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.
The only part I stamped:
Thanks for checking it out! Where is your CAS?