Sunday, July 5, 2020

2020 Stash Party #31 - A Simple CAS Card

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Today I am taking a break from my blended backgrounds and sympathy cards to create a CAS project for the Anything Goes option of my challenge blog 613 Avenue Create!  As with sympathy cards, CAS is not a genre that I tackle often.  It would seem that it would be easy to create a clean and simple project but I don't find that to be the case.  I am reminded of that famous quote of Henry David Thoreau, "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter."  Achieving the "less is more" mentality in card making is a difficult pursuit!

 You Can Always Read Me
This year has been all about cleaning out my stash and using stamps, dies, stencils, and papers that I have long neglected.  This cute little image is from an adorable stamp and dies set that is intended to be used to create a cozy "reading" corner scene.  I am not much of a scene builder but I might give it a go when I once again start working on my masking techniques. The background text stamp has been in my stash for a minute as well.
613 Avenue Create
We are a monthly strictly for fun challenge.  Our challenges are always Anything Goes w/Optional Themes.  Our theme this month is "Your Sentiment As Your Focal."

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see a project from you in my challenge!


  1. I find CAS difficult too, but occasionally one comes up and I like it LOL. I LOVE you beautiful card, such a cute image and a wonderful sentiment on the cover and insert.
    Take care
    Faith x

  2. Great card, that stamp is super cute and I love how you've played with your sentiment, it's very original. Yeah I agree with you with CAS cards, sometimes it's a bit difficult to know when to stop of adding things ;) but you've made a fantastic job here. Hugs, María.

    1. Thanks, Maria! I want to try and create more CAS just to rewire my brain. We will see if it works!
      Chana Malkah

  3. In my opinion, you did a fabulous job with CAS. I struggle so much with them and I got a really good chuckle reading the Thoreau quote, lol. One of my degrees is in journalism and I have a K-8 language arts teaching certificate - did a thesus paper in 1989 setting up a lab experiment on 6th graders, creative writing revisions manually versus using a computer word processing program. Yes, editing takes time! heehee Your reader is a real cutie and I noticed you just had to add some embossed texture to that white space and Bravo. The thing about CAS for me is it always looks naked and unfinished, plus all my card recipients are used to my busy cards and might feel slighted if they got a CAS one! I need to make a stash of them for NEW recipients, huh? LOL XOX


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