clever. And, I love your brownie joke. I think I will try that one next year. I saw do not open and open. I wonder what that says about me.

    02 . Apr . 2014
    • May Park

      Um… Please don’t say you saw both! You were supposed to choose only one ! 🙂

      03 . Apr . 2014
  5. Toni at FHC

    This one really caught my eye on Casology. Really really clever.

    02 . Apr . 2014
  6. Jen W.

    This is awesome, May! Love the inlay and the fun sentiment. You have such a clever design mind. I love to see way you’ll come up with each week! 😀

    02 . Apr . 2014
  7. hannelie

    I just LOVE your card May! Its’not only clever… its pretty too!

    02 . Apr . 2014
  8. Shona Chambers

    This is so clever!! Such a brilliant idea and love that you used craft cardstock as it looks amazing.

    02 . Apr . 2014
  9. wienerhoneymooners

    You are always thinking in a bright and FUN way, so evident in your creations is your celebration of this FUN bright point of view!!! Love having you on our team!

    02 . Apr . 2014
  10. Michele Ferguson

    May!!! I used your brown-E joke on several people today… thanks so much for sharing. I sure wish I’d taken your advice about the camera – my husband laughed the hardest, and then was upset that I hadn’t really made him brownies =]

    01 . Apr . 2014
    • May Park

      Haha! I’m glad you played Brown-Es Joke! 🙂

      03 . Apr . 2014
  11. Caroline Bredeson

    Love your very clever sentiment! And the inlaid die-cutting looks so professional. Thanks for linking up with the Dynamic Duos this week for our green+ challenge.

    01 . Apr . 2014
  12. Meghan

    Oh May this is just so perfect…clean and simple and oh so clever!

    01 . Apr . 2014
  13. Michele

    Well, I think it’s funny… and thanks for sharing the brown-e’s joke, I can’t wait to use it!!!

    01 . Apr . 2014

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