Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It's Diane's fault

Diane at the PTI forums started a thread complaining that she has a hard time doing Clean And Simple (CAS) cards.  Well, I do too, yet I love the look of them.  I figured I would combine a CAS with a 10 minute time limit.  I figured that would help me stop embellishing it all over the place and actually keep it clean and simple! 
Diane, if you read this, I think that is the trick!  Time limits!

My supplies are as pictured except for the scorpal to score 4 lines on the lower front and the pop dots to pop up the focals.  I picked papers that I liked together and used the scallop punch on them.  Then I punched 3 circles that mat them.  Popped the scallop on the black and attached to front.  Used the small circle punch to recess the edges for the grosgrain black ribbon and tied a simple bow.  The notches hold it in place since I don't have a mat on the front to tuck the ends behind.  Cut a strip of the middle pattern paper to place on the bottom edge of the inside and attached.  Done!

I almost started adding a button to the ribbon and stopped myself.  My time was up.  If I was going to mass produce them, they would take under 5 minutes each with practice... it was really that easy.  I like this card.  I don't LUV it, but I really do like it.  I think I will make some more... 10 minutes each, that's it.

Supplies included:

The only part I stamped:
I did clear emboss the butterfly.  The hello looked lonely... took 2 minutes, tops.
Thanks for checking it out!  Where is your CAS?

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

This is a terrific card!!!!! I really like the layout and you did it...Clean and Simple. I like the idea of the time limit. I think that helps us who love to add small details....when to stop?

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is an excellent CAS card. Using tools like punches can help in making them too. I don't know why, but CAS cards scare me. I like your 'time limit' idea and will have to try this out.

Diane Jaquay said...

Hee hee, LOVE your card, and I know what you mean, when I was making my CAS cards I had to stop myself SEVERAL times in the process from adding more "stuff"!! I love your idea of a time limit, guess I need to sit a kitchen timer on my craft table ;)

Nadine said...

Fabulous card Patty! Love the layout and overall design. Very well done!

megspaulding said...

Patti, you did a great job with CAS. This card is great!

Taheerah said...

This is a great card Patty! I think it came out really well, and to put that together under a time limit is impressive!

Thank you for the super-sweet comment on my blog!

Rhonda said...

Love the notches for the ribbon. Not sure I could stay in a time limit! :)

Lee Anne said...

I love the scoring you did! It really adds a little texture to your CAS card! Great colors too!

Angy said...

Super job!

Laurie said...

OH love this! That black/kraft combo with the green and blue is so pretty!

resmith said...

Gorgeous card!! That Hawaiian Shores is just gorgeous!! Love the die cut flowers

Jennifer Carter said...

Love the clean, simple look of this!