AAA Cards – Guest Designer



I am so excited to be sharing a card today with you as this month’s Guest Designer for the AAA Cards Challenge. I always look forward to AAA Cards Monthly themes, and this one truly blew my socks off:


How much fun is this??!  AAA Cards is looking for CAS cards inspired by the fashions of the Oscar red carpet. AND you can be inspired by fashions worn by a male or female of any year!!

There is certainly no shortage of inspiration! Being a CAS girl, I couldn’t go past Reece Witherspoon’s 2015 Oscar dress by Tom Ford:

So chic, stylish and effortlessly CAS!

How I was inspired:


I felt that the dress was all about balance, so I tried to reflect that by channeling those bold black stripes and Reece’s elegant diamond earrings in a simple, formal layout. The black lines were a great way to use up some scraps. The glittery  die-cut flowers were my hat-tip to Reece’s sparkly earrings. I used  Paper Smooches Dainty Flowers 2 and snipped the flower heads from their stems to get the shape I wanted. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Let’s Party. I finally added a couple of rhinestones, and I was done. Uber CAS!

A big thank you once again to Jane and everyone at AAA Cards for the opportunity to Guest Design with them this month! Make sure you go past the AAA Cards Challenge blog and check out all the amazing inspiration put together by the Design Team.

Hope to see you and your red carpet creations in the gallery!

Thanks for visiting!




9 thoughts on “AAA Cards – Guest Designer

  1. Wow! What a brilliant take on the challenge ! Like you said, uber CAS and very intelligent ! Congratulations on your GD post.

    • Hi Gerrina, thanks for your comments! I cam up with ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kit!’ after I saw the ’12 Kits of Occasions’. It is a very similar concept, except the kit that we send to each other is much smaller (fits into a C6 envelope) with a focus on CAS designs.Postage is too expensive to send bigger kits, unfortunately. 🙂 Please feel free to ask me more if you are interested.:-) Hazel

  2. Jaw droppingly stunning and I couldn’t wait to see the dress that inspired your uber elegant card. So pleased to have you as a Guest Designer at AAA Cards, thanks so much.

  3. Awesome take on the challenge Hazel. I am so excited to read about how our creations came about. I loved this dress when I saw it and you translation to a card is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer. You rocked this one, as always!!!!

  4. WOW Hazel, that’s one fantastic, classy and super CAS styled dress and I love your chic take on it. Great to have you as our guest designer for this challenge at AAA cards and thanks for the inspiration. x

  5. Hazel, it’s just so cool how you included the two black stripes of the dress into your card-design! The sentiment also fits perfectly. And your two dazzling flowers look like the jewelries on her ears…
    Just WOW!

    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

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