Monday, November 18, 2013

Ideas for Clean and Simple Cards (CAS)

If you're new to crafting, you may be confused when you read abbreviations like CAS. CAS stands for Clean and Simple cards. Usually such cards have one layer or maybe 2, large amounts of white space or open space on the card and have a single focal point. It sounds simple enough but unless such projects are instinctively your style aesthetic, you'll actually find it more challenging than an elaborate and intricate card. In this post I will share 3 projects to give you some ideas on how to go about your CAS cards.

My first card shows how you can use an embellishment to create a clever CAS card. I have this little dress on a hangar embellishment from ItsyBitsy. I decided to hang it on a ribbon and add the sentiment 'Hang in There'. To create this card I embossed some white card stock with the ItsyBitsy spots folder. I added a spotted pattern paper above it from the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack and created a scalloped band in the centre with my rotary cutter. Then I tied  a bow and hung my embellishment. The text is cut from my Sizzix Doodle with Dazzle Die. 

My second card shows how you can use small decorations to create a clever card. I used my Sew Easy stitching tool to add 3 cross stitches on the corner. Then I added a sentiment below titled - 'Sew' Grateful. It seems so easy and clever right but I spent so so so so so much time getting the colours, the papers and the layout right. I used the DCWV Luxury stack for this pretty green design. 

My third card shows how you can create a very smart modern card using shapes and buttons. This one is a Christmas tree. I just cut out a triangle from a paper in the DCWV Evergreen Stack. Then I sliced off bits in the middle. I filled these gaps with red buttons from the ItsyBitsy Fashion button collection and voila my CAS card was ready.

Have you made a CAS card that you're really happy with? Leave a link and let me know, would love to drop by!

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  1. I looooove CAS! Awesome cards Sunehra! :) oh yes, i was quite happy with a recent card I made. You kindly dropped by and left me a loving comment too! :)

  2. I quite agree....CAS style involves much thinking process.... Takes time to master it.

  3. Gud ideas Sunehra !!! Thanx for sharing.. :-)

  4. Beautiful cards sunehra.. love the dress embellishment..