Happy Sunday!  We’re starting a new week over at the Paper Players.  Anne Marie is hosting a Masculine Themed CAS Challenge.  CAS is an acronym for Clean and Simple.  The rules for a CAS design are:  lots of white space, few or no layers and little or no embellishments.  It’s simple!


Coming up with a Clean and Simple design is easy for me.  I tend to go more toward a cleaner card design.  Finding a masculine theme was a little more challenging.  I don’t necessarily think about creating a masculine card unless I know I’m going to be needing one.  After going through my stamp archives, I decided on the Sailing Home stamp set and matching Smooth Sailing dies.  Both have been around for a while and are still going strong in Stampin’ Up!’s current Annual Catalog.

Let’s Talk About Today’s Card

This card came together very quickly.  For a CAS design like this one, I would recommend using the Thick Basic White cardstock.  It has a beautiful pure white color and is smooth to the touch  The cardstock weight gives the card layer substance and helps the design look and feel better.

I die cut the ship’s wheel and seaweed in Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent cardstock.  The sentiment and anchor are stamped with Soft Suede ink.  All of the die cut images are attached with Multipurpose Glue.  By design, my anchor is on top.  I thought stamping the anchor rather than using a cardstock die cut image would show off the detail in the stamp.

So, pull out a masculine themed stamp set, die cut a few elements, add a layer and create something clean and simple to link up with us over at the Paper Players.  We always love to see your amazing cards.

…the only inspiration is your imagination!

For details on the supplies I used today, you can click on the images below.


You can download the virtual Holiday Mini catalog by clicking here or on the image below.


It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.


This is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Along with the Starter Kit which includes $125.00 in products you choose, you will receive a Bundle of your choice from the new Holiday Mini and FREE shipping all for $99.00. There’s no better time than during Sale-A-Bration to join. You can click here for all of the details or contact me directly.  I would love to have you join my Team of fun and talented paper crafters.  The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

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