Saturday, September 15, 2012

Two CAS Cards - Now That's a Challenge!

Two CAS Cards - Now That's a Challenge!

When 365 Cards Blog site issues a challenge for a CAS (Clean and Simple) card this week that required only a couple elements I was intrigued.  I am the queen of more is more but I do like looking at the CAS cards.  If anyone thinks those CAS cards take less time or are easier I think they are mistaken!  You have to be METICULOUS with everything!  That white space shows very little spec of dust!!!  The time it takes to re-do mistakes and apply things in a slow and deliberate matter seems to take just as many minutes/hours LOL!  Not to mention all the mental arguing that goes on in my head, its ugly.

The first card is based on a Challenge 196 called "Keep it Simple" found here.

Here's my interpretation:

I used a pre-made card that had the cut edge, applied a strip of green ink.  Then I came upon this cute litte birdhouse Cricut cut in my left-overs.  It was already mounted on the round die-cut, I dry embossed two lines 1/4" apart and placed the embelly on top with a pot dot.  "Best Wishes" was stamped in black from The Craft's Meow "Stitched Sentiments" stamp set.  Voila!  So cute and simple :)

The second card was based on the 365 Weekly Sketch 

I guess since I was in the CAS state of mind I just interpreted this very simply. I used some ribbon I have been hoarding for a while.  It's a card that has about six beautiful shades of pinks, I chose the three that went well with the Papers I was using from DCWV "Sweet Shoppe"  I stamped and paper-pieced the cone.  I just adore this card, definitely my fav of the two :).

This card also works for the challenge over at Shopping Our Stash Challenge #168 

It's a 3-2-1 challenge; Three pieces of ribbon, two Designer papers and One Sentiment.  I think that works?

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
Blessings Everyone!



  1. well girl you rocked the CAS cards!!!! and your take on the sketch is yummy :)

    i am right there with you in the CAS is more work line!!! lol

    so glad you joined us on 365 cards for super sketchy sundy

  2. Lovely sweet CAS cards... :) You did a lovely job!
    I love CAS too, but they are a tough one to crack :)
    Thanks for joining us over at 365cards :)

  3. Fun take on our sketch, loved that you used ribbon. Many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards, I'm a CAS girl, nothing wrong with clean and simple.

  4. way to go on the CAS cards!!! wonderful job.. sooooo love the ribbons and colors, and yes that ice cream looks yummy!!! thanks sooo much for joining us at 365 Cards!!!!

  5. Gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of CAS cards, but I'm not so great at making them. You've done a fab job!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Linda :)
    DT Member