CAS(E) this Sketch #231 - happy birthday & Japanese Mini Cards

I had only a few Japanese sentiment stamps, so when I went back to Tokyo this spring, I bought some. I love the brush font of the stamps! They're pretty small, so I made a set of "mini cards" earlier this week.


 thank you

 thank you for your hard work

 just a token of my appreciation

Then, when I saw the new sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch #231 on Thursday, I was a little surprised. Did I foresee the future? 😉

Here's N@ Ali's sketch:

I basically used the same elements I used in making the mini-cards, and turned the square 90 degrees. I literally copied the sketch! It's very simple and easy to make.

The tiny birthday cake die-cut is so cute!

[Japanese Mini Card]
Stamp: Kimochi Stamp (Kodomono Kao), Pattern Swatches (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Vellum (Stampin' Up!) 
Ink: Frosty Pink, Sunkissed, Sea Glass, Mountain Mist (Altenew), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Squares Collection Thinlits Dies, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Modern Label Punch, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Embossing Powder (Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!), Jewels Basic Pearl (Stampin' Up!), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Nuvo Jewel Drops (Orange Marmalade - Tonic Studio)

[Happy Birthday Card]
Stamp: Thoughtful Banners (Stampin' Up!), Pattern Swatches (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gold Foil Sheet, Vellum (Stampin' Up!) 
Ink: Frosty Pink (Altenew), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Squares Collection Thinlits Dies, Modern Label Punch (Stampin' Up!), Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Balloon Shaker Window & Frame (My Favorite Things), 1/8" Circle Hand Punch (Fiskars), Embossing Powder (Melon Mambo - Stampin' Up!)

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  1. These cards are so delightful! The colors are so bright and cheery and I love how you stamped the sentiments on vellum. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  2. Wonderful cards and take on the sketch!

  3. what sweet Japanese cards you created! Also love the larger birthday card with the golden cake!

  4. Such a sweet Japanese note card set. Love your CAS card. So perfect for the CTS sketch challenge. TFS Hideko. Hugs.

  5. Great project. I love this CAS card, it's beautiful. I also love this little sweet birthday cake :-)

  6. Love all of these! So pretty!

  7. Such a delight and so very delicate and pretty. How creative and love them all x

  8. Your darling minis pack a mighty punch of beautiful, Hideko!! You are so lucky to travel to Tokyo - on my wishlist!! Thank you for turning one of these minis into a card for CTS!


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