I think it’s time for a CAS card! CAS is an acronym for Clean And Simple. This means the design has lots of white space, few layers, and little or no embellishments.

I usually focus on patterned paper and color, so I forget about creating a CAS design. The dies in the Everyday Details Bundle are perfect for simple texture. Background texture works well in a CAS design. Embossing folders also create beautiful background texture.

I channeled my inner artist :), and used Watercolor Pencils and Stampin’ Blends to add color to my robin’s nest. I colored the eggs with a Light Balmy Blue Blend, and then used the Color Lifter to get creative and remove some of the color.

So, let’s make a card!

  • I cut a Thick Basic White cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it at 5 1/2″.
  • The Basic White cardstock card layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I used the long die from the Everyday Details Dies to die cut a “textured” side panel on the layer.
  • I stamped the bird’s nst with Crumb Cake ink and used Watercolor Pencils to add a little color to it.
  • The robin’s eggs are shaded with my Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend, and I used the Color Lifter to add a little interest.
  • The bird’s nest is die cut with the largest circle die in the Die Set.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Crumb Cake ink and die cut it, as well.
  • A few Iridescent Pasterl Gems add a little sparkle.

So, cut your white cardstock, add some texture on the side, stamp a peaceful image, and create a Clean and Simple card design.

February Host Code – JYARZNJF

The February cards are showcasing the Everyday Details Dies along with the Delightfuly Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

  • You will receive everything you need to put the cards together as I’ve designed them.
  • The kit will include the card bases, layers, die cuts, embellishments, sentiment layers, and envelopes.
  • I cannot send stamped images, but you will have a sentiment layer you can customize to stamps you already owm.
  • You will also receive a printed PDF Tutorial, along with a video link so you can put the cards together along with me.
  • You will automatically receive the kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 through my online store. When completing your purchase, you MUST use the Monthly Host Code that I provide in every blog post. (Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have).
  • If your order is more than $150.00, plese don’t use the Host Code. You will receive rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the mini kit from me.