Geek Is The New Chic CAS Card

by Joanne James19. July 2015 11:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players and this week the queen of die cuts, the lovely Laurie, has a fun CAS challenge for us:


I started out thinking of frames in the more traditional sense, but having seen some of the other Design Team cards I decided to change direction and use today's challenge to make a card for a specific purpose - here's my card:

A simple black, white and purple combo that doesn't require a huge amount of explanation. The hair for the young man that features on my card is from the 'Calling All Heroes' photopolymer set that I used earlier this week (only available to US customers - thank you LeAnne ;-)) and the sentiment is stamped in Memento Black using the 'Back to Basics' alphabet with the addition of an Elegant Eggplant candy dot and some very cook 'geek' spectacles in purple cut with my e-cutter and adhered to the front of my card. 

This card is headed to my daughter's best friend Finley; he has recently joined the ranks of spectacle wearers, but is rather reluctant to wear his glasses at school, for fear of being labelled the 'class geek'. As a fellow specs wearer for over 30 years, I can empathise. Whilst his own specs aren't purple, it is his favourite colour and we are hoping this card will help him see that with his perfectly coiffed hair and charming good looks, he should wear his specs and be proud - geek, after all, is the new chic!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile - on leave
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

Whether you go with frames of the spectacles or picture variety, I look forward to seeing how you interpret Laurie's fun challenge in the gallery this week.As you read this I am on my way for a well-earned rest to sunnier climes with my family for a couple of weeks; rest assured there are lots of creative posts scheduled in my absence, so do continue to stop by as there will be plenty of paper crafting inspiration for you to see. 

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (12) -

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
7/19/2015 12:49:54 PM #

I LOVE that sentiment! Your card is so fresh and fun, great idea!


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
7/19/2015 1:38:58 PM #

This is so cute and so creative, Joannne! I love it! I especially love how you stamped your own sentiment!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/19/2015 6:24:16 PM #

LOVE LOVE LOVE cute and "geeky", it's CAS perfection!!!!


LisaUnited States
7/20/2015 4:25:34 AM #

This is just terrific Joanne and fun too!!


Kylie Bertucci
Kylie BertucciAustralia
7/20/2015 9:53:12 AM #

What a gorgeous card! Love this. CAS all the way.


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
7/21/2015 1:21:20 PM #

Adorable Joanne--love reading about the recipient of this fab card.  I'm so impressed with the different elements you put together--that's creativity!  


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/22/2015 8:10:30 PM #

Joanne, this is just fabulous!  I know he will love this special card.  I have worn glasses for over 40 years, so I can understand!!  Love that you made your own sentiment!  CAS perfection, My Friend!  XX


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
7/24/2015 4:04:17 PM #

That's awesome!!  Love the clean and simple layout.  Perfect for the challenge!


Maria Rodriguez
Maria RodriguezUnited States
7/24/2015 4:45:07 PM #

Hello Jane: This fabulous card will definitely help your daughter's friend overcome the shyness of wearing his glasses, now a days, the frames are so elegant and chic that no one really looks bad.  Thank you for your comment on my blog for my card with the colander. I've been so busy with my grandkids lately but I still find a bit of time to stamp and post this sweet image for the challenge at The Paper Players. This cute little pair of scissors are a little stamp included in this set, I snipped it out and just placed it there, I'm happy you liked it.
I'm looking forward to the next Paper Player's challenge.
Maria Rodriguez.


Maria Rodriguez
Maria RodriguezUnited States
7/24/2015 4:48:27 PM #

OOOPS!!!!! I apologize for misspelling your name JOANNE, I had a short circuit in my head, sheeesh!!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/24/2015 11:09:14 PM #

Oh my gosh, Joanne! This has to be the funnest card ever!!! I am sure Finley will love it!


jaydeeUnited States
7/26/2015 1:13:12 AM #

Joanne, I love this card and I love why you made it!   Fabulous


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