CASology 101: FLOAT


Here it is Tuesday again and a brand new cue word is up over at CASology!

With the Fourth of July coming up this week, I couldn’t help but think of parades and the fun floats that roll by with people throwing sweet treats from them!  Thus, the reason my card has a line of marching children.  I’m sure I’m probably confusing a few people over on the challenge blog right now!

I clustered all the design elements into the lower right corner and was able to preserve white space.  I’d forgotten I had the blue gemstone stars, but figured they’d add just the right amount of interest to this one layer layout.  I had to add just a tiny bit of red too, of course, since the sentiment needed some patriotic support!

Be sure and stop by the design team and guest designer blogs this week!  Once again, they’ve been working hard at providing inspiration and would love to receive a little virtual wave from you!  Then, don’t forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win a prize from Cindy Coutts, this week’s sponsor!

Meghan McMillan (on a break)
Melissa Chipperfield (you are here)
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:  Kylie
Guest Designer:  Lindsey

It always seems like the increased speed of summer becomes even more pronounced once the Fourth of July comes and goes!  With the coming school year beginning about a week earlier than usual this year, I’m afraid it’s going to feel like we’ve been cheated out of some of our summer!  Until then, we’re just going to have to savor every moment.

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 07/01/2014 1:39 pm

    I got it right away – there's always floats in parades! This is a perfect patriotic card!

  • Judy1223 Posted Tuesday, 07/01/2014 3:00 pm

    Ah HA! Parade floats!!! Now I get it!!! And I LOVE it, too! The sweet little red and blue gems are a perfect finishing touch to this precious 4th of July card!

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Tuesday, 07/01/2014 3:27 pm

    Super cuteness!!!

  • Goldie Posted Tuesday, 07/01/2014 7:03 pm

    What stamp set is that?? Love it!

  • Taunya Butler Posted Tuesday, 07/01/2014 7:10 pm

    Super cute card!! Love the children marching but I love the stars and bling that appear to be floating in the sky – almost following them on their march!! Very well done!!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 07/01/2014 11:52 pm

    I totally get it because that was the first thing that popped into my mind too! I thought people would think I was a little loopy!! Super cute Melissa 😉

  • Lindsey Posted Wednesday, 07/02/2014 12:24 am

    Definitely works for me… parade float was one of the card avenues I considered. This is a perfect 4th of July card!

  • Joyce Posted Wednesday, 07/02/2014 2:24 am

    I must say, that I thought of a parade float as soon as I saw your card. Great interpretation of the cue word, and I really love your CAS card.

  • Lisa Lara Posted Wednesday, 07/02/2014 5:14 am

    Great CAS card Melissa. I love how you used the silhouette image.

  • Kylie Posted Thursday, 07/03/2014 4:45 am

    Great take on the cue word! I love that stamp. Everyone looks very festive!! Thanks so much for having me as a Guest Designer this week xx

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Saturday, 07/05/2014 3:40 am

    Love your card for float, the perfect take on the cue and silhouette!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Saturday, 07/05/2014 5:49 pm

    FUN!! I love the parades. I love having a boy that used to ride the boyscout wagon/tractor!! Nice memories!

  • karen h Posted Monday, 07/07/2014 2:45 pm

    Adorable card! Clever use of the keyword! And thank you for making your link from the challenge blog go directly to your post…it makes commenting on DT cards so much easier/faster for me!!

  • Monika Reeck Posted Tuesday, 07/08/2014 6:53 am

    you always have different Idea than your DT Team Melissa…fun parade and love all the white area on your card…Great using cue card Melissa…love this…if you would like to hop to my “Float card” and leave me some love… I would be so happy.. 🙂 hugs, Monika

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