Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday CAS Challenge at The Outlawz and Don't Forget to Vote!

One of the weekly challenges at The Outlawz is CAS which, in case you didn't know, stands for "clean and simple". Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I'm just not a CAS kinda girl. To me, more is more and therefore I get a little bit uptight when the subject comes up. But just for kicks, I decided to try a few CAS cards. I have made 3 so far and I'm pretty happy with the results even though I keep wanting to add stuff to them every time I look at them. I think I might have a slight case of OCD! One thing's for sure... this style definitely saves a lot in the way of supplies because you use so much less in creating them. The theme for this week is a recipe: stripes, green and button(s).  With that in mind, here is my entry.

So what do you think? Did I accomplish the assignment? I really like the way it turned out and I may even become comfortable with this style eventually if I keep practicing. Haha! I'll save the other two for future posts.

The card base is pre-folded white cardstock that comes in a value pack from Michael's. The dp is from DCWV's Doodlin' Around stack and the flower petals are stamped onto purple cardstock from Recollections. The stamps are from Stampin' Up and have most likely been discontinued as I have had them for several years now. I think the set might have been named Build-a-Flower but I'm not sure. I really love this set as it has 5 different style petals and 5 different style centers that you can mix and match to create your own flowers. I hand drew the leaf with a black fine tipped permanent marker onto green DCWV Shimmer cardstock to coordinate with the style of petals I used.  I used green mini ric-rac to create the stem. The Thank You stamp is from Hero Arts. The mats on the interior of the card are cut from the same Shimmer cardstock I used for the leaf and I used the corner punch from Stampin' Up to create the corners to hold the message area and sentiment in place. The sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities and the ribbon and button are from my stash.

Voting Reminder:

Before I forget, those of you who visited my blog during Jillian's Birthday Blog Hop probably know that our host, Deanne, is having a little contest for the hop participants.  She has all of our projects from the 4 days posted on her blog and is asking people to vote for their favorites from each day.  The crafter whose project receives the most votes wins a Cricut Imagine cartridge!  I would appreciate it if you would take just a few minutes out of your busy day to go here and vote (hopefully for my projects but at least for the ones you like best).  Voting will remain open through Sunday.  If you have already voted, thank you!!!

I guess that about does it for now.  I hope you enjoyed my CAS card and if you have never made one in this style, I hope I have inspired you to try it.  Have a blessed day and please visit again soon.

Happy crafting!


  1. Beautiful card...just love your designs...i try and vote but it never takes it...i tried at least 5 times to no avail....TFS!


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